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Hi, I’m Lola,welcome to my Cooking Blog. 

When I was little I loved playing with play-do making shapes of meals and watching mum in the kitchen now as I’ve got older I have been able to help out. I also like being arty and creative so combining different flavors I end up with artwork on a plate. I’m also aware that although some food may look good it’s not always good for you. I have participated in kiwi kids can cook  Northland competition at Wiamati north when my dish won getting me through to the finals for all NZ. Although I didn’t win the finals which were in Auckland it’s inspired me, giving me the confidence to share with others the joy and fun of healthy cooking. I hope you enjoy some of my healthy cooking ideas as we travel.

Thanks for reading,.
Lola x

Anzac Buscuites

YUMMY ANZAC BISCUITES - INGREDIENTS - 2  cups of rolled oats, 1  cup of flour, 2/3  of a cup of coconut sugar, 3/4 cups of shredded coconut, 1/2 cup of butter, 1/3  of a cup of honey, 1 teaspoon of bicarb soda, 2 tablespoons of hot water. METHOD - Pre-heat oven to 160. Line a couple of baking try's ready for later. At the Oats,  flour, coconut and coconut sugar  in a bowl and mix together. Then melt together in a saucepan the butter and [...]

April 26th, 2021|Comments Off on Anzac Buscuites

Tropical snack for on the move

SCRUMMY  HEALTHY SNACK FOR ON THE MOVE - Goji berries, Dried pineapple chunks, shredded coconut, almonds, peanuts, sliced dried bananas all mixed up for a scrummy energy boost.    

April 21st, 2021|Comments Off on Tropical snack for on the move

Vegetarian spaghetti bolognese

VEGGIE SPAG BOG - this is a quick and easy go to dinner - while we were staying with friends Lola wanted to cook dinner for us all - she didn't follow a recipe and just used what we had - this is a will feed about 8 people. INGREDIENTS - 600 g Spaghetti or pasta of your choice, 2 onions, Loads of fresh garlic, 1 Eggplant ( aubergine ), Fresh mushrooms, 2 tins of chopped tomatoes, Stock of choice, Quorn ( mycoproptein), Olive oi [...]

April 11th, 2021|Comments Off on Vegetarian spaghetti bolognese

Pumpkin and coconut soup

PUMPKIN AND COCONUT SOUP with a chilli kick. Another one of Lola's own, made up, homemade, super soups - INGREDIENTS - Fresh pumpkin, 1 onion, Fresh garlic, kumara ( sweet potatoes ), Potato or 2, Tin of coconut milk, Seasoning, olive oil, Dried chilli and fresh coriander. METHOD - Start by chopping and frying the onion and garlic, adding small pieces of chopped pumpkin, Kumara, potatoes, when fried a little add the coconut milk, seasoning and chilli. Simmer until all is cooked through. Then using [...]

April 9th, 2021|Comments Off on Pumpkin and coconut soup

Veggie brunch

VEGGIE BRUNCH - Its got to be a favorite - although not very healthy and a bit of a treat for us, but got to be done once in a while after a blustery walk on a cooler day. INGREDIENTS - Well  no rules -, just whatever yu fancy. We try and keep it  little healthier by cutting out the meat and including lots of fresh produce. We had, fresh bread, eggs, veggi sausages, fresh tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, avocados, and homemade hash browns. Ho and [...]

April 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Veggie brunch

Kumara pie

KUMARA PIE - WITH NO SUGAR ! Lola said she fancied  making pumpkin pie, but at the time we hadn't any pumpkin - but we did have Kumara ( sweet potato for the Pommy lot  : ) You can see in the photo that there aren't  many ingredients in this dish, and as always - she says she didn't follow a recipe - most recipes for pies like this are loaded with sugar and fat but today Lola was wanting to make something for dinner [...]

March 30th, 2021|Comments Off on Kumara pie

Basil and cashew nut pesto

BASIL AND CASHEW NUT PESTO - This is a must do, so quick and simple to make - and so versatile to have in the fridge and ready to go anytime - either by itself, as a spread on hot bread, in a bake or pasta, or drizzled over your tomato salad. However you have it, its a winner. INGREDIENTS - Lots of fresh basil, olive oil, cashew nuts, a clove of garlic, and seasoning. METHOD - Just pop in all the ingredients in a [...]

March 29th, 2021|Comments Off on Basil and cashew nut pesto

Good old traditional Cornish Pasty

GOOD OLD TRADITIONAL CORNISH PASTY - While staying with our friend Steve whos from the Chanel Islands in the UK , we decided to have a Cornish night at his place. So this was a project for us all this time and not just Lola !  we made some homemade pasties and stave's  chutney and amazing homebrew cider while watching Doc Martine - a really cosey Cornish night in. For those of you that don't know about the good old traditionally hearty Cornish Pasty, well [...]

March 19th, 2021|Comments Off on Good old traditional Cornish Pasty

Steamed muscles – Mexican style.

STEAMED MUSCLES - MEXICAN STYLE. While walking along the beach at low tide Isla spotted the big muscles on the rocks and was so excited at the thought of muscles for dinner. After checking with the locals that there good and safe, we picked a few for dinner. INGREDIENTS- Fresh muscles de bearded, scrubbed and soaked for 20 ish mins- to remove the sand and salt. Cooked rice. 1 Onion. Spring onion. A few garlic cloves. 1 lemon. 1 tomato. Fresh coriander. Some stock of [...]

March 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Steamed muscles – Mexican style.

Venison patties with potato mash and greens.

VENISON PATTIES WITH POTATO MASH AND GREENS. While we were at slop point we were kindly given some home kill of wild venison from a fellow camper of which Lola made some very yummy patties out of. INGREDIENTS- Venison, 1 onion, 1 egg, seasoning, few slices of bread for crumbs to coat patties. New potatoes, Fresh greens, Oil for cooking. METHOD- First get the spuds under way by bring them to the boil in salted water, and then while there cooking through start the patties. [...]

February 26th, 2021|Comments Off on Venison patties with potato mash and greens.


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