Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Miso Tofu Noodle Soup

Miso feels so nourishing and wholesome.  I love a cup when I have a sore tummy or am feeling a little low.  Its salty, rich flavour always perks me up.  This soup recipe is super easy and has become a regular weeknight meal for me.

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Pumpkin and pinenut cannelloni with blue cheese sauce

I am totally over winter this year. To be honest, it hasn’t even been *that* bad ( pretty sure i just jinxed us all here in Dunedin with that comment), but getting up in the morning, while it is still pitch black just doesn’t have the same appeal.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Hand-cut oven chips

I’ve yet to meet a potato I haven’t liked. Agria, Yukon, Desiree, Nadine, Rua, Red Rascall, I love them all. Boiled, mashed, piled atop a Sheppard’s pie, in salads or particularly deep-fried. Potatoes, salt, oil, it never ceases to amaze me how three simple ingredients can produce so much joy!

Friday, April 19th, 2013


Flashback to 20 or so years ago, and most Sundays we would go to my grandpa’s house and have the most legendary roast dinners – roast beef with Yorkshire puddings, the crispiest, yet fluffiest roast potatoes you could imagine – delicious flavoursome vegetables and gravy…. Don’t get me started on how good the gravy was;

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Campfire potatoes

In more recent times, my husband and I have become campfire experts. Several years ago, prior to marriage and a baby, at the start of our epic journey around the world (which culminated with us living in little old Dunedin) we travelled around Europe and Africa in our campervan for 10 months and for a significant portion of that time, [...]

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Layered vegetarian couscous salad

Two days ago it was Waitangi Day here in NZ; a public holiday to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. The weather was beautiful and so we thought what better way to spend a public holiday than at our local beach

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Simon’s Pea Shoot Pesto

Our newest chief engineer, Simon’s background is as an electronics engineer. A passionate foodie, he is well travelled, has an extensive cookbook collection as well as a keen interest in both photography and brewing. This lovely little pesto recipe is his first blog post:

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Chickpea flour pancakes

Of all of the joys of cooking, one of the dearest to my heart is the act of sharing recipes and cooking techniques.  I get great pleasure from people cooking for me as I learn from them new ways of doing things and new ways of cooking recipes which I might have cooked a particular [...]

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Vegetarian burgers

As I’ve become a “grown-up” I’ve come to the opinion that one does not need to consume large quantities of meat every day and so for weeknight dinners I’ve been preparing a lighter vegetarian meal or one consisting mainly of vegetables with a small amount of lean meat. But as a kid it was a completely different story;

Monday, October 22nd, 2012


Dhal is one of those magical dishes.  The simple coming together of the humble lentil paired with a perfectly balanced combination of spices (best toasted and freshly ground), cooked long and slow and served steaming hot.  What I love about dhal is that it holds its own when served simply with a dollop of yoghurt [...]

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Peas with coconut

There is nothing more satisfying than spending an afternoon in the kitchen over a hot stove, lost in a culinary haze, only to rejoin the rest of the world several hours later to the sound of the happy chatter of friends and family as they arrive to share in the feast.  I think that Indian [...]

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Kofta Curry

We regularly have events based around food here at the office. Cooking demonstrations are one of the most popular events. Everyone gets involved, has fun and of course there is plenty of yummy food to share at the end of the evening!

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