Recipe: Coconut-poached chicken noodle salad

This recipe is an absolute cracker. I made it once and then twice and then just like that, I’d made it multiple times in just a few short weeks. It’s healthy, delicious and very easy to put together. The recipe serves about 5 -6 people, depending on how many have seconds. Not only does it…

Havelock North for dinner

These days, Havelock tends to punch well above its weight when it comes to delicious dinner options. Not only are there a wide range of cuisines, they are all done so well. The food is tasty, the places are certainly memorable and (for me) they are only two minutes down the road. I have narrowed…

Brunching in the Bay

My favourite two meals of the day are brunch and dinner and this post is split up accordingly. Once upon a time I knew the majority of good cafes in and around the Bay, but these days I go home too infrequently to keep up. I now only visit the places that I know to…

Donut sleep on these babies!

God, this girl loves a good donut. Actually, it doesn’t even have to be good for me to love it, but these days I try to refrain a little more from the Krispy Kremes and instead focus almost exclusively on Welly’s creme de la creme. Even that’s difficult, as there are so many spots to…

A table for two: date night please!

I love recommending places to people to go and one of my favourite reasons to make a recommendation is for a date. This list has been carefully curated to be the best of a combination of factors: intimacy, ambience, price, and of course, quality of food. If you fancy yourself some Vietnamese, Apache is casually…

Highlights of Petone

Petone is a bit more of a hike to get to, but it offers some pretty cool cafes and restaurants. It is really nice to break that inner city bubble every now and then. Tie in eating in Petone with a trip to the Dowse, Lighthouse Cinema or Butterfly Creek and it is a trip…

Best brunches in southern Welly

Weekend brunching is one of my favourite activities. Especially in Wellington, where there are so many tasty places to visit and re-visit. Below are some of my favourite places on the south coast – perfect for tying in with a trip to the beach or a coastal drive. A Wellington icon, famed for its seafood…

Dinner in the southern ‘burbs

Living out of town means that when it comes to eating out, heading into the city for dinner isn’t always my favourite plan. Thankfully there are more than enough yummy options in the southern suburbs, meaning I never have to go far. Beyond Newtown (read about some of those delicious options here), here are some…

Italiano in zee capital

It goes without saying that Italian is one of my favourite cuisines. Even living in Italy for 6 months didn’t put me off; in fact I think I grew to love it even more. Pizza would be one of my favourite inventions ever (yes, even with pineapple); I love everything on the spectrum from fancy…

Brunching my way round Wellington CBD

One of the best things about living in Wellington is the absolute endless supply of yummy brunch places to visit. As a chronic sufferer of choice paralysis, I like to have a list at the ready – just to ensure I am well prepared in any brunch situation. My personal opinion is that brunching on…