Coconut Granola Passionfruit Pot

One ingredient I’ve heard a lot about recently, but hadn’t yet tried was Coconut Milk Yogurt.  It’s something I’ve kept my eyes open for whenever I’m in a supermarket.. but I just couldn’t find it anywhere.  A few weeks ago, I decided to stop into Piko Wholefoods.  Bad decision.  I always walk out with arms choca-full with weird and wonderful ingredients.  And, wouldn’t-ya-know-it.  Good ol’ Piko stocks Coconut Milk Yogurt! Genuinely the reason why I made the granola recipe posted last week was because it started to dawn on me that my......

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Nourishment OTG: Potsticker Dumpling Bar

In New York I lived only a 10 – 15 minute walk from Chinatown.   Surprisingly, this came in very handy for many reasons..  Especially as it provided a backdrop for two friends and I to catchup over a cheap and cheerful dinner each week.  Our favourite Chinatown delicacy?  Dumplings.  Piles and piles of dumplings!  My dumpling craze lasted longer than I expected, until one fateful day, I saw a few too many massive gross bugs also dining out in the “restaurant’s” make shift kitchen.  Understandably, this caused me to question the......

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Ranch Dip / Ranch Dressing
August 12, 2014

Ranch Dip / Ranch Dressing

Not too long ago I was in the UK visiting London for the first time.  I absolutely adore traveling, except for one thing.  Eating out every single day and night really gets to me.  At first it’s fun eating whatever catches my eye, but then, my body starts to catch-up with me. Excuse the obvi statement, but when someone else makes your food it’s hard to know exactly what’s in it.  Craving something fresh, I started purchasing pre-made salads from supermarket chains.  The only thing that separated these salads from being a healthy choice......

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Salt & Vinegar Chips
August 11, 2014

Salt & Vinegar Chips

When it comes to snacking, I’m all about devouring snacks that are crispy and salty!  If left to my own devices I could quite easily make a bag of potato chips disappear in a sitting.  Even though I am capable of such skills, whenever I have overdosed on traditional greasy potato chips, I’ve finished my binge session feeling like absolute crap.  Big surprise, right?! So I ask you; is there a way to enjoy (in moderation) a salty, crispy snack without ruining my body with junk food, and feeling disgusting?  I say......

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Coconut Granola
August 08, 2014

Coconut Granola

Recently I heard about an exciting New Zealand website that allows you to customise and create your very own granola (or, muesli as Kiwis’ say).  I saw photos of customers who received their granola the very next day – how cool is that?!  Even still, I can be pretty impatient when I decide I want something, so feeling inspired I set out to make my own. We all know that store bought granola can be full of hidden sugars, fats, and nasty chemicals to keep it fresh in the box for longer.......

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OMGGGoodness Caramel Slice
August 07, 2014

OMGGGoodness Caramel Slice

Who needs an intro when you have a photo like this!?  This, dear friends, is caramel slice.  Re-invented! Traditional caramel slice has always been one of my biggest Achilles-heels.  All throughout my undergraduate Uni days when 3pm would hit, I’d get an instant urge to hit up my favourite on-campus cafe to purchase a slice.  And ya know what?  Most days saw me doing just that.  Oops……….. There’s just something about this baked slice that is so irresistible to me.  If I see it, I have to have it!  So, naturally, I......

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Daily Green Juice
August 06, 2014

Daily Green Juice

I can’t ever remember being a morning person, and I definitely can’t remember being a fan of eating breakfast – at breakfast-time.  I do remember that during my highschool years, my loving Dad would wake up bright and early to ensure that I had a nourishing breakfast.. a bowl full of fresh fruit!  I loved it, and would devour on the way to school, but sadly now that I’m a grown up, those days are long gone.  Growing up, at times, is definitely over rated! As much as I dislike breakfast, through......

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Chocolate Dipped Banana Bites

Turns out, I’ve always despised bananas.  Fact has it that my once banana-obsessed mother absolutely hated bananas all throughout her pregnancy with me.  Turns out, I have a strong will too. I wish I loved bananas because they’re such an easy grab-and-go food.  But, try as I may, I just couldn’t grab one.. and go.. until I stumbled across this recipe! This is a quick and easy wholefood and refined sugar-free tasty treat that even those who don’t like bananas will enjoy! WHAT YOU NEED: Banana / Bananas (this is really up to......

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

When Whittakers first launched their Peanut Butter Chocolate Slab, I went absolutely nutty trying to locate myself a block.  There wasn’t a supermarket in New Zealand that was safe from me and my hunt to satisfy my chocolate­-peanut butter craving. There is something so satisfying and incredibly delicious about the combination of the two, but try as I might, I can’t help but feel a little guilty chomping into even the tiniest of peanut butter cups now after educating myself about the types of sugar, and the effects of table-sugar. I know,......

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Welcome to Gin & Rosewater

Welcome to Gin & Rosewater, my little internet oasis dedicated to my favourite foods, recipes, and the life I lead.  Ultimately I hope that this will be a place that encourages and inspires you with the journey you’re on also. I never intended to be a food blogger, but food AND blogging have both been separate interests of mine for the longest time.  To be honest, I really wanted to give it a go, to create my own little blog that not only included snippets of my life, but that also shared......

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