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

What Does Evidence-Based Mean? 5 Things To Know When Reading Research

Truth and honesty time. Until I started my Masters this year (in Public Health & Nutrition at University College Dublin), I would definitely say my skills in interpreting and critiquing research, particularly medical research, were lacking. Big time. Largely because it wasn't taught much during my years at medical school. Now, this post isn't about … Continue reading What Does Evidence-Based Mean? 5 Things To Know When Reading Research

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

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