6 Steps to help manage emotions through Covid

Many have breezed through lockdown 2.0 but others have found it tough going. Wherever you fit on the scale, it’s great to know how to support your own mental wellbeing as well as others. We’ve gathered some of the most practical steps online from top sites like Forbes, Harvard Health Publishing by Harvard Medical School…

8 Must-have kitchen gadgets you need to make you a Masterchef

Getting fancy in the kitchen is all the better when you have the right gadgets to do it. It may be a matter of saving the pennies to buy some of the pricier items, or adding them to birthday wish lists. But once you’ve amassed the right tools, there’ll be nothing in the way between…

Kiwi Film Festival hot picks + snacks to enjoy while watching

While many people love getting out in winter, we’re chuffed that this year’s Whānau Mārama New Zealand International Film Festival is also showing online despite the many challenges along the way, giving us even more options to enjoy world class films with our preferred choice of viewing experience. With our watering holes filling up thanks…

Ella William’s shares 3 recipes faves PLUS a choc chip recipe to WOW!

Coming up with new recipes, or stepping away from your tried and true faves, sometimes requires a special dose of inspiration. If you’re anything like us, you’re all about asking friends and whanau for their recipe big hitters so you can discover your new taste sensation. So we thought we’d ask our Almond Breeze New…

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Decluttering tips to help you feel amazing

While some people used lockdown to declutter their homes, for the rest of us it was enough to get through work and home schooling, or adapting to work at home, or no work at all. But now that life is moving forward, if your home is anything like ours after being occupied 24/7 for 10…

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Download our 5-day winter soup menu

Believe it or not, soup has a legacy dating back a whopping 20,000 years, with evidence of everything from clay vessels to watertight baskets made of reeds or bark and even animal hides used to contain and cook soup over hot rocks. Ingredients included anything that could be caught, captured or gathered, from animal bones,…

5 Winter Warmers to Feed a Hungry Whanau
5 Winter warmers to feed a hungry household

As we head towards the shortest day of the year (yippee!) meal prep is all about simple, easy and tasty, and nothing says cosy comfort food like our 5 favourites below. Plus, as well as giving a decent dose of yum, each one contains hero ingredients that boost immunity. You’ll want to make these recipes…

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6 Tasty fakeaways to make at home

Why wait when you can make your own tasty fakeaways at home any day of the year? Yep, we’re taking takeaways made in your own kitchen. Not only are foods like pizza, burgers and Thai food cheaper made at home, but they’re a heck of a lot tastier, super easy and fun to make, and…

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8 Hilarious Kiwis to follow + our dairy-free Anzac biscuit recipe

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…

4 Flour-free, no bake choccie recipes to light up lockdown
4 Flour-free, no bake recipes for chocolate lovers to light up lockdown

Lockdown has had us turn into master chefs (with some spectacular baking fails along the way!😂😂😂) but if getting your hands on flour has proven to be all too much, we thought we’d let you have all the fun in the kitchen without the supermarket scramble. So here are our 4 super easy recipes for…