Sweet & Sour Pork

Posted 2:06pm Sunday 12th March 2017

My SO repeatedly went out for takeaway over the summer break when he was too tired to cook from work. The ridiculous thing is that every time he would get exactly the same thing, from the same place: Sweet and Sour Pork. Seriously, the restaurant probably knows it’s him by his voice when he Read more...

Vietnamese “Summer” Rolls

Posted 1:28pm Sunday 5th March 2017

You’ve heard of Spring Rolls, but have you tried Summer rolls? If you visited the Dunedin Noodle Market last week, you might have seen these at one of the stalls. Makes 24 rolls Ingredients 24 Rice Paper Wrappers 200g Frozen Shrimp  Lettuce leaves (butter Read more...

Teriyaki Quorn & Tofu Donburi

Posted 1:00pm Saturday 8th October 2016

For all the vegans, if Quorn isn't already your friend, it will be. The Quorn pieces are the closest plant based product I have found that resembles the texture of chicken. There is also a "mince" product too, you can find them both in the frozen products aisle at your Read more...

Beef Empanadas

Posted 1:08pm Saturday 24th September 2016

I loved these growing up, my mum makes the best ones. It was a good day when I got to bring these for school lunches. Empanadas are little Spanish savoury pies with nice flaky pastry. You can use premade pastry if you are short for time.  Makes: 10-12 empanadas Serves: Read more...

10 of the 11 not so secret herbs & spices

Posted 2:20pm Saturday 17th September 2016

This week, I did an experiment to recreate Colonel Sander’s infamous fried chicken. At 65 years old, and on a benefit income, Colonel Sanders built what would become the second largest fast food chain in the world. The recipe was one of the biggest trade secrets of our time, until it was Read more...

Bobotie & Yellow Rice

Posted 1:19pm Saturday 10th September 2016

My first taste of Bobotie and Yellow Rice was at a charity dinner with all African cuisine. This is a South African dish. My flatmate from Zambia also made it for dinner once. Both times I've had it, it was nothing but delicious and memorable, so I had a crack at making it myself.  If Read more...

La Crepe

Posted 11:55am Sunday 21st August 2016

If you love good vibes and yummy crepes you can find them both at the La Crepe stall at the Saturday Morning Farmers Market. Disclaimer: I have worked for Christophe and Marie flipping crepes at the market for more than a year and a half now, only a fraction of their almost 12 years at the market. I Read more...


Posted 5:47pm Monday 15th August 2016

Shakshuka is a traditional Israeli breakfast, good for any time of the day with cooked eggs on top of a savoury tomato sauce. This is the best way to eat runny eggs in my opinion.  It's meant to be a bit spicy so if you're after a kick, add some chilli, cayenne pepper, or use smoked Read more...

Banana Nuggets

Posted 12:09pm Sunday 7th August 2016

It's good to practice what you preach. Following from my Food Waste article last week, I make for you: Banana Nuggets.  Our staple bananas are the sixth most common item Kiwi's throw out, which equates to 3,242 TONNES annually, costing us a whopping 8.42 million dollars! Bananas are Read more...

A Waste of Food

Posted 1:44pm Sunday 31st July 2016

So instead of a recipe I thought I’d write another important aspect to consider about food. It's an all too familiar scenario at my flat with leftover dinners. It's a particular problem for one of my flatmates, who forgets about food and ends up buying more while the forgotten food Read more...

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