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Pitta Dosha Explained – The Productive Perfectionist

By | Asana, Ayurveda, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Mindfulness, Vegan, Wellbeing, Yoga | No Comments

Pitta Dosha Explained The Productive Perfectionist What is the Pitta Dosha? We’ve already explored what it means to be aware of our ayurvedic dosha type, why it’s important for us to remain balanced, and also taken a look at the Vata dosha type in detail. If you’ve taken the tests you might now be aware if you’re Vata, Pitta, or Kapha. If not, you can find out here. This week we’re exploring the Pitta dosha! Pitta Dosha Attributes Pitta dosha…

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Vegan Banana and Walnut Breakfast Muffins

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Jenny O'Neill, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing | No Comments

Sometimes you need a quick grab and go breakfast. As for gluten free and vegan options, fruit is the answer of course, or gluten free oats. So I’ve combined the two into yummy hearty muffins that you can bake the night before. These muffins have no cholesterol, no added fats, and no refined white sugar (as the muffins you buy in coffee shops do). Not to mention they are packed with fibre, potassium from both the bananas and walnuts. Along…

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Cheats Gluten Free Vegan Pizza

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing | No Comments

When life gets hectic, food can either be the first or last thing on your mind. For me I want something tasty, but with minimal effort. Pizza is a crowd pleaser, I have yet to meet someone who tells me they don’t enjoy a pizza. Pizza is also one of the things that people are concerned about when they hear you are a vegan or consider a vegan diet themselves, but fear not. There’s plenty of vegan pizza to go…

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Cheesy Low Fat Vegan Pasta Bake

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing | No Comments

A lot of people I speak to about veganism say they could never live without cheese. And a lot of those who make the move to vegan say they miss cheese, but there are so many ways to make your own, or of course buy some there’s plenty of really tasty ones becoming available lately! The trouble is sometimes you can’t get to a health store to buy some vegan cheese, or the ingredients to make your own can be…

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Sweeeeet Vegan Burgers

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing | No Comments

I think I am the only human being in the whole of the world who is not in love with sweet potatoes.. It’s not that I don’t like them, it’s just I don’t think they’re any better than a good old rooster. I mean I know theyt count as one of your 5 a day.. as opposed to a carb.. but being a vegan my diet is 80% wholefood carbs, and anyway I’m far from agreeable with the ‘recommended daily…

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Vegan Steaks, Fried Rice, á la Cauli

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan | No Comments

Cauliflower is an underrated vegetable. It’s rich in vitamin C and fibre, and it’s totally fat free and tasty of course! As well as being free from gluten and sugar if that’s how you roll. I set myself the challenge of making a vegan meal for two, using only one cauliflower along with spices and a few other small vegetables for flavour. I made 2 ‘asian style’ vegan steaks, so delicious, char grilled, smoky, savoury and satisfying. I served the…

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Easy Peasy Low Fat Vegan Mayo!!

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing | No Comments

Being a vegan in Dublin in 2016 finding and buying ‘substitutes’ for regular meat and dairy products can still be expensive and disappointing, which is strange to me in this day and age. So many people are looking for ‘healthier options’ there’s no denying this. But are the ‘healthier’ options out there really any healthier? Often products are laced with refined sugars and oils, which are of no nutritional value to anyone, but add lots of ’empty’ calories. So, while…

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Vegan Vietnamese Style Rice Rolls

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing | No Comments

During my time travelling in South East Asia last year, I spent some time in Vietnam. The people, the country itself and the food were amazing! Since I’ve been back I’ve been craving some Vietnamese cuisine, specifically rice rolls, with a sweet peanut dipping sauce. I headed to the Asian market and picked up rice paper and rice vermicelli. The rest of the ingredients were things I had at home anyway! My recipe for these is both gluten free and…

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Can’t Believe it’s Vegan – Cheese Recipe

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Mindfulness, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing | No Comments

So dairy seems to be the hardest thing for people to ‘give up’ when they want to eat a plant based, vegan diet. Cheese is undoubtedly addictive, even I will admit that as a vegetarian in my early teens I ate so much cheese, before I understood how bad it is for our bodies and for the environment, and especially for the  cows it comes from. When I transitioned to a vegan diet I cut cheese out completely, no vegan…

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Fat Free Risotto with Vegan Parmesan

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Mindfulness, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing | No Comments

Risotto is one of those dishes that people order in a restaurant, but rarely make at home. And of course classic risotto is laced with butter, cheese and oil, not the healthiest and not for vegans for sure. This recipe is for a really tasty risotto that you can make and serve for dinner, everyone will like it even non-vegans 😉 This is not the traditional way to make a risotto, this simply my Sunday evening improvisation when I want…

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