Food

Quinoa Porridge

Creamy warm porridge during Winter is the ultimate breakfast comfort food and a fantastic way to start the morning off.  Traditionally porridge is made with oats but after spotting quinoa flakes I…

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Low Carb Tacos

Serves 3-4 people Ingredients 600 grams organic chicken breast, cut into small pieces 1 cup quinoa 1 brown onion, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon…

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Creamy Chocolate Mousse

  Lib and I first made this recipe a few years ago with the inclusion of peanut butter.  It's hard to believe that the main ingredient is avocado! The mousse…

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Chili, Ginger and Garlic Cabbage

My best friend's father Michael first cooked me this dish, many years ago.  I had never tried cabbage before (I had always thought it smelt a bit funny) but as…

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Poached Pears with Cinnamon and Anchor Greek Yoghurt

Pears are harvested in New Zealand and Australia around February to March and are generally available until May so this is the perfect time to get your pear fix.  Poached…

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Massaged Kale Salad

Kale, not just for green smoothies, you can also use this nutrient powerhouse in your salads! As Kale is course and tough the best way to make it palatable is…

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Vegan Mud Cake with Cashew Icing

Everyone loves a good chocolate cake recipe so I thought I would experiment and make a chocolate cake that is vegan, therefore free of egg and dairy.  This cake is so…

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Exotic Fruits Iced Tea

Exotic Fruits Iced Tea In November I spoke at Red Seal’s launch of their new tea range. Red Seal is a New Zealand owned and operated company, well known for their natural products…

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Mini Christmas Pavlovas

There is a long standing dispute as to whether the humble Pavlova originated in New Zealand or Australia; it seems to be New Zealand who can take claim to fame…

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Apple and Elderflower Iced Tea

Apple and Elderflower Iced Tea Iced tea has proven to be one of the healthiest drinks available. Not only does it revive you on a hot day, but also adds…

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