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If you think that cooking fish is complicated, please, think again. 

An excellent source of vitamin B6, B12, D, selenium, niacin, Omega-3 fatty acids, protein and phosphorus, salmon is the definition of a superfood and we should include it in our diet regularly.

While the easiest way to cook a salmon fillet is to brush it with olive oil, season it with salt and pepper before baking in the oven for about 12 minutes, we have lots of delicious recipes that are easy to make and will make you feel like a health guru!

1. Chunky fish cakes

2. Salmon with soy, ginger and honey

3. Salmon with watercress and ginger pillows

4. Salmon stir-fry

5. Simple fish tacos

6. Salmon pasta with courgetti

7. Salmon and lentil salad

8. Salmon, broccoli and potato gratin



Poke bowls have taken over the Internet, and has proven itself worthy of the title of most fashionable food trend of 2017. 

Colourful, healthy and yummy, they tick all the boxes, and many eateries around Dublin now offer their own version of the trendy bowl. 

This traditional Hawaiian dish could be basically described as a sushi salad, and just like our beloved sushi rolls, you can make poke bowls with loads of different ingredients. 

Rather than splashing the cash on a takeaway poke bowl, you can follow our recipe, which is super easy to make and most importantly, tasty AF.  

For 2 servings 


  • 200g cooked sushi rice
  • 200g salmon filet, cubed
  • ½ ripe avocado, sliced
  • ¼ cucumber, sliced
  • ¼ fresh mango, cubed
  • 2 tbsp edamame
  • 2 tbsp fresh seaweed 
  • 2 radishes, sliced

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ tbsp green onion, thinly sliced
  • Black and white sesame seeds, to taste



1. In a small mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, spring onions and lime juice.

2. Toss salmon and marinate for one hour.

3. To assemble, scoop slightly cooled sushi rice into a bowl, top with salmon, avocado, cucumber, edamame, mango, seaweed, radish and sesame seeds.

4. Drizzle with the rest of the marinade, and enjoy!


According to a woman who's about to celebrate her 117th birthday, if it's a long life you're after, it's eggs you need to eat.

And according to Victoria Beckham, if it's clear skin you're after, it's salmon you splash out on.

During a recent interview with The Edit, the former Spice Girl revealed that after seeking advice for troublesome skin, she made a change to her daily diet and hasn't looked back since.

"I see a dermatologist in LA, called Dr. Harold Lancer, who is incredible. I've known him for years – he sorted my skin out," she explained.

"I used to have really problematic skin and he said to me, 'You have to eat salmon every single day.'"

Admitting she was a little sceptical, the mum-of-four continued: "I said, 'Really, every day?' And he said, 'Yes; breakfast, lunch or dinner, you have to eat it every single day.'"

Well, by the looks of things, tucking into salmon – which is chock-full of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and C – has worked a charm on VB's skin.

And if you need us, we'll be in the fish aisle.



Pottermore is the place to go for all the Harry Potter and it's like a bible for any JK Rowling fans out there.

One of the website's newest features is being able to find out what your Patronus is.

If you can't remember from the movie, a Patronus is like your animal guardian that protects you against those rotten dementors.

So, when one former Harry Potter star logged on to her account to see what her guardian animal is, she was none too pleased to find out she got a… Salmon.

Evanna Lynch took to Twitter to complain to Pottermore and said: "I don't geddit @pottermore… all of my happiest memories are spent in the presence of cats.

"Why oh why is my Patronus a SALMON?!" 

To be honest, we'd be pretty miffed too.


Ah, cellulite. The bane of a woman's existence. 

OK, we're being super dramatic, but it is just one of those things that seems to never go away, and can totally ruin your confidence when heading to out and about. 

Many women know what cellulite looks like, but not so many ladies know what it actually is. 

When fat cells gather and expand beneath the skin, they push up against the tissue, which in turn makes an uneven appearance, and it's commonly found around the bum, thighs, and hip area, as well as sometimes at the back of your arm.

But fear not, because by eating the right food and drink, your diet can help you on your way to reducing cellulite for good:


Salmon is super rich in antioxidants, which breaks down fat cells. The omega-3 fatty acids in this wonderful fish also repairs and strengthens skin tissue and fibres.

Don't know what to cook up with salmon? Why not try a simple French grilled salmon salad. 

  • Mix green beans, sliced shallots and loose lettuce leaves in a bowl.
  • Grill the salmon for eight to ten minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix together Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, olive oil and some salt and pepper.
  • Add a boiled egg and tuck in.


Sunflower seeds

According to a heap of nutritionists, sunflower seeds are the new nuts. They're a fab source of vitamin C, potassium, zinc and vitamin B6, which is great for repairing the connective tissue. It also eliminates excess water so bye-bye bloating.

There's loads of ways to add sunflower seeds into our diet but a sunflower and lentil spread is our fave.

  • Grab some lentils, lemon juice, salt & pepper and combine in a blender until smooth.
  • Now add is some sunflower seeds, celery, scallions and parsley.
  • Heat up a pita bread and get cracking.


Chilli pepper

These peppers can boost your metabolism for up to three hours after you eat them. This makes your body efficiently burn calories, which aids to weight loss. It also improves your blood flow which will flush out toxins, reducing fat deposits under connective cords.

We love anything a little bit spicy, but you need to try this tangy green chilli.

  • Add oil to a pan and sauté minced beef until no longer pink. Add some chopped onion, one red chilli, paprika and garlic. Stir for one minute.
  • Add one bottle of dark beer (believe us, it's good) and bring to boil. Cook for 15 minutes and then add salsa and beans. Reduce heat and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with some sourdough toast. Mmmm.


Dark berries

Blackberries and blueberries enhance collagen production, creating new skin tissue, which helps us improve our skin's tone and texture. They're also great antioxidants and break down fat.

We love some berries in a dessert, so why not try this recipe.

  • Combine some sugar and white wine in a pan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and add some basil and orange zest. Cover and steep for 20 minutes.
  • In a small bowl. combine blackberries, blueberries, peaches and lemon juice. Then add the syrup from the pan and garnish with basil sprigs. 

Frankenfish… has a nice ring to it, NOT. As a matter of fact it sounds a bit scary, but now the lovely Frankenfish has become available to eat.

The US Food and Drug Administration approved AquAdvantage Salmon this week as the first genetically modified food from animals.

The AquAdvantage salmon made by AquaBounty Technologies, which has been dubbed Frankenfish contains a gene that allows the fish to grow faster than wild or farm-raised Atlantic salmon.

It has taken almost two decades for this decision to be made.

Bernadette Dunham, director for Veterinary Medicine, said in a statement, “The FDA has thoroughly analysed and evaluated the data and information submitted by AquaBounty Technologies regarding AquAdvantage Salmon and determined that they have met the regulatory requirements for approval, including that food from the fish is safe to eat.” 

We're not sure how well this is going to go down as more and more people are becoming aware of what is actually in their food. Only time will tell with this one.


Oh, the joys of PMS. Bloating, cramps, irritability, headaches. They are just some of the things we love about getting our periods (not). 

It can only take one (or all combined) of these little gems to ruin your entire day but a great way to keep these issues at bay is to stock up on some special food for that time of the month that will help subside even some of the worst symptoms:

Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts

High-fibre veggies can ease bloating. Their high water content help push things along and rid the puffiness and discomfort we sometimes feel. 


Salmon and Chia Seeds

If your period brings a case of the blues each month, add a dose of omega-3. These little fatty acids can boost your mood and also keep the little menstrual blues at bay. 



Disrupted sleep is common for many women right before their period is due. Make sure to get your z's by eating bananas, which contain melatonin – a sleep-aid hormone that's secreted at night and helps regulate your body's natural rhythms. 



These PMS cravings are no joke, we know! But the best defence is a good offence: stay ahead of hunger! Start your day off with a good breakfast that is rich in protein and healthy fats. An omelette will help you feel satisfied and energised for the day. 


It's no secret that you are what you eat — but did you know you might feel what you eat, too?

A September 2015 study published in BMC Medicine is just one of many to find a link between food and mental health.

After looking at the eating habits of more than 15,000 people for 10 years, researchers found that people who ate a lot of fruits, veggies, nuts and fish had a lower risk of depression. 


A major nutritional deficiency of people with depression is in omega-3 fats, which help decrease inflammation and improve mood regulation. Eating salmon will set you up perfectly to combat any mood swings.



Researchers found that their is a relationship between symptoms of depression and eating tomatoes and tomato-based products. The results show that participants who regularly consumed tomatoes had nearly half the odds of depression as those who didn't have a consistent tomato-fix. 



The biggest micronutrient deficiency in depression are the B vitamins, especially vitamin B-6, which regulates the metabolism and breakdown of all neurotransmitters. Chomping on chickpeas can change all that.


Whole Grains

Researchers from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition linked higher fibre intake with lower depression rates, while refined grains (white bread) were associated with higher rates of depression.


Nuts and Seeds

Nuts may be the perfect superfood, since they're a triple threat for depression: high in protein and amino acids, healthy fats like omega-3 and tryptophan, the brain-soothing chemical that builds serotonin levels, which make you happier. 


This sushi recipe is really easy to make and is the perfect dish to serve at any summer party.

What you’ll need:

  • 300g sushi rice
  • 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. caster sugar
  • 1 large avocado
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 4 seaweed sheets
  • 4 large slices of smoked salmon
  • 1 bunch chives
  • 1 tsp. of sweet soy sauce

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Put the rice in a small pan with 600ml water. Bring to the boil and cook for 10 minutes until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender. Stir through the vinegar and sugar, cover and cool.
  2. Skin, stone and slice the avocado. Put in a bowl and squeeze over the lemon juice, turning the avocado to ensure the pieces are covered.
  3. Divide the rice between the seaweed sheets and spread it out evenly, leaving a 1cm border at the top and bottom. Lay the salmon over the rice, followed by the chives and finally position the avocado across the centre.
  4. Fold the bottom edge of the seaweed over the filling, then roll it up firmly. Dampen the top border with a little water to help it seal the roll. Repeat to make 4 rolls. At this stage, the rolls can be wrapped individually in cling film and chilled until ready to serve.
  5. Cut each roll into 8 rounds. Serve with sweet soy sauce for dipping.



While the summer weather may have come and gone, there are some foods that are at their best during the summer months. Here are five foods that you should be eating this summer:

This fruit is not only 90% water but it’s also loaded with vitamin C. Plus, to make it even more perfect for those hot summer days, watermelon pieces can be frozen into fun healthy ice treats.

While some berries are not ripe until autumn, most supermarkets will start to stock delicious mixed berry packets in the coming months ahead. Berries are not only packed with antioxidants but can be great for your skin as well.

Not the most delicious snack but definitely the most refreshing. Cucumbers are great for your skin and like watermelons are a great source of water.

Smoked, poached or grilled salmon is not only a delicious summer dish, but a healthy one too. Thanks to omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is not only great for your skin but can also help with your skin cells in regulating their oil production.

Tomatoes are the essential ingredient for any summer salad, but also have great benefits to skin protection too. The lycopene in tomatoes not only promote collagen production but also help fight off any wrinkles.


Brazil nuts
Tasty and full of nutritional value.  Brazil nuts are tiny fat burners that can boost your metabolism by converting the thyroid hormone into its fully active state.

Chia Seeds
Don’t look the most appetising but these seeds are filled with omega-3 fats, protein and fibre which can help suppress your appetite.

Salmon Fillets
The protein in salmon has been proven to help create a toned stomach. Salmon strips can help decrease abdominal fat and the omega-3 improves insulin sensitivity which will shrink your stomach.

Usually something you have to grow to like, but oysters only have 50 calories per six clams and is also high in zinc which again can help decrease your appetite.

While it’s not a good idea to rely on the drink coffee too much, it has been proven that it simulates adrenaline, which then relays a message to the stored fat to in fact start burning the fat. It is a good drink to have about 20 minutes before a workout because of the energy and intensity it gives you.  But make sure its black coffee as milk can slow down the burning process.