Berry Quinoa Granola

This Monday, much like every other Monday, came around far too quickly and after another stunning weekend, it was back to work (at my new job might I say).  It’s been a whirlwind of a week starting a new job; from meeting the team, learning the ropes and a Christmas party all in the first week. They say … More Berry Quinoa Granola

Murawai Beach

Like all of the black sand West coast beaches, this one is just as beautiful as the rest, but this one’s a little special. The gannet colony has stolen my heart and is one of the most beautiful spots I have watched the sunset from to date. The soaring and gliding of birds overhead, the … More Murawai Beach

Caramel Cookie Slice

In my books, caramel slice makes everything better, whether that’s keeping yourself busy on a rainy day, recovering from an injury or just feeling a bit blue, in this case, all of the above. Post an adventurous weekend exploring the bay of islands and beauty the north beholds (read all about it here) and a … More Caramel Cookie Slice

Roadie up North

Long weekends are the best! In my opinion, they are made for getting away from the city and escaping the day-to-day. Despite the forecast of grey clouds and rain, my friend Hem (check out her Instagram on @hemabel) and I packed up our things and headed north into the wilderness. While the clouds persisted for the … More Roadie up North

Kumera Kale Fritters

The last few weeks since returning from an incredible 3 weeks overseas exploring Europe (See my blog posts on Greece, Barcelona, Paris and London) have been insanely busy. I’ve also encountered the typical post-holiday blues and started planning my next adventures (a roadie up North and a South Island roadie). Since being back home, I’ve had … More Kumera Kale Fritters

London Town

Where to start? London took my breath away in a way no other city I have been to has. Whilst nothing like Auckland, it also reminded me of home. Finally, I was in a country where I could understand the language, the faces seemed familiar, the cuisine was just like back home… if not better! … More London Town

Barcelona

Oh Barcelona. I heard so many great things from everyone I had spoken to and they were spot on. We spent 5 days in this beautiful city; shopping till our hearts were content, dining on delicious tapas, sipping on sangria and admiring the sights and old town. Having just spent a week sailing the Greek … More Barcelona

Travel Tips

Let’s wander where the wifi is weak. It’s that time of year again, time for a much-needed break from reality. Time to swap the days working behind a desk for one’s jumping off a sailing boat in the Mediterranean ocean, to swap the porridge and salads for fresh fruits and gyros, to swap the cold nights … More Travel Tips

Tumeric Latte

These have been one of my many latte additions this winter as I curb the morning coffee with another hot drink. Lately, it’s been Chai lattes (recipe coming soon) or hot cups of tea…until a good friend of mine introduced me to these. The key ingredient is turmeric (as the name suggests) which is a … More Tumeric Latte

Satya Chai House

First things first, this place lived up to the hype. It was amazing, the food was so so yummy and the chai was the perfect balance of spicy and sweet. Oh and I can’t forget how cool the atmosphere and decor were – it truly took you a world away! Now, I’ve been dying to … More Satya Chai House

Roasted Carrot Soup

This winter sucks. Yes, I probably say that every winter but for some reason, this one feels worse than the rest…at least for right now, in this moment. It’s also the first I’ve been counting down the days to escape to the European summer. In less than 30 days, I will find myself on sailing between … More Roasted Carrot Soup

Mercer Bay Loop

Another long weekend calls for another adventure out west! So a plan was formed, and thankfully the weather pulled through for a pretty stunning afternoon. Post gathering up the squad and some snacks (an absolute essential!) we headed out to see what the Waitakere Ranges had installed for us today on the Mercer Bay Loop … More Mercer Bay Loop

Quinoa Porridge

Frosts have fallen almost overnight and with these cold temperatures comes, despite our best wishes; summer is well and truly over. All of this makes getting out of bed in the morning harder and harder, particularly to hit the gym before work. At least I know I have a delicious, warming breakfast and a hot … More Quinoa Porridge