Naughty or Nice?
Enjoying food is all about balance, say foodies Aoife McElwain, who’s naughty and Aoife Barry, who’s nice
BROWNIES: BFF OR FRENEMY? Naughty: Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Brownies with Lemon Chevre Icing A veritable calorie explosion. For a special treat these could be the ultimate in Brownie indulgence, as featured on Canadian blog ‘The Avid Baker’ (bit.ly/naughybrownies).
Nice: Two Bite Double Down Chocolate Bites If you love chocolate but want a healthier option, nibble on these delicious vegan Two Bite Double Down Chocolate Bites, by Angela Liddon of the fantastic blog ‘Oh She Glows’. See bit.ly/nicebrownies.
SHOPS FOR THE NAUGHTY...
chocolate shop, café and ice-cream parlour rolled into one, The Chocolate Garden in Rath, Tullow, Co Carlow supplies locals with luxury chocolate treats, all produced on site. There are monthly chocolate workshops, as well as an online shop so that far-away foodies can indulge in their products as well.
See www.chocolategarden. ie for more details.
SHOPS FOR THE NICE
If the words ‘quinoa' and ‘organic kale' are on your shopping list, but you don't know where to find them, head to the Quay Co-Op in Cork. One of Ireland's finest health stores, it stocks everything from local produce to organic teas. Find it at 24 Sullivans Quay.
FOODIES TO FOLLOW:
Cakes and buns: @likemamusedtobake
For your daily fix of baked-goods delights, follow blogger Rosanne from ‘Like Mam
Used to Bake’ (likemamusedtobake.blogspot.com). Expect talk of Italian lemon trifles,
cinnamon bread, scones and other goodies.
If you don't know your iron from your riboflavin, then follow American nutritionist
Andy Bellatti of the ‘Small Bites’ blog (smallbitesnutrition.blogspot.com). Although
based in America, his jargon-free tips are applicable worldwide.