As a HUGE thank you to our ‘ALMOST’ 2013 Facebook followers in 2013 … We are giving away an amazing PaddyO’s Power Pack to kickstart your new year!
To enter all you have to do is LIKE this & we’ll pick a winner next Monday!!!
Just had our first breather since the Craft Fair that took place over the past week and weekend – it was exciting to meet people who have bought our granola and we really enjoyed introducing granola to new tasters. The common question among all of our new tasters and old buyers was ‘How do we eat granola?’
Well, there are numerous ways to eat granola, like having it with milk (hot & cold), adding it to porridge and having it as a fibrous snack … but here are THREE more great ways to enjoy our favourite breakfast cereal:
1. Add Granola to slightly sweetened yoghurt
A lot of people feel granola is ‘too healthy’, if you are in that popular category have no fear you can trick the ol’ tastebuds into thinking that you are getting your morning sugar zing by mixing Paddy O’s Granola with a slightly sweetened yoghurt. Our favourite is vanilla yoghurt with lots of fresh berries in summer/ autumn or warmed up frozen blueberries and raspeberries in winter, with a drizzle of honey or apple syrup.
2. Baked Apple Granola
Great dessert idea!
3. Baked in Bread
Add more of a crunch and fiber to your bread by including it in your brown bread recipe – great for the morning with lashings of raspberry jam!
200g Paddy O’s Granola
100g cheddar cheese, finely grated
2 tbsp finely chopped chives
¼ tsp paprika
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 180C (350F / Gas Mark 4).
(Huge thanks to Sharon from www.blueberrypie.ie)
It’s May, and you all know what that means … It’s fresh mint season!!! – oh you didn’t know? Jokes, neither did we until we checked out what’s in season through the bord bia website, seen here.
Here are the 8 amazing reasons why Mint Tea is so beneficial:
1) First, and foremost, it is known for its ability to soothe the digestive tract
2) Helps relieve heartburn
3) Is a detoxifier
4) Helps cure skin rashes
5) Suppresses appetite
6) Relieves flatulence
7) Helps with Nausea
8 ) Helps cure gallstone problems
There is a little rumour floating around the internet that it can also reduce unwanted hair for women!
So grab your tea pot and head into your garden, or local supermarket and get a bunch of mint leaves and start feeling GREAT!
A recipe idea:
- Rinse tea pot with hot water
- Before adding the mint leaves – crush them gently with your hands
- Then fill with boiling water
- Allow the leaves to infuse for about 3-5 minutes … and enjoy.
(image from Pinterest)
Wow, what an insane couple of days it has been. All a bit of a blur, all a bit of a shock, but all of it really AWESOME!
It all started off with our Lansdowne team winning our division cup, what a celebration – that was then followed closely by Paddy O’s winning the Bravo ‘Make me Famous’ competition – Crazy!
(Please see all the pictures on our Facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/PaddysOGranola – and if you don’t already ‘LIKE’ us, please do!)
So, we just want to take this opportunity to say thank you very much for all your support of Paddy O’s – we really have such a wonderful fan base that keeps us feeling inspired and wanting to do better.
… in saying that we want to let you know first that we have so many exciting things coming up on the cards like,
1) New branding on its way … goodbye old, hello brand spankin’ new!
2) A WHOLE LOT OF ADVERTISING … we will be everywhere thanks to Bravo!
3) A new range of products … a taste sensation will be hitting the shelves soon
All of this will be transpiring over the next few months! Yeehaw – exciting times.
A bit of reading matter for you here.
The secret to weight loss, says Kathy Freston, is crowding out – not cutting out!
“When you gradually add nutrient dense, fibre rich foods you quite simply run out of space in your stomach.”
Basically making the ‘club bouncers’ at the entrance of your stomach ask junk food for some ID.
“It is recommended that women should get at least 25g of fibre per day with a 2000 calorie diet, and men should be looking at 35g.”
Paddy O’s Granola is an amazing source of fibre & Iron – as it contains fibre fueled flakes, seeds, sultanas & apricots!
Okay let’s talk Apples:
- New research @Cornell has shown that apple peels have potent antioxidants & growth blocking effects on breast cancer cells. wow!
- Apples also have antimutagenic & anti-inflammatory effects and may even enhance our immune systems to flush out the badness before it even starts.
This is why Paddy O’s is looking to add a new flavour to our brand and apple is looking like quite a serious contender in the fruit ring.
We will keep you updated!
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Last weekend, the weather was wonderful, so we decided to test out the 40 foot … and it was serious brain freeze material.
So, what causes brain freeze when it comes to food?
It is caused by cold food/ or drinks ( or in our case freezing sea water) hitting the roof of the mouth causing blood vessels to constrict. This is known as sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia – say that three times backwards. The headache that follows is the pain receptors having a chat with your brain using the nerves in your face. The brain, a little thrown off by where the panic is coming from interprets this message as if it coming from your forehead … and therefore, ‘OUCH BRAIN FREEZE!’
Life Tip to Stop Brain Freeze:
- Pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth cures brain freeze … Yes, as easy as that!