Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Italian pizza in a standard oven

How do you make a pizza from scratch? It might seem complicated, but once you get the hang of it, you can make it with your eyes closed. Well, almost. Someone once asked me, “Julie, you cook and eat very healthy, but do you ever eat pizza!?”  You bet I do!  And I make my […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Probiotic power

After a week of travelling and eating in restaurants, my daughter Alexandra and I wanted to get back on track with eating well and exercising regularly. Among the healthy meals that we put together, were fresh fruit puddings and smoothie bowls made with chia seeds and natural bifidus probiotic yoghurt. Because we don’t like the […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Nutrition

When Indian dal meets Irish stew

When I made this recipe, what started out as a vegetarian Irish stew turned into a hybrid Irish stew / Indian dal. The result was a nutritious, colourful and flavourful dish. The Indian spices with the black lentils, sumac, fresh parsley, tomatoes, glazed carrots, potatoes and a hint of cashew cream lend an earthy, savoury […]

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Nutrition

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Today is Saint Patrick’s day and I made a chocolate cake for the occasion. This is a wholesome, nutritious and not too sweet cake that can be enjoyed any time. It also tastes great with or without icing. If you like your cake with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, […]

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Nutrition

Irish potato pie

March 17th is Saint Patrick’s day 🍀 and for the event, I made a potato pie. The humble potato has a special place in Irish hearts and kitchens. However, unlike the traditional Irish potato pie, this one has no bacon in it. It’s also made upside down, as in the French Tarte Tatin way. Tarte Tatin, […]

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