Ingredient: Nuts & Seeds

Banana, coconut and caramel pavlova

Banana, coconut and caramel pavlova

This recipe takes the classic pavlova and sends it to the Pacific Islands for a holiday. Fresh coconut shavings, banana and caramel sauce wrap around this pav’ like a lavalava

Figgy Christmas Fruit Mince

Figgy Christmas Fruit Mince

With only 10 weeks (!) until Christmas, we’re excited to share a guest post from The Epicurean Architect for this figgy Christmas fruit mince!  The fruit mince can be used immediately after making, but gets better as it ages – so find the time and […]

Florentines

Florentines

I have read conflicting stories which suggest that Florentines were, as the name suggests, first made in Florence, and others which recount a tale whereby their invention took place in the kitchen of King Louis XIV’s to present to a party of Italian guests to his palace at Versailles. (more…)

Peanut Butter Cup Tart

Peanut Butter Cup Tart

Late one night, I found myself craving a certain American sweet treat. Salty but smooth peanut filling encased in deliciously creamy chocolate. 

Chocolate bark

Chocolate bark

For a sweet treat with a twist, you can’t go past this simple recipe for chocolate bark. It is sure to wow, but is also incredibly easy to make – especially if you’re lucky enough to be using an induction cooktop, where the heat control […]

Almond pancakes with blueberries and ice cream

Almond pancakes with blueberries and ice cream

Pancakes are a treat; they are often cooked in ones pjs on a lazy weekend morning.  So topping them with fresh blueberries and ice cream for our Mother’s Day shoot really pushed this already treat food into unchartered breakfast territory (more…)

Festive spiced nuts

Festive spiced nuts

After not writing a blog post for a while I want to say so much about 2015 it really all boils down to being content with the year I’ve had and excited for the year ahead.   Although I’ve been light on posts

Rosewater and Cardamom Cake

Rosewater and Cardamom Cake

Roses are one of my absolute favourite things in the world. Inspired by a childhood spent playing outside in the garden, I am completely enamoured with the beautiful flowers and their sweet scent. Both of my Grandmothers have beautiful rose gardens, and I have spent […]

Raw ‘Choc’ orange slice

Raw ‘Choc’ orange slice

This very healthy and delicious (a perfect combo in my humble opinion) recipe comes courtesy of Bekah Carran – artist, budding raw foodist and conveniently partner of my desk buddy Matt.  Last week Matt brought in some treats Bekah had made and we just had to get her to share the recipe with us: (more…)

Many seed crackers

Many seed crackers

I stumbled upon this recipe on My New Roots, for those of you who don’t follow Sarah Britton’s health inspired blog, it’s full of delicious recipes that are as good for you as they taste. With a title like ‘Life Changing Crackers’, needless to say […]

Salted caramel ice cream

Salted caramel ice cream

This is another post inspired by our experience at the recent food design conference held right here in Dunedin. Three days of foodie heaven, with lectures and workshops on all things culinary, what a treat.

Gluten free carrot cake with cashew icing

Gluten free carrot cake with cashew icing

I’ve jumped on the bandwagon of gluten free and wheat free which has been a relatively easy change. I don’t necessarily feel that everyone should avoid gluten and wheat (more…)

Coconut & mango chia seed pudding

Coconut & mango chia seed pudding

This recipe sits somewhere in between a dessert and a breakfast.  It has a gelatinous texture similar to that of sago and is creamy like rice pudding, without all the sugar and fat.  What makes it even more wonderful is that it is very quick […]