Eat your greens, get your gains

Just because you're pumping iron doesn't mean to have to be eating it in your red meats. Julie Therize-Conroy proves you can be superhuman, especially if you eat your greens. The vegan powerlifter says she's been plant-based for more... Read More

Spinning up smoothies to save food waste

While we usually crank out the whizzer when daylight saving shows its face, Tauranga's Lillybeth Melmoth has been slurping the cool food year-round. Even in winter. But her efforts have ramped up after winning a blender at a recipe swap breakfast... Read More

Happy kilojoule light Christmas

Can the words ‘healthy' and ‘Christmas dinner' be uttered in the same sentence? The concept of a healthy Christmas may seem absurd, after all, traditional Christmas kai like roast pork, crackling, plum pudding with brandy butter... Read More

The sweet success of Fruit in Schools

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says this year's expansion of the successful Fruit in Schools initiative to a record 547 schools has had a positive impact. “Children need to eat well in order to optimise their learning and that's why... Read More

A Kete full of Christmas

It's a simple Christmas thing – giving. “We wanted to do something for other people in the community who would appreciate or benefit from having a nice surprise land on their doorstep close to Christmas,” says Catherine Sylvester. The... Read More

Organic meat all the way

Bostock Butchery is where it is at; the butchery is Tauranga's organic butchery, where you find real meat with real taste at an affordable price, says owner Garth Bostock. And Garth has a bone to pick with chemicals and non-organic meats. “We... Read More

Remember food safety during summer

With summer fast approaching and warmer weather already here, the Ministry for Primary Industries recommends a few simple steps to reduce our chances of getting sick from food prepared at home. MPI's public health medicine specialist Dr Donald... Read More

Bay chef is back!

As some of you know by now I've started as a tutor of culinary arts at Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology – yes I know, it's still the Bay of Plenty Poly to most of you – which in some way explains why I‘ve been a bit remiss... Read More

A blokey night out

Blokes of the Bay collect up your barbecue tools and your beer cosies and head to Papamoa Mitre 10 next week to get a good dose of manhood. Papamoa College Parents and Friends is bringing Boys, Beers and BBQs to Papamoa Mitre 10 on November 22 from 6pm... Read More

Recipe to share leftover ideas

We all get to a point when we just stare blankly at the fridge – and despite racking our brains just cannot think up a novel or succulent way to serve that tired-looking tomato. But a recipe swap event in Tauranga next Thursday is here to help... Read More