Semester 2 Reflections – My Masters in Public Health and Nutrition

This week, I finished my final exam of my Masters. Over the past academic year, I've been a full-time student at University College Dublin, studying a Masters in Public Health and Nutrition, which has helped me to secure a position on the Public Health training scheme for doctors in Ireland. I'm moving to Galway to … Continue reading Semester 2 Reflections – My Masters in Public Health and Nutrition

Ditch the Social Media Itch – Discussing Digital Minimalism and Prioritising Productivity

This topic has been rolling around in my mind for a few weeks now, sparked by two books that I recently finished - Deep Work and Digital Minimalism, both by Cal Newport. Both focus on taking back your time from technology and the distractions using it brings, and both were absolutely brilliant reads. I preferred … Continue reading Ditch the Social Media Itch – Discussing Digital Minimalism and Prioritising Productivity

Immunisation – Let’s Focus on the Facts

This week, with my public health doctor hat firmly on my head, I'm placing my Friday Focus on immunisation, because it's a cornerstone of prevention as part of public health medicine, and also because this week happens to be European Immunisation Week. The goal of this initiative is 'to improve vaccination coverage by increasing awareness of the vital importance of … Continue reading Immunisation – Let’s Focus on the Facts

Doctors, Diet and Disease – Balancing the Basics, Busting the Myths, Questioning the Context and Cultivating Collaboration

As many of you will know, I am a qualified medical doctor, and I'm currently doing a one year full-time Masters in Public Health and Nutrition. I spent five years training to become a physician, and I completed 3 years of clinical training (intern and senior house officer years) last July before diving back into … Continue reading Doctors, Diet and Disease – Balancing the Basics, Busting the Myths, Questioning the Context and Cultivating Collaboration

Creamy Chickpea Curry

As many of you will know already, chickpeas are in my top 3 favourite ingredients. EVER. So this latest creation is a super simple but super tasty vegetarian curry with chickpeas playing the leading role! It provides you with lots of servings of veggies and takes very little time to whip together, ideal for a … Continue reading Creamy Chickpea Curry

Nutty Miso Butter Beans

I. Love. Butter. Beans. And I adore miso. And you all know I'm obsessed with nut butter! This tasty, simple and quick recipe combines all three - a match made in foodie heaven! Recipe (Serves 3) Ingredients 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove 1 red onion 1 red bell pepper 1 medium … Continue reading Nutty Miso Butter Beans

Working Around The Shift Work Clock – Healthy Habits for Day and Night

When I started working as a junior doctor, we had two weeks of induction before being officially 'let loose' on the wards, so to speak. We learnt about the common medications we would prescribe, heard the stories of the outgoing interns, did our hand hygiene training, and got a much-needed copy of our 'Intern Handbook', … Continue reading Working Around The Shift Work Clock – Healthy Habits for Day and Night

Pearl Barley Mushroom & Greens Risotto with Sadie’s Kitchen

One of the most wonderful things I've experienced since I started my food blogger venture is the fantastic brands I've been lucky enough to meet - especially the Irish ones! Sadie's Kitchen are a gorgeous Irish company I've become great pals with, who sell a lovely chicken bone broth product, and over the past 18 months have … Continue reading Pearl Barley Mushroom & Greens Risotto with Sadie’s Kitchen