Vegetarian Pumpkin Brown Rice Balls with Hummus or Tamari

Isn’t it funny how you end up in the mood for such different foods at different times? If you’ve ever read my profile page you’ll know that I have been advised (probably quite correctly) that I should get an angle for my blog – baking or raw or vegetarian or whole foods or family dinners […]

Cauliflower Soup with Blue Cheese and Walnut Toasts

 Well I don’t know what the weather is like for you outside your window this morning, but outside mine it is raining, windy, cold and miserable – yay! I love it…it gives me the perfect excuse to make this soup again (featured in a recent issue of Dish magazine) and even though I love the […]

Spring Pasta with Basil Pesto, Peas and Pine Nuts

One of the difficulties with blogging food recipes from New Zealand is that lots and lots of my lovely bloggie followers are based in the northern hemisphere – so while I’m waxing lyrical about salads and ice cream you’re in the grip of winter, and just when my thoughts turn to hearty indulgent puddings and […]

Morning, Noon or Night Salad

The other night just before heading to Dubai, Henry was asking for something light for dinner, and Nick concurred (the lovely 16 year-old Richard would never request a salad, he’s more your sausage and mash kind of guy). So, can’t quite remember what Rich had (!) but this is what I put together for the […]

Ommmmm Nom Nom Brown Rice Salad with Roast Pumpkin, Avocado and Hummus

Crazy name, yes, but it suits my start to the year which has seen some very healthy eating (and some not-so-healthy eating), interspersed with introductory yoga sessions around about Auckland, seeing which ones will take my fancy for my new year’s yoga resolution (so far Naam and Vinyasa, next up Hot Yoga). Do not fear, […]

Spinach, Orange, Date and Walnut Salad

Well that’s it – the local manicurists salon has their Christmas tree up, we’ve had to take half the blankets off the bed  and we heard the first cicada of the season a couple of days ago – officially the first day of summer is December 1st but I am declaring barbecue season ‘open’.  This […]

Keep Calm and Curry On Quinoa Salad

Hellooooo! I have been keen to use quinoa (haha) for some time now. It is such a power-packed little morsel loaded with protein and anti-inflammatory properties, but sometimes it can be a little, how shall I put this, boring and flavourless. It is all to do with what you put with it – and this […]

Caramel, White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Slice

  Way back in February I posted my recipe for Chocolate, Coconut and Caramel Slice which has ended up becoming a family favourite – especially for me because it is so quick and easy to throw together. I have been thinking for some time about doing something with white chocolate, caramel and macadamias (as you […]

Dr Feel Good – Winter Salad

I am going to call this salad ‘Dr Feel Good’. (As a tribute to Aretha’s song – not the Motley Crue one!) Packed with vitamins A, B6, C, E, K and potassium, magnesium, zinc and fibre it is a veritable anti-aging, cold-fighting, antioxidant extravaganza and it tastes A-Mazing. You will love it. 5 medium/small beetroot […]