November 17, 2015

Food Inspiration for a Happy NZ

I didn't believe it when people told me that life would get even busier once your kids start school.  I should have paid more attention because now that my oldest is settled in to school life, the weeks just fly!  The afternoons are a blur of waking a toddler from her nap for school pick up, homework, swimming lessons, art classes and somewhere in there dinner preparation too - plus a husband who often travels for work so I need to be on my game!

Three days of the week I need to prepare dinner in advance during the day or dinner has to be something that can be quickly and easily thrown together.  I have some favourite "go to" recipes for these nights which are sure to please but I love to cook and am always open to inspiration so I was thrilled to be sent a link to We Are What We Eat.  I literally could make EVERYTHING on this site!

We Are What We Eat was created with the understanding that families are busy and we need to spend less time in the kitchen so we can enjoy more time around the table with family - good food, wide smiles and strong families - sounds perfect to me!  All of the recipes are quick and easy to prepare, using ingredients easily found at your local supermarkets.

The recipes cover everything from smoothies (passionfruit, vanilla & chia seeds sound amazing!), snacks (hello cheese whizzes!), baking (terrific truffles anyone?), dinner (charred cabbage with chorizo - need I say more!) and everything in between.  New Zealand's iconic Annabel Langbein has not only fronted this campaign but also contributed over 18 healthy, inspiring and delicious recipes herself which was recommendation enough in itself to know I was on to a good thing!

Tonight was homework night, hubby is away and I needed something simple, healthy, tasty and easy to prepare for dinner (ultimately with minimal dishes) so I made the Little Haloumi Grillas.  My girls love "squeaky cheese" so these went down a treat.  And kids love sliders aka Mini Burgers!  We customized the sliders and added slices of pickled pork.  They were SO good!

They'd be great with sliced turkey for a Christmas day entrée or light lunch before the main event.

You can find the recipe for these gorgeous Little Haloumi Grillas and a range of other fabulous recipes at We Are What We Eat.  You can also keep up to date on Facebook, Pinterest or their brilliant fabulous YouTube channel which has a range of clips for a whole heap of recipes to show you just how quick and easy they all are to prepare.  Check out the clip below to see what I mean.

I'll be making a few more of the We Are What We Eat recipes over the next few weeks so check out our Instagram or Facebook pages for updates.

This post has been presented by We Are What We Eat but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I love the shopping list feature.. I've been hoping someone would do this for ages & great it is an NZ page :)