Author: Caitriona Horne

Widen the Window

A pioneering researcher gives us a new understanding of stress and trauma, as well as the tools to heal and thrive. This groundbreaking book examines the cultural norms that impede resilience in America, especially our collective tendency to disconnect stress from its potentially extreme consequences and override our need to recover. It explains the science […]

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Baked Halibut

You can’t beat an all-in-one traybake for ease and speed, and a meaty fish like halibut is perfect for the job. The tomatoes and wine will ensure the fish doesn’t dry out while cooking, and everything in the tray will absorb all the lovely flavours of the lemon, rosemary and garlic, making this a super-tasty […]

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Lentil and Bulgur Tabbouleh with Grilled Feta

When you grill feta, it doesn’t melt – it just becomes softer and creamier with deliciously crisp edges. It’s amazing with this lentil-filled tabbouleh, as the salty, tangy cheese is tempered by the sweet and sticky pomegranate molasses in the dressing. You can serve the salad on its own or as part of a big […]

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Moroccan Chicken Traybake

Using a spice mix like ras-el-hanout is a great kitchen shortcut – just sprinkle it over the vegetables and chicken in this easy traybake and you will be instantly transported to the souks of Morocco or Tunis without any effort at all. However, keep an eye on the sell-by date of ground spices – after […]

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How to Unf*ck Yourself

‘You are not defined by what’s inside your head. You are what you do. Your actions.’ – Unf*ck Yourself, p.117 I believe you can change your life. I also believe it’s a lot of hard fucking work. Here’s what’s important: the more you are up against, the more power you’ll have to recognize and transcend […]

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Korean Kimchi Tomato Eggs

A wonderful fusion of Middle Eastern shakshuka with the flavours of Korean bibimbap.

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Lighter Dan Dan Noodles

A recipe that relies heavily on vegetables and a pep of spice and heat to leave you with a simple satisfaction, this is a super-light version of the classic Sichuan street food dish that usually uses minced pork.

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Three Exercises in Mindfulness from Padraig O’Morain

1  Are you worth a moment? Are you worth a moment of your own time? Can you allow yourself to just ‘be’ for a while, perhaps letting yourself enjoy the sensation of breathing? Sometimes we allow ourselves to be pulled in all directions by the demands of others or of situations because we feel more […]

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Jewelled Herb & Rice Salad

VEGETARIAN Cook’s Notes: If you have a little extra time, soak the rice in cold water for 30 minutes before you start cooking. This kick-starts the water absorption process so that when you cook the rice you end up with fluffy separate grains that are perfectly cooked and don’t stick together. Equipment: Sauté pan with […]

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Losing Your Sh*t as a Parent is Okay

In my personal and professional experience, there are a few different reasons why much of the advice out there doesn’t work for most parents. Many of those books are just too damn long, and most parents don’t have the time, energy, or desire to read all those words. I promise to get to the point. […]

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