Hanging with the Hays

Browsing Category:


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  ...

Read more

Gifted, NZ Small Business

Ruby & Rain

For a long time I have been a huge supporter of NZ business, handmade and NZ made and Ruby & Rain fit that brief to a T! I’ve been a Ruby & Rain Ambassador for a few months now and am loving it. This brand is made in plus size fashion sizes and is not normal sizes made bigger. The clothing flatters curves and helps to hide the  ...

Read more

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  ...

Read more

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  ...

Read more