Fresh Salads

It is Easter weekend, and the sun is still shining in Auckland! It has been an ideal weekend to go out on a boat, laze at the beach or swim in the sea. Autumn is approaching, and one feels this may be the last chance to relish in all things summer in New Zealand for…

Cottage Pie

It’s time to get back to comfort food. We were watching Master Chef NZ the other night, and the contestants had to make their ” Last Supper”. They were asked to make a dish that they would eat if it was their ” last day on earth”. It created a discussion in our house, as…

Creamy Chicken with Penne Pasta

I have been busy over the last week, and have been completely disorganised with my evening meals. The menu plan I set up for a fortnight came to an end on Sunday and I have not found the time to compile a new plan.I will get back into menu planning as soon as I can!…

Chicken Meatballs on top of Spaghetti

Sometimes there is a good reason why we should prepare meals from scratch.  Do you really know what is in your food, and do you care? We rely on labelling and testing, but it appears it is not enough, in light of the the recent “horsemeat” meatballs controversy which hit Europe and Britain last week….

So, so easy Salmon

This week I have started a new regime, menu planning! The idea is to minimise food wastage and save time, but I have a feeling it really is just not me! I am up for the challenge though, so let’s see what happens over the next few weeks. On Monday, I spent some time listing meals for…