Friday 23 March 2018

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’ (

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


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.


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.




Cakes and buns: @likemamusedtobake

For your daily fix of baked-goods delights, follow blogger Rosanne from ‘Like Mam

Used to Bake’ ( Expect talk of Italian lemon trifles,

cinnamon bread, scones and other goodies.


Nutrition: @AndyBellatti

If you don't know your iron from your riboflavin, then follow American nutritionist

Andy Bellatti of the ‘Small Bites’ blog ( Although

based in America, his jargon-free tips are applicable worldwide.

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