Review: Tay Street Beach Cafe

Tay Street Beach Cafe (154 Marine Parade) Literally metres away from where my Mum lives, somewhere I have never really been to because when I’m there we tend to venture further into town. Seemingly popular, I had always wondered whether this place was worth the hype, or if it was popular purely because it was…

Recipe: Butter chicken (healthy)

We all love ourselves a good ol’ butter chicken, evidenced by the fact that I have posted two recipes on my blog! Butter chicken can be pretty indulgent, however not with this recipe. This recipe is surprisingly light without compromising any of the rich flavours that butter chicken offers – after all, it’s all in…

Whistler, Canada

“Walking in a winter wonderland” is the phrase that jumped to mind at the time, and it still aptly summarises my memory of the place. I ventured up to Whistler from Vancouver – on a (supposedly) 1 hour bus that went through Squamish (a place I remember all too well – a 10 minute toilet…

Recipe: Pad Thai

When I went to South East Asia I think Pad Thai was probably the food I ate most often. It’s so incredibly delicious, and so conceptually simple – just noodles with a few delicious flavours. The Thai people have a way of cooking this noodle dish that is fresh, light and super tasty – something…

Canggu

Canggu was our destination number one in Bali. An up and coming hipster’s paradise it was only appropriate that there were foodie spots to follow suit. We didn’t have long in Canggu, but being our first stop, we were more than ready to fill our bellies. First up was Canteen. We arrived on scooters and…

Recipe: Asian Slaw

A salad that serves as a funky, fresh side to any meal with an Asian marinade, or if you want to just eat it for lunch it is equally as delicious; you can make a big batch and leave it in the fridge for the week (just be sure to leave the dressing off until…

Fish, Bok Choy and Ginger Parcels

Easy, yum, delicious. They look fancy, they are fresh and they are so simple to make! I adore Asian flavours and they go so well when paired with fish. I’m always looking for ways to vary a fish recipe – turns out, it’s a pretty diverse food! Collect fish bok choy 1 cm ginger sliced…

WBC (Wholesale Boot Company)

WBC (107 Victoria Street) Located on the first floor of the Wholesale Boot Company building, WBC offers its customers so much more than what initially meets the eye. Despite working just down the road, I heard so much about WBC before I managed to even locate it, as it’s tucked away upstairs and completely inconspicuous without…

Recipe: Beer Battered Fish and Chips

On the weekend I went home to the lovely Hawke’s Bay. Always a pleasure and never a chore, I love visiting all my friends and family, and wherever possible eating as much delicious food as possible. I had the good fortune of some colleagues accompanying me and then going one step beyond and going fishing…

Recipe: Rainbow Salad

This salad is so beautiful, so tasty, so fresh and has the added bonus of being healthy. There is a massive assortment of fruit and vegetables included within the salad, guaranteeing you that 5+ a day (servings and colours included). There is also protein from the haloumi and texture from the walnuts. Collect 3c lettuce leaves…