Healthy Happy Year


Happy New Year! With the start of every New Year we read about the chance to start afresh, to try to resist the urge to move forward as you have been, but instead to make pledges about the positive changes we should make and personal promises we should keep. I have never actually bought into … Continue reading Healthy Happy Year

Its the good fat, avocado!


I love avocados. I remember when I first read that they were actually good for you and you could get away with eating one a day. I was SO excited. I use them instead of butter in a sandwich; mash them on toast with a little lemon and garlic ; and use them as accompaniments … Continue reading Its the good fat, avocado!

Citrus Venison


Print Seared Venison with fennel orange salad Inspired by a recipe from a 2011 Cuisine NZ magazine – a fresh venison fillet simply marinated and seared and served rare to highlight the meat served with a crisp salad with fennel and orange to complement the flavours Ingredients 1 Tbs cracked black pepper 2 cloves garlic … Continue reading Citrus Venison

Super Detox Lunch


    Super Detox Lunch Recipe Type: Salad Cuisine: Asian Author: Vanessa Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Serves: 4 This is a ‘Sunday Salad’ – the perfect Summer style healthy salad – don’t feel obliged to copy the ingredients completely – feel free to use some favourites from the bottom of the … Continue reading Super Detox Lunch

Beetroot and Pistachio Salad


Print Beetroot and Pistachio Salad This is a wonderful salad to make if you only need small portions.  Hand grate the beetroot rather than using a processor – it gives you the real sense of the salad being raw and wholesome. Ingredients 1 beetroot peeled and grated 1/3 cup roasted pistachios shelled (weigh after shelling) … Continue reading Beetroot and Pistachio Salad