Farrah’s quesadillas

When asked what’s for dinner, some may say quesadillas, others will say tortillas but, often enough, they’ll both involve Farrah’s wraps. These versatile wraps can be enjoyed with almost any mix of fillings our hearts...

Thumbs up for city sojourn

Holiday escapes generally take Aucklanders well beyond their home city but over the festive period, HELEN PERRY, with husband in tow, spent two nights in the heart of the city, an experience she highly...

Panfried tarakihi with Maori (Taewa) purple potato, cauliflower, green peas and lemon butter sauce

There’s nothing quite like a fishy ‘tail’ presented on a relaxed summer’s evening to bring cheer to the family and this version from EastLife contributor AJAY ZALTE, executive chef at Waipuna Hotel and Conference...

Winter Ginger Honey Pudding with butterscotch sauce

If there’s one delicious way to hot up a cold  winter’s night and sweeten the family it’s with this delicious ginger honey pudding from regular contributor AJAY ZALTE, executive chef at Waipuna Hotel and...

Zhoug Summer Salad Bistro Fillet

Looking to put a little zing into those summer/autumn lunches? Then try a little zhoug! Thanks to Chef Graham Brown and the good folk at Duncan NZ Venison for sharing this cracking recipe.   Ingredients: • 6-700 grams Bistro...

Where the wild dishes are… Seafood Chowder

There’s no need to leave the safety of our kitchens to take a walk on the wild side, thanks to Angelo Georgalli! One of New Zealand’s wildest chefs is back in the game with...

Blackcurrent and Manuka & Lemon Blissballs

Christmas bliss can continue year round thanks to this recipe from Crown Range Cellar. INGREDIENTS: • 1/2 c raw (natural) almonds • 1/2 c Medjool dates, pitted • 1/4 c shredded coconut or coconut chips • 3 tbsp New...

Mission’s festive favourite: Christmas ham

These days, the bird’s not the only word at Christmas. And yet, despite the plethora of goodies now available, to ensure we ‘pig out’ in traditional style, no festive feast would not be complete...

Al Brown’s Smoked Duck Breast, Mandarin, Cranberry & Cashew Salad

While hunters may be able to leave the cooking to the professionals, those who are less game to raise a gun can still conjure up a sure-fire duck dish at home, thanks to this...

Beef cheek in Tokyo Dry – with bonito, charred pickled onions and pickled red...

  To the culinarily challenged, fusion cuisine can be created simply by stopping off at both McDonalds and Pizza Hut on the way home. However, to The Grove’s head chef, Josh Barlow, bringing two different styles...
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