3 Reasons I’m Plant-Based – And Shifting the Focus to Sustainability

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) defines a plant-based diet as one which 'is based on foods derived from plants, including vegetables, whole-grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and fruits, with few or no animal products.' You'll notice that it does include the mention of animal products, which may surprise some of you. I've seen MANY definitions of 'plant-based', … Continue reading 3 Reasons I’m Plant-Based – And Shifting the Focus to Sustainability

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

9 Resolutions for 2019 – The Importance of Simplicity and Sustainability

Have YOU made New Year's Resolutions? I prefer to call mine intentions & goals, but I do it every December. I reflect on the year just gone, what I've achieved and what I haven't, and look forward to a new beginning. I set new intentions, and source renewed motivation to continue working on those from … Continue reading 9 Resolutions for 2019 – The Importance of Simplicity and Sustainability

What Is A Sustainable Diet? How and Why What We Eat Today Affects Future Generations

On my blog homepage, you'll see the sentence 'A Journey to Sustainable Healthy Living.' When I started my blog, and until very recently, my use of the word 'sustainable' referred to each of you (and myself!) at the individual level and the use of my blog to help you on your journey to a healthier, … Continue reading What Is A Sustainable Diet? How and Why What We Eat Today Affects Future Generations

LAUNCHING MY LOGO: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome And Owning My Inner Girl Boss Instead

This week’s Friday Focus feels a little bit surreal, and perhaps a little bit self-indulgent, but in keeping with the title of this article, I’m gonna own and roll with it. As you will have seen from the gorgeous image above, The Irish Balance FINALLY has her own LOGO. You can see it right here … Continue reading LAUNCHING MY LOGO: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome And Owning My Inner Girl Boss Instead

Banana Bread Baked Oats

It's no secret that I have a serious oats obsession. I have oats for breakfast pretty much everyday of the week, be it in overnight oats, porridge, or a baked recipe of mine! With Autumn well and truly here, and winter not far away, I was craving a warm oats-tastic breakfast this week. Something different … Continue reading Banana Bread Baked Oats

Brain-Boosting Overnight Oats

A beautifully simple grab and go breakfast, packed full of goodness for your brain with wholegrains from oats, antioxidants from blueberries and dark chocolate, plus some plant-derived omega 3 fatty acids from walnuts! Overnight oats is one of my favourite breakfast choices because it's really nutrient dense, and tastes delicious too! Recipe (Serves 1) Ingredients … Continue reading Brain-Boosting Overnight Oats