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...

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 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...

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...

5 Grab ‘n’ go brekkie recipes everyone will love

Some mornings it’s hard to know where the time disappears. Before you know it you’re racing out the door grabbing a banana on the way out. But breakfast is an important meal to start your day and fuel up so you’re ready for whatever comes your way. A bit of history… The word “breakfast” emerged...

An Iced Chai Tea with potent healing ingredients

With summer hot, hot, hot we thought we’d cool it down with a delicious and nutritious iced latte, so we asked the talented Leonie from The Style Insider to create a winning recipe for us. It’s packed full of 8 incredible spices with an array of amazing health benefits, from aiding gut health and digestion,...

4 Festive recipes to thrill the whanau this Christmas

If your house is full to bursting at Christmas it’s a great idea to have some fast, easy festive recipes up your sleeve so you’re ready for anything. And if it saves you a trip to the shops, we reckon swap out some of the ingredients for what you have at home and add creativity...

6 Surprising smoothies to make summer sizzle!

The sun is out 🌞 and summer is on! It’s that wonderful time of year when your brekkie, morning snack or pre- or post gym nutrition boost might want to take the form of a delicious smoothie. And why not? Fast, easy and nutritious. It’s the perfect solution for busy lives or when you want...

Make – don’t buy – Xmas presents with these fab 4 recipes

Christmas doesn’t need to be about hitting the malls and stressing out about what to buy people for gifts under the tree, especially when so many people have everything they need. How about instead pouring the love with some cute homemade cookies or bliss balls? After all, people love food so we reckon you’re onto...