Thursday, 15 August 2019

Cooking skills and Healthy home cooked food

You can't beat home cooked food. Not only prepared with fresh ingredients but infused with the love of the person doing the cooking too.

With things being financially tight these days it makes more and more sense to learn how to cook the basics and a great opportunity at the same time to experiment with 'in season' vegetables and pulses.

Caroline Byrne has been working with husbands, young adults going to university, and people undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Life Skill awards to teach basic cooking skills. It is amazing what can be conjured up with low cost ingredients like tomatoes, onion, courgettes, pasta and a bit of cheese for example.

Cooking at home can make big savings in the weekly budget, and can be just as tasty, and way more healthy than ready meals.

The pictures show how one class of young cookery students have created some amazing chinese food on one of Caroline's sessions.

The thing about cooking is that you not only get to create a work of art... you can eat it too!

If you'd like to talk about food and Nutrition or enquire about courses 

Caroline's Cookery

If you are interested in introducing more veg into your diet then click the link below

More Veg In Your Life

Aligning company culture with values

In a world beginning to prize people who are "principled with values" it is no wonder that Integrity is becoming a much sought after quality.

As Brene Brown quotes "Integrity is putting courage before comfort, doing what is right rather than what is fun, easy or fast, and practising your principles and values rather than just professing them".

This month Victoria Hart blogs about aligning businesses with core principles and values; often these are installed (at least initially) by the owner or the team that began the business.

Often, through the pressure of work, the vagaries of the business, profit motives, or people changes, the business can get misaligned. This can lead to loss of business, staff issues, problems with clients and / or suppliers.

In her recent blog post Victoria shares how business owners / managers can take an in-depth look at themselves providing fresh insights and perspectives on the business environment and the people in the business.

Read Victoria's blog post here...

One year on

Norah McLoughlin
We can learn a tremendous amount from grief.

Below Norah McLoughlin shares how grief can expose us to the rawness of extreme emotions that we can't run away from...

"This is a very personal post as it is a year today since my dad left the planet. He took his last breath at ten to six in the evening and slipped away from us in the way that he had lived, quietly and without much fuss but leaving a profound impact.
When you are in your fifties, a lot of your group have lost one, or both, parents or have parents who are ill. You are certainly not unique in your loss but, at first, you feel like you are the only one. To paraphrase the great teacher, Juliet Vorster, grief is a dance. Sometimes it is a raging, angry pogo and, at other times, a gentle waltz."