Breakfast pizza

I recently got married (I had to drop this major life event into a post eventually) and an extremely generous gift-giving-group made up of an aunty, an uncle and cousins gave us a kitchen aid mixer. For the last few weeks I’ve told anyone who will listen: “I got a kitchen aid mixer!” followed by “I mean we got a kitchen aid mixer”

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Gluten free coconut, cranberry and almond muesli

You may not have the same obsession with muesli as I do so I completely understand if you think it’s not an appropriate lunch food. But it’s more than appropriate for those mornings when you’ve run out of time at home to eat and so find yourself sitting at your desk, checking your morning emails while trying not to spill milk on your keyboard

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Vietnamese eggs

Breakfast is a polarising meal.  There are those of us who take great pleasure from the first meal of the day, the break of the nocturnal fast, and yet there are others who abhor it.  In an effort to wake from deathly slumber some rely on administering staggeringly large doses of caffeine before the faculty of speech once again collides with the command of the voice box.  Others are up at the first sign of bird song

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Fried Easter porridge

I must thank my boyfriend for this recipe which I have a sneaking suspicion was one of many he had up his sleeve, at the ready, to woo me with in the early days of our courtship.  This is not to suggest however that his culinary endeavours ground to a halt once he’d won me over (which didn’t take long, I do confess), on the contrary!

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Heidi’s lentil piadina

Heidi, our marketing coordinator based in Borso Del Grappa, sent me this recipe on my first day back in the office this January. It was a lovely surprise to have a fresh recipe to try for the New Year and I have been making these for my lunches a lot recently. The lentils make a great base for the dough and they taste so damn good with a variety of fillings!

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Grilled banana sandwiches

Here at Fisher & Paykel we are fortunate to work with people in countries from Thailand, to Mexico, Australia and the United States.  We are fond of these inter-continental relationships and so decided this month that we would pay homage to them, celebrating the cultural diversity that filters its way through our workplace. Through our predominantly cyber

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Soy & linseed bircher muesli

I don’t know about you but over the summer holidays a mid-morning fry-up becomes a thing of habit rather than a special treat.  The Christmas ham gets thrown on the bbq along with eggs and fresh tomatoes and then I like to improve the entire meal (or ruin as my family may argue) by covering it all in thick, red tomato sauce so it tastes sweet, salty and delicious.

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Smok’in fish and tatties

This month being man month, I decided to go with a dish that can satisfy a man sized hunger while offering some additional health benefits to my fellow males out there. At home here in New Zealand, the month of September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

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Brekkie Slice

Every week, twice a week Lauren (fellow blogger) and I bake for the Dunedin office; the population of which is predominantly male, which worked out perfectly for this months’ theme of ‘blokes’ food.  In the past our efforts to create beautiful cupcakes, and slightly adventurous spinach and feta parcels, didn’t go down too well. The men in our office like meat, pastry and cheese.

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Ed’s Hollandaise sauce

Ed, one of the functional leaders down here in Dunedin, didn’t have much choice about sharing his recipe for hollandaise sauce – I insisted, as I have been lucky enough to try it many times before. This is his story;

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Almond, linseed and sunflower seed muesli

I love muesli and I like to surround myself with other people who love muesli. My mum has eaten muesli for breakfast her whole life and my boyfriend Luke eats muesli for dessert. In fact if left unsupervised, Luke will eat an entire box in one day. His muesli-habit can quickly get out of control so we generally try to make our own or we add our favourite

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Quinoa porridge

Autumn is here and short sleeves are swapped for coat sleeves as dusk makes an ever-earlier appearance.  The mornings, though beautifully clear, now hold a chill not conducive to waking under a sky still heavy with night.  So when my alarm gently teases me from the clutches of sleep, and I manage at last to extract myself from the warmth of my bed

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Blueberry pancakes

Our family have a tradition on birthdays that whoever’s special day it is; they get to choose breakfast. Ever since I was old enough to choose what I wanted for my birthday breakfast I would choose pancakes. Without fail. Every year; I still do! Whist the pancakes I wanted when I was small were never this healthy.

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