Lemon, Honey & Ginger Chicken

(Serves three) Ingredients Marinade for Chicken (2 hours or overnight) 2 lemons, juiced 1 Tbspn olive oil 2 tspn crushed ginger 2 garlic cloves, peeled and...

Moroccan Carrot and Couscous Soup

(Serves 4) Ingredients 500g carrots, peeled and cut into pieces 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1/2 tspn...

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Moroccan Carrot and Couscous Soup

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Vegetable Frittata

A light simple meal packed with veges, low in fat and so quick easy to prepare and cook. After a busy day at work...

BBQ Mince Koftas

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Tasty Fish Pie

(Serves 4) Ingredients 500g fish fillets (such as tarakihi or hoki) 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced 1 stalk celery, thinly...

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All too often we lift with our backs, putting the back under immense pressure.  We do this constantly when there are babies or young...

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It’s too cold and dark in the mornings and I’m too tired after work. I don’t have the time. I’m too busy with work and...

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The Power of Positive Thinking

What is Positive Thinking? Positive Thinking is basically having a ‘can-do’ attitude towards life and living. It does not mean having a permanent smile on...

Baked Fish with Tomato & Orange

(Serves two) Ingredients 2 pieces fish (dory/snapper) 2 oranges; 1 peeled and sliced; 1 freshly squeezed orange juice 2 tomatoes, sliced Bunch fresh coriander, chopped 1...

Teachers – Eating Healthy Can Be Easy

Teachers are extremely busy, attending to students all day long and often staying late to finish tasks.  It can be challenging to find the...

Roasted Vegetable & Bulghar Wheat Salad

Ingredients 1 red onion, peeled and thickly sliced 2 red capiscums, deseeded and halved 1...

Exercise Ideas for Outside

The skies are brighter and the weather is warmer weather, no wonder we want to...

Grilled Marinated Chicken with Kiwifruit Salsa

(Serves 2) Ingredients 2 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, halved 2 Tbspn sweet chilli sauce 2...

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Thai Chicken Fritters

(Serves 4) Ingredients 3 slices wholemeal bread (toast thickness) 300 g chicken mince 3 Tbspn lime juice 1 1/2 tspn minced chilli paste 1/2 cup...

Trim Pork Stir-Fry

(Serves 2) Ingredients 250 g trim pork pieces 1 Tbspn vegetable oil 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed 2 spring onions, sliced 1 cup broccoli ...

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