Lentil, Pea and Sweet Potato Curry

a great little recipe

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Food blogger, Taryn Littleton, created this delicious curry for us.

We love the legume and sweet potato combo – both are sources of low glycemic index carbohydrates, rich in slowly digested starch and fibre, helping to control blood sugar levels.

Also, eating dry beans, peas and lentils at least 4 times a week can help prevent chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and overweight, as well as improving gut health.

INGREDIENTS (serves 6)

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (crushed)
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped or grated
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into bite-size cubes
  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 5 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup reduced fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 pinch…

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10 Principles of Unconditional Parenting


This is a superb article that I just stumbled upon that is worth sharing; to read the entire article please click this link: 10 Principles of Unconditional Parenting by Rainbow Recognizer.

Unconditional love is the most important thing that every child deserves to experience in their life from pre-birth to adulthood. In fact I would go so far as to say that unconditional love is something that we all require as part of healthy development; more than anything else. So if as a parent you worry about money, and providing “things”, and education then maybe take a rain check and ask yourself am I loving enough, is it without conditions and am I giving my child time and connection? Be an example of unconditional love in all that you do and in all the ways that you interact with others. Your child learns everything from you.

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Andrea Cullen



Andrea Cullen

Welcome to my blog.

I would like to tell you a little more about myself, who I am, what I love, my qualifications and the work that I do, and why I am so passionate about making a difference to each and every client that walks through my clinic door.

The Letters, the official stuff:

  • Pharmacist (ex Cardiff 1997)
  • Senior Associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Nutritional Therapist (DipRAW, MBANT)
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Owner and founder of A-C Health Solutions

I have 16 years experience in the medical and health fieldand a lifetime of ‘Living”.So I am going to show you a bit about me, my loves and my life in pictures…

I was born in January 1976


Andrea with parents Bill and Heather Cullen

I was a month late and have spent the rest of my life awake and trying to catch up!

If you would like to read more about me, my work, my clients, client testimonials and athlete feedback, and my philosophy on life and healing; please watch here:

Andrea Cullen

From Gearoid Towey

“I first met Andrea when I was preparing for the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

I was a non believer in sports nutritionists as I felt they didn’t fully understand the uniqueness of my sport (weight restricted lightweight rowing), so I spent most of career doing my own thing nutritionally. Right from the beginning, Andrea got it and much of her advice and practice was very cutting edge and outside the box. Her advice was way ahead of the curve and she really helped us make our nutritional choices work. She brought us on a nutritional adventure and I could really feel the positive impact”

 From Eoin Rheinisch

I began working with Andrea in early 2009 and I couldn’t be happier with the results I have achieved.

Her nutrition plan is completely specific to me. It focuses on the areas that needed improvement, for example boosting my immune system, increasing lean muscle mass and recovering more effectively after training.

I continue to be impressed by Andrea’s attention to detail, enthusiasm and her genuine interest in improving my sporting performance. Her expertise is not just confined to nutrition but also encompasses other aspects, which have a huge impact on high performance. I feel her knowledge regarding recovery, sleep patterns, stress management, and immune function have helped give me a competitive advantage.

 Under Andrea’s guidance and advice, I have noticed a real sense of well-being. I recover faster after each session and race. As well as this, I have achieved my best lean muscle mass scores to date. In the past, I have been prone to illness four to five times a year due to the large volume and intensity of my training. Since working with Andrea and the focus we placed on maximising immune function, I am happy to say I haven’t been sick once this season.

From Ronan O’Brien

“Andrea has an immensely full artillery of knowledge and accreditation which are the foundation of her experience and heightened ability to communicate , problem solve and heal so many people, from many diverse health and personal ailments both in the sporting and everyday lives we now all travel in daily.”

Please follow the link  for more interesting facts, comments and insights on the work that I do.

Andrea Cullen

Much Love



Art from Primal Painter

So What is healing?

Only love….

Love heals and healing is when you love.

Andrea Cullen Sept 2013