Bubble Milk Tea

I’ve finally made it. A homemade version of my favourite Asian drink! Before you start your happy dance (because, yes, I admit that is exactly what I did), check your local Asian grocery stores. In New Zealand I couldn’t find bubble-tea-worthy tapioca pearls. You want the specific ones for making this drink…

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Mexican Mince Stuffed Butternuts

I love stuffing vegetables with mince. Capsicums are perhaps my favourite, but courgettes, kumara, and these lovely butternuts are all delicious! The size of your squash, as well as the amount of seeds in it (and thus the thickness of flesh), will determine how much cooking it requires. Ideally, you’ll…

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Feijoa & Almond Crumble

Feijoa season has started at the Whale household. After a little windy weather recently, those green fruits have been dropping like the rain itself. I’m not generally a great appreciator of crumbles – I feel as if the natural beauty of fruit is often destroyed by cooking and hiding it…

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Slow-cooked Coriander & Cumin Pork Sandwiches

Naming these sandwiches was taxing. There are so many ingredients, so many delicate elements, so it’s difficult to tell what the salient flavours really are. Pesto and camembert? Pork Vienna? Personally, I’d be sold with “Really Cheesy Pork Sandwiches”, but I understand most people don’t exactly share the insatiable love…

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Lamb, Kale & Pesto Pizzas

If you have some lamb roast leftovers, this is the perfect way to make them feel loved. Before they’re devoured, obviously. With the earthy kale and sharp pesto, you get a not-so-ordinary meal that also boasts a fair few nutrients. Of course, we don’t eat pizza for nutrients, do we?…

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Cooling Mint & Cucumber Smoothie

This smoothie is an instant chiller with its subtle coconut and mint. The colour perfectly sums up the taste – light, creamy, and fresh! If you wanted to go hardcore green, you could always add some baby spinach leaves, too. You may replace the frozen mango with banana if you’re…

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