Food

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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The Importance of Gut Health

Probiotics are the naturally occurring good bacteria that are found in our gut. These bacteria play a considerable important role in our health. The human gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is one…

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Eating for Energy

The primary role of your diet is to provide your body with enough energy-boosting nutrients to keep you going throughout the day. However, in today’s busy world it is common…

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Paleo Coconut Chicken

  New Zealand consumers eat more chicken than any other meat protein source, yes that is a fact.  Around 84 million birds are processed for consumption each year.  Sadly most from…

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