Stef Parker

Stef Parker is a 29 year old teacher of 9 to 12 year olds by day and a self-confessed foodie by night. Stef has been tinkering in the kitchen since she was tall enough to reach the bench. These days she’s all about creating healthy, flavourful meals, using real ingredients for real people. You can find her recipes published in Whittaker’s Passion for Chocolate cookbook or on and here as a contributor on

Tuna Pasta Bake

Tuna bake ingredients - NZDads

If you liked my Cheat's Lasagne Recipe from last month then you'll love this variation. I used to spend hours coming up with elaborate meals to prepare, but these days with a young baby I don't have enough to time to prepare, let alone think of such creative meals as I used to. Well not regularly […] Read More

Chicken, Broccoli & Quinoa Balls - NZDads

Chicken and Broccoli Bites or Broccoli and Cheese Bites have been trending on food blogs for a while now, and I have been wanting to try them for a while. However my 'fussy eater' is weird about meat (unless it's pulverised into a puree, masked with pumpkin or kumara), and is not a big fan […] Read More


  Health and Wellness books are extremely popular right now, with people realising that what we put into our bodies as fuel matters. This book fits into that category but is specifically written for people facing cancer. The authors write from personal experience with a wealth of expertise. Sam, being a food writer and columnist […] Read More

Angelo’s Wild Kitchen - NZDads

I was very excited to get my hands on this pre-release copy of Angelo’s Wild Kitchen, his second book following The Game Chef. He’s a household name in our family, thanks to his show also titled The Game Chef on Maori Television. Here he shares his love of hunting (often with bow and arrow) and […] Read More

Family mince and cheese pie - NZDads

It might nearly be spring, but the weather is still pretty wet and cold, so comforting warming food is just what we need. I got the inspiration for this recipe when a friend of mine was telling me about the steak and ale pie she was making; I, of course, didn't have any steak in […] Read More