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Stamppot or Colcannon a winter comfort food

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Do you love Stamppot (Dutch) or mash pots? It is a cold January day and there is nothing quite like sitting down to a dish made of the ultimate comfort food – mashed potatoes.   Being Irish we were reared on dinners of mashed potatoes and this dish is still the ultimate comfort food.  The traditional Irish … Continue reading “Stamppot or Colcannon a winter comfort food”

Dee’s Vegan Food Review

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We have just launched our vegan  food range in the Netherlands and we were delighted to see our food reviewed by Lorena.  Lorena runs the popular food blog www.holavegan.com and is a Spanish girl that lives in Amsterdam.   We love her ideas of using our food in recipes like Vegan Pigs in Blankets, Shepherd’s Pie and … Continue reading “Dee’s Vegan Food Review”

Dee’s Plant Based Christmas Party

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We were excited to see what our friends at Forage and Find would create for our Dee’s plant based Christmas Party which we hosted in the beautiful Copper Mine Museum in Allihies, West Cork.   The Elderflower and Sugar Kelp aperitifs came clinking out of the fridge and fizzing into champagne flutes.  This tipple was … Continue reading “Dee’s Plant Based Christmas Party”

How to Lose Weight as a Vegan

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With obesity now reaching epidemic levels in a host of first world and developing countries, [link http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/obesity/en/ ] many people are looking for ways to follow a healthy diet that will have a positive impact on their waistlines.  However, with a variety of fad diets saturating the media on an almost daily basis, it can … Continue reading “How to Lose Weight as a Vegan”

What is a Raw Vegan Diet?

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The raw vegan diet is one that has become more and more popular in recent times, thanks in part to the host of well-known personalities and sports people who have publicly gushed about their love of the raw food movement. Tennis player Venus Williams for example credits the diet [link http://venuswilliams.com/tennis/nutrition-and-fitness/ ] with helping her … Continue reading “What is a Raw Vegan Diet?”

How to Become a Vegan

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For many meat-eaters, the thoughts of following a vegan diet can conjure up notions of massive restrictions, boring meals and constant cravings for dairy and meat. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Our philosophy at Dee’s is that ‘Goodness is Tasty,’ and if you take a moment to simply Google ‘Vegan Recipes,’ ‘Vegan … Continue reading “How to Become a Vegan”

Want to grow Organic Veg?

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COMPETITION! Would you like to know more about how to grow organic veg or perhaps are thinking about changing your career.   Dee’s is offering one person the chance to win an online course in Commercial Organic Vegetable Production.   You can start your course whenever suits you!   Just enter your name below or tag … Continue reading “Want to grow Organic Veg?”

How to be a Healthy Vegan

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There’s a firmly held myth out there that once a person makes the switch to a plant-based diet, they automatically become healthier and slimmer overnight.  However, that’s not strictly true. Indeed, there are plenty of vegan-friendly junk foods and bad dietary habits you can still indulge in once you decide to become a vegan.  For … Continue reading “How to be a Healthy Vegan”

Dee’s Wholefoods at Food Matters Live

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Dee’s Wholefoods at Food Matters Live. Dee’s is honoured that Dr. Janette Walton  will showcase Dee’s Wholefoods approach to sugar, salt and fat reduction at Food Matters Live in London. The Food Matters Live Conference – (The relationship between food, health and nutrition…) – 70 leading figures from across government, industry, science and health will … Continue reading “Dee’s Wholefoods at Food Matters Live”

Irish farming – where are we going?

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This post/rant is in response to this brilliant article:- http://permaculturenews.org/2013/11/06/china-soybean-challenge/ ‘In 1995, China was producing 14 million tons of soybeans and it was consuming 14 million tons. In 2011, it was still producing 14 million tons of soybeans—but it was consuming 70 million tons, meaning that 56 million tons had to be imported’ This year … Continue reading “Irish farming – where are we going?”

The “New Vegetarian”

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The New Vegetarian. Back in the 1960’s and 1970’s the word “Vegetarian” conjured up images of sandal wearing, lentil eating, long haired hippies.   Yes, the definition of Vegetarian is someone that does not eat meat, but flexitarian attitudes from mainstream consumers are becoming more and more popular with the hardened definition of a Vegetarian becoming … Continue reading “The “New Vegetarian””

2 Reasons not to care about Lab Grown Meat

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“1.  Corn, wheat, rice and soybeans already provide enough protein to feed the world population 2.  4% of the world’s land surface is devoted to growing these crops compared to 30% for grazing and raising the crops   for livestock feed.  ” In 2009 at its  World Food Summit, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation … Continue reading “2 Reasons not to care about Lab Grown Meat”