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Getting Dressed Up

Sometimes, a good dressing is all you need to transform a mundane salad into a sensational salad! Dressings can often be high in fat with lots of oil and mayonnaise, but some of my favourite dressings not only pack a flavour punch, but are healthy too. It’s easy to make up your own dressings (and you can get a little creative), but the key thing is you get a good balance of sour, salty and sweet flavours. You can always throw in some aromatic herbs too!

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Honey-Baked Persimmons with Vanilla and Cinnamon

Winter is here, which brings the arrival of persimmons! These orange delights are under-rated and people often don't know what to do with them. So here's a recipe for a quick, simple and healthy dessert that will (hopefully) make you fall in love with them!

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Our Guest Chef Recipe Series

Every now and then, we give our Gourmet foodies a little taste of restaurant fare, right in the comfort of their own home. Our Guest Chef series, which launched in October 2013, has included recipes from some of our country’s most accomplished chefs.

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Albert Psaro, Our Master Artisan Baker

Albert and his team from the aptly named ‘Albert’s Kitchen’ in Pukekohe often supply you lovely foodies with his handmade breads and pizza bases - they’re some of the best we’ve ever had here in New Zealand!

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Our Customer Story

Enough of us talking; we thought we’d share with you some recent feedback from one of our customers. Thanks for sharing this with us Sianne.

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Our Harmony Cutting Demonstration

Our lucky chefs, including myself, were at an exclusive cutting class run by the friendly team from Harmony and Neat Meat in Ponsonby Central recently.

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A Sweet Treat for Mother’s Day

After you’ve treated Mum this weekend with a delicious Regal Artisan Salmon Breakfast Bagel, how about you make her feel extra special with these gorgeous Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles. These are super quick to make and incredibly decadent, I’m certain Mum with love them!

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First ever exclusive My Food Bag cooking class

Earlier this week we ran our FIRST EVER My Food Bag cooking class - one of our ways to say thank you to some of our most loyal customers.

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Benefits of eating vegetarian once a week

Do you think eating vegetarian is a huge mis-steak? Well we have news for you – eating a meat-free dinner one night a week not only opens up a whole world of exciting foods, but can also improve your health and help the environment.

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Tips for food photography at home

We know you all love to share pictures of your My Food Bag creations; whether it be showing us your good work, or impressing others with your culinary skills. We've had countless requests to share tips and tricks to help you snap like a professional. Here are our top 5 pointers:

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