Creating burgers – gateway to a passion for cooking

Fiona Windle spent Mothers Day checking out the 12th annual New Zealand Chefs Hawke’s Bay Salon that attracted nearly 100 students from around the region who had honed their culinary skills to compete in one of 145 classes across 17 events. 

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The best one-pot recipes for winter

Winter is on the way and we know that the last thing you want to do after cooking is dishes. These incredible one-pot (or one-pan) recipes will satisfy your comfort food cravings while cutting down on the cleaning up.

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What's For Dinner: Sharing Platters, Thai Curries, and Health Tips For Parents

This week we're combining easy everyday meals, with useful tips and a little inspiration.

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Red meat's place in the Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet is currently regarded by many people as one of the healthiest ways to eat. So how does red meat fit into this diet?

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Cooking on a budget: Simple tips to make your meat go further

It can be a challenge for the household grocery shopper to find a range of ingredients to feed a hungry family week after week under budget constraints, but it can be done. Here’s a look at how.

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How to cook the best lamb

Kiwis love eating lamb but when it comes to cooking it a lot of us are a bit more apprehensive. We've got all the tips, timings and recipes you need to learn to cook New Zealand lamb to perfection, whether it's a Sunday roast, barbecue, or slow-cooked tagine.

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Fibre - more than meets the gut

Fibre not only contributes to digestive health and keeps our bowel movements regular as grandma suggested, but it’s also good for our gut bugs and can contribute to longevity. Here’s a look at why fibre is so important for our health.

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Cold Weather Cravings

The cold weather that’s been consuming Auckland over the past week had us craving some heartier meals over the weekend.

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The Great Sunday Roast

Brooke Campbell set herself the challenge of cooking the ultimate Sunday Roast, tackling a slow cooked Dukkah Bolar.

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Brooke Campbell
Flat Out Fajitas

Traditionally a secondary cut needing slow cooking, with the correct trimming, Flat Iron Steak is perfect for a quick fry on a high heat and surprisingly morphed into a beautiful tender and flavoursome meal.

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Our Tips & Tricks For School Lunches

Kids have hundreds of school lunches ahead of them – how can you add some variety to their week through their mid-day meals?

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Shawn Moodie
Health & Nutrition Tips For Working Parents

Parenthood making you feel fatigued? Can’t concentrate; feel the cold easily; or are you always getting sick? Symptoms of iron deficiency are easy to ignore when you have others to look out for before yourself. This is how can you start putting yourself first. ​​​​​

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Our Best St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Here are the recipes you’ll need, whether you’re off to a parade, a party, or simply staying at home this Sunday.

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Tomato Sauce Surprisingly Popular On Steak - Poll

More than one in four Kiwis declared they liked tomato sauce on their steak, according to ground-breaking research conducted by Wattie’s and Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

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Poll: Food Makes The Heart Grow Stronger

For any Kiwi looking for romance this Valentine’s Day they need to look no further than food to woo their significant other.

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New Zealand's Greatest Job Club

Five very talented chefs have been announced as the 2019 Beef + Lamb NZ Ambassador Chefs. Their job? To encourage innovation and creativity amongst their fellow chefs…and generally be foodie rock stars.

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How to 'meat' the needs of the future

From meat-free Monday to Veganuary, there’s been a lot in the news recently about going meat-free or cutting down our consumption – whether it’s for health or environmental reasons. We take a look at why this might not be necessary.

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New Year, New Me…but probably not.

In the spirit of bettering ourselves, but being firmly rooted in the real world we’ve come up with some suggestions that aren’t going to change you overnight but are achievable and will help you make a positive change to your lifestyle in 2019.

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Plant-based eating – not the new trend it makes out to be

Rocking into 2019 we are often looking for a fresh start which might include a new dietary regime, and if you’re checking out social media for ideas then no doubt ‘Plant-based eating’ is popping up at every click.

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Regina Wypych
Your Top Recipes of 2018

2018 passed by in what seemed like a flash (in the pan), and to commemorate a huge year in beef and lamb, we took a look at the top 10 most-visited recipes on our website.

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Shawn Moodie