Cook, Eat – Vegetable Frittata Bake

Cook, Eat – Vegetable Frittata Bake

Lockdown times are HEAVY am I right? I hate food waste on any normal day but, when it’s literally dangerous to go to the store and a massive time suck (hello queuing for the supermarket) my food-waste policy kicks into overdrive. We had a few…

Cook, Eat – Beef Brisket Sliders Recipe

Cook, Eat – Beef Brisket Sliders Recipe

Let’s get feast-ive! Here’s an easy to prep recipe for Beef Brisket Sliders that can slow-cook while you’re at work and will wow even the most hard to please Ladies-a-Plate aficionados. Silver Fern Farms new cut, Beef Brisket is the star of these picture-perfect sliders,…

Cook Eat – Sticky Chicken Bao Recipe

Cook Eat – Sticky Chicken Bao Recipe

Trying something new with an old fave is an easy way to find some much-needed dinner inspo as we cruise into summer and the holiday season. Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce and chicken are pretty easy to come across in kiwi kitchens, so Dave and…

Cook, Eat: The BEST Country Chicken Pie Recipe – Ever!

Cook, Eat: The BEST Country Chicken Pie Recipe – Ever!

The seasonal rain hasn’t yet arrived here in New Zealand but there’s no denying that Winter is here. We are currently enjoying bluebird days but the temps aren’t playing around – she’s cold mate! Along with buying too many jackets and woollen socks (my winter…

Say Goodbye to Dinner Dilemmas – HelloFresh 2 Month Review

Say Goodbye to Dinner Dilemmas – HelloFresh 2 Month Review

I’m a firm believer that meal kits are one of the greatest, most convenient marvels of modern living – at least for parents lol – we are hooked! However, choosing between the various subscription box options we now have in New Zealand can be a…

Easy Southland Cheese Roll Recipe

Easy Southland Cheese Roll Recipe

Get creative in the kitchen and recreate a classic Kiwi recipe using Best Foods Mayonnaise and you could be in to win $5000 with the Best Kiwi Recipe Challenge!  Hurry, competition closes 4/9/18.  Entry details HERE I’d heard tales of the mythical Southland Cheese Roll, but…

Food to Share: The BEST Prawn Taco Recipe

Food to Share: The BEST Prawn Taco Recipe

Prawns are an ingredient that I think we shy away from a lot here in New Zealand, in fact, I don’t think I’d ever actually eaten one until I was well ensconced in my 6 year ‘OE’ in the states.  After living in both Florida…

Creating a Healthful Morning Routine

Creating a Healthful Morning Routine

I’ve been working hard on improving my morning routine over the summer and I’m happy to share it with you in conjunction with Harraway’s new Oat-activ® range. As we welcome autumn in New Zealand, we are well past the heady, New Year’s enthusiasm of resolutions,…

Parenting and Ice Cream:  When simple things are the best remedy

Parenting and Ice Cream: When simple things are the best remedy

I inadvertently taught myself a good lesson this week;  despite my best intentions not to work on Monday’s as Nix is home from kindy, I found myself a participant in a continuous string of phone calls for over an hour, whilst I madly multi-tasked, wrote…

Recipe for Summer – Fruit and Ice Cream

Recipe for Summer – Fruit and Ice Cream

Waitangi Day is the line in the sand when it comes to New Zealand summer I reckon.  The big stuff all happens ‘Pre-Waitangi’; the massive 6 week school holiday kicks off for the kids, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, road trips, tropical cyclones…………. Come Feb…