A hidden Gem at Tauranga Crossing

There’s something pretty special about a warm cinnamon scroll, especially when it’s drizzled in dark chocolate.

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Bunhouse, a cute eatery...

A Trip Back To Tokyo

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".

The Mill House

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.

A Slice of Mexico in Tauranga Crossing

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...

Persimmon Breakfast Parfait!

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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...

Tauranga Crossing Eatery Review – BIRD ON A WIRE

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...

Fluffy Choc Chip Banana Bread

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.

Recipe:

Preheat the oven to 180C and put it on 'bake'

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 & 1/2...

Bali Baby

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...

Matcha Oat Parfait + Iphone Cases!

 

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...

Layered Berry Almond Soaked Oats

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...

Roasted broccoli, chickpea and avo salad

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...

Overnight Matcha Bircher Muesli

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...

Watermelon Pizza

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.

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Vanilla Chocolate Chip Protein Balls

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 =...

Easy Protein Pikelets

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

Ingredients

  • ½ cup NuZest vanilla protein powder or your choice of protein
  • ...

Tuity Fruity Rice Paper Rolls

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...

Dairy Free Zucchini, Corn and Sweet Potato Fritters

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!

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Hazelnut Chocolate Hearts

 

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...

Coconut Almond & Buckini Granola

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...

Pesto Chickpeas

Hey Guys

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

Ingredients

  • 1 Can of chickpeas or 1c of soaked and...

Coconut Breakfast Bowl

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!

Ingredients

  • 1  whole Coconut
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • 1 mango
  • 1 kiwifruit
  • 1/2 c blueberries
  • 1/2 c...

Healthy Nutella

Ingredients:

  • 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...

Flourless Choco Chip Cookies

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 🙂

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond meal (you can make your own by finely...

Raw Oreos

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...

Raw Choco-berry Caramel Slice

Base:

  • 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

Berry Layer

  • 2 cups cashews that have been soaked overnight...

Raw Vegan Cacao Mousse Cheesecake

Base:

  • 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...

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