Author: Sara

Street food

Street food

Street food is seasonal, specialised, speedy and as its name suggests, eaten on the street from a truck, a cart or a stall.  For you it could be an elderly lady hunched over a pot of hot oil, frying cheese empanadas in Quito, Ecuador.  Or […]

Retro

Retro

Retro relating to, reviving, or being the styles and especially the fashions of the past : fashionably nostalgic or old-fashioned <a retro look> I guess this means retro represents any historic style and being that it’s based on nostalgia it is also completely subjective

Working lunches

Working lunches

I love lunchtimes at work; the hustle and bustle of hungry people darting around our small but well-equip kitchen. It seems as though every small appliance is going and every person is talking at once. We eventually squeeze around a table and talk to each other about what happened in the weekend, what we saw in the news and occasionally what’s new in celebrity-related gossip! Occasionally to finish (more…)

Christmas already!

Christmas already!

It’s that time of the year again where we all say “where on earth did the year go?” This year has been an exciting one for the blog team: there have been two instances where we have been able to work together as a complete team, once in Dunedin and again in Auckland for Taste

5 Ingredients

5 Ingredients

Recently I have been the queen of the ‘twenty minute – one pan – five ingredient’ dinner. It’s not that I don’t enjoy cooking marathons – spending an afternoon in the kitchen by myself, completely zoned out and entirely fixated on flavours and smells. But lately I have reserved this for the weekends

Easter

Easter

April is an unexpected visitor, knocking on our doors and bringing good weather and chocolate. We have had a (how should I say) variable summer and late March has finally delivered us beautiful sunshine. Without spending too much time reflecting on the weather, I’ll just say April is looking promising with crisp mornings and sunny afternoons (more…)

A healthy start to a new year

A healthy start to a new year

Happy New Year readers! Welcome to 2012; a year full of possibilities. If the end of ‘11’ was gluttony and sloth, the beginning of ‘12’ should be a little bit of pride and vanity. Taketh away the turkey with all ye trimmings and dessert after each meal and in its place layeth fruit, vegetables, lean protein and whole grains. This month’s recipes will detoxify and cleanse; transform your body into a temple and prepare your mind for new beginnings.

A month for the Blokes

A month for the Blokes

This year little NZ is playing host to the Rugby World Cup which has inspired this month’s theme of Blokes Food. In less than one week we are going to be bombarded with a movement of potentially over-zealous and certainly hugely passionate rugby fans. Auckland is looking prettier than ever and I have been declaring my new-found lust for this city to anyone who will listen.

Tips and tricks for the perfect dinner party

Tips and tricks for the perfect dinner party

Dinner parties don’t have to be stressful. With just a little bit of planning you can ensure your dinner party is a success! It’s nice to put on an impressive show and wow your guests with your culinary talents but it’s more important (more…)

Healthy eating

Healthy eating

Long before studying Nutrition at university, I have been interested in the properties of food. So it’s with this passion that I am writing the intro to this month’s theme: Healthy Eating.

Outdoor cooking

Outdoor cooking

February is a warm month for us in little old Nu Zillund and after a couple of cyclones in January I hope we get some dry, still weather.� But I am not going to ramble about the weather.

South and Central America

South and Central America

Although my sister and I did eat a heck load of beans and rice on our two month journey around South and Central America, it was a culinary journey with a few stand out experiences.   (more…)

A healthy start to a new year

Happy New Year readers! Welcome to 2012; a year full of possibilities. If the end of ‘11’ was gluttony and sloth, the beginning of ‘12’ should be a little bit of pride and vanity. Taketh away the turkey with all ye trimmings and dessert after each meal and in its place layeth fruit, vegetables, lean protein and whole grains. This month’s recipes will detoxify and cleanse; transform your body into a temple and prepare your mind for new beginnings