Humans are hardwired to find comfort in what we know, and with the world being a bit unpredictable lately, we’re turning to the familiar food of bygone days for an extra hit of warm fuzzies.
Nostalgia is becoming one of the big food trends of 2022, as people revive old family recipes, childhood favourites, or retro classics like beef wellington, curried sausages, and pineapple pudding. So as we’re wrapping ourselves up in the reassurance of tried and true dishes, Fitfood has some all-time Kiwi classics to invoke all the warm, comfortable, familiar feelings of home.
What could be more classic than this? Premium Angus beef in a rich Bolognese sauce, layered with pasta and béchamel sauce and served with a side of veggies for a crowdpleasing dish that never gets old.
Nearly every Kiwi kid was served up some combination of the meat-and-three-veg formula at some stage – so classic it’s almost a rite of passage. Fitfood’s range of roast meals includes beef, chicken and pork, so you can revisit whatever was the favourite around your family dinner table. We’ve even thrown a couple of extra veggies in there to make Mum proud.
One bite of this salted, tender beef complemented with tangy mustard cream will transport you straight back to your childhood. Served with satisfying broccoli mash and wilted greens, this dish also happens to be keto, so you get to be modern and old-fashioned all at the same time.
As retro as flared corduroy, this flavour-packed dish is never out of fashion. Pork Cumberland sausages and mash with veggies and a smooth curry sauce. Put on your favourite record, roll up your flammable sleeves, and enjoy.
Arguably the most New Zealand of New Zealand classics, a good old steak and cheese pie is pretty hard to beat. This one comes with a few upgrades: red wine gravy, cherry tomatoes, and beautifully stretchy mozzarella.