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Food, Gifted

Learning to eat less meat…

Like what I assume is most families in New Zealand, we don’t see ourselves as flexitarians but we are always learning and trying to make healthier choices! We are actively trying to have more meat-free days so when Countdown approached me to see if I wanted to be part of a Health & Wellness Campaign which included a bunch of Vegetarian  ...

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Food, NZ Small Business

No one wants a flat omelette!

Food is so nostalgic and fluffy omelettes are no different for me. I have memories of my beloved grandfather in the kitchen making these for us when I was just small. Once you have tried an omelette this way you wont want to go back! This one fed 2 adults and 2 children for breakfast! Change out the toppings as you wish! Ingredients – 1  ...

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Food, Gifted, NZ Small Business

Clean Mixes Hack

When Christine from Clean Mixes sent me her new release Rich Chocolate Baking Mix I instantly knew I wanted to do something different with it to show you guys that it isn’t JUST a Muffin and Cake Mix. I racked my brain, considered brownies, waffles and pancakes but settled on Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding… one of my ALL TIME FAVE  ...

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Food, NZ Small Business

Moroccan Quinoa Salad

This week we got a box of meat, fruit & veg from Foodbox and I have been enjoying whipping up amazing food with such fresh ingredients! My favourite from this week so far was a Moroccan Quinoa Salad I made which we had with Roast Chicken – I have also been having the leftovers with a poached egg on top for lunch! I had lots of  ...

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Food

I still don’t like Cheesecake, but…

Being predominantly one-handed at the moment has created more than a few issues! BUT thanks to my Thermomix, Clean Mixes and Tatua – this cheesecake I created is easy as pie… or cheesecake! Also, I have come to realise that maybe I do like Cheesecake… not those supermarket ones (those are the ones I don’t like!) but  ...

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Food, Gifted, Sharing

Minted Pea and Bacon Risotto

When the email came in asking if I was keen for a Tatua delivery with a challenge to create an amazing recipe, I jumped at the chance! That is my jam! Cooking and Baking are things that I have always had in my life, the way I show my love! But since having kids it has gone by the wayside, because… well kids! Often it comes to the end of  ...

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Food, Sharing

Every child deserves a Birthday Cake…

Have you heard of Cakes for Kids – South Auckland? They’re a not for profit organisation providing underprivileged kids based in South Auckland the chance to experience their very own birthday cake. Recently my Mum, Brother and Sister created a couple of cakes for the cause. I wanted to share with you guys because 1, I know many of  ...

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Food, Sharing

Broccoli Salad

There are many versions of Broccoli Salad around but this is my families version and it is the best haha! I checked with my Grandma who introduced it to us all YEARS ago and she said I was welcome to share so for all of you asking… here it is! Broccoli Salad Ingredients Salad: 1 Broccoli Head – chopped finely (including  ...

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Food, NZ Small Business

Potato Pancakes – with a twist!

I’m going to keep this short! BEST Potato Pancake EVER… not that I have ever had one before hahah but they were pretty bloody amazing! What better way to use up leftover mashed potato? In fact I would make mashed potatoes just to make this again if there are no leftovers!! Ingredients: 2 Cups Mashed Potato (this is a guess…  ...

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Food

The best Tabbouleh you will ever try!

You know those times you want to make something but no single recipe you find requires the ingredients you have to work with… soooo I took inspiration from all the images and threw together my own version! AND man oh man is it a goodie!! I showed it over on my Snapchat and have been hounded to hurry up and post so here we go!  ...

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