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Tītīlicious - Part II

Continuing with the Tītī-licious theme, it was time to start cooking. I chose to cook it the old fashioned way as Māori would – boil-up i.e. 796 more words

Tītī-licious - Part I

The tītī or muttonbird or Sooty Shearwaters is perhaps one of the more eclectic dishes within the Māori repertoire. When you first mention the name, immediate reactions can be grouped into two camps – either they get all teary eyed and nostalgic and consider it to be food heaven within the realms of Māori cuisine, or those whose facial expressions basically say they prefer to be at least a few kilometres away from anywhere this bird is being cooked. 425 more words

Watercress and Avocado Salad

Superfoods. Superfoods? I’m pretty sure the whole superfood thing is marketing hype? That said, Watercress is a nutrient dense, vitamin packed, low calorie, low carb, surprisingly high protein vegetable, and tasty to boot. 130 more words


Herb and Spice of the Week - Watercress

Watercress, is an aquatic plant species with the botanical name Nasturtium officinale. This should not be confused with the quite different group of plants with the common name nasturtium, botanical name Tropaeolum. 535 more words


Superfoods or Supermarketing?

Superfoods have arguably been the definitive nutrition trend these past few years. From kale to quinoa, we can only imagine that 50 years from now, hipster youths and educated academics will look back and scoff at our incessant obsession with all things green and gluten-free. 735 more words


Fig, halloumi and rocket salad

I had one of my lovely cousins over to stay this weekend. After parkrun I made us a brunch of halloumi and fig salad with pomegranate and toasted hazelnuts, on a bed of rocket, spinach and watercress. 103 more words


Lamb Meatballs, Naan, Tzatziki

Cucumbers are such a relief during summer months, and I do my best to utilize them at every stop. Most overwhelmingly, that utilization manifests itself in cocktails, but cucumbers are so surprisingly versatile and I would hate to let a chill opportunity slip by on any given day. 251 more words