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I don’t know about you but being locked down in Ireland meant reducing the amount of trips we made to the supermarket. This suddenly meant becoming an expert at meal planning. It is something I aspired to doing as part of my weekly planning but with the current climate I have finally mastered it! And you can do it too.  We can all benefit from planning our meals. Not just to save money and avoid waste but also to make sure we have the opportunity to eat healthy food at...

This could be the one thing missing from your healthy diet, it’s bone broth.   The benefits of broth or stock extend far beyond the comforting soup or stew given to the ill all around the world. It is not only inexpensive to make but has many advantages to health. For instance, chicken soup, has been reported to help with boosting the immune system and decreasing the length of a cold (1). Not only that, broths contain lots of nutrients including collagen. This is the main component of connective tissue on our body...

Elderberry Syrup At this time of the year, full, luxuriant elderberries droop on the branch of the elder tree almost begging to be picked. The rich dark colours indicate that these small berries are highly pigmented and therefore must have lots of goodness in them. In Irish folklore, the elder tree was considered sacred and prized for its culinary and medicinal uses. August to October is the perfect time for picking elderberries and using them to prepare a delicious concoction to ward off colds and flu coming into the autumn and winter...

I struggle with the state of the world sometimes. The constant noise, the endless to do list, all the things we feel we should be doing: exercising more, eating less, further along in life etc. The chatter on the inside of our heads can often be quite loud. Not to mention the chatter of the outside, what society expects from us, what our families, friends, colleagues and bosses expect from us. We’re in an age where chronic stress is the norm and the level of busyness seems to be a...