Whats going on?
So if you’re a Dublin living human, or indeed Limerick, you may have noticed my face, looming at a much higher height then usual, in all the lovely Camile Thai restaurants and carry outs.
I teamed up with the folks at Camile to create a dish for their menu inspired by some of my favourite flavours and ingredients.
Camile Thai interviewed with the best selling author, blogger, surfer, coeliac and all-round cool and interesting person – Finn Ní Fhaolain.
On your blog as in life, we can see that you love the sea, can you tell us what it is that you love so much? Do you have the same feeling wherever you are in the sea or is it different when you’re home in Ireland?
I’ve lived by the sea ever since I was little and it’s always been a massive part of my life, from recreation – beach days rain or shine with my parents and friends, to sports – surfing, suping, sailing, swimming or even just running on the beach and even just for a good state of mind, be that a quiet walk by the sea or a quick plunge in the cold salt water. For me, it’s everything, food, the subject I studied in college, my adrenaline and also my calm. Life at sea vs living by the seaside is quite different. I love working on ships, but technically you’re not generally allowed in the water (so I actually spend more time in the gym in those weeks!) so the freedom I find there is not seeing land for a few weeks, it might also sound a bit mad but not being connected to land and for the most part your normal day to day (and often the internet!) is a wonderful way to touch base with your brain and not get distracted. I find I’m either focused on the work I’m doing or in my down time my brain is flooding with ideas for when I come home. I came up with the concept for the blog while I at sea and also the idea for an exciting venture next year this summer while in the Atlantic this summer.
At Camile, we love food that is tasty, low calorie and healthy. You will find varied options on our menu and if you want to have a great meal without worrying about the calories we have you covered.
We know that many of our customers want to monitor their calorie intake and as a result, we decided to create a menu of 6 delicious dishes all under 600 calories.
Not only this, but all of our dishes are described with their ingredients and also with their calorie counts. That way you know what you are eating and the number of calories you are consuming. Continue reading…
Hot and spicy Chu Chee curry. A step by step guide.
At Camile Thai, we strive to cook the best Thai food out there and we want to show you how to too. We use only the freshest ingredients and best quality meat to deliver tasty, healthy and authentic Thai food. We want to you to recreate some of our dishes at home yourself. So we have put together this Chu Chee curry recipe video showing you a step by step guide to preparing a delicious Chu Chee curry. Chu Chee curry is a fiery and delicious Thai curry with fish sauce, basil, cucumber, green beans and chilli at its heart. This recipe video is the latest in our series of recipe videos.
A Quinoa Stir fry from Indy Power and Camile Thai.
Camile Thai’s menu is about to be stirred up with Quinoa and a little green spoon.
Clean eating blogger Indy Power has teamed up with us and created a delicious dish for our menu. It is Wok-fried quinoa with prawns, pineapple, red peppers, spring onions, pak choi, garlic, chilli, fried egg, cashew nuts all stir fried together in Indy’s signature curry sauce.
Can you say yum?
Indy’s dish will be available from Wednesday onward. So if authentic, honest-to-goodness, healthy food that will nourish your body and satisfy your tastebuds is your thing – then what are you waiting for?
We are delighted to share with you our latest chef collaboration. This main course special was created exclusively for us by Irish Pentathlete Natalya Coyle. It is an honour for us to work with Natalya, who crafted this dish with health and performance in mind.
Natalya Coyle’s Minced Duck Stir Fry is an Irish Athletic special with Stem broccoli, butter-nut squash, pickled ginger, fresh plums, yellow courgettes, and hot chillies.
We are delighted to announce that our latest Guest Chef collaboration is with Olympian Derval O Rourke.
Derval O’Rourke is an Irish former sprint hurdles athlete. She competed internationally in the 60 and 100 meters hurdles, and is the Irish national record holder in both events. She is also a very talented chef and is focused around healthy eating. She has released a number of very popular cook books in this area. We are delighted to have her on board and we think she is a great for for our brand
We understand the demands of people to eat healthier and stay fitter and as such we keep pushing to improve the healthiness of our offering. So if you are counting calories, we have you covered. This passion led to us being voted ‘Healthiest Takeaway in Ireland’.
We keep pushing however and we have endeavored to reduce the sugar and salt content of our dishes, make our menu almost entirely dairy free and now we have expanded from our 6 under 600 calorie menu to have calorie counts on all of our dishes. We want to make it easy for anyone to watch their calorie intake.
We aren’t finished yet and expect to see more improvements to the menu over the coming year.
You can check out our new menu in full at www.camile.ie or in one of our seven restaurants.