Niall’s Aubergine Lasagne

Dec 4th 2018

Niall’s Aubergine Lasagne

Michelle Moroney

A delicious gluten-free lasagne bursting with flavour and goodness. Using aubergine in place of pasta will dramatically help reduce your consumption of simple carbohydrates and is great for those of who who can’t stomach gluten!   Serves 6-8   Ingredients 3 onions diced 4 cloves garlic pressed or finely diced bay leaves thyme rosemary 200 grams quinoa 2 tins chopped tomatoes 1 small carrot grated 4-5 aubergines Parmigiano   Instructions Slice all the aubergine lengthwise about half …

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Oct 12th 2018

Why Retreat?

Michelle Moroney

The word ‘retreat’ is both a noun and a verb. A retreat facility is made of bricks and mortar but the verb ‘to retreat’ means so much more.    To retreat away from the world   To retreat into oneself (The word retreat also contains the word ‘treat’!)   Our lives are so busy and it doesn’t seem to matter what our personal circumstance are; it is …

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Jun 28th 2018

Green Pesto

Michelle Moroney

  Ingredients: 2 cups fresh herbs/greens (basil, parsley, blanched nettle, wild garlic, kale, baby spinach) 1⁄2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano cheese 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup nuts (walnuts, pine nuts, hazelnuts) 3 garlic cloves, minced (about 3 teaspoons) Juice of 1⁄2 lemon 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, more to taste freshly ground black pepper to taste   Method: Heat a small frying pan over a low heat. Toast the nuts …

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May 31st 2018

Super Green Smoothie

Michelle Moroney

Super Green Smoothie Ingredients: 1 banana 1⁄2 avocado 1 small handful of spinach/kale1⁄2 tsp spirulina 1 dsp chia seed Juice of 1⁄2 lime 1 cup coconut water Method: Combine all ingredients and liquidise until smooth. note: add more coconut water for a thinner smoothie.

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May 21st 2018

Heavenly Chocolate Mousse

Michelle Moroney

Ingredients: 1 tin coconut milk (leave in fridge overnight) 3 oz good dark choc maple syrup/honey to taste vanilla extract to taste pomegranate seeds Method: Melt chocolate and allow to cool slightly.   Scoop off the thick cream from the top of the coconut milk and add vanilla & maple syrup, whisk with handheld electric whisk.   Pour in the cooled melted chocolate and mix gently till combined. …

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Mar 8th 2018

Sisters Supporting Each Other – International Women’s Day

Michelle Moroney

Sisters Supporting Each Other  I’m posting this on March 8th, International Women’s Day, a day for everyone to celebrate women.  I grew up in an environment where there were two types of relationships with those of my same sex. I had special friendships, bonds and closeness with some, and then there was everyone else.  Sadly, sometimes even my so-called-friends turned out to …

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