Houmous with Harrisa 

While visiting my friend in London back in October. I ate in a Lebenese restaurant called Shava and was served the most amazing sauce with my dish. I asked the waitress what it was and she ended up giving me a few tubs to take home, which I brought back to Sara we both were amazed at the flavour and taste of the sauce she’s now addicted too 😛

 I have since been searching at home for Harrisa and came across this in Dunnes Stores recently it’s amazing by the way!

They also do the Harrisa Paste in their Deli section which I added to Vegan Burgers I made recently and it was divine. 

I use organic carrots and celery with it. Or you can use nachos or add it as a side with salad or dinner

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The BEST All Day Pancakes Ever @ The Copper Kettle ☕

It’s so hard to find Gluten free products let alone a cafe that serves all day breakfast. This little gem of a coffee shop does both and to top it is very affordable. Based in the little quaint village of Rathcoole.

For €6.50 you will get a plate of Maple Pancakes with bacon & a big pot of tea at The Copper Kettle.  There was so much I couldn’t finish all the pancakes but they were absaloutly amazing!

Definately worth paying them a visit! 

Healthy Eating

There is nothing I love more than cooking. I love good food and I love to add different flavours in the kitchen. I also know that when I make my food fresh and from scratch that I won’t get Gluten contaminated and I can enjoy my meal. So here is a typical day and this is the options I like to cook all gluten free of course.

                         Breakfast

If I’m in a rush …Avocado on Brown Toast with Tea

On a Lazy day .. Boiled Eggs, Lean Bacon, Gluten Free Sausages & Bread

                                Lunch

If I’m working .. Cos Lettuce, Mixed Peppers,Spring Onions,Cherry Tomatoes, Chicken in Tomatoe Passata & Melted Cheese 

                            Dinner

When I’m home …Grilled Chicken, Garlic & Chilli Prawns on Bed of Salad 

                         Snacks

In the Evening .. Herbal Tea, Hummus Carrots & Celery Sticks 

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Healthy Lunches – When On The Go !

I think these are great little pots to keep you healthy while on the go €2.65 a pot. Starbucks know how to keep you fueled with great protein & vitamin intake. It can be hard to find healthy treats at coffee shops. So this makes me pretty happy when I can grab one of these little beautys 🙌

         Egg Chicken & Spinach Pot
Blueberries & Red Grapes Fruit Pot

                      Salad Bowls

They also do some great salad options in Chicken & Salmon which for me is a great range of Gluten Free option!

Today I picked up the Hot Smoked Salmon & Greens Salad €5.95 !

It tasted amazing and I love the fact you can opt to not use dressing etc speaking to staff they told me it comes in fresh every morning and is also made in the same area which is nice to hear.

Now don’t forget to go grab one :)If you have any tips on great healthy options at your favourite cafe let me know !

                            xo

McGettigan Grill and Cookhouse – Kingswood Hotel Citywest

Today my Husband & I went for some dinner in the newly furbished and new restaurant McGettigans CookHouse & Grill . Ironically enough we had our engagement party here 3years ago pre- cookhouse and I was blown away by the transformation.

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The cookhouse has two entrances and it is full of light with huge windows allowing natural sunlight to flow throughout it has a rustic farm house feel to it with lots of brickwork,wood and metal and copper lighting throughout.

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There is a lovely landscaped garden which would be beautiful on a summers day to sit out in. Today was rainy (typical in Ireland) But none the less it made it more cosy to be inside watching rain fall.

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We went for the 2 course meal option, Which is either starter/main course or main course/desert for €21.95

For The Man
Chicken Wings for starter
Pan seared Nicos tuna salad it was full of goodness with boiled egg,olives and a ray of protein.
For The Lady
I obviously ate some wings 😉
Grilled chicken burger (bunless)
Chocalate mousse for desert it was lovely & all Gluten Free!

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The waitress Susan was so polite, very helpful and lovely to talk to. We would definately return we heard the bar man Connor makes a mean coctail the weekends 🍸

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Looking to eat out in Dublin Click on the link in the post for the address & location. You won’t be dissapointed.

Gluten Free Popcorn by Propercorn

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On a recent trip to Dunnes Stores I came across these healthy Gluten free popcorn made by ProperCorn. Being a Coeliac it’s very hard to find snacks that actually are 100% Gluten free. These were not stocked on the Gluten free aisle but I think that was mainly a marketing reason by the suppliers. They were absolutely delish and they make being a Coeliac a little more fun as they have so many options and different flavours especially coconut & sweet vanilla. I’m looking forward to seeing more from these guys 😋 Obviously non Coeliacs can have them too it’s just rare to find a healthy snack,that has no added msg and that is healthy too ✌

Have you found any healthy snacks that are new to the market and Gluten free/Dairy free friendly ?

Elizabeth

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30minutes to prepare a healthy dinner!

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Monday is always the hardest day to eat well and there is nothing worse than coming home from a long day to cook from scratch. So a little advice is on Sunday when making your dinner make extra food so you can use it for Monday’s dinner and that I just did.

I like to eat a lot of flavours as I find I feel more satisfied plus being coeliac I need a lot of vitamins in my food.

Vegetables
I used roasted sweet potato, turnips, carrots
Side Salad
Red peppers, spring onion, sweet corn, baby tomatoes and cucumber.
Cod
I bought these at the butcher they were already cleaned and frozen. Plus buying from a butcher you know exactly what it is in the food. Having a intolerance you need to stay away from packaged meat & fish and buy it fresh. I cooked the Cod for 20-25 mins on a lightly greased pan I used some Olive oil for that. Cod is quite light so I cooked two pieces to fill me up.
Avocado
I also mashed up 1/2 a avocado as a side too I love avocado.
Dressing
I also recently found this amazing Mint Sauce in Aldi and it is very low in calories. Made with Balsamic vinegar too so it was very tasty and added some flavour to the cod.

Preparation was literally only 30minutes as I had already the side salad & veg prepared. Personally it is a good way to make sure you’ll eat right and quickly ready for your busiest days. I had lots of time for myself in the evening to relax then 🙂

Elizabeth
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