Cold and dark mornings make life that little bit harder (this time of year I constantly question my decision to move home from Australia...Gold Coast, I miss you), but coffee and porridge (and cashmere) make it somewhat bearable. I've added some extra protein to this recipe to help minimise the blood sugar spike the typical … Continue reading Pear and ginger protein porridge – breakfast in bed
Is there anyone out there that is not actually sick? Seriously? I thought I would have avoided it, due to a combination of not doing the dog on it over the festive season, and having the flu vaccine all the way back in October. Nope, aches and pains, feeling light-headed and sniffling, with a mo'fo of … Continue reading Turmeric and vitamin C smoothie to fight off the flu
I am a big "Wow" burger fan, as my instagram followers are well aware - but as its January (and dark and horrible...when will it end?) and I'm aiming for a month of being hangover-free, I will most likely be Wow burger free also. I'm addicted to the kale and quinoa burgers from Strong Roots, but decided … Continue reading Spiced spinach and sweet potato burgers
Bulletproof coffee has been a fad for a few years now - with its main presence of social media consisting of videos of butter being blended with coffee and coconut oil. It has been claimed to promote weight loss, improve physical performance and seriously boost energy...but do any of these claims actually stack up? The … Continue reading Butter and coffee – and mental clarity
While I do try and follow a healthy diet for the most part (weekly Wow burger habit not withstanding), and I don't believe you should be too reliant on supplements, there are a few things I find hard to get enough of solely from food - and really recommend for that added glow. And, with Black Friday … Continue reading The best supplements for glowing skin
Cutting back on dairy, despite the benefits my skin has experienced, has not been easy. I have always been a big chocolate fan, and custard, crème brûlee and ice cream are up there with my favourite desserts. So although I definitely still indulge in the odd milkshake or dessert, for the most part I avoid … Continue reading 5 Dairy Free Recipes
Acne has many supposed causes, ranging from a genetic predisposition to gut health and skin hygiene - so it can be difficult to decide what to believe, and figure out what will work for you. Although there are many dermatologists that refute any relationship between diet and acne vulgaris, dairy comes up time again among patients … Continue reading Does dairy cause acne?
In the last few months I've been over and back to London like a yoyo, and up and down the motorway between Cork and Dublin more often than I can count, along with conferences and other events...so I am officially an expert at hand luggage and packing last minute (as despite my best intentions, last … Continue reading Travel tips – keep your glow at 36,000 feet
The Lancet is one of the most widely read medical journals in the world. So when they published an article recently that appeared to endorse fats over carbohydrates to promote a healthy and longer life, a lot of people sat up and took notice. The idea that fats are actually good for us, and that … Continue reading Fat vs Sugar – who wins?
Following on from my last post, about how to ease aching muscles, I'm making myself feel even better about being sore post-exercise(and feeling old), by reading up about the inflammatory effects of too much exercise. Yes...you read that correctly, exercise can cause inflammation, if you over do it - even though moderate exercise is widely touted for … Continue reading The Benefits of Turmeric