Food for Thought: Food & Mood

The Health at a Glance Report recorded 18.5% of the Irish population as having experienced a mental health illness such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression or alcohol/drug use in 2016. Adverse mental health appears to be more prevalent in women than in men however it is believed that there are many unreported cases of mental health disorders. Moreover, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), depression … Continue reading Food for Thought: Food & Mood

Food for Thought: Vegan-Friendly Alternatives To Cow’s Milk

At present, the plant-based market is work c. €10bn. By 2027, this is expected to treble to be worth over c. €30bn. Are you contributing to the growth of this market? I sure am! I love coconut flat whites or if there’s only oat drink, I’ll take that either. Nonetheless, the global dairy market is still worth over one hundred times the milk alternatives market. … Continue reading Food for Thought: Vegan-Friendly Alternatives To Cow’s Milk

Food for Thought: Vitamin D

Whilst the media may suggest otherwise, in general, there is a clinical need for only a few supplements. These include vitamin D, calcium, iron and vitamin B12. Vitamin D, sometimes referred to as the sunshine vitamin, in particular is a cause for concern among the Irish population. This is because vitamin is mainly synthesised by the action of sunlight on the skin. However, this action … Continue reading Food for Thought: Vitamin D

My Cookbook Collection

If you find yourself reading this blog and scrolling through my recipes, you will be aware that I am a big fan of cooking and baking. Many of the recipes I bake and cook regularly are available on this website, including my lemon drizzle cake, my tea brack and my chicken noodle stir-fry. I would be a fraud to say that I’ve made up all … Continue reading My Cookbook Collection