Raw Food

Foodie Destination: Gatherer, Hari Hari

On the West Coast, where pub food is king, Alisha McIntosh has created a wholefood haven for tourists and locals in the tiny town of Hari Hari. Discover this oasis of health, which is so much more than just a cafe.

Nadia|Jul 04, 2019

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  • Raw lemon meringue pie

    Raw, refined-sugar free and oh-so-delicious, this lemon meringue pie is a superstar. Transforming the classic pie by using fresh coconut flesh and coconut cream instead of meringue, this indulgent dish will blow you away!

    Food|Apr 15, 2019

  • Foodie destination: Henry & Ted, Papamoa

    Embodying the warm vibes of its Papamoa home in its sun-drenched, bright yellow walls, Henry & Ted is a breakfast and brunchin’ essential when visiting The Mount’s smaller, more easy-going neighbour.

    Food To Love|Apr 15, 2019

  • Raw strawberry cream cookies

    As delicious as the strawberry cream chocolates from the Favourites box but made of completely natural ingredients, these little cookies are divine! Keep them on hand for whenever you need a guilt-free treat.

    Food|Apr 11, 2019

  • Raw and yummy ginger slice

    A café favourite gets a plant-based update with this healthy, wholefood take on the classic ginger slice.

    Good Health & Wellbeing|Feb 18, 2019

  • Megan May's banana caramel coconut pie

    Raw food expert Megan May of Little Bird Organics zaps the classic calorie-laden banoffee pie with activated nuts, alternative sweeteners and dairy-free coconut to create a raw, light and tasty treat

    New Zealand Taste|Sep 13, 2016

  • Megan May's spicy samosa wraps

    Raw food expert Megan May of Little Bird Organics gives traditional deep-fried samosas a gluten-free overhaul with a healthy hit of vegetables and spices

    New Zealand Taste|Aug 16, 2016

  • Blueberry lemon ice blocks

    These icy treats not only look and taste amazing but are also really good for you; the vitamin C and antioxidants from the blueberries and lemon juice will help keep your immune system charging so you can enjoy your summer adventures. Recipe by Megan May.

    New Zealand Taste|Jan 14, 2016

  • Strawberries and cream raw cheesecake

    Can you imagine devouring a slice of rich, creamy cheesecake and feeling nothing but pleased with yourself? When it’s made solely with raw ingredients and contains no wheat, refined sugar or dairy, you can afford to be the smuggest hedonist in town

    New Zealand Taste|Dec 14, 2015

  • Chia chocolate puddings

    Why eat raw? When raw food is heated above 45°C, the enzymes that help you absorb essential nutrients are destroyed, so enjoy these delicious "good for you" raw chia chocolate puddings. Photography by Rob Shaw/bauersyndication.com.au

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|Nov 22, 2015

  • Raw pad thai with kaffir lime

    Enjoy this fresh and fragrant pad thai with kaffir lime. It's a healthy alternative to the high-carb classic. Amanda Brocket shares her recipe from The Raw Food Kitchen Book.

    New Zealand Taste|Sep 23, 2015

  • Raw chocolate and raspberry layer cake

    This is for the serious chocolate lover, a rich chocolate cake base layered with chocolate cream frosting. If you like, serve with coconut whipped cream and raspberry coulis. Raw desserts are one of the best ways to showcase the amazing flavours you can achieve with raw ingredients. It’s hard to imagine when eating this cake how it could possibly be raw; it just tastes insanely decadent and chocolatey. What is really brilliant about it, other than being full of chocolate, is that you now have a use for all that nut pulp you have left after making nut milk.

    New Zealand Taste|Sep 03, 2015

  • No-cook ginger slice

    Soothing for your digestive system and wonderfully warming, ginger is the perfect spice for winter. Try this raw ginger slice and I guarantee you’ll be hooked, as will your gluten, dairy and refined sugar intolerant friends!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Aug 31, 2015

  • Turkish delight choc chia pudding

    Enjoy all the taste without of this delicious pudding without any refined sugar! Amanda Brocket shares her recipe from The Raw Food Kitchen Book.

    New Zealand Taste|Aug 31, 2015