Recommended 3Day Super Detox Menu perfect pre-Christmas

22 October 2014 @ 9:31 pm, by admin |
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Our 3 Day Super Detox Cleanse Testimonials

22 January 2014 @ 9:25 pm, by admin |
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Many Thanks to all our clients, customers and friends for taking the time to let us know how they got on during our 3 Day Super Detox Cleanse, means so much to us to hear the feedback and to share with others who would like to take a stepping stone towards a replenishment to kick start a new positive regime :)

Select Stores Dalkey
3 Day Super Detox Cleanse created by Nutritionist Oliver McCabe

Joanne R: ‘The Super Detox Smoothie is Delish plus Larry has great tips for Detox’

Katy McGuinness

Select Stores Dalkey Shortlisted The Irish Times Best Shops 2014

27 August 2014 @ 10:54 am, by admin |
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Best Shops in Ireland 2014: The shortlist

We are so proud that Select Stores Dalkey only registered health food shop/store & juice bar
in Ireland amongst the 2700 nominations of The Irish Times Best Shops 2014

Honour to be part of Best Artisan/Greengrocer Category and Congratulations and well done to winner Ardkeen Grocer Waterford and highly commended McCambridges Galway.

Many Thanks to everyone who took time out & supported us over last few weeks with this exciting shop local initiative by The Irish Times. We are thrilled, honoured and delighted Select Stores Dalkey has been…

Our pals ‘The Happy Pear’ cookbook on sale at Select Stores

21 October 2014 @ 12:32 am, by admin |
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I have a long & healthy relationship with Stephen and David Flynn from The Happy Pear. We met 10 years ago as we both started in the health and wholefood world around the same time. Well I like to say I was born about 6 months before them but who’s counting at the end of the day we’re all in the same boat. LOL. It’s fantastic that they have stuck to their guns when it comes to appreciation of the plant based diet, vegetables and importance of health and exercise within the family unit. This is now encompassed and passionately…

story behind the story: LEGUMES BEANS & LENTILS

20 October 2014 @ 10:16 pm, by admin |
Filed under: Nutritional Tips

Legumes are the fruits of podded plants, from beans, lentils and chickpeas to carob and even peanuts! They’re a fabulous shelf stable ingredient for the pantry, adaptable to breakfast, lunch, tea and even dessert.

Why legumes are good for you (& the planet)

Legumes are tasty, inexpensive and nutritious, and they actually benefit the environment by naturally ‘fixing’ nitrogen in the earth for healthy, fertile soil.

Legumes are a very good source of plant protein, containing between 20 – 25 % protein by weight. For this reason they’re an important ingredient in vegetarian cuisine, particularly when combined with…

Boost Up on Iron

16 October 2014 @ 9:08 pm, by admin |
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Boost Up on Iron

Iron is one of 15 minerals found in our environment known to be essential for our bodies, assisting with energy metabolism, oxygen transport and more. However, dietary iron is poorly absorbed; as a result, iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world.

Vegans are at highest risk for iron deficiency but not because of the low iron content of plant foods. Rather it’s due to the extremely low bioavailability of plant-sourced iron. Lentils, tempeh, pumpkin seeds, blackstrap molasses and cashews all contain iron — but less than 10 percent of…

Our Spelt Banana Bread recipe – sugar free bloat free & moist

2 October 2014 @ 9:34 pm, by admin |
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Almost everybody appreciates a slice of good banana bread! Toasted or untoasted, drizzled with a little honey and a dusting of cinnamon…

This version uses natural ingredients to enhance the flavour and nutritional value of a sweet that is often made with refined ingredients. Spelt is a delicious, complex and slightly nutty tasting alternative to wheat that many people find easier on the digestive system, whilst the yoghurt and bananas keep everything moist and more-ish. It’s just the way banana bread should be!

Ingredients (makes 1 loaf)

300 g natural yoghurt (McDonnells Farm or Mossfield Farm)

1 tsp bicarbonate…

Roast Tomato Soup with Quinoa & Feta

30 September 2014 @ 11:16 pm, by admin |
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Gluten Free Vegetarian

In this recipe quinoa enriches a rustic, rich tomato soup with protein and its distinct texture. Just beware as it needs to be rinsed very thoroughly (at least twice) before cooking to remove the unpleasant saponin coating, which is quinoa’s natural pest deterrent.

Ingredients (serves 4)

16 medium sized round tomatoes

1 tsp sea salt

cracked black pepper

1 bulb garlic

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 ½ tsp ground coriander

1 ½ tsp paprika

1 tsp ground cumin

750 ml vegetable stock

1 cup cooked quinoa

2 Tbsp feta cheese

2 Tbsp snipped chives


Wild At Heart Dalkey Castle Saturday Oct 4. 2014 Book Now!

30 September 2014 @ 11:01 pm, by admin |
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About The Event :

This is a day we all need! It’s a brilliant opportunity to hear fantastic speakers talking about issues that concern us all.

Lots of us women feel at times that we are invisible, lost, overwhelmed or worthless. This is crazy. Think about it. Think where we are now:

The pressure of our 20’s, 30’s and 40’s is no longer there.

Throughout those decades there was a huge burden to establish a career, meet a partner, make money, raise our children, buy a home…

These pressures have now passed but women still…

Suppressing your Immune System

22 September 2014 @ 1:58 pm, by admin |
Filed under: Nutritional Tips

Suppressing your immune system

How do people suppress their immune systems?
Let’s count the ways:

1) Lack of sufficient sleep.
2) Consumption of processed, refined & artificial foods (white sugar).
3) Consumption of medications.
4) Smoking cigarettes.
5) Sedentary lifestyles (avoidance of exercise).
6) Avoidance of sunlight (not spending enough time in nature).
7) Nutritional deficiencies of important minerals like zinc.
8. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments.
9) Exposure to pesticides, herbicides, preservatives and other chemicals.
10) Eating GMOs.

People with suppressed immune systems seem to be especially vulnerable to…

Our Basil Cashew Pesto

18 September 2014 @ 5:10 pm, by admin |
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Pesto is a delicious way to use large amounts of basil (A big bunch of beautiful basil is simply impossible to resist) and if you store it carefully (the layer of oil is all- important in preventing oxidisation) pesto will keep in the fridge for up to a month. You can even freeze pesto but if you do leave out the Parmesan and stir through after it has defrosted. This version uses cashews because they are more economical than traditional pine nuts, but feel free to indulge if you want to! Almonds also work a treat.

Use pesto on…

Mix it up with Organic Miso: more than just soup!

14 September 2014 @ 3:06 pm, by admin |
Filed under: Nutritional Tips

Miso is a Japanese seasoning paste, made by fermenting soybeans and different grains (most commonly barley and different types of rice) with water, salt and koji culture.

High in protein and packed with concentrated vitamins and minerals it’s delicious, healthy & versatile. Unpasteurised products are particularly beneficial as they contain enzymes which assist digestion.

Dark or ‘red’ misos tend to be earthy and full-flavoured and are suited to making hearty soups, stocks, sauces and even as a sandwich spread.

Their lighter coloured counterparts- known as ‘white’ misos- are more mellow and sweet and are suited to making salad dressings,…