Holidays. It's a happy word right? Taking a break, getting out of dodge, you name it, we all crave it. Holidays are HEALTHY for us - that's my first nugget for you. Exploring new environments, experiencing new cultures, spending quality time with family and friends, just taking a break from our day to day routine … Continue reading Healthy Through Holidays at Home and Abroad – My Top 3 Tips For You
Okay guys. It is time for a chat. In the past few months this year, I have noticed a food trend. We’ll call it ‘Going Plant-Based.’ Have you heard of it? Are YOU ‘plant-based?’ If you are – what does that mean to you? How have you changed your diet as a result? I’m curious … Continue reading The Plant-Based Trend…Advice We Already Knew About?
Autumn. I've realised it's one of the nicest seasons from a foodie point of view. Warm, wholesome, comforting meals - and generous use of some of my favourite spices like cinnamon and ginger! My latest recipe is in celebration of the colder weather - it always makes me want to have a hot breakfast, and … Continue reading Ciara’s Carrot Cake & Fig Breakfast Bakes
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!
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
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
(You'll understand what I mean by this quote when you read this post...) As I sit and write this post, and think about this coming Friday when I'll be sharing it with you guys, my feeling is one of total disbelief. I have kept a little secret from you for a few weeks now - which I … Continue reading The Health Blog Awards 2017…A Night To Remember
So this week guys, I am bringing you some SNACK inspiration, by sharing not one, but TWO of my favourite homemade HUMMUS recipes! The inspiration for sharing these recipes with you has come from an EPIC event I attended last Wednesday night – the launch night of the new Hemp Protein Blend from Linwoods! If … Continue reading An Evening With Linwoods & Snackette Style Hummus
Okay guys, I have a new obsession. Actually, two new obsessions. Smoked tofu and Hazelnut tofu. They are both DELISH, and have quickly become one of my favourite vegetarian protein sources. As you guys know, after my Vegetarian Week challenge, I really found my whole mindset changed around eating meat and to a lesser extent … Continue reading Veggie on a Budget #2: Smoked Tofu & Chickpea Curry
This post has been a LONG time coming guys, and it's been heavily requested! I am so excited to finally have this piece together for you - and I'm actually glad it's taken a while to do, because I really feel like I've got a true reflection of my favourites for you. TED Talks and … Continue reading Ted Talks & Podcasts To Open Your Mind and Challenge Your Thinking – My Top 5 Recommendations