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 3 Day Super Detox Cleanse Testimonials

22 January 2014 @ 9:25 pm, by admin |
Filed under: Events & News

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

Oliver’s Super Detox Smoothies The Restaurant Brown Thomas

23 January 2014 @ 5:44 pm, by admin |
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pDelighted to be invited to have my Super Detox Smoothie creations at The Restaurant Brown Thomas /
On the Breakfast and Lunch Menu you will have a choice of The Super Detox Smoothie or Fast & Fabulous Detox Smoothie both 250ml €4.50 each. Please pop in and enjoy a quick boost of energy at Brown Thomas. We will be having a official breakfast launch at the end of February. Details will be posted as soon as date confirmed. Many Thanks to all the team at The Restaurant and Brown Thomas for having me & smoothies X/p
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New Healthy Breakfast at Select Stores Dalkey

9 March 2014 @ 7:40 pm, by admin |
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Organic Fresh Fruit Summer Bircher Muesli with Fresh Low GI fruit and Flaxseed now available eat in or take away €4.95. Lots of superfoods for a super you. More energy less calories. 250 calories.

Organic chopped boiled eggs with Avocado Chive and Toast of the day. €5.50 available for all day. Stay Focused and Fueled! 350 calories

OATS stabilize blood sugar levels and prevent sugar crashes. Economical, versatile and nutritious foods
Oats contain a lot of soluble fibre that is rich in beta-glucans, a particular type of fibre that has been shown to lower bad cholesterol and help…

Updated Select Stores 3 day Super Detox Cleanse Menu

2 June 2014 @ 2:28 pm, by admin |
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Updated Super Detox Cleanse Menu. More Variety of Detox Foods & new Super Detox Smoothie. Only €60 for 3 days. Feel satisfied & enjoy your detox. The achievement will last longer. Call 01 – 2859611 to order from Wed June 4.

Our Testimonials:

Oliver McCabe Nutritionist Select Stores Dalkey
A guide to the best safest way to detox before summer
Why Detox?

We must give our bodily organs & systems a little break every so often as they work overtime for us.
Modern lifestyles & diet tend to overwhelm our elimination…

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 |
Filed under: Recipes

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,…

the Lowdown on Nutritious Irish Green Beans

6 September 2014 @ 2:36 pm, by admin |
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Nutritious Irish Green Beans – in season now

Fresh and light emerald green – ‘green beans’ or the ‘common
bean’ are typically referred to as string beans. Modern varieties
are known as ‘stringless beans’ as there is no need to remove the
fibrous ‘string’ that runs down the length of it. Related cousins
are the broad, round, runner, dwarf and snap beans, sized
short or long. Deliciously tender, sweet, and fresh tasting –
the whole pod can be eaten.

It is one of the longest cultivated plants, 6000 years ago in

Early Autumn Minestrone Soup recipe

2 September 2014 @ 9:12 pm, by admin |
Filed under: Recipes

Fab for Back to School Season

Early Autumn Minestrone

Gluten Free
Serves 6


2 tablespoons olive oil

2 small red onions, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 leek, washed, halved lengthwise and finely sliced

1 fennel bulb, finely chopped

6 cups good quality veg. broth

2 x 400g tins good quality organic chopped tomatoes

1 cup french green lentils, rinsed and picked over

½ cup brown rice, rinsed

black pepper and fine ground sea salt to taste

200g greens, such as chard or…

what is KEFIR?

30 August 2014 @ 8:27 pm, by admin |
Filed under: Nutritional Tips

What is kefir?
Oliver McCabe


I call kefir “supermilk” because it combines all of the nutritional benefits of milk (calcium, protein, potassium, B-12) with the numerous health benefits of probiotics, resulting in a highly absorbable (and delicious) beverage.

Kefir is similar to yoghurt but consumed in a drinkable form instead of with a spoon. It is fermented for a longer time than yoghurt and with a greater variety of bacterial species — this results in much greater probiotic support than yoghurt provides. Kefir contains two to 10 billion colony-forming units (a unit of measurement for…

Oliver’s advice & recipes in Irish Country Living, Farmers Journal

21 August 2014 @ 9:59 pm, by admin |
Filed under: Events & News

Delighted Oliver contributing nutrition tips advice & recipes to Irish Country Living Magazine part of Irish Farmers Journal. On Sale Nationwide. Check it out!

Click Here to See Oliver’s Super Green Smoothies:

Cinnamon helps absorb Sugar

13 August 2014 @ 9:59 pm, by admin |
Filed under: Nutritional Tips

Cinnamon helps absorb sugar

An extract of cinnamon reduced risk for diabetes in pre-diabetic volunteers, according to results from a new study. Researchers recruited 24 participants who had slightly raised blood sugar levels after not eating for 8 to 14 hours, a condition known as impaired fasting glucose, which is a risk factor for diabetes.

In the double-blind trial, doctors from the Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France, randomly assigned the recruits to take 500 mg of standardised cinnamon extract, in two 250 mg capsules per day, or a placebo, for 12 weeks. At the end of the study, scientists…

Let’s support Fibre in Irish diets

6 August 2014 @ 3:19 pm, by admin |
Filed under: Nutritional Tips

When you google ‘Irish Fibre’ these days it does not relate to food but technology.

Fibre doesn’t receive as much praise as other nutritional buzzwords (antioxidants, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids), but it should — a food’s fibre content is a great indicator of wholesome, minimally processed foods.

The more processed a food is, the lower its fibre content will be. A whole apple provides 3 to 4 grams of fibre while a peeled apple provides 2 grams, and apple juice contains no fibre at all. The same trend is visible as whole grains are refined, as vegetables…