Lifestyle Health

Saturday 24 February 2018

Karl Henry: Open Goal

Karl Henry
Karl Henry
Lemon and coriander hummus

Karl Henry

What did you want to be when you were growing up? When we are younger we have no fear, we dream goals that are far-fetched, aspirational and way outside our comfort zone.

As we get older, we become comfortable and we also become fearful of aiming too high, of trying to achieve the unattainable. We restrict our ability to dream big. This generally applies to all areas of our lives.

Today’s task, while having your breakfast, is to think about what you would do if you had no limitations; if you had a genie in a bottle who could grant you a wish on a personal level and on a work level, what would those wishes be?

Now that you have identified them, have a think about what currently stops you from achieving them. What is holding you back?

You have now identified two key elements: your goal and what prevents you from achieving it.

Examine what is holding you back and now work out a plan to get around those obstacles. All of a sudden the path to your goal becomes clearer, you have fewer excuses, you can see what you need to do, so just do it. Make that plan and go for it.

Running commentary

Half marathons, marathons, 5ks, 10ks, triathlons and many more. There are races all around the country starting in the next month or so that you can use to set a goal to work towards.

All you have to do is commit. Check out or and find your race, register today and then build your training plan. Do it now, do it today, |and watch your motivation levels increase.

In the Market

You probably associate the English |Market in Cork with quirky stalls but you may not know that there are also two fantastic restaurants upstairs — both run by Farmgate — that serve fresh, organic, slow cooked food.

Check them out;

Lemon and coriander hummus

I love hummus. It's easy to make and, when served with brown pitta, it's pretty healthy too.

you will need

1 x 400g can chickpeas in water, drained

2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

3 tbsp Greek yogurt

3 tbsp tahini paste

3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Juice of 2 lemons

20g coriander, chopped

2 brown pitta breads, toasted and sliced


It couldn't be easier. Simply put everything but the coriander into a food processor and blend until smooth. Then add the coriander and pulse until roughly chopped.

Spoon into a serving bowl, drizzle with olive oil and serve with the pitta bread.

Serves four as a snack

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