NutShed Limerick – I first met Evie last October in The Limerick Milk Market at her adorable stall NutShed Limerick – She wore a balmy glow and a wide smile for somebody who had clearly been up baking half the night only to travel into the market to set up her stall. She was chatty, authentic and instantly helpful. In a market so busy that everything seems to blur at the edges, its hard to give your full attention to someone – But she did, and she continues to for all her customers. To learn that she was only two years older than myself and had the initiative to set up her own business was inspiring to see. As well as her food – It’s her work ethic I marvel. NutShed Limerick NutShed Limerick NutShed Limerick
We all know extreme diets cause an extreme slip, and that’s what NutShed Limerick is opposed to – For them it is all about having your cake and eating it too, by marrying superfoods with decadent desserts. Her idea for the popular vegan stall was born after years of working in the busy hospitality industry, where she noticed after working long days and gruelling late nights that she was lacking in energy – and after a bit of experimentation she found plant-based foods sustained her more than anything. I’ve always maintained a healthy lifestyle but have a constant mental tug of war between that and wanting something ridden with chocolate at some point of the day – And this is where NutShed steps in. Each of the diverse mix of entirely hand made treats promises to be free of gluten, dairy and refined sugar. Some energy ball flavours include cacao and coconut, lemon and turmeric and also classic peanut butter. My favourites are the delicious vegan carrot cake with a creamy cashew frosting and also the rich beetroot brownies. NutShed Limerick
I’ve seen a knock on effect and the NutSheds forward facing an innovative brand has led to more and more health conscious stalls in our local market. So long buttery pastries and wheels of cheese – Hello quinoa bread, organic kale, hummus and sweet potato brownies. With veganism and healthy living under the microscope at the moment, it is an exciting time to reconsider your diet and lifestyle.
While maintaining her own fastly expanding business, Evie also has her hands full with involvement in Global Green Food Market. I know right, is she even mortal? There seems to be nothing this young woman can’t do..
Those of you at this year’s Electric Picnic may recognise the Global Green Food Market – an organisation concentrated on sustainability by celebrating fantastic local food and introducing radical solutions that will work for our future. Evies green ideas and unselfish support of community projects is what drives me to be even more of a NutShed customer. I like to think that by buying locally and choosing artisan made produce over mass produced that I’m minimising my own ecological impact while also socially enriching myself – It’s important to see where and who our food is coming from.
You can find NutShed Limerick in the Milk Market each Saturday morning from 8am – 3pm or alternatively in La Cucina, Castletroy. The treats are even available in attractive Dublin locations such as Fallon & Byrne on Exchequer Street and Sprout & Co on Dawson St – Make sure to keep up to date with them on Snapchat and Instagram. Their social media accounts are unparalleled to anything else I’ve seen – treating all their freshly made cakes like canvases and perfectly positioning everything for that ever important Instagram shot.
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