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…

Kids Parties: Garden Glamping + Movie Night

Kids Parties: Garden Glamping + Movie Night

Ethan turned the BIG 13 at the end of November and though we celebrated at the time with a Breaker’s game and burgers with his friends, we really wanted to do something a little more special at home to mark the occasion.  The end of…

Food for Thought : Kids Nutrition + Super-Dad Kieran Read

Food for Thought : Kids Nutrition + Super-Dad Kieran Read

As the junior club rugby season wound to a close here in Auckland last week, I was privileged enough to spend a morning with some ecstatic Kiwi kids and their idol, All Blacks Captain and Swisse Ambassador, Keiran Read. Verran Primary school played host to…

Crock-Pot Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Crock-Pot Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Ooohhhh yaassss, come at me chicken wraps!   PF Chang’s is a popular restaurant chain in California that serves a lettuce wrap dish and people go gaga over them.  I ate there once and wasn’t flipping out over them to the point that I felt…

Beauty Review | Smile Brilliant Professional Teeth Whitening

Beauty Review | Smile Brilliant Professional Teeth Whitening

I always thought I had white teeth.   I know I have great, strong, cavity free teeth (yes it’s true!), but after living in America for 6 years where at-home whitening is something that everyone does, I realised that my teeth were definitely not as white…

Munch Reviews | Baby Food Tray + Giveaway

Munch Reviews | Baby Food Tray + Giveaway

I’M SO PLEASED TO HAVE JOINED MUNCH COOKING THIS YEAR AS ONE OF THEIR MUNCH MUMS!   LOOK OUT FOR MY REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAYS EACH MONTH AS I INTRODUCE YOU TO SOME AWESOME {AND PRETTY INNOVATIVE} PRODUCTS FROM THE MUNCH CUPBOARD. We get to see a…

Cook, Eat | Chorizo, Tomato and Paprika Free-range Egg Bake Recipe

Cook, Eat | Chorizo, Tomato and Paprika Free-range Egg Bake Recipe

Chorizo, Tomato and Paprika Free-range Egg Bake Download recipe card here Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 80g chorizo,diced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 small onion, fine dice 250g cherry tomatoes 4 free range eggs 1 cup cannellini beans with juice Handful parsley,chopped Smoked…

Gunny Sack Gardening & Purposeful Gifting this Mothers Day

Gunny Sack Gardening & Purposeful Gifting this Mothers Day

Nixon and I made the most of a break in the rain this morning and headed outside to create our own gunny sack garden and plant it with kale seeds.  ChildFund New Zealand are using this innovative and eco-friendly initiative with families in Kenya to help…

Why am I trying to be a 1950’s housewife in 2015?

Why am I trying to be a 1950’s housewife in 2015?

As 2015 unfolds, I’m noticing the ‘slow it down’, ‘rewind’, ‘simplify’ phenomena becoming more and more prevalent, none more so than in the area of homemaking.  But is this trend actually making our lives simpler/easier/more fulfilled?  Whether you are a SAHM or a working Mum…

Squish Delish Reusable Pouches | Product Review & Giveaway

Squish Delish Reusable Pouches | Product Review & Giveaway

I’m so pleased to have joined Munch Cooking this year as one of their Munch Mums!   Look out for my reviews and giveaways each month as I introduce you to some awesome {and pretty innovative} products from The Munch Cupboard. We are big fans of…