Herbs: The Power of the Dandelion

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) – Caisearbhán (Irish) Herbal Categories: Hepatic, diuretic, cholagogue, aperient, depurative, tonic, stomachic, nutritive. The Dandelion has always been a flower I feel very connected to. I remember using it on warts as children and the funny names given to it. I mostly like it for its stunning colour. This year was a […]

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Recipe: Nettle & Amaranth Calcium Soup

Super Nutritious, Super Medicinal, Super Easy & Super Cheap  Ingredients: 1 carrier bag of handpicked nettles (use gloves) 1 large Leek thickly sliced 2 large Carrots 100g Amaranth Seeds (Health Food Store) 1 Sticks of celery sliced 2 cloves of garlic chopped finely A nugget of turmeric grated finely 1/2 Tsp cayenne pepper 1-2 Tablespoon of […]

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Recipe: Chickpea Rocket Salad with a Twist

Ingredients 1 Fennel, 1 Large carrot About Quarter of white cabbage  1/4 chopped onion 1 yellow pepper chopped 1/2 Cucumber 50g roughly chopped Rocket (ground ivy for foragers optional) 2 cups of cooled cooked chickpeas. Instructions: Grate the Fennel, Cabbage & Carrot together (machine better).  Add all other ingredients to grated mixture. Add a dash […]

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Recipe: Raw Coconut Cheesecake

Ingredients 3 large bananas 1 block of Biona creamed coconut 1/2 litre of coconut milk Vanilla extract 2 tablespoons Raw Cocoa Powder Agave Syrup or coconut sugar Unsulphured Dried Apricots 200g Walnuts 500g   Base  Put apricots and walnuts into a grinder and blend until a crumbly paste. Then smooth onto base of dish. Topping […]

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Musing on Mindfulness

Mindfulness seems to be the new buzzword popping up everywhere, Schools, Hospitals and local community centres. Mindfulness is a translation from the Sanskrit word Sati, meaning to be in the moment and aware of the present.  It seems a contradiction that the translation was interpreted as mindfulness as opposed to mindlessness or perhaps Embodied Living […]

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Recipe: Raw Brownie Squares

This yummy energy booster has a high protein content, balances hormones and feeds the nervous system and skin with healthy fats and B Vitamins.  It Contains walnuts, hazel nuts, coconut flour, maca powder, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, cinnamon and small amount of raisins. Ingredients 1 Cup of Walnuts and 1/2 Cup of Hazelnuts. 2 Tbsp […]

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Yoga is More Than Exercise

“Freedom from stiffness and joint pain happened gradually, dare not stop,” Eileen Murray Yoga is not just an exercise. It is so much more than that. There are so many physiological changes going on as we move and breathe in unison. The steady rhythmical breath is the key to joining the mind, emotions to action. […]

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Breathe, Move, and Meditate with Siobhán Shinnors

“A yoga practise increases vitality when it is reflecting our current needs, whether this is to cope with an injury or support a stressful period, an athlete looking to improve performance or a student undergoing exams. On completion of a beginners yoga course with Siobhán Shinnors (YogaHerbalist), a student will have enough knowledge to do […]

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