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Five-Spice Steak, Noodles with Cabbage and Cashews

Five-spice powder is an essential seasoning in Chinese cooking. The traditional spices that go into it are star anise, Szechuan peppercorns, fennel, cassia, and clove. What better way to celebrate Chinese New Year than with this delicious recipe? Enjoy!

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Breakfast Inspiration

The New Year is a bit like breakfast - a fresh start. With that in mind, we've put together a selection of healthy breakfast ideas for you to try out. Enjoy!

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Our Top 3 Tips for a Healthy Start to 2017

How have you started OWNing 2017? Here are 3 tips to get your year off to a fresh start!

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Nadia’s Banana Bran Muffins

Whether you’re heading out for a lazy picnic or need a quick brekkie on the go, these banana bran muffins tick all the boxes. Topped with the goodness of chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and the chocolately crunch of cacao nibs, these muffins shine with flavour from the inside-out. Head over to nadialim.com for more recipe inspiration.

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Apple and Blueberry Punch

A delicious fruity punch is a delicious way to keep everyone hydrated on Christmas Day. This recipe uses Healtheries Apple and Blueberry Iced Tea bags. These combine the crisp apple taste with a hint of blueberry. Could there be anything more refreshing?

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Christmas-Spiced Smoothie Bowl

We love smoothie bowls and have created our own Christmas version so our foodies getting the Christmas Bag can start the day with a healthy breakfast. Cheers to the good people from Sanitarium for supplying crunchy Naturally Nood Muesli™ for these smoothie bowls to be topped with. Here's the recipe.

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To-may-to To-ma-to

Ketchup’ on all the tips and tricks on how to store your tomatoes this summer so you aren’t left disappointed when you get around to tucking into this delicious red fruit.

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CANIHUA OR KA-NI-WAH

We're welcoming a new seed to the My Food Bag pantry this week, canihua (pronounced ka-ni-wah). Featuring in our Gluten-Free Bag it's served as a tabbouleh with BBQ lamb and tzatziki. Read on to find out more about this superfood.

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Culley's Chee-Poht-Lay

Thanks to the crafty team at Culley’s, we’re delighted to have delivered My Own Bag foodies a bottle of Chipotle sauce this week. You’ll only use 1 tablespoon in Thursday night’s Pulled Pork Pansotti, so you’ll have plenty left over to spice up your other dishes! Mexican chipotle is made up of smoked jalapeño peppers in a charred capsicum and tomato base – a match made in heaven. Read on to learn more about the foodie founder of Culley's, Chris Cullen.

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Bostock's Organic Free Range Chicken

Bostock's Organic Free Range Chicken Owner, Ben Bostock grew up on an organic apple orchard in Hawke’s Bay. He always had a passion for healthy, safe growing processes where there is control – which means no chemicals, no antibiotics, no hormones and no genetic modification. Welfare and quality are Ben’s key focuses.

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Beekist® Y.E.L.O™ Tomatoes

It’s so important for food to look, as well as taste great! Some of the upcoming goodness is proof of just that – with some unusually vibrant tomatoes. They’re sweet, bursting with flavour and wait for it – they’re Y.E.L.O™! The team at Beekist® specialise in handcrafting perfect, flavoursome tomatoes. This taste sensation just had to be shared with our foodies.

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My Southern Cheese Rolls

To mark our arrival into the deep South, we've come up with our version of the super simple Southern delicacy that is the mighty cheese roll. Great with enjoyed with soup or as a snack on their own, check out our recipe.

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Apple & Carrot Muffins

The SPCA's annual Cupcake Day is coming up on Monday 15th August. You can bake a difference for animals in need! It's simple; just register online, bake treats at home (like the tasty muffins below), and sell them to your friends, family or workmates to help raise funds for the SPCA. Register now at www.spcacupcakeday.co.nz.

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Making the Perfect Laksa

It hails from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, and is a spicy, soul-warming, noodle soup! It’s packed full of flavour and is a My Food Bag Foodie favourite – Laksa!

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Going Back to Our Roots

This week we’ve gone back to our roots, with our Own Bag Foodies getting the chance to dig into some truly Kiwi kai. On the menu for Thursday night is Horopito Rubbed Beef with Waiporoporo Potatoes! Read on to find out more about these unique ingredients.

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A Relationship Meant to Bean

Here at My Food Bag we are avid lovers of all things coffee so naturally we have paired with our friends at Kokako, the Grey Lynn, Auckland based specialty coffee roasters (and café) to give you the low down on their limited edition Purosa Estate coffee!

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Curing Kawakawa

Here at My Food Bag, we be-leaf that some of the best nutrients can come from NZ's very own native plants! To celebrate Maori Language week, we’ve gone back to our roots and rediscovered the wonders of the Kawakawa Leaf.

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Achey Lim’s & Game Day Goodies

Tis’ the season when Kiwi’s young and old don their winter sports uniforms and hit the courts or the field. The weather might be questionable, but our Kiwi enthusiasm never falters. As the sponsors of Auckland Netball this season, we have some healthy hints on how to get your body ready for the game ahead, even if your mind is begging you to stay indoors!

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A Spicy Supplier Duo

There’s a little bit of magic behind the creation of the pasta dish in the Gourmet Bag next week. It’s a spicy showcase of two Kiwi companies that have come together to tantalize our taste buds with their fresh saffron pappardelle pasta!

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Tantalizing Tamarillo Smoothie

Tamarillo, once known as the 'Tree Tomato', are a tangy, sweet fruit, with a bold and complex flavour. Enjoy tamarillo by simply cutting in half and scooping out the rich juicy pulp. Or use in a fruit salad, sauces, chutneys or in a delicious smoothie, just like this one!

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