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The Adventure's of Tiggy: Nourish's Rescue Cat

Posted: Wed, 18 January 2017, 17:11

It is pretty much an unwritten rule that everyone who works for Nourish loves animals. So when I came across a scared little stray kitten darting between the traffic outside Merchant’s Quay in Dublin, I couldn’t leave her. Waiting for a break in the traffic I ran into the road and scooped her up into my arms. I didn’t realise just how tiny she was until she was snuggled into my jumper. My first thought was to bring her straight home before I realised that firstly, animals are forbidden in my apartment, and secondly, my housemates were far from cat fans.

The only logical thing I could think to do was to bring her back to Nourish HQ on Wicklow St. It was now 7pm in the evening so everyone had already gone home. I brought the tiny kitten upstairs into the web office and wrapped her in a Nourish Jumper. I called Joanna, who was working as one of the web store employees at the time...


Milda's Perfect Super-food Bread

Posted: Thu, 17 November 2016, 08:59

Milda was our overall winner of the Great Nourish Bake-off with this fantastically delicious recipe for Vegan, gluten, sugar, lactose, yeast, and egg free Super-food Bread! We couldn't believe just how easy, healthy and tasty this recipe was. A big congratulations to Milda. We hope you love this recipe as much as we do! 

 

Ingredients

1 cup crushed almonds

1 cup sunflower seeds

1/3 cup buckweath grains

1/3 cup millet grains

2 and 1/4 cups gluten free oats (regular oatscan also be used)

1/2 cup linseeds

1/3 cup psyllium husk 

1/4 cup chia seeds

1 teapoon salt

2 tablespoons honey 

1/4 cup coconut oil

2 cups water


Marta's Gorgeous Carrot Cake

Posted: Thu, 17 November 2016, 08:36

''This is my old variation about carrot cake with a twist of Italian mascarpone, slightly changed when I was pregnant and diagnosed with gestational diabetes. So it has very low GI, no sugar, only whole wheat or spelt and plenty of veg as it is carrot cake ! If you're looking for dairy free - skipping icing will do the work. Hope you will enjoy that and have a chance not only read it but also bake it as it is super easy and quick!'' 

 

Marta writes her own blog about pregnancy, babies, and living an eco friendly life. You can check out her amazing posts here on mumwaytoshare.blogspot.ie


Sadhbh's Coconut & Raspberry Spelt Scones

Posted: Wed, 16 November 2016, 17:10

Sadhbh was one of our successful entries into The Great Nourish Bake-off. How delectable do these scones look? Perfect for a coffee morning, bake sale, or just topped with homemade jam and whipped cream/ non dairy cream!

 

Ingredients


  • 340g plain spelt flour
  • 1 heaped tsp baking powder
  • 40g caster sugar (or 20g caster, 20g coconut sugar)
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 150g vegan butter / Flora
  • 100ml almond milk + 1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 flax egg / 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 handfuls frozen raspberries

Pat's Apple & Berry Crumble

Posted: Wed, 16 November 2016, 17:00

 I just love to make to bake with apples this time of year as I have a few trees myself and then there are always friends who ask if I’d like to swop or try some of their varieties.  Coupled with the blackberries available now I’d like to share this crumble with you…

I have been working on this crumble for a while now and experimenting with different forms of sweetener and fat.  I have used an apple sauce sweetened with dates and the apples own sweetness to sweeten the bottom layer of fruit and berries and a little unrefined brown sugar and maple syrup to sweeten and bring a little crunch to the top crumble layer.  


Kate's Seed & Cacao Bites

Posted: Wed, 16 November 2016, 15:28

When Kate entered our Great Nourish Bake-off, we fell in love with her blog Nutritiouslykate. Her recipes are super healthy and tasty, and simply bursting with colour. 

These Cacao and seed bites are a tasty little guilt free treat to enjoy with a cuppa! Take it from us they're amazing- we've tried them! 

 

Ingredients

 

Base

60g of pumpkin seeds

60g of sesame seeds

100g cashew nuts

100g desiccated coconut

2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp tahini

Topping

2 tbsp raw cacao powder

2 tbsp honey

50g coconut oil


This week we have our very own Aissa, manager of our Donnybrook store guest blogging for us and sharing some of her favourite winter recipes.
Aissa has been a vegetarian since she was 10 and became a vegan in 2008.
She is an enthusiastic baker of healthy vegan baked and unbaked goods and a dab hand at healthy and tasty vegan meals. So much so that she is now blogging her creations on her blog veganetcetera after popular demand.

Aissa has a wealth of knowledge and is incredibly enthusiastic about health and delicious food, and here in this Foodie Feature guest blog she will lay out a collection of vegan and gluten free recipe ideas to inspire you this festive season!

1. Vegan Lentil Nut Loaf - can easily be gluten Free

“Most years I make the very traditional Lentil Nut Loaf for Christmas dinner - this year included! It is handy as it can be pre-made, sliced and popped under the grill or in the oven to heat up.
This recipe is a mix of many, from cookbooks and various websites. I think the most influential recipe for my Lentil Nut Loaf is from My Vegan Cookbook, Lentil Loaf. It is only fair to give him credit. Also he has pictures (hides face behind hands and blushes)
Serve this with your favourite veggies, salad and maybe some vegan gravy and you're Christmas feast is good to go! It is very filling and is just as lovely the day after.“


This week we have our very own Grainne from our Wicklow street store guest blogging for us about her Top 8 Sports Supplements For Building Muscle.
Grainne is a qualified nutritionist and owner of www.evolvenutrition.ie and has a wealth of information, some of which she will share below..!

Grainne’s Top 8 Sports Supplements For Building Muscle

Building muscle is not just about lifting weights in the gym, it’s also vital to fuel your workouts with the right foods. See Emily’s blog here for more details on what to eat and drink and when for your workouts.

On top of your diet and exercise regime, adding the right sports supplements to the mix can really enhance your overall results and help you increase your muscle tone and improve your performance.
Here are my top choices:

1. Ubiquinol

What is it? Ubiquinol is the active form of CoQ10, vital for energy production. The body makes its own CoQ10, but as we age even into our 30’s, it becomes less efficient.
Athletes are often deficient in ubiquinol so supplementation can make a huge difference to energy levels.
CoQ10 is also a potent antioxidant and immune modulator, helping to keep you young and healthy, as well as providing you with plenty of energy to get you through your workouts.

How much to take and when? My favourite brand is Solgar Ubiquinol100mg. Taking 1 capsule with breakfast and if you’re training later that day, another one with lunch and give you an extra boost of energy and stamina.


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