PUMPKIN. Is there anything more Autumnal? From a foodie point of view, probably not. I LOVE pumpkin, and all of the fantastic dishes you can make with it. As I was born in Boston, the holiday of Thanksgiving is something I’m always happily aware of at this time of year, and my family and I … Continue reading Pumpkin & Chia Oat Bread
Well guys, the 'Veggie on a Budget' vibe continues! I am so excited to share this lovely dish with you - a homemade Tikka Masala is a recipe I've been meaning to try my hand at for some time now, and the title 'Tofu Tikka Masala' was far too alliterative not to share! I always … Continue reading Ciara’s Tikka Masala – Two Ways!
Guys, there is an absolutely fantastic thing that has been happening in Ireland over the past 18 months, if not a little longer. The GROWTH of WELLNESS. Now, don't sigh at me for being a bit cheesy. I frickin' love the concept of wellness. What even is it, I hear you say? Well, I think … Continue reading Move Energise GLOW: Wellness on the Rise and My First Blogger Event!
One of my favourite things about moving in a more vegetarian (flexitarian? Whatever you wanna call it, I don't label it!) direction is the boost in my foodie creativity. I made a decision after my vegetarian week to keep my lunches vegetarian, for Monday to Friday at least anyway, and I have to say, I … Continue reading Lentil & Tofu Autumn Stew
Brownies. Doesn't the word just make you excited when you hear it? This recipe is definitely an exciting one for me, because it's part of a CHOCOLATE recipe collaboration! Is there any better kind? I'll answer that - no. Recently, the lovely crew from Magic Mayan Chocolate emailed me, asking would I be interested in working with … Continue reading The Chocolate Collection #1: Black Velvet Beetroot Brownies
Recently, I started to reflect on the concept of balance. As you know, my blog is called ‘The Irish Balance.’ And as I’ve talked about in previous posts, and on my Instagram, that title came from wanting to share with you my own journey to the idea of ‘balance’, with the hope that it will … Continue reading Balance – And Why It’s A Work In Progress
Don't you just love when you connect with like-minded people? I know I do. One of my absolute favourite things about Instagram and Twitter is how it brings you to people who share similar passions to you - I've found this to be particularly true for mine - healthy lifestyles, wholesome recipes, a love of … Continue reading Guest Post Special: Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes
NOM. That is the only word I have for this creation. I absolutely LOVE smokey beans - my favourite spot in Dublin that I've had them has to be Pitt Bros! I also love Smokey flavour baked beans by the Irish company Cool Beans - if you haven't tried them, get on it! Saying that, making my own … Continue reading Smokey Baked Beans – The Irish Balance Style
Well guys. This post is a little bit of an emotional one to write. In July, I found out that I was short-listed for 'Best Irish Blog' in the Health Blogger's Community 2017 Health Blog Awards (sponsored by That Protein), and to be honest, I couldn't quite believe it. So you can imagine my total (in the … Continue reading Winning Best Irish Blog 2017 – My Night At The Health Blog Awards