Monday, May 25, 2015

The Power of Purple...Cauliflower

We spotted this while doing the shop for a dinner party. How could you not? Bright purple cauliflower was the perfect way to add extra color to the veggie platter. It also became a huge conversation piece because, again, it's purple cauliflower. Both beautiful and delicious. Exactly how statement foods should be. Healthy, too.
It's in season now, therefore more likely to be local and fitting for the food budget.
As they say in Sesame Street, Eat your colors today

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Mouse Called Bean

Meeting people for coffee/tea chats is essential to one's social life. The coffee date serves as a safe place to sip and share stories with a loved one or friend. These disposal cups were our caffeine infused conduits and we found them to be a conversation piece in their own right. A Mouse Called Bean uses the adorable little face of a mouse as the logo on their stylishly stark black cups. It's pretty unforgettable and so were our drinks. Served quickly and, thankfully, extra hot considering the chilly weather, we were able to get ample chats in all because of a little mouse called Bean.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Green Start to the Day

Starting the day with a green smoothie is one of the best boosts you can give your body. Firstly fueling it with natural fruits and vegetables via a liquid source is like being given a gold bar. I joined one of my best and healthiest friends for breakfast and this is what awaited me. The potential nutritional energy here is massive. It's time to drink up!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Just Delicious Filler

This is a filler post chocked full of some of the best vitamins on Mother Earth. Brown rice. It serves alone with butter, as a mix-in or a tasty main when gussied up. It's nutritious and filling. It will accompany our Taco Tuesday dishes and of course, we're going Spanish rice style.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pepe's Mexican Grill On The Go

We were going to post a photo of our food but it was way too good. Pepe's Mexican Grill was the lunch date choice of the day. They specialize in burritos or wraps all made with your option of fresh salads, salsas and dressings.

I'm on the go so I'll sum it up: Great staff, fast service and a fuss-free environment make for a great fresh food option to satiate that midday hunger. 

This is their version of a churro below. A very traditional Mexican dessert. Freshly made and heavenly sprinkled with a cinnamon/sugar blend.

Labels

24 Diner (1) 9Christchurch (1) advice (1) after school (1) alcohol (2) all-natural (1) allergies (1) Andre Leon Talley (1) anzac day (1) apples (1) Austin (1) Australian Water Wheels (1) babies (1) back to school (1) bakery (1) baking (4) baking molds (1) bananas (2) bars (1) beach (1) bell pepper (1) benefits (1) berries (1) Betty Crocker (1) beverages (5) big family (2) biscuits (1) bistro (1) black betty (1) Black Betty Cafe (2) blender (1) blogger (1) Boerne (1) bon apetit (1) boo radley's (1) borracho beans (1) bottles (1) bread (2) breads of Europe (1) breakfast (2) Brittany Marc (1) Brown rice (1) brunch (2) bubbles (2) burger (1) Burmese (1) butter (1) cafe (3) cakes (2) candy (1) capsicum (1) CapTex Triathlon (1) cauliflower (1) celebrate (3) celebration (3) chalkboard paint (1) chandon (1) Chardonnay (1) cheese (1) chestnuts (1) chia (1) chia seeds (1) chicken and waffles (1) child labour (1) children (1) chili (1) chocolate (3) chowder (1) Christchurch (19) Christmas (4) churro (1) cider (1) cinco de mayo (2) classic (1) cleansing (1) cnn (2) cobbler (1) cocktail hour (2) cocktails (3) coconut (1) coffee (3) coffee bar (1) coffee plants (1) coffee shop (1) coke (1) cold weather (1) comfort food (1) conservation (1) convenient (1) Cookie Time (1) cookies (4) cooking (8) cool down (1) cork (1) corn (2) crackers (1) cupcake (1) cupcakes (2) cuppa (1) dairy free (1) danilo gabrielli (1) dark chocolate (1) date (1) decorating (2) desserts (1) diet (1) dining (4) dining out (2) dinner (4) dinner party (1) Dish (1) drinking (1) drinks (14) dumplings (1) duty free (1) eat (1) eating (3) eating out (1) eggnog (1) eggs (4) entertaining (3) epicurious (1) errick mcadams (1) ethnic (2) european bakery (1) events (1) expensive (1) fair trade (2) fall (1) family (20) fashion week (1) fast food (2) feast (1) February (1) festive (2) Fiddlesticks (1) filler (1) fine dining (4) fizzy (1) flan (1) Flour (1) focaccia (1) focaccia bread (1) foccacia (1) fondant (1) food (63) food chain (1) food waste (1) foodies (8) foods (1) FoodTV (1) foraging (1) Fourth of July (1) free-range (1) freedom project (1) fresh (4) fresh food (4) fried alligator (1) fried chicken (1) fried green bananas (1) fried soup (1) friends (6) fries (2) frittata (1) fruit (9) fruit plate (1) fruits (1) Fry's Family (1) fun (1) funny (1) garden (5) gardens (1) gift (1) Gin (1) ginger (1) gluten free (1) golden kiwi (1) gourmet (5) Grand Canyon Squire Inn (1) gratitude (1) Green smoothie (1) grilled bananas (1) grilling (1) gumballs (1) ham (1) Hamish Evans (1) Hanmer Springs (1) harvest (1) health (2) healthy (12) healthy eating (1) healthy food (3) healthy foods (2) healthy living (4) heart disease (1) Henkell (1) Herb and Spice Mill (1) herbs (1) Hill Country (1) Hinton's (1) history (1) holiday (2) holidays (1) home cooking (4) honey (1) huevos rancheros (1) hummus (1) ice (1) ice cream (1) in season (1) industrie (1) Industrie Espresso Bar (1) inspiration (1) instagram (1) interview (1) jam (1) jars (1) Jax Hamilton (1) jelly (1) juice (1) juice bar (1) juicer (1) juicing (1) kava (1) kentucky fried chicken (1) kfc (1) kids (8) kimbrook (1) kindform (1) kitchen (1) leftovers (1) lemon (1) lemonades (1) Lemons (2) Lena Carpenter (1) life (2) lifestyle (7) limes (1) love (2) low-calories (1) lunch (5) lunches (2) luxury (9) Macallan M (1) magazine (1) mall (1) mango (1) manners (1) Margarita (1) margaritas (1) market (1) Martha Stewart (2) mcdonald's (1) me party (1) meat (1) men (1) menu planning (1) Mexican food (6) Mexicano's (2) minestrone (1) mint (1) mislabeled (1) monks (1) Monteith's Brewery (1) mother's day (1) mouse called bean (1) Moutere Gold (1) Mr. Chow (1) muffin molds (1) muffins (1) mum's (1) nachos (1) natural (5) natural remedy (1) nature (1) nestle (1) new year (1) new year's eve (1) New Zealand (21) nice cream (1) no bake (1) nutrition (3) nutrition & diabetes journal (1) nuts (1) nye (1) nzeola (1) oatmeal raisin cookies (1) oiling silicon (1) okra (1) olive oil (1) olives (1) opening (1) oranges (1) organic (7) oscar (1) outdoors (2) pantry (1) Pappadeaux (1) parties (1) party (1) Peach Cafe (1) peaches (1) pepsi (1) Peter Timbs (2) photo (1) photography (6) pinterest (2) pizza (2) pizza crust recipe (1) plants (1) plums (1) pork (1) Portland (1) power lunch (1) premium (1) presents (1) pretzels (1) projects (1) protein (1) pumpkin (1) purple (1) Quinoa (1) quote (1) quotes (1) racing (1) rapeseed oil (1) real life (10) recipe (8) recipes (5) Rekorderlig (1) restart mall (1) restaurant (2) restaurant inspections (1) restaurants (1) reveiws (1) review (1) reviews (1) risotto (2) robert caplin (1) rolls (1) rosé (1) running (1) safety (1) salad (2) salsa (1) Salt on the Pier (1) San Antonio (2) Sarah Carey (1) saturated fat (1) Savory Salvations (1) scallop (1) school (2) scotch (1) seafood (1) seahorse (1) seasonings (1) Shaker seasoning (1) shaw (1) shop (1) shopping (3) silly (1) simple (2) smoothies (2) snacking (1) snacks (5) soda pop (2) sodas (1) soul food (1) soup (2) Southern (1) Southern food (1) Spanish rice (1) sparkling (1) specialty (1) spice Paragon (2) spicy (1) spinach (2) spirits (1) sprouts (1) St. Patrick (1) stack (1) staples (1) stars (1) stevia (1) Strawberry Fare (1) Subway (1) sugar (1) summer (5) Sundae (1) superfoods (1) Swedish (1) sweet potato (1) sweeteners (1) sweets (1) Switch Espresso (1) tabasco (1) table setting (1) Taco Tuesday (1) tacos (4) Tangible Media (1) tasting plate (1) Taverna (1) taylor's (1) tea (1) Texas (1) Thai food (1) The Beach Cafe (1) The Bodhi Tree (1) The Cupcake Collection (1) The Doctors Wine (1) The Food Show (4) The George Hotel (1) time Magazine (1) tips (4) toast (1) tomato basil (1) tomatoes (3) toppings (1) traditions (1) travel (1) treat (2) treats (3) trends (1) triathlon (1) Trilogy Pizza (1) Trophy Cupcakes (1) true (1) Tupperware (2) tutorials (1) Twin Sisters (1) vanilla bean (1) vegan (1) vegetable (1) vegetables (8) vegetarian (2) vegetarians (1) Victoria street (1) video (2) vimeo (1) visitors (1) Voodoo Doughnuts (1) water (1) water crackers (1) weddings (1) wellness (1) whiskey (1) whisky (1) whole grain (1) whole wheat (1) wine (5) wraps (1) Zedric's (1)