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breakfast in Auckland & other stories
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Breakfast in Auckland & other stories   One of the things I love about Auckland (apart from the fact that the air smells like flowers and freshly mowed grass) is the food and coffee culture. In every corner in Ponsonby, Kingsland and now Sandringham there is a new restaurant, a café, food market, a pop-up, a food truck and so on. Look a little  ...

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Ginger loaf cake with rum caramel
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Ginger loaf cake with rum caramel

With the festive season upon us, a scrumptious spice-spiked ginger loaf cake is not only appropriate but compulsory. Now, I’ve tried a few different recipes in the past, but this rich molasses version is the only yuletide treat I need. Picture this; the Christmas lights are on, decorations are all in place, Mariah Carrey sings at the background,  ...

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Meat pies for lunch
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Meat pies for lunch

Let me talk to you about why I love meat pies for lunch. I love a wholesome meal especially if it’s healthy. But I have a confession to make; this week, I betrayed my home-cooking for bought lunches and I didn’t even enjoy them. I usually spend a day in the weekend planning our meals for the week and I find it very relaxing even if I spent a  ...

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Blueberry pancakes

The weekend is just around the corner! Hooray! And what better way to start a Saturday morning that with blueberry pancakes. It’s been a long time since I had a full 5-day week at work. Between the bank holiday weekends and some long weekends I took, I have been spoiled and I will miss my half weeks… But for It’s been a long time since  ...

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Gluten-free, (extremely) healthy chocolate snack

Summer’s here, holidays have been booked, I am back to the gym and I am proud to say I feel healthy and ready to embrace the sunny season. So, I made a gluten-free chocolate snack to get me going. I ‘ll always have a sweet tooth which I absolutely need to satisfy. So, to quench those afternoon cravings, I came up with a simple and 100%  ...

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Fashion Food The blog

Pork dumplings and teriyaki orange sauce

 Every time I explain to people that fashion and food are my two biggest passions I get a startled look and after an awkward moment of silence I know the question is coming… “How can you combine these two? If you love fashion you have to be skinny and to be skinny you have to feed yourself lettuce and cucumbers…”. And then a  ...

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earl grey & cardamom cake
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Earl grey & cardamom cake

 I have been obsessed with cardamom lately and trying to incorporate wherever I can. This earl grey and cardamom cake is one of my many attempts. It took a lot of moderations to achieve a good balance between the tea and the spice. It finally worked out and I am happy to share the recipe with you. I guarantee it will disappear within a day. Try it with  ...

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watermelon, prawns, salad
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Watermelon & prawn salad with feta

Bored of traditional lettuce and rocket? Looking for some unusual and fresh summer salad recipes? Let me tell you about my latest inspiration. Last Tuesday my sister and I left the house for a day of inspiration as we like to call it. It involves a lot of walking, gallery browsing and food. So, we started our stroll in London quite early in the morning,  ...

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