The statistics are horrifying, while millions in the world starve, here in the Western world it is estimated that 30-40% of all food produced is thrown out.
“Hello, where are you from?” “New Zealand.” “Ahh Daniel Vettori, he is a very good cricket player.” This conversation happened more times than you might imagine on my recent trip to Sri Lanka. Cricket is the universal language here and … Read more
Asparagus season is here and we have a list of fabulous recipes to help you make the most from your green jeweled stems. Foodlovers by Helen Jackson Read more
With the chill of winter a bowl of hot nourishing soup can be just the thing for warming body, mind and soul. Soup is of course easy to make and many can be created without a recipe using the contents … Read more
Chicken recipes are always a favourite and made more so when you use a good free range chicken such as Rangitikei. Aside from the free range status, we choose Rangitikei in our house for its superior flavour and texture. … Read more
Brillat-Savarin called truffles “the diamond of the kitchen” and not too many years ago the chance for New Zealanders to taste fresh truffle was essentially reserved for international travellers with fat wallets. While the fat wallet is still needed if you … Read more
Try these delicious chicken dinners, they are all designed to be; easy to make, family friendly and also kind on your wallet! Each recipe has been created from frozen chicken portions (thawed in the fridge first of course). Chicken portions … Read more
For delicious mid-winter dinner recipes including roasted turkey with bacon and sage stuffing, banana caramel pudding and more Read more
Much more than hummus, plenty of tasty ways to use up that jar of tahini that may be lingering in your fridge. Read more
As many of you will be aware, George Weston Foods has introduced a new range of white bread, Tip Top Hi Protein. The bread comes in two varieties, Tip Top High Protein – a “smooth” bread – and Tip Top Hi … Read more
For years I have been making soups that seem to be missing something in their flavour component but it is something hard to define. While the soups are no doubt nourishing unless I add lots of spices and feisty herbs, … Read more
Earlier this year on Radio Live I interviewed Rochelle Harrison from the Wellington Chocolate Factory, in acknowledgement of their Salted Brittle Caramel Chocolate Bar coming Runner-up in the Cuisine Artisan Awards 2015. At the time we were celebrating the attributes of … Read more
The very best of autumn with our favourite pumpkin salads, tarts, pies, scones, hummus and more, all rolled into one feature. Read more
Blackberries are ripe, as are figs and quince, meanwhile people forage for mushrooms, yes autumn is here. Test your knowledge with our autumn food trivia quiz. Take Our Quiz!