Whether you like it or not, she is here. Winter is well and truly starting to settle in. This means that it’s time for the almighty winter stir fry's to start hitting the dinner tables across New Zealand. Winter vegetables are now in great abundance and what better way to celebrate than a nourishing vege packed stir fry.
Spaghetti and meatballs was the first dish that my mum ever taught me how to make when I was a kid. I used to love making it every week for my family, wearing swimming goggles to cut the onions. To me, this dish represents love and warmth and family.
Who ate all the cookies from the cookie jar? I did…that’s why I can’t tell you how many
biscuits this recipe actually makes because I was nibbling on the cookie dough and lost count of the fresh ones that I ate when they came out of the oven. But that tells you one thing, they're delicious.
Golden, crunchy, nutty and delicious, this homemade muesli bar slice is a great substitute for store-bought, sugar-laden muesli bars.
One of my favourite things to enjoy over the Easter break is of course…hot cross buns! We all go crazy for them and who could blame us? You cannot beat a gorgeous, homemade hot cross bun fresh out of the oven.
If you’re not already, it’s time to get wild about oats! Oats are cheap, versatile, filling, delicious and are nutrient rich. A student’s best friend.
Pasta, the ultimate comfort food — most of us love it. But we don’t always love the bloated, sluggish and uncomfortable feelings that we can experience after eating it. I’ve made a delicious, lighter and nutritious pasta dish to satisfy those pasta cravings and leave you
We know you all love being inspired in the kitchen, so we've jumped on board with Barre Base Member and foodie-lover Gabby Palmer who will regularly share recipes and tricks from her student kitchen!
This chocolate, chia and coconut protein bars are super easy to make and are a great post-workout snack.
In honesty, this salad was a 'get rid of my leftover veges from the week' salad. However I was pleasantly surprised, not only by its resourcefulness, but its taste! The salad was crunchy and full of health foods, but the dressing made it seriously palatable!
Check out this Mango and curried chickpea salad! It is perfect for winter as it is warming, filling, yet fresh.
Where we can, we love to add turmeric to our salads. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, and is a powerful anti-oxidant. So, turmeric is the perfect natural supplement for helping your muscles recover from exercise or injury!
This raw beet and carrot salad is a staple in our household, and is a salad that my mum has made since I was a child. With Manuka honey and apple cider vinegar in the dressing, it has endless health benefits aside from the veges themselves.
This lentil salad is fantastic for winter, as it still has a fresh crisp taste, but is filling and comforting for winter lunches.
This is such a pretty salad! It is fresh, healthy and very easy to make. This salad also travels well, so is great to take to picnics or to potluck dinners as the salad marinates in its dressing in time.
This is a great loaf to have in the cupboard for an afternoon snack, or post workout filler. It is full of fibre and is a great source of protein, all while getting a vege hit! This recipe is gluten, refined sugar and dairy free, so it is great for those with sensitivities!
Today's lunch was this tasty Roasted cauliflower salad with turmeric dressing. Lately, I have been trying to find as many recipes as possible that include turmeric, as it is a natural anti-inflammatory. Turmeric has been found in clinical trials to decrease joint pain, decrease inflammation, and improve joint mobility and function after eight months of use.
This week we made a quinoa tabouli, which was eaten as both as a snack for lunch, but also with lamb kofta for dinner. This is such a simple recipe, and the quinoa gives the dish added protein, which keeps you fuller for longer!
Can't beat a classic green smoothie! This was made with spinach, frozen banana, avocado, manuka honey and almond milk. Manuka honey is great to be used as a natural sweetener but also for its antibacterial properties!
Today's creation was our Pumpkin Pie and Chia seed pudding!
I felt a smoothie bowl for breakfast was necessary on this beautiful sunny Autumn day! This is a protein based smoothie made with Inline Nutrition 'Everyday' vanilla protein powder.
Recently we have been on the hunt for tasty recipes using carrots as the central ingredient!
Berries from the farmers market this morning gave the perfect opportunity to make berry chia jam.
Today's salad was a very simple watermelon and feta salad! I guess this is an unlikely combination, but the explosion of sweet and salty in this salad is divine. The red onion cuts through the flavours nicely, and adds a crunch.
Today I have spent more time experimenting with some different 'cup' flavours. Today's experiment was a 'bounty bar' cup!
This peanut butter protein slice is so good it may not last until dinner time. High in protein and completely gluten free and refined sugar free, it doesn't get too much better than this!
For anyone who's been thinking about buying some protein powder here's the perfect opportunity to do so!