Review: Fun Buns

Finally! Somewhere that sells (delicious) bao buns in Hawke’s Bay! I am absolutely spoilt to death living in Wellington where Asian fusion is everywhere and I have been waiting for somewhere similar to pop up at home. Fun Buns goes a decent way towards satisfying this craving however I do think there are some improvements…

Recipe: Anzac biscuits

Man, do I have a hard time saying no to homemade Anzac biscuits. Store-made? Too easy! The ones that come in the packet just have nothing on ones that are made fresh at home, jam-packed with oats, coconut and other delights. This is a wee gem of a recipe, one that sits highly underrated in…

Recipe: Ginger crunch

I love a good ginger crunch. It would be one of my favourite slices, however I think that there is quite a big difference between a ‘good’ ginger crunch and a bad one. I don’t like it when they just taste like sugar, which is why this recipe is packed with coconut, rolled oats and…

Recipe: Eggplant and pistachio pasta

An absolutely delightful recipe, this meal is simple to make. It is  vegan,  it is quick, and it tastes like something right out of Sicily. There are minimal ingredients and in summertime hopefully eggplants and tomatoes are in abundance wherever you are. It can be served as a hearty main dish, or alternatively served as…

Recipe: Feijoa, white chocolate and ginger loaf

It is that time of year again where we have so many feijoas that they are beginning to rot under the tree at home (and the price of feijoas in the supermarket continues to break my heart) so last time I was home we did a big sweep and bought so many back to Wellington….

Recipe: Korean fried tofu

I am constantly looking for vegetarian meal ideas and it makes me so happy when I find one that is a) not too time-intensive and b) positively delicious. The sauce used in this recipe is so divine, I would happily eat it by the spoonful. The recipe below is just for the tofu, which I…

Recipe: Chickpea Blondie

Yet another recipe without refined sugar, this chickpea blondie is super filling and makes for a good snack on the go. Packed with protein, these blondies are pretty easy to make and keep you full for so much longer than other sugary snacks. Not to mention the batter is delicious on its own, so it…

Recipe: Salted tahini fudge

I’m going through a real “clean-eats” phase at the moment, so I’m trying to avoid refined sugars when I can. We all know that I have an extremely sweet tooth, so I’m constantly looking for workarounds. This recipe is a wee gem, I saw my vegan flatmates eating it and when I tried it, I…

Video: Routeburn

The scenery was just so beautiful it would basically have been criminal not to post a video of some sort! Also, we are trying to get as much practice as we can with our recently acquired Go Pro, especially before we head overseas in a couple of months 🙂 PS. The beautiful black labrador featured…

Top tips for hiking the Routeburn

Being the first proper hike I had done in a while, I was astonished at the little things that I did (or wish I did) that made life SO much easier across those few days. This post is partly for your benefit, but also my own – so that next time I don’t have to…