A blog about combining a love for delicious food with a commitment to healthy, lower glycemic eating. Kalyn has lost 40 pounds with this approach and her recipes. We love this late Caprese Salad with Red and Green Tomatoes and Kiwifruit. With a low glycemic index (52), kiwifruit is a perfect ingredient for those watching their sugar levels.
Carolyn Jung’s “musings on food, wine, laughter and life.” Carolyn writes, “When life gives you kiwi, make kiwi raita, of course.” Her twist on the traditional cucumber raita creates “a subtle sweetness as a counterpoint to the warm spices of cumin, coriander and black mustard seeds.”
From Yikes to Ooo La La, Shelly covers the Good, the Bad and the Funny regarding food on her blog. This entry won her the July semi-finalist slot in our Bloggers’ Kiwi A-Go-Go contest with her Kiwi Blackberry Shortcake Recipe, and her amusing video.
From The Daily Dish with Kristina Vanni come this recipe and video on how to make Kiwi Pavlova, the national desert of New Zealand.
The Kitchen Enchantress, aka Katherine Melton, provides a collection of recipes and photos from her New Mexico Kitchen. In this post, she takes us on a fabulous journey to the beautiful Bay of Plenty and provides recipes for a cocktail, mocktail and three-course dinner – all using ZESPRI Kiwifruit!
Chef Cathy Shambley brings us these Chocolate Kiwi Popsicles – so simple, so sublime. Kids are sure to love them!
Written by Victor and Charles, brings us not one, but two, fabulous recipes: inspired by a quintessential slice of culinary Americana, fried catfish becomes a Crispy Trout with Kiwi and Mango Salsa.
The voice behind Cooking with Amy brings us this “sweet, tangy and succulent” Tomatillo, Kiwi & Cucumber Salad.
The Baking Barrister began her blog when she became an unemployed lawyer. A self-acclaimed lover of bread, here she expands her repertoire to give us delicious Kiwi Tartlets in Coconut Almond Shells with Lime Whipped Cream and tells us of her love for all things kiwi.
Together, Giuliano and Lael Hazan are the Educated Palate and, through their blog, bring authentic Italian family cooking into your home. Here they use the sweet and tart flavor of kiwifruit to make a refreshing dessert for hot days –Kiwi Gelato. Yes you have seen Giuliano on the Today Show.
Chef Cathy Sambley of ShowFood Chef pairs the sweetness of kiwifruit with the heat of Kiwi Kissin’ Jam, a tasty accompaniment to meats and vegetables, and knocks the socks off a fresh corn Madeleine!
Angela, of the Foodie Road Show, brings us a quartet of delicious dishes with kiwifruit at their core. On the menu, Kiwi Caprese, Scallops with Kiwis Two Ways, and Bittersweet Chocolate Kiwi Gems, accompanied by Gingered Kiwitinis.
A “drink and tell” blog by Frederic Yarm. Here’s his recipe for a Kiwi Collins.
Kids & Family
La Fuji Mama believes that “variety is the spice of life,” and enriches it through food, family and cultural traditions on her blog—all with a Japanese bent (Fuji Mama lived and worked in Japan for several years before returning to the US). This entry won the May semi-finalist slot in our Bloggers’ Kiwi A-Go-Go contest with her post for Gold Kiwi Cream—think panna cotta.
Nancy, a personal chef, provides menus and recipes that nourish the body and soul. Nancy knows that kiwifruit makes a perfect tomato twin, and uses kiwifruit to this advantage in her Kiwi Crostini recipe, pairing it with prosciutto and mozzarella.
Amy knows that feeding your kids healthy food can be a challenge. At her blog, she puts into practice everything she learned in college and throughout her years working in the community health field to find healthy foods her kids will also enjoy. Amy makes two great recipes: a Kiwi Mustard Dip that she pairs with chicken tenders, and a fresh kiwifruit Bubble Tea.
Sana finds inspiration from her mom’s Indian cooking and creativity, and blogs about “yummlicious, lipsmacking food with a happy burp.” Sana goes to town with three imaginative recipes for a kiwi chutney, a raw kiwifruit spread and a kiwifruit cilantro pesto.
Written by Rashmi, “to help parents raise healthy, smart and well-adjusted kids.” Here are two delicious Zoku (popsicle ideas) from her kitchen, one for a kiwi-citrus-lemongrass-zoku, the other for a kiwi-orange-zoku.
Written by Storm, “a gothic Martha Stewart, addicted to shopping and saving money while living in a Murphy’s Law zone where everything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” “I’ve always enjoyed eating ‘kiwis,’ and I have to tell you that this batch of ZESPRI Kiwifruit were the sweetest I have ever tasted!”
Written by a mom of four kids, who refers to herself as “June Cleaver with leopard print heels and pearls.” Try this dessert for Kiwi Tarts from Michelle Lee of The Adventures of Supermom.
Elizabeth, a mom of two living in beautiful Napa Valley, California, writes about ZESPRI’s spife, a combination knife and spoon: “Throw it in your kids’ lunchbox and watch them get excited about using this fun tool to pack a powerhouse of nutrition into their every bite.”
Rachelle, a mom sharing favorite family recipes, writes: “The spife is the perfect all-in-one tool for kiwifruits on the go, picnics and lunch bags! I bought us some kiwis and used a Spife to cut it in half and scoop out the delicious fruit.”
Where Brooke McLay provides recipes with personality! Try her Kiwi-Colada Sippers – a perfect festive drink for kids.
Part mommy blog, part fashion blog, Theresa Gould gears The Fashionable Bambino towards moms and moms-to-be who want their kids to look fashionably fabulous! Here she reports on the challenges moms face when it comes to creating nutritious lunches that kids will enjoy.
From our youngest blogger, Mr. H is wordless on Wednesdays… well, almost. He posts ZESPRI Kiwifruit is his “fav thing.”
Fresh & Nutritious
Marla provides creative recipes for a clean, healthy, yummy lifestyle. Marla is our June semi-finalist with this post, “Kiwi, Avocado, Green Tea, Banana, Coconut Shake,” along with great kiwifruit nutrition tips.
Fresh, Frugal & Fabulous – written by Leah Damron, an avid home cook who believes in using the freshest ingredients available, and challenges herself weekly to create meals out of (mostly!) sale items. Leah gives us a great breakfast idea: Breakfast Bruschetta made with kiwifruit, pineapple, strawberries and a banana. Feels like a tropical vacation, served up in style.
Written by Joanne Willcox, who writes about food safety, nutrition and healthy food alternatives, while creating recipes that are nutrient-rich, healthy and tastefully rewarding. She makes The Healthy Banana Split with Kiwi.
Natalie, a stay-at-home mom to two little girls, started her blog to store recipes. She loves to hear when someone tries out one of her recipes. Natalie was the Grand Prize winner for our 2009 Lunch 2.0 Bloggers’ Recipe Contest. This simple Coco-Kiwi Mango Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps is easy to make for a great, healthy dessert.
From the “Pea and Lentil Capitol of the World,” Joseph’s Grainery brings cleaned whole grains direct from the farm… and this healthy and delicious recipe for Kiwi Blackberry Breakfast Cupcakes. Yes, cupcakes for breakfast!
Megan, a professional attorney, once dreamed of opening her own cupcake shop. Now, she blogs about food, healthy living, and everyday happenings. She brings us this healthy ChiKiwi Salad.
Amie Valpone is the Manhattan Gal behind the Healthy Apple where she shares her passion for and approach to ‘clean eating’ by focusing on natural, whole foods and ingredients that are good for you and your body. Enter ZESPRI Kiwifruit, which Amie extols in a video, followed by a kiwi-rific dairy and gluten-free Kiwi Cashew Pudding.
Simple & Easy
Paula believes that beautiful food doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s proof in her Kiwi Gelato, which uses only four ingredients. Paula uses the scooped out kiwifruit for a beautiful presentation.
Written by Janet DeGras who believes that there is enough contention in the world without finding it at our kitchen tables. This simple-to-make Kiwifruit Peach Salsa recipe is a perfect summer salsa.
Written by Cathy, a stay-at-home mom with a PhD in chemical engineering, who is trying to revamp how her family eats and learn about the food along the way. “I love kiwi – juicy, sweet-tart, green goodness with little seeds that add fantastic texture.”
One part fru, the other part frugal is the inspiration behind Fru-FruGal, who, just in time for Halloween, brings us these delightful Kiw-Kins… the super mini alternative to pumpkins!
The Easy Breazy Gourmet shows her love of the arts with her creation of an edible Panorama of New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty.
Lively Pen is a wife, mom and writer, who invents the verb “Ki-wi-fy”, as in “to make something good even better.”
Melissa at Well Prepped gives us a mock commencement speech in favor of kiwifruit. Hear! Hear!
Dyan Carlson at the Charlottesville Cooking Examiner regales us with her story of shopping for kiwifruit at her local grocery store.