last updated 12 April 2018
Update: Fiona Uyema has created a line of fabulously delicious soy sauces called Fused. My personal favourite is the “Glorious Ginger” soy sauce, there is also “Cheeky Chilli” and “Clever Classic”. They are available in Supervalu. Check them out on her website www.fusedbyfionauyema.com
Anyone who wants to eat healthy and delicious food should pay attention to Fiona Uyema and her easy to follow Japanese recipes. Yes, her recipes are easy to follow and healthy and delicious. I have personally tasted some of her recipes and they are yummy! So, who is Fiona Uyema? Fiona Uyema has been pushing boundaries and influencing the Irish foodie scene with her easy to follow Japanese style recipes for a while now. She has become the authority in Japanese cuisine appearing on TV and at the biggest food festivals in the country such as Ballymaloe Lit Fest, Bloom, and Taste of Dublin. Fiona Uyema was a key feature at Taste of Dublin among some of the best chefs in Ireland and UK. She offers hands on cooking classes to the public at Miele in Dublin as well.
Fiona Uyema showed the country how easy Japanese cooking is on TV3’s Late Lunch Live where she has been described as “Ireland’s Japanese Cuisine Queen!”.
Her recipes have also appeared on some of the biggest food publications such as Easy Food, FOOD&WINE, and the RTE Guide. To learn more about Fiona Uyema and her background click here.
In collaboration with photographer Harry Weir and editor Miriam Atkins, Fiona was successful in getting sushi featured on the front cover of FOOD&WINE Magazine along with a special 8 page feature on Fiona’s favourite Japanese recipes.
“Fiona’s gorgeous recipes celebrating the Hanami festival in FOOD&WINE Magazine offered readers a masterclass in Japanese cuisine, with lots of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Her sushi stole the show, gracing our front cover.” Miriam Atkins, Editor. The photos below were taken by Harry Weir Photography and first appeared in FOOD&WINE Magazine.
And now Fiona is delighted to have written her first cookbook titled “Japanese Food Made Easy”. It was inspired by her time in Japan. It will be published by Mercier Press and is now available to pre-order from her publisher, Mercier Press, at a discounted price, so be sure to check that out. I’ve ordered 2 copies already. It would make a great Christmas gift and dare I say that there are only 18 shopping weekends til Christmas, so here’s a chance to get ahead of the game! Here’s the link to purchase the book: http://www.mercierpress.ie/irish-books/japanese_food_made_easy/
Fiona Uyema writes a cooking blog called “Fiona’s Japanese Cooking”. Her easy to follow Japanese style recipes and useful tips will give you the knowledge and confidence to try Japanese cooking at home. Fiona’s recipes vary from washoku (Japanese traditional recipes) to fusion recipes mixing western and Japanese tastes.
last updated 12 April 2018
Acupuncture is very effective of course, but there are also things you can do yourself to help take the edge off of morning sickness
How to Eat to Help Relieve Morning Sickness
Recurring Cystitis (also known as Urinary Tract Infections- UTI’s) when you’re pregnant can become a big problem for some women. My clients are also usually trying to be as healthy as they can because they are pregnant and they don’t want to have to end up frequently taking lots of antibiotics. We frequently get enquiries for help with cystitis and everyone always ask if there is anything they can do in addition to the acupuncture to help prevent cystitis. If you suffer regularly from Cystitis and you’d like some things you can do on your own to help prevent it from happening, then read on for a list of effective measures you can take. In addition to doing your best to keep the area clean (ie: always wiping front to back) there are dietary changes you can implement.
-Make sure your fluid intake is the proper amount for you. Your urine should be clear, have a yellow hue, but not dark yellow or cloudy and murky. It should not have a strong smell either. Visit here for an infographic showing healthy and unhealthy urine colours. Plenty of fluids going through your urinary tract system will help prevent cystitis by flushing out any lingering bacteria.
-Drink barley water regularly. This can be considered part of the daily fluid intake mentioned above. Barley water has long been used to prevent cystitis and it’s quick and simple to make yourself. Just boil one litre of water with one handful of pearl barley. Let it gently simmer and reduce down to about half the liquid. Strain and then drink the liquid. You can drink it warm or when it has cooled down, it’s your preference. Add a squeeze of lemon juice. It’s pretty bland tasting, but you can also sweeten it with a little touch honey of you like.
-Drink cranberry juice. This is the most commonly known natural way to prevent Cystitis / Urinary Tract Infections. Studies have shown that cranberry juice inhibits the ability of bacteria to adhere to the lining of the bladder. Two glasses of unsweetened cranberry juice a day is the recommended dose.
-Add Blueberries to your diet, they have a similar action to that of cranberries. Eat them fresh with some plain natural yoghurt or put some blueberries in your cereal or even in your salad.
-Avoid coffee (both decaffeinated and with caffeine) as coffee is a bladder irritant.
-Avoid sugar because it lowers the immune response and you are trying to combat bacteria to prevent cystitis.
-Eat garlic and onions. They are both naturally antibiotic.
-Drink a juice combination of cranberry, pineapple and apple as recommended by Jason Vale, popularly known as the juice master. Check out his recipe for Cystitis / UTI’s here. Or drink a green juice daily consisting of celery, parsley, spinach and green apple. This will help reduce acidity and calm an irritated bladder.
last updated 12 April 2018
My clients are always asking me if there is anything they can do on their own between pregnancy acupuncture sessions and I think pregnancy yoga is ideal.
No previous yoga experience is necessary, but a reputable Yoga studio will usually require you to be at least 14 or 15 weeks pregnant. What I think is really great about attending pregnancy yoga classes is that you will find support and camaraderie with people who are going through a similar pregnancy experience. Sharing yoga with like-minded people, you will emerge from pregnancy yoga classes feeling renewed, nourished, inspired and utterly supported during your pregnancy. You will take home some valuable tools and ideas with you. You’ll also make some great friends you can enjoy your upcoming maternity leave with.
Pregnancy is a wonderful time to practice yoga. Specialised pregnancy yoga classes will help a woman both emotionally and physically. helping her to release any tension in the body while also helping to ease emotional changes while bringing balance and a feeling of groundedness.
There are many changes happening during pregnancy such as hormonal and structural changes in her body. Therefore a woman needs to be gently facilitated through specially modified set of yoga movements that support both Mum and Baby as you move through each stage.
Pregnancy yoga is a wonderful way to also bond with unborn baby. Through some very gentle breathing practices, you will learn relaxation while also learning to prepare for birth through the breath and visualisation.
In Clane: www.breathingplace.ie
In Celbridge: www.yogaessence.ie
In Lucan, Dublin: www.barefootyogastudio.ie