We’re all in our Bubbles doing our staycation duties for the good of the country and turns out, some of us are funnier than others. In isolation it can be hard to find the laughs so now is the perfect time to discover some hilarious Kiwis using lockdown to bring the LOLs. These unique and talented Kiwis are worth following just for the sheer joy they bring.
So, in no particular order here are our 8 Kiwi social media faves worth your follow because laughter really is the best medicine!
1. Ellie Haines
Find Ellie Haines at @lovingelliesbelly for body positive funnies that show just how impossible some of the Instagram influencers are being with their stretchy legs and abracadabra moves. There’s no one keeping it real in New Zealand quite like Ellie, and she’s definitely worthy of your eyeballs.
2. Tom Sainsbury
While all Tom Sainbury’s Kiwi characters give us plenty of belly laughs, nothing beats the original grumpy cat, Gingerbread. Everyone who sharing their isolation Bubble with a cat knows by now that yes, they are plotting to kill you, no, they won’t eat your food no matter if it was their favourite last week, and yes, you are sleeping on their bed and it’s annoying. Warning: once you pop you won’t stop!
4. New Zealand Police
If you haven’t been watching the New Zealand Police on Facebook and Instagram it’s time to play catch up! Like… seriously. We don’t know who is running its account but if their goal was to keep New Zealand informed, supported and entertained during what is an anxious time for us all, they’re smashing it! It’s innovative and endlessly hilarious NZ Creative Series has us in stitches, like this working from home video, which pretty much sums up life in New Zealand right now!
5. Kimberley Crossman
Former Shortland Street star, Joyable business owner, Almond Breeze almond milk fan and comedian Kimberley Crossman has been BUSY! As well is charming the airwaves with her popular podcast Pretty Depressed where she talks to worldwide celebs and comedians about how they navigate mental health issues, addiction and more. She is also reaching out to people in the entertainment industry asking them to share their top tips for dealing with isolation and sharing them on the Pretty Depressed Instagram Instastories. She’s also Live on Neon’s Instagram at 11am week days sharing her #QuaranTea series interviewing New Zealanders on how they coping through lockdown. And, as if that’s not enough, Kimberley is joining Dai Henwood this week on his new half hour comedy sketch show Dai’s House Party on Three.
6. Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
Kiwi comedian Cori Gonzalez-Macuer who has been a regular on shows like 7 Days is making the most of lockdown using his Facebook to share his wry observations, cute videos, Facebook Lives and general poignant and funny parenting insights.
7. Mitre 10
Favourite Kiwi DIY brand Mitre 10 has been humming with the ‘Lockdown edition’ of its ‘Show Us Your Results’ and last week to our delight, it launched its #letterboxmakerover challenge sharing the winners on the Mitre 10 Facebook page. Perfect school holiday project if you’re stumped!
8. How to Dad
If you’re a parent, you need to watch Jordan Watson from How to Dad as he navigates parenthood as a Kiwi bloke and films the hilarity purely for our entertainment. There’s a reason nearly 2 million people follow Jordan on Facebook. If you haven’t already, add your name to the list!
Wheat-free, dairy-free Anzac Biscuit recipe
If you didn’t think the traditional Anzac biccie couldn’t be vegan and just as tasty as the traditional Anzac biscuit we all know and love, then you’d be wrong. Our Wheat-free, dairy-free Anzac Biscuits are crispy and chewy in all the right places. You can use buckwheat flour or if you have it, go for gold with your favourite wheat flour.
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 ¾ cups rolled oats
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- ¾ cup Organic Coconut Sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup Golden Syrup
- 2 tablespoons Original Almond Breeze Almond Milk
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
- Pre-heat oven to 150ºC and prepare two baking trays with baking paper.
- In a large bowl mix sift the buckwheat flour then add the rolled oats, coconut and coconut sugar.
- In a pot on the stove, melt the coconut oil, golden syrup and water on a low heat until the coconut oil is melted and the ingredients have combined. Do not allow the mixture to simmer or boil.
- Add the bicarbonate of soda/baking soda into the mixture and very quickly add it to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Roll the mixture into golf ball-sized balls, then place on your tray and flatten. Spread the biscuits around 4cm apart as these biscuits spread.
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until your delicious Anzac biscuits are golden brown.
Devour with your favourite humans!
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