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The guacamole and hummus love child – Guacahummus

Healthy food can be expensive, which can be one of the biggest reasons why we often never purchase it, using this excuse to avoid it completely. It’s a sad truth that some convenience foods are cheap and easy and this is what is causing huge health problems in NZ with obesity and obesity related illnesses. Those that do seek healthy alternatives often have to shop at several different places to find what they are looking for, which can be time consuming. Countdown now offers a wide variety of healthy options all available under one roof in their Macro and Free-From range and what’s even better is that a lot of products in this range have now moved to Price Lockdown which means they’re really affordable. Healthy recipes can now be quick, easy and affordable! Below we’ve used the Macro Organic Hulled Tahini for a delicious new recipe. If Guacamole and hummus had a baby, this would be the love child. Guacahummus Ingredients 1x 330g can chickpeas, drained 1x garlic clove 3 tbsp. Macro Organic Hulled …
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Nuttvia – the ONLY hazelnut spread you should buy!

An exciting new product has hit the market and I'm proud to be working with them in helping to promote the benefits of this tasty new hazelnut spread. Nuttvia (www.nuttvia.com) has brought out a delicious choccy spread which contains 97% less sugar than other leading brands, it is palm oil free and has been certified with the Orangutan Alliance No Palm Oil Seal. While other spreads can contain up to 52% sugar, Nuttvia Hazelnut Spread contains only 1.7%, sweetened with Natvia, the 100% natural sweetener. Nuttvia is the only hazelnut spread in the world with a 5 star health rating. Growing up on special occasions I was allowed to have hazelnut spread on my toast and I absolutely loved it. However back then I was unaware it contained palm oil and the damages that deriving Palm oil causes on both forests and the animals including Orangutans and the Sumatran Tigers inhabiting those forests. So here are some quick facts about Palm Oil: Palmoil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the mesocarp of the fruit of the …
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My Online Shopping Delivery Tips

Have you ever really needed a parcel delivered and come home after work to find you missed the delivery and there’s a Card to Call on your doorstep? It is one of my absolute pet hates, so when I saw NZ Post had come up with some new delivery options for parcels or courier packages, I had to investigate. Izzy and I recently celebrated our 12-year anniversary – we had our first date on March 18th at Horse of the Year in Hawkes Bay in 2005.  It involved lots of dancing and our first kiss! Anyway, Izzy wanted to organize a date night to celebrate, so told me we were going to a fancy restaurant in Christchurch that I had never been to. Of course my head went into a spin about what on earth I was going to wear. My wardrobe at the moment, after just having my baby, is pretty much trackies and active wear so I had to go online to find something half decent. As for Izzy I just wanted to …

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Kai for Kids

Our new recipe book ‘Kai for Kids’ not only helps fill your kids’ bellies with nourishing yummys, but supports @curekids at the same time. Buy your eBook here now to donate $3 to Cure Kids. IMPORTANT. Please download your new eBook immediately or your link will expire.

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Happy New Year

Welcome to the new year, hope you had a great festive season! We will be uploading some of our favourite recipes from the book and a few more goodies from the Facebook page over the next week, enjoy! You can purchase our new book HERE enjoy.

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The Rugby Pantry Cook Book

We are so excited to announce that we have teamed up with Upstart Press to publish our first ever cook book! We have been working hard since October to put together a collection of our favorite recipes. You can expect simple, delicious food that’s achievable at home, and lots of kiwi classics too. The Rugby Pantry cook book is out in September and we can’t wait to share it with you all…. Daisy and Amber x

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Crispy Prawn & Avocado Tacos

Izzy and I love our Mexican food! We have been twice to Mexico and it is one our our favourite places in the world. This little recipe is simple and so yummy for a lunch or light dinner. Preparation Time – 10 minutes Cooking Time – 5 minutes Serves – 4 people Ingredients 8 small soft-shelled tacos or wraps 16 prawns (shells & tails removed) ½ cup panko breadcrumbs 1-teaspoon chicken salt ½ teaspoon garlic salt 1 egg ½ iceberg lettuce 2 tomatoes ¼ red onion Sprig of spring onion 1-tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 avocados Sauce 4 tbsp Tomato sauce 4 tbsp mayonnaise 1 tsp malt vinegar 1 tsp chilli oil or chilli sauce (if you want to add some spice) 1/4 cup of Olive Oil Salt & Pepper Method Whisk egg in a small mixing bowl. In another small bowl add the panko breadcrumbs, garlic and chicken salt and toss together. Add ¼ cup of olive oil to the bottom of a fry pan and place on medium to high heat. When oil in …