Mountains of Auckland: Three in one weekend

We decided one weekend to tackle three Auckland Mountains. We had already done Mt Eden (we ran up it), Mt Hobson (we walked up) and One Tree Hill (we cycled up) so decided we would try to knock out some of the other Mountains that we could see from the top of the ones we had previously been up.

Of the three we did this weekend, Mt St John is the smallest and easiest, Mt Wellington can be pretty easy or hard depending on how you make it to the carpark near the top and Mangere Mountain is large but a nice and easy walk!

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Crock Pot Pulled Pork Recipe

A few months a go a new restaurant opened in Newmarket called Hog Heaven. We have been a few times now, thanks to them running a deal with grabone we got some really cheap and delicious meals! Hog Heaven is a Louisiana style restaurant who specialises in good meat, think ribs and pulled pork. Prior to this I don’t think I’d actually tried pulled pork before, but oh boy I do enjoy it! 

I thought I would try to make my own spicy crock pot pulled pork recipe so we could have pulled pork a bit more often. Pork has been on special quite a bit lately which has helped reduce our grocery bill slightly! 

I wanted to create a recipe which could be left alone in the crockpot all day, that you don’t need to do a lot too when you get home and that will give you leftovers! Pulled pork and vegetables for lunch is pretty darn good!  

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Inspiring People Interview – Megan Craig

Hi there lovelies! Today we have our next Inspiring People Series Interview with the Lovely Megan Craig – Megan is one half of the Megs and Soph duo as well as being one of our countries (and the worlds!) top squash players! Megan chats to us about her training schedule, whole foods lifestyle and her tips for living a healthier lifestyle. 

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Hey, I’m Megan I’m 21 and am a Professional Squash Player ranked #41 in the world and #2 in New Zealand. I’ve just completed my Personal Training and Business course so looking forward to being qualified. I am a passionate foodie spending a lot of my life in the kitchen either creating things or eating them icon smile Inspiring People Interview Megan Craig

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Ambury Farm Regional Park: Where we can all be kids!

Ambury Farm Regional Park 

We have been making the most of our weekends lately and trying to cross a few things off our list of must do items in Auckland. One of the things on this list was to climb the mountains in Auckland which we have now done (a post to come about this), while we were looking at the map on how to get to Mangere Mountain we noticed there was a lot of green area on the maps just past Mangere Mountain. After consulting my good friend google we discovered that green area was Ambury Regional Park.

Along Ambury Regional Park is Ambury Farm! Ambury Farm Regional Park is essentially a working farm which is open to the public to wander around and get up close and personal with the animals! As soon as I found this out I knew we HAD TO VISIT!

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We arrived at Ambury Farm Regional Park half expecting to have to pay an entrance fee – but you don’t! Yay, yep it’s 100% FREE! There are also little BBQ areas where you can bring your own food and hold a cook-off! Just remember a plastic bag or something to take your rubbish out with you as there are no rubbish bins at Ambury Farm Regional Park. 


Clean Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark Recipe

Sometimes you just need chocolate or peanut butter, my preference is to have them together. I have create a Clean Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark recipe to satisfy these cravings without the lull that often follows such sugary treats. 

This recipe for the clean peanut butter chocolate bark is completely refined sugar free, dairy free, gluten free as well as being vegan! It can also be paleo friendly if the peanut butter is swapped for almond butter!   

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If you don’t like hazelnuts you can swap them out for any nuts of your choice, you could even swap out the coconut chips for something else of your liking. Pistachios and cranberries would go quite nicely I reckon. 

Click here to get the recipe

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