Satay Tofu Soba Noodles

Serves 3–4 Jasmin Johnson Wellington, New Zealand Jasmin can usually be found creating digital content, working in sustainability, drinking coffee or at the beach. Instagram: @thislifeasjasmin INGREDIENTS SATAY TOFU AND MARINADE ½ block firm tofu ½ tbsp Pic’s Smooth Peanut Butter 1 tbsp soy sauce (GF if needed) ½ tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp minced […]

Sticky Date Coffee Pudding

Recipes Carrie Evans, Images Brydie Thompson There is a saying, ‘coffee is always a good idea’. So, with the help of Carrie and the Excelso team, we thought we’d take that message beyond your morning cup and serve it up for dessert. This twist on the ever popular sticky date pudding is great, with a […]

Petit Roasted Beets with Herby Crème Fraîche

This bright, earthy concoction isn’t particularly historically French but it’s definitely posh. I like it at this time of year as it’s great as a simple seasonal dish on its own with a sliced baguette or as a side to a main meal. It looks fabulously frivolous on a winter table and the sweet roasted […]

Nourish and Lexus Pink Ribbon Breakfast

This May, we had the pleasure of hosting our first two Pink Ribbon Breakfasts, to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation. Lexus of Hamilton and Tauranga partnered with Nourish to provide their stunning dealerships as venues. Camielle Guzzwell from the Breeze Waikato and Jolene James from the Breeze Tauranga were our hosts for the […]

Fig Salad

Recipe Harriet Boucher, Images Brydie Thompson Almost any grain will work for this salad. I love the earthy nutty flavor of freekeh though, and it’s readily available at Vetro.   Ingredients: 1 cup (180g) freekeh, rinsed, drained 5 figs, quartered 3 tbsp honey ¼ cup olive oil 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses juice and zest of […]

Vegan Fig Loaf with Coconut Yoghurt and Spiced Syrup

Recipes Harriet Boucher, Images Brydie Thompson This spiced fig loaf is delicious sliced and toasted, served with lashings of butter, or serve it decorated with coconut yoghurt and fresh figs like we have here.   Ingredients: 3 cups self-raising flour ½ cup sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ginger ½ tsp cloves ¼ tsp cardamom […]

Blackberry & Apple Crumble Cake

Recipe Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Brydie Thompson Blackberries and new season apples are a wonderful combination. If you can’t find Granny Smith apples, opt for a tarter variety than the modern sweet apples. This cake is a delicious afternoon treat served with a dollop of cream but equally delicious for dessert with a scoop of vanilla […]