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Weight Loss is a Marathon not a Sprint

I’ve been on this diet for over 2 months now. So far I’ve lost over 10kg, which isn’t bad going, but I know I need to lose quite a bit more. Actually a LOT more. But how much weight I need to lose and how quickly I need to lose it isn’t really an issue. […]

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Spiralizing Vegetables To Replace Pasta

I love pasta, but it’s heavy in calories and carbohydrates. Pretty much every single diet out there suggests cutting calorie and carb intake. So how on earth can a pasta aficionado be happy with what they eat, while also cutting down on calories etc? I’ve always maintained that it would be impossible for me to […]

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Simple steak salad

Steak Salad

I’ve been back in Ireland for a couple of days and I’m trying my best to “behave”. That means eating a relatively healthy breakfast (Alpen muesli without added sugar washed down with coffee) and having lunch in the canteen at work. In the evening I’m back to cooking, so I’ve been eating plenty of fresh […]

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Summer Salad Time

While Ireland isn’t exactly renowned for its good weather, we have had reasonably good weather for the last few weeks with even a few days that could be considered “hot”. You can eat salads all year round, but it’s definitely “easier” to do so during the summer months. Apart from anything else shops seems to […]

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Cuban black bean soup

Eating (Almost) Like A Vegetarian

I am not a vegetarian. I was a vegetarian briefly back in 1991 when I was sharing a house with a few vegetarians and my girlfriend at the time was vegetarian. I like meat. I love eating pretty much every type of meat imaginable, so the idea of me becoming vegetarian or vegan just wouldn’t […]

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The Humble Avocado

Avocado is one of those fruits that I’ve never really known what to do with. I’ve eaten it over the years in many forms, but I’d never actually prepared anything using it. Since trying to “crank it up” a bit with the juices etc., I went off and bought a load of fruit and vegetables […]

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