Chocolate Toffee Pavlova


choc_toffee_pavlovaPavlova is a favorite dessert of Northern Ireland, with fresh fruit and whipped cream used to decorate a meringue base.  It was first created in Australia in the early 1900s to commemorate a visit by the famous Russian ballet dancer, Anna Pavlova.  The popularity of this light, yet crisp, versatile dessert spread quickly throughout the United Kingdom and soon became an Irish favorite. Continue reading Chocolate Toffee Pavlova

Sue’s Summer Super Energy Maca Shake


A delicious, truly nourishing energy shake that will get you through the day. Raw maca, cacao, and lucuma are raw, whole, super foods that work synergistically to nourish and support the entire body. Coconut butter makes it rich and creamy and gives you the extra fatty acids you need in the summer time. Peppermint oil makes it cooling and devine! Continue reading Sue’s Summer Super Energy Maca Shake

Hot Cross Buns

by Sue Becker

The Bread Beckers lend a “healthy” hand to Judith McLoughlin, the Shamrock and Peach Irish foodie.

Having grown up in Northern Ireland where Hot Cross Buns were an Easter tradition, Judith wanted help to make a healthier version using only freshly milleHot+Cross+Buns-Easter2015-69d whole grains.  With a Wonder Mill in hand and Judith’s new pearl green Ankarsrum Assistent Original, Sue came to her aid.  The two kindred spirits had great fun in the kitchen coming up with two healthy variations of the traditional Hot Cross Buns.  Sue enjoys the flavor of spelt, so used it for the Apple Cinnamon version and used the hard white wheat for the Orange Cranberry recipe.  This is a yeast dough so any hard wheat combination of grains could certainly be used.

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