The wonder of the Pressure Cooker !

Ever strapped for time to make a nutritious and wholesome meal on these cold evenings?? The pressure cooker has been a vital part of our every day cooking for years. It costs about 70 euros but will last a lifetime. Our one is over 10 years old and still looks and works as good as new.

The pressure cooker is part of everyday cooking in Northern Greece, more so in the winter. It is used in many Greek recipes such as lentil soup, ‘Arakas’ which is pea and potato soup which is the recipe we have included below. We always use the pressure cooker to cook all our meats and it leaves them tender and succulent. We couldn’t live without our pressure cooker and it is used approximately 3 times a week in some recipe or another!!!

This week’s recipe is Pea and Potato Soup – so delicious and so easy to make. Just ensure that when you have all your ingredients added and your carton of passata sauce that you add water to cover the ingredients. If you find once it is cooked it is too watery leave off the lid and boil off some of the water.  Once served you can add feta which is delicious when melted in the soup or some chilli flakes. You can also add some meat to the dish.

Check out our short below below and our recipe for our delicious Pea and Potato soup.

Click here ->>>Pea and Potato Soup Video


What is Tahini and how to use our chocolate tahini

Tahini is an extremely nutritional paste which is made from ground sesame seeds. It is also known as sesame butter or sesame paste. Tahini originates from the countries of the Mediterranean. It can be blended with a selection of other ingredients to make dressings, dips, sauces and spreads.


Our chocolate Tahini is a superb healthy alternative to chocolate spread. It contains sesame seeds, hazelnuts, cacao powder, extra virgin olive oil and only 1.5 teaspoons of brown sugar per jar. Our chocolate tahini is based on a traditional family Greek recipe and has travelled from the hill of Northern Greece to the foothills of Mt. Leinster in Co. Carlow where it is produced.

How to use our Chocolate Tahini?

Our Chocolate Tahini can be used in many ways. Here’s some ideas for you to try:

  • Use it as a spread on crackers or toast
  • Add some honey if you want to sweeten
  • Use it in natural yoghurt
  • Add it to your porridge or granola
  • Use it on pancakes

Why is our Chocolate Tahini so good for you?

Our Chocolate Tahini contains no palm oil, we use our own extra virgin olive oil, no additives, preservatives, or additives and only 1.5 teaspoons of brown sugar per jar. It is low in saturated fat, high in protein, fibre and full of healthy fats. There are no hidden nasties in our products. It is healthy living at it’s best.

If you are trying to make healthier choices for you or your family our Chocolate Tahini take a look at the nutritional information on our jar and compare it to leading brand names in chocolate spread. The nutritional difference between our Tahini and the lead brand names in chocolate spread is world’s apart.

If you have a child who loves Nutella it can be a difficult transition but one which is worthwhile. The texture of our chocolate tahini is quite different to  Nutella – it has a grainy texture and is quite sticky. You can taste the hazelnuts straight away as opposed to tasting the sugar in Nutella. A tip here is to add some honey to the jar and mix it well and it helps when giving it to children who are used to eating Nutella.

Where can you buy our Chocolate Tahini?

You can find our tahini on the shelves in the Food Academy section of Supervalu stores in Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Kildare.

  • Arkdeen Stores, Waterford
  • Glasrai Goodies, Kilkennny
  • The Little Green Grocer Kilkenny
  • Full and Plenty, New Ross, Co Wexford
  • The Health Store, Dublin (11 stores across Dublin and Kildare)
  • You can also purchase online at

Exciting News!!!!

We have also just secured a distributor and soon our chocolate and plain tahini will be available in all good health stores nationwide!!!

Check out our video below on Youtube where you can find Petros chatting about our Chocolate Tahini and how you can use it.

Click here to see  ->>> Our Video all about Chocolate Tahini

Salad Recipes

White Bean Hummus

Join us on our food journey in 2018 and lets create a food revolution! This year we will be blogging lots about delicious healthy recipes for you to try and also posting videos with handy tips to help you out when your trying out these recipes. This weeks recipe is our delicious White Bean Hummus. It features in the newly launched Carlow Cookbook, not only is it delicious but a super healthy recipe too.

One of the main ingredients in our recipe is our Tahini, which is the only Irish produced Tahini produced in Co. Carlow and based on a traditional family Greek recipe. It’s very high in protein, fibre, low in satured fat and of course very high in healthy fats. Tahini is becoming very popular because of its high nutritional value. Tahini is also gluten free, diary free and suitable for vegans. 

It can be used in various salad recipes and because of it’s high nutritional value is often regarded as a superfood.We also use our very own ‘Oleum’ Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the recipe, which has won more than 20 global taste awards. It is cold pressed with a very low acidity level which is key to a premium extra virgin olive oil. Check out our short video on youtube for some of those handy tips!!

Our White Bean Recipe is ready and waiting for you to try it out!

You can also find the link to our recipe on our you tube channel below

Click here for ->>> Our video on Handy Tips for White Bean Humms

If you’d like to learn more about us and our journey so far check out this great video produced and supported by the Carlow Local Enterprise Board, Carlow County Council, Carlow Tourism and Ireland’s Ancient East. Check out the link below:

Click here ->>> The Soul of Crete Video


Let us know how you get on with our White Bean Hummus salad recipe!

How to Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet, an essential nutritional food for the world’s longest living cultures.

We have previously talked about the Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and now we are going to look at where to use Extra Virgin olive oil. Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be used for different dishes such as cooked or uncooked meals.
Continue reading How to Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Health Benefits Of Olive Oil | Olive Oil Benefits

The health benefits of olive oil have been well researched and proven. The health benefits of a Mediterranean diet can be closely linked to the amounts of Olive Oil included in almost every meal. Olive trees have been growing around the Mediterranean region since about 3,000 B.C. High quality extra virgin olive oil has been extensively researched and has been proven to have antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds and a number of heart healthy macronutrients.
Continue reading Health Benefits Of Olive Oil | Olive Oil Benefits

What is Tahini?

Tahini is an extremely nutritional paste which is made from ground sesame seeds. It is also known as sesame butter or sesame paste. Tahini originates from the countries of the Mediterranean. It can be blended with a selection of other ingredients to make dressings, dips, sauces and spreads.
Continue reading What is Tahini?