Life’s a Feast

PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME: 4 hours SERVES: 6 people These wide ribbons of pasta, smothered with rich, slow-cooked lamb, result in the perfect autumnal meal for family or friends. Pappardelle, derived from the verb pappare, meaning to gobble up, originates...
PREP TIME: 5 mins COOK TIME: 7 mins SERVES: 1 person Tofu, derived from soya milk, is an excellent source of amino acids, iron and calcium. According to recent study published in The Lancet (a British medical journal), humans should only be...
PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: 10 mins SERVES: 4 people Not quite as well known as the iconic 'pho', this simple take on the Vietnamese dish 'cha ca la Vong' represents the elegance and complexity of Hanoi cuisine. This dish features fish...
PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: 2 mins SERVES: 8-10 people I was recently at a BBQ hosted by an American friend, whose 'Mom' grew up in Louisiana. He has the most delicious family recipe for a prawn salsa/dip that has been...

Life’s a Feast: Larb gai

PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME: 17 mins SERVES: 6 people A lot of people mistake larb to be of Thai descent, when in actual fact it is considered the national dish of Laos. It has trickled through the northern borders of...
There is something very Kiwi about catching a large feed of crays, and I would hazard a guess it will have been a main motivator for many New Zealanders getting into diving in the first place! From Milford to...
Tender, juicy and super-easy, this is a perfect quick mid-week dinner. Life feels very busy at the moment. Whether it's for parents having to juggle work and kids over the holidays, or those in the tourism industry gearing up...
It's no secret that Kiwis love lamb, and these Middle Eastern spicy meat morsels will not disappoint. They are a great way to utilise this much-loved meat. Otherwise known as a kofte, these lamb delights refuse to respect any...
PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: N/A SERVES: 4-6 people Whenever I make seafood tartare or ceviche, I go and see Michaela at the Pak'n Save seafood department. She always provides the freshest, best-quality ingredients on display and always lets me know which...
PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME: 7 mins SERVES: 5 people Boxing Day is usually a day to recover from the excesses and excitement of Christmas Day. In my opinion, there is nothing better than relaxing at home with the family, munching...
PREP TIME: 30 mins COOK TIME: 20 mins SERVES: 6 people Elderflower has a delightful, fragrant, refreshing flavour. These plants only grow in the cooler climate of the South Island, and in the 'South of the South' we are fortunate to have...
PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME:  4 mins SERVES: 4 people This week's recipe is super-easy, has flavours that will knock your socks off and utilises only simple household ingredients. If you have ever travelled through Thailand or Malaysia, whether you noticed...
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