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Recipes for Energy

How to make Clarified Butter (aka Ghee)

Clarified Butter (aka Ghee)   Print Prep time 15 mins Total time 15 mins   Any chef will tell you the best fat to use in cooking is clarified butter (aka ghee). Very easy to prepare and much cheaper than buying ready made. It has a high smoke point which makes it suitable for cooking Read the full article…

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Nutrition & Health

Is Over-Processing Causing Food Intolerance Epidemic?

You only need to walk down the “health foods” section of a supermarket to realise this is becoming a big issue – and a big industry – but rather than replace foods that our ancestors have consumed for millennia should we not be asking why certain foods are no longer agreeing with people? Especially when Read the full article…



Spring Cleaning

Spring, my favourite time of year! When everything starts to grow again; the days get longer and the brighter mornings wake us up more naturally. I think this is the best time of year to contemplate improving our health and to make any dietary changes, as opposed to January when it is cold and dark Read the full article…


Great Food & Restaurants

Brilliant Bread from Riot Rye

The best, most easily digestible bread is without doubt a good sourdough produced by a master baker who knows exactly how to get the best results from his dough. Joe Fitzmaurice from the “Blazing Salads” Fitzmaurice family is one such baker and luckily for the rest of us, Joe has a dream to get every Read the full article…

Welcome to Recipe for Energy

Love food, enjoy life…

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Welcome to Recipe for Energy. As a nutrition and food consultant, I work with individuals and groups from my base in Athlone and locations throughout Ireland to help improve their state of health, and with restaurants and food producers to help improve the nutritional content of their offerings. The nutritional benefits, the flavour and the enjoyment of food are all equally important to me and as such, I encourage all my clients to develop a passion for sourcing, cooking and tasting good quality foods.

The food you eat has a profound impact on your state of physical and mental health, it is our only fuel and it needs to be top quality! As one top athlete put very succinctly “if you bought a Ferrari, you would not fill it up with poor quality fuel, you would only feed it the very best”. Try eating nutritious foods and improve your health and mood greatly.