Summer is definitely in the air and I for one am looking forward to the days of La Roche Posay Factor 50, getting my vitamin D fix and not having to wear 6 layers of clothes to cover all four seasons in one day. The other reason why I’m looking forward to summer (even though I live in Ireland and we have approximately 1 and a half days of sunshine each year) is it gives me the perfect excuse to live on my new favourite vegan snack, peanut butter ice cream. Continue reading “3 ingredient peanut butter banana ice cream”
One of the most common gripes I hear is that healthy eating is expensive. If I received a bean for every time someone suggested to me that you need a steady supply of cash to be vegetarian or vegan, well, I could make a very nice dip with it.
The truth is, convenience foods ARE less expensive than healthy items but there’s plenty of ways you can adopt a plant-based diet without needing to take out a bank loan. Being smarter about key ingredients, prepping your meals in advance and getting creative in the kitchen are just a few ways you can eat healthily on a budget. Continue reading “Money saving tips for vegetarians & vegans”
Of all the meals we eat in a day, I’ve always found vegan/vegetarian breakfasts the hardest. Maybe it’s because I’m not a big breakfast fan (but trying to become one) or maybe it’s because everything seems to involve eggs or dairy, especially when you go to a café or you’re staying in a hotel. Everything changed when I discovered tofu scramble, Mediterranean-style. Continue reading “Mediterranean tofu scramble recipe”
Have you ever been stuck in a terrible funk that just wouldn’t shift? I don’t mean a rut, I mean a crappy mood, a general Charlize-Theron-in-Young-Adult ‘why bother?’ feeling. Lately, I just can’t shake it.
Unlike being stuck in a rut, my ‘could you be bothered?’ mood isn’t because of a bad break-up, getting the boot from a job I loved or a run-in with nightmare relatives. It’s just there. In many ways it’s easier to get out of a rut because you can change jobs, move to a new place or do whatever it takes to give you a change of scenery. Getting out of a funk and changing your mood is a bit trickier. Continue reading “Snap out of that funk!”
Even though I have a fear of being That Vegetarian (you know, the one who doesn’t eat properly, ends up sick or deficient in something and just contributes to the idea plant based diets aren’t healthy) I don’t eat as much greens as I know I should. I am currently hanging my head in veggie shame. Thank God for smoothies like this one. Continue reading “Iron-rich super smoothie”
Runny nose, itchy eyes, can’t stop sneezing, sexy panda eyes – it can only be hay fever. It’s just the worst, isn’t it?
Close to a million people in Ireland suffer from hay fever and the bad news is, this year is set to be a severe one for allergy sufferers. Hay (sorry), don’t shoot the messenger! I’ve had hay fever since I was a child so when an event invitation landed in my inbox promising to give me a few tips on managing hay fever, you can bet I made my way to The Westbury faster than you can say ‘BLESS YOU’. Continue reading “How to cope with hay fever hell”
Confession: I first discovered the anti-inflammatory diet from Spencer Pratt. Yes, that Spencer Pratt. For the record, we both have sensitive skin so when I read his self-care routine on Fashionista, I thought the anti-inflammatory diet could solve my own skin and overall health woes too. Another reason to be thankful for Speidi, right?
When I first started looking into the anti-inflammatory diet I have to admit, I found the topic of gut health (Leaky gut! Microbiome! Good bacteria! Bad bacteria!) and the sheer amount of information on this topic to be completely daunting. Continue reading “5 things you can do for your gut health”