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Banana, chocolate & peanut butter protein snacks

I'm lucky enough to have some really good food at work, and some really good chefs cooking up a storm each day. One of my favourite things they make, is this thing called 'Chunky monkey protein bars', which is made with banana, peanut butter, oats, maple syrup, chocolate chips and coconut oil. Unfortunately for me they sometimes sell out before I can buy them so I decided to just try…

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Dairy-free and gluten-free vanilla rice pudding

Dairy-free and gluten-free vanilla rice pudding

I'm baaaaack! I've been away for nearly 4 weeks as I travelled to New Zealand to attend my friends' wedding, and I stopped for a quick family visit in Belgium on my (long.. oh so long) way back. As I'm slowly but surely getting back into my normal rhythm (and time zone) I'm finally beginning to feel like myself again. Now that my energy levels are back up again I'm…

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Chicory & ham pie

Chicory & ham pie

If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know I'm on a mission to get Belgian/Dutch chicory put on the food map in Ireland, as it's one of my favourite vegetables from back home. Ever since I moved away from Cork city I haven't been able to find my chicory anymore, as the English market was the only place I had found that was selling these so I…

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Fennel & fish (hake) sweet potato gratin

Fennel & fish (hake) sweet potato gratin

My dad and I are the only ones in our family that absolutely love fennel, but I've never really eaten it outside of my mom's cooking and I've also never used it in my own cooking so far. But I saw it for sale on my local market and I decided to face up to the challenge and cook with this lovely ingredient that very often gets overlooked. Fennel has…

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