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27th Feb 2019

Calling All Ravenous Readers – Here Are Our Top Picks For Foodies At Thrive Festival


Oi! Foodies! There is another MASSIVE addition to the Dublin food calendar this year that is not to be missed.

Brought to you by the folks behind Taste of Dublin (yes – these guys know what they’re doing), Thrive Festival brings all things health, fitness and FOOD to the city next month.

On March 30 and 31, The Convention Centre Dublin will transform into a haven of health with fitness classes, cooking demos, and wellness talks all happening in the one place with a format similar to Taste – two sessions per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

The unique set up means you can personalise your schedule to your taste – booking your classes, events and talks in advance to ensure you make the very most of your session.

In the coming weeks, we’re showcasing the trainers, speakers and food brands who’ll be setting up in The Convention Centre to help you decide on your own personal Thrive hitlist.

Without further adieu – here’s what foodies can expect from Thrive.

1. Food Flicker by Daniel Davey

Learn to create tasty and healthy food from the gang at Food Flicker.

Daniel Davey is a performance nutrition expert for elite GAA and professional Rugby teams – but you don’t need to be an athlete to benefit from his tips to optimise your health.

Daniel set up online recipe forum Food Flicker to share nutritional science info in an understandable, practical and enjoyable way.

Food Flicker will appear on the Cookery Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 11:00 and 15:00

2. Indy Power

Indy has a massive following on her app and website The Little Green Spoon, which is all about making healthy and delicious meals without the hassle.

That’s exactly what she’ll be focusing on at Thrive Festival – showing us how to make quick, easy dishes for midweek. Her plant-based recipes are full of flavour and perfect for busy week days.

Indy Power will appear on the Cookery Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 12:00

3. Chef Jeeny Maltese – Good Food with Benefits

There is great pleasure in enjoying really good tasty foods and the finer things in life, but what if we could enjoy some extra benefits from the little pleasures we enjoy daily?

Jeeny is all about food that improves your mood, energy, stamina, productivity and even helps you sleep better.

Jeeny Maltese will appear on the Cookery Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @13:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @12:00

4. Sinead Delahunty – Real Food For Real Life

Physiotherapist, Gaelic footballer, food blogger and author, Sinéad Delahunty will be sharing her favourite wholesome real food recipes for all.

Find out how to create balanced recipes suitable for a busy lifestyle and within a tight budget.

Sinéad Delahunty will appear on the Cookery Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @14:00 & 18:00

5. Nutbutter

Nutbutter arrived in the Docklands last year and shook up the healthy brekkie game big time.

At Thrive, you’ll get tips and tricks from the team behind one of Dublin’s best loved vegan restaurants. They will show you how a delicious, easily prepared vegan sauces and dressings can transform what can be regularly perceived as mundane ingredients.

Join Nutbutter at Thrive Cookery Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 16:00 and & Sunday 31st March 2019 @18:00

6. Finn Ni Fhaolain

Finn is a chef, marine scientist and writer – her bestselling cookbook Finn’s World was released in 2017. Finding out she was a coeliac in her college years, Finn has since strived to create gluten-free recipes that are healthy, affordable and so delicious that anyone can enjoy them.

Join Finn for a demo full of delicious gluten-free delights, where she’ll take you through some of her top tips for gluten-free and plant-based baking, as well as ideas for making healthy and sustainable shopping affordable and easy. (With lots of nibbles to sample on the day).

Finn Ní Fhaoláin will appear Saturday 30th March 2019 on the Cookery Stage @17:00 & on the Grow Stage @14:00 and Sunday 31st March 2019 on the Cookery Stage @14:00 & on the Grow stage @16:00

7. Chef Erica Drum with Pure Results

Pure Results, founded by RTE presenter Kathryn Thomas, is Ireland’s premier all-inclusive residential fitness and wellness retreat focusing on getting you fitter, renewing confidence and inspiring long-term lifestyle changes.

At Thrive, Chef Erica Drum will host a weekly meal planning and recipe workshop – cooking up some delicious and vibrant healthy meals like spiced turkey burgers and salmon potato cakes.

8. Holly White

Plant-based cooking guru Holly White has made a big splash with her new cookbook Veganish, and now fans can experience her recipe tutorials live at Thrive Festival.

Holly’s mission is to elevate perceptions of vegan food with taste at the forefront of everything she creates – and she believes that eating healthily should be simple.

Holly will show us some easy-to-recreate plant based recipes that are easy to make at home.

Holly White will appear on the Cookery Stage Sunday 31st March 2019 @13:00 and 15:00