Salted Caramel BB Brownies

At the moment I am loving black beans in savoury and sweet formats. They are versatile little bundles and great in your lunch box or dessert. At the beginning of the week I make a black bean salad – 2 tins (rinsed), tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil, 1  tamari sauce, tbsp….

Three Seeded Porridge Bread

All sorrows are less with bread. MIGUEL DE CERVANTES, Don Quixote I would like to thank my Mammy for introducing the M&B Kitchen, to this delicious creation over the festive season in Ireland. I have created my own recipe calling it “Three Seeded Porridge Bread”. Over the weekend I got my bake on and the bread…

Sesame, Lemon & Honey Flapjacks (GF)

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food”, (George Bernard Shaw) Nothing compares to the aroma of freshly baked flapjacks drifting throughout the house or apartment in my case. Flapjacks are very easy to make and eat! They are great to share with family and friends. I liked mine topped with COYO (yogurt…

Porridge for Breakfast

Starting your day with this easy, simple and nutritious recipe will help you power through the day. Oats or Porridge as I call it, are by definition a whole grain with a mild creamy texture. Oats can be prepared in a variety of methods like cookies, pancakes, cereal bars and breads. Mixing and matching healthy…

Recovery Rescue

Image source The festive season is over and it has been a wild ride. At this point it can be difficult to know where to start; your mind is racing, “new fitness programme”, or “new eating regime”. To get back on the health train it is best to make a plan, start it and stick…

Super Spud Knockout: White vs Sweet

Image Source There is always a debate about which spud reigns supreme. Some argue that the white potatoe is better , others fight for the sweet potatoe. Question is do we really know which one is better and why? I recently came across an article on the Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic which outlines the…

Smoked Mackerel with Shredded Beetroot, Carrot & Zucchini Rice

This recipe is similar to a rainbow on your plate, an anti-oxidant rainbow. So many beautiful colours like purple, orange and green. It is bursting with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants to nourish your body. The zucchini/courgette rice is not your typical white rice. It is zucchini grated and tossed in the pan with coconut oil….

Sweet Potatoe Chocolate Brownies

Next time you are looking for a rich, chocolatey, fudgey, decadent treat, bake sweet potatoe chocolate brownies. They are a magnificent combination and you will find it hard not to eat the tray. I made a batch yesterday, needless to say there isn’t much left. The recipe is gluten-free using a small amount of coconut…

Carrot & Coconut Muffins

Once the weekend hits, it is always nice to bake up some delectable treats to munch on. These muffins didn’t last too long in the fridge, they were gone by Sunday! This recipe is gluten-free, grain free, low sugar content, good fibre source and best of all homemade. When baking with coconut flour, remember to…

Raw Cacao, Coconut & Peanut Butter Truffles

“We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly”, (Anna Thomas). These delicious treats are extremely quick and easy to construct when that sweet tooth starts misbehaving. They are made of Medjool dates, raw cacao powder, peanut butter, unsweetened desiccated coconut, coconut milk, coconut oil. There is no added…

Vegetable Layered Pie Dish

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world”,  J.R.R. Tolkien A vegetable layered pie is sort of like a lasagne, crust-less quiche, casserole sort of dish. Instead of sheets of pasta I used beautiful layers of vitamin pumped vegetables. You can prepare this on a…

Coconut Loaf French Toast

“The spirit cannot endure the body when overfed, but, if underfed, the body cannot endure the spirit”, St Frances de Sales So it’s the weekend and you feel you deserve a treat? Perhaps “Coconut Loaf French Toast” might tickle your fancy? Grilled banana, homemade roasted almond butter made with love and drizzled in a raw…