Chicken noodle soup

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It was one of those need-to-do-the-grocery-shopping-but-don’t-have-money-right-now days yesterday.

I looked in the pantry to find something worth tossing together and came up with this soup. A tin of condensed soup was the inspiration.

I must admit I don’t usually eat tinned soup and prefer to make my own but sometimes when your short on time (and ingredients) you make do with what you’ve got. Continue reading “Chicken noodle soup”

Your Valentine’s Day menu

Ahh Valentine’s Day. That time of the year when people feel the need to share their affection more than they would any other day.

Cliche as it is, what better way to show affection than through your lover’s plate! I always feel good after making a meal for my loved ones.

Whether you choose to do a romantic brunch, lunch or dinner, I have a delicious menu for you.
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10 recipes for your holiday season

It’s that time of year again where we have many social events to attend and host.

It can be daunting trying to think of different recipes to make to take to these gatherings and you don’t want to take the same thing to each one. And of course, when you’re hosting, you have to make several dishes. Continue reading “10 recipes for your holiday season”

Review: Chuffed on High Street

Photo / Emma Stanford
Photo / Emma Stanford

Tucked down a mirrored corridor, you would be forgiven if you hadn’t noticed Chuffed as you walked down Auckland CBD’s High Street. Seats will be far and few between when more people find this café which bursts with personality and impressive food. Continue reading “Review: Chuffed on High Street”

The low down: Eating fat

Healthy Fats!!
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These days every second product, it seems, on the supermarket shelves totes the words “Fat Free”, “Low Fat”, “97% Fat Free” or something to this description.  This is because it was thought years ago that fat made us fat and making low/no fat foods would solve our obesity problems.  In fact, we are sicker and fatter now than we ever used to be. Continue reading “The low down: Eating fat”

What food blogs do I follow?

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Foodess, the name for all those women who love food. In this case all of the fabulous inspiring blogs I follow about health and wellness (minus Dan Churchill but I don’t know what the male version of ‘Foodess’ is… just ‘Food’?) Continue reading “What food blogs do I follow?”

26 cauli power recipes

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I’m just going to put it out there, I LOVE CAULIFLOWER! I eat it most nights for dinner. In the past it was just simply steamed florets next to whatever else was on the plate. The only time it ever got jazzed up was when it had cheese sauce over it (oh my goodness, YUM)! Don’t get me wrong, cauliflower just plain steamed is great but because I try to eat cleanly and not out of packets I have had to stay away from my favourite cheese sauce. For this reason, I have been looking for alternative ways to jazz up my cauliflower. Continue reading “26 cauli power recipes”