Around 8 years ago we went on a family skiing trip to Japan. To get the full cultural experience Mum and Dad took us to Tokyo first. I remember expecting lots of sushi and rice...instead I was introduced to a huge range of "ramen bowls".
Let me tell you about Mad Mex - the colourful Mexican eatery in The Observatory at Tauranga Crossing.
On a casual Wednesday lunch-time, I decided to finally go and check out Mad...
Cosy, warm, fresh and delicious… The Mill House espresso bar and eatery at Tauranga Crossing is a great spot for catching up with friends and family or setting up your next business meeting.
If you love a good taco, Barrio Brothers Express in Tauranga Crossing is one to put on your list!
Situated in Tauranga Crossing's Garden Eateries, Barrio Brothers is open 9am until 6pm every day (except for Thursday when it's open until...
Looking for a drink in the sun after an afternoon of shopping at Tauranga Crossing? I have the place for you.
Last week I had the pleasure of dining out at Something & Social - the bar and eatery situated in...
One of the number one questions I get on my @tastefullytash Instagram is regarding photo editing.
Perfecting photo editing can take years. I remember being 13 years old and finding out...
Persimmons are such an underrated fruit. They make an amazing addition to salads, breakfasts or to eat just as they are. They are naturally sweet so they taste amazing fresh, dried, raw or cooked. Below is an easy recipe for a quick and nutritious breakfast...
Hawker & Roll - the Malaysian taste sensation situated in the Tauranga Crossing.
I didn't quite know what to expect when I went to review Hawker and Roll in The Observatory at Tauranga Crossing, but all expectations I may have had were blown! Hawker and Roll is the budget-friendly street...
BIG NEWS. Some of you will know this, but we have a new mall in Tauranga! Tauranga Crossing has just opened in the Lakes and not only is it full of epic stores but it has AMAZING eateries too.
To celebrate its opening, I will be doing monthly reviews of some...
When you have no eggs in the house but plenty of overripe bananas, you make: BANANA BREAD.
This recipe is more of a cross between banana bread and banana cake because it is SO fluffy and delicious.
Preheat the oven to 180C and put it on 'bake'
- 1 & 1/2...
Just touched down back in NZ after two weeks in Bali and I don't think I've left my bed yet... the jetlag is real.
SO it's the perfect opportunity to write this blog post on Bali while it's all still fresh! Here is a small summary of our trip and my recommendations...
As you may have guessed I'm a massive fan of breakfast parfaits! Below is the recipe for my matcha oats and blueberry layered jar.
ALSO if you follow me on Instagram you would have noticed my latest posts about iPhone cases! I was super excited when I realised I...
Breakfast jars full of soaked goodies are my new nutritious and delicious fav. I enjoy this recipe fresh but you can leave it in the fridge overnight to have on-the-go the next morning. This jar is made up of 3 layers: home-made bircher muesli, strawberry smoothie and blueberry smoothie. Including...
This salad is not only delicious and satisfying but it's also ideal if you're on a budget! The secret to saving money on vegetables is to buy them frozen. Frozen vegetables are actually 'fresher' than the 'fresh' vegetables as they are picked at their peak ripeness. They are also super cheap and...
Getting up super early means I'm not having time at the moment for my favourite moment of the day... making and eating breakfast! Instead I've changed to making breakfast jars the night before and grabbing them on-the-go the next morning as I walk out the door! These are so delicious...
Since I have moved to LA I have been launched into Summer! This is ideal considering fruit and veges are my go-to quick meals and California is over-flowing with them!
This Watermelon Pizza is the perfect summer cocktail food, breakfast or light snack that is juicy, delicious and ridiculously simple....
These little balls are absolutly divine and are a guilt free treat, dessert or post workout snack! They are very adjustable and can be made less protein-y and more like cookie dough like if you adjust quantities of protein vs nut butter (less protein and more nut butter =...
These babies are so fast to whip up and satisfy those pancake cravings without the guilt! They're also packed with protein so will keep you full of energy all morning <3
- ½ cup NuZest vanilla protein powder or your choice of protein ...
Tuity Fruity Rice Paper Rolls
These Tuity Fruity dessert rice paper rolls are the perfect addition to any cocktail party or brunch! Completely refined sugar free and natural, they taste and look delicious. I love them because you can use any fruit and berries you have lying around and they...
These fritters are an awesome easy dinner or lunch recipe and are full of delicious vegetables. The teaspoon of turmeric also helps reduce inflammation and gives it a gorgeous golden brown colour. This recipe requires no eggs so is perfect for vegans or vegetarians. There are also easy GF substitutions!...
As most of you will know by now, chocolate is very dear to my heart. This means Easter is a very exciting time of year for me!! I came up with these cute little chocolate shapes after looking at the ingredients in the chocolate eggs in the supermarket and...
Granola is one of my life essentials 🙂 I use it to top smoothie bowls/yoghurt and carry it around all day in little bags as snacks. My favourite is when it's toasted and super crunchy and clumpy. The great thing about granola is you can throw it together with absolutely...
This is one of my go to snacks when I'm needing something savoury, filling or satisfying. It is super simple and full of protein! These are perfect for a substitute to potato chips or crackers and dip. <3
- 1 Can of chickpeas or 1c of soaked and...
The easiest breakfast that never gets old: cut fruit in a coconut 🙂 Eating breakfast like this makes me feel like I'm on a tropical island when really I could be stuck at home on a rainy day!
- 1 whole Coconut
- 1 apple
- 1 pear
- 1 mango
- 1 kiwifruit
- 1/2 c blueberries
- 1/2 c...
- 2 c natural hazelnuts
- 1/2 c cacao powder
- 1 tbsp honey or rice malt syrup
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Firstly lay out the hazelnuts on a baking tray lined with baking paper and cook on high for about 10 minutes in the oven (or...
These are my favourite cookies ever. They use almond meal instead of wheat flour - making them super moist so they melt in your mouth! They are my new go to quick baking fix ! - highly recommend 🙂
- 2 cups almond meal (you can make your own by finely...
This recipe is my new favourite treat and will satisfy any chocolate craving. I used to think going refined sugar-free meant that I couldn't have my favourite things like cookies, Nutella and chocolate. Now I realise I can just make my own versions that genuinely taste just as good or better...
- ½ cup walnuts
- ½ cup almonds
- ½ cup cacao powder
- 5 medjool dates (pitted)
- tblsp melted coconut oil
- pinch salt
Raw caramel Layer
- 4 medjool dates (pitted)
- ¼ cup boiling water
- ½ cup almond or other nut butter/almond meal
- 2 tbslp coconut oil
- 1 tbslp dried cranberries
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups cashews that have been soaked overnight...
- 1/2c desiccated coconut
- 1/2c cacao powder
- 1/2c chopped dark choc (if you want to use homemade choc- use melted coconut oil, pure maple syrup and cacao)
- 1 tblsp pure maple syrup
- 1/2c almond meal
- 1/2 mixed nuts (I used walnuts and cashews)
- 1/2c coconut oil
- 4 medjool dates
- pinch of salt
Blend all of this together...
This is one of the easiest recipes to make and looks and tastes amazing!! 🙂 It is perfect healthier option for Christmas chocolates and Christmas platters as it looks impressively festive ! The recipe only takes about 15 minutes and is raw, refined sugar free, paleo and packed full of superfoods. It...