Two Raw Sisters call on Aucklanders to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Two Raw Sisters have teamed up with Breast Cancer Foundation NZ to urge people to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May.

The best-selling cookbook authors, Margo and Rosa Flanagan, are using their passion for tasty and nutritious food to inspire Kiwis to tuck in for a good cause.

“We often have the mindset that ‘it will never happen to me’ but breast cancer is a lot more common than we think,” says Margo.

“For us, hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast is more than sitting round a table with a bunch of women eating delicious food. Without the funds raised, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ can’t continue their amazing job of breast cancer education and helping those affected by the illness.”

For Rosa, the role of diet in breast cancer prevention and recovery matches the sisters’ food philosophy: “We love making and sharing recipes that make you feel great. We want to make it easy for individuals to love food and experience the positive impact good food has on our overall well-being.”

Breast cancer is the most common cancer for Kiwi women, with around 1,030 diagnosed in the Auckland region every year.

Pink Ribbon Breakfast is Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s largest annual fundraiser, where tens of thousands of Kiwis host special events throughout May in their homes, workplaces and communities. The money raised goes towards the charity’s life-saving work in education, research, advocacy and patient support. Registrations are now open at

“Pink Ribbon Breakfast is the ultimate show of support for the 3,500 Kiwi women diagnosed with breast cancer every year,” says Ah-Leen Rayner, chief executive of the Foundation.

“Hosting is easier than ever before, thanks a new website that supports people to register, plan and track their fundraising goals. As a charity that doesn’t receive any government funding, it’s only thanks to the generosity of New Zealanders that allows us to do whatever it takes to stop women of dying from breast cancer.”

To help inspire Kiwis to get involved this May, Two Raw Sisters are offering Pink Ribbon Breakfast Club members a limited-time free subscription to their app and sharing a number of their delectable recipes. Here’s one of them:

Two Raw Sisters’ Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cakes

Simply mix all of the ingredients in a mug and bake for 20 minutes. The end result is a fudge chocolate raspberry cake loaded with melted chocolate chunks and served with a big scoop of ice cream.

Serves: 2
Time: 10 minutes

1/4 cup rolled oats (use brown rice flakes if GF)
2 tbsp flour (use buckwheat flour if GF)
1/2 banana, mashed
2 tbsp dark chocolate, roughly chopped
2 tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup plant-based or dairy milk
1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 tsp of sea salt

To serve:
2 scoops of plant based or dairy ice cream

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Add all of the ingredients to an oven proof mug and mix until well combined. Place in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes.

Serve straight out of the oven with a scoop of ice cream for dessert.

Recipe from Two Raw Sisters App. Get more recipes by downloading on App Store or Google Play.

For more information and to register to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast, visit

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Published: April 2024