Dining in

Make the most of this season's peaches

Stone fruits are at their absolute best right now and should be celebrated far beyond a quick snack on the go. From salads to cocktails and desserts, Delaney Mes shows us how to make the most of the delicious fruit.

Peach, halloumi and avocado salad with basil vinaigrette. Photo / Nick Reed
Peach, halloumi and avocado salad with basil vinaigrette. Photo / Nick Reed

See Delaney's delicious recipes here.

Summer lasagne

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Here's a healthy way to feed a crowd and utilise in-season veges. Megan May's summer lasagne will make for a colourful addition to any table.

Megan May's summer lasagne. Photo / Bite
Megan May's summer lasagne. Photo / Bite

See the recipe over on bite.co.nz.

Dining out

Tao, Newmarket

With more savoury delights than you can poke a chopstick at, Jesse Muligan has found a real winner in an old haunt deliciously transformed.

A selection of dumplings on the menu at Tao. Photo / Babiche Martens
A selection of dumplings on the menu at Tao. Photo / Babiche Martens

See Jesse's full review over at viva.co.nz.

Mondays, Kingsland

Tucked away down a steep driveway in the middle of the Kingsland shops, you'll find Mondays. A pretty little place covered in vines and serving up organic wholefoods perfect for a weekend health kick.

Mondays at 503b New North Rd, Kingsland. Photo / Getty Images
Mondays at 503b New North Rd, Kingsland. Photo / Getty Images

Read the full review here.

Health fix

Meat-eaters twice as likely to get diabetes

New research suggests vegans are at a lower risk of developing diabetes than those of us consuming animal products.

Experts assessed the impact of eating different types of fats and type 2 diabetes. Photo / 123RF
Experts assessed the impact of eating different types of fats and type 2 diabetes. Photo / 123RF

Read the full story here.

7 superfoods that aren't as healthy as you think

Are you relying on almond milk to get your daily calcium intake or canned tuna for omega 3? You may need to rethink your consumption of these foods, a leading nutritionist warns.

There are other sources richer in iron than spinach. Photo / Pexels
There are other sources richer in iron than spinach. Photo / Pexels

Read the full story here.

Foodie events

• Veuve Clicquot rosé garden pop up at Ostro

Veuve is heading to the deck at Ostro to create a fabulous pop up garden. Photo / Supplied
Veuve is heading to the deck at Ostro to create a fabulous pop up garden. Photo / Supplied

Arguably one of the most fun parts of being at the polo, champagne masters Veuve Clicquot are recreating their swanky Rosé garden from the NZ Polo Open as a pop up at Ostro. The restaurant's deck has been transformed into a floral wonderland where punters will be able to purchase a flute of Veuve Clicquot, and enjoy a round of mallet mini-put.

• When: February 22 to March 12
• Where: Ostro Brasserie and Bar, Level 2, Seafarers Building, Tyler St, Auckland
See here for more details
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