I follow the effervescent duo, the Happy Pear on Twitter and love their food ethos and the idea of a healthy food “revolution” which when it comes down to it is to eat more vegetables and plant food. Their recipes show how to incorporate this into breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert and of course for everything to taste full of delicious flavour.
I had the chance to drop into their lovely cafe and food store in Greystones whilst on holiday in Co Wicklow recently and the sun shone all day 😎
The boys were at ‘Bloom’ in the Phoenix Park in Dublin that day.
Well it was delicious, there was a small queue for food (was a weekday so can’t speak for weekends!) which went in no time, friendly staff and a lovely relaxed seating area upstairs. Had the Pinto burger with what I think was pickled ginger or red onion on top with a decent side salad. It was half ate before I even thought of taking a decent photo.
We went for a walk on the beach before returning for round 2 of tea and dessert . This was the Chocolate Avocado Cake (no photo as was too impatient to devour it..) which I plan on making soon.
Their red pesto – whilst expensive – is the nicest ‘shop bought’ pesto ever, full of natural nourishing ingredients including olive oil. A lot of the less expensive pestos have sunflower oil.
This is available in most SuperValu stores, delicious on toast, mixed into cooked pasta, as a coating over a piece of fish such as cod/hake. Yum!
Their second book ‘The World of the Happy Pear’ is out now.
They have also released new snack bars on the market, I can only vouch for the Tiffin , a healthier replacement for a chocolate bar and I can honestly say I got the same chocolate type fix from it. 🙂