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Going Back to Our Roots

This week we’ve gone back to our roots, with our Own Bag Foodies getting the chance to dig into some truly Kiwi kai. On the menu for Thursday night is Horopito Rubbed Beef with Waiporoporo Potatoes! Read on to find out more about these unique ingredients.

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A Relationship Meant to Bean

Here at My Food Bag we are avid lovers of all things coffee so naturally we have paired with our friends at Kokako, the Grey Lynn, Auckland based specialty coffee roasters (and café) to give you the low down on their limited edition Purosa Estate coffee!

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Curing Kawakawa

Here at My Food Bag, we be-leaf that some of the best nutrients can come from NZ's very own native plants! To celebrate Maori Language week, we’ve gone back to our roots and rediscovered the wonders of the Kawakawa Leaf.

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Achey Lim’s & Game Day Goodies

Tis’ the season when Kiwi’s young and old don their winter sports uniforms and hit the courts or the field. The weather might be questionable, but our Kiwi enthusiasm never falters. As the sponsors of Auckland Netball this season, we have some healthy hints on how to get your body ready for the game ahead, even if your mind is begging you to stay indoors!

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A Spicy Supplier Duo

There’s a little bit of magic behind the creation of the pasta dish in the Gourmet Bag next week. It’s a spicy showcase of two Kiwi companies that have come together to tantalize our taste buds with their fresh saffron pappardelle pasta!

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Tantalizing Tamarillo Smoothie

Tamarillo, once known as the 'Tree Tomato', are a tangy, sweet fruit, with a bold and complex flavour. Enjoy tamarillo by simply cutting in half and scooping out the rich juicy pulp. Or use in a fruit salad, sauces, chutneys or in a delicious smoothie, just like this one!

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Homemade Apple Crumble

You can't go wrong with apple crumble! Freshly stewed apples topped with crispy, buttery crumble. This pudding is comfort food at its best. If you're lucky enough to have leftovers, warm them in the microwave and serve with yogurt, to make a warming breakfast.

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The Lucky Taco Story

What do you call a tangy, sour, spicy pickled red onion?! A pink pickle of course. This week our Veggie and Own Bag foodies will be serving this delicious condiment atop of Chilli Bean Nachos with Chilli Sour Cream. But where do these pickled delights come from? Read on to find out.

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What salmon has to offer

You may be wondering why a number of our Bags contain fish dishes every week. This isn’t just because we’re big fans of fish (even though we are!), it’s also because of the essential oils these tasty little fillets contain. This week we’re spotlighting the particularly oily fish, salmon.

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What’s with all the horsing around?

Horseradish. It’s only distantly related to the common radish and most certainly has nothing to do with horses. So what is it with this tangy little condiment and it’s even stranger name? Appearing in the Gourmet Bag this week, we thought we would shed a little more neigh-ledge on the matter.

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Have You Herd About Our New Supplier?

Make no mis-steak, we’re serious about sustainability and our suppliers are too! We’d like you to meat Taupo Beef, a beef supplier who are changing the game when it comes to sustainable farming.

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ANZAC Day Cookies

Commemorate our heroes this weekend by baking delicious ANZAC cookies. Crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle, we’re sure you’ll love them. ANZAC biscuits were traditionally made by women on the home front and sent to their soldiers in Gallipoli. "Soldiers’ Biscuits" originally contained just flour, sugar, milk powder and water, these simple biscuits were made to endure the journey at sea. Now they're more of a treat with the addition of butter, golden syrup or honey and desiccated coconut.

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FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE ORANGE CAKE

This is a delicious version of the classic chocolate cake. Try it this weekend and let us know what you think!

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Feijoin the Frenzy

The season is upon us when that colleague starts to bring in bags of feijoas, daily. It’s the time of year your neighbor tells you to help yourself to the fruits of their feijoa tree. Or maybe you’re the one doing the small, delicious, green gift giving!

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Everybody was Tofu-Fighting

Most people don’t know much about it, but they’re quick to leave it off their shopping list. You’ll find it in the chilled section at the supermarket, or even in your My Food Bag chilltainer from time to time. It’s that white, silky looking stuff that you might have a love-hate relationship with, or maybe you just love to hate it. But stop right there, we’re here to clear the air about tofu!

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Apple Walnut Teacake

Entertaining this weekend? Or just looking for some baking inspiration. Try our delicious teacake recipe. Plus, walnuts are rich in omega-3 fats and antioxidants. Happy baking x

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Caramel and White Chocolate Crème Caramels with Nectarines

With the help of our friends at Puhoi Valley we’ve created a delicious Crème Caramel recipe. This is made with caramel and white chocolate milk and served with caramelised nectarines. It’s the perfect romantic dessert to enjoy on the 14th.

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Turtle Beans are on the menu

This week our Veggie foodies will be enjoying a flavour-packed Mexican bowl with some exciting ingredients such as black beans and freekah. You may not have tried black beans before, so let us give you a quick rundown.

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Widening the array of produce my children consume

Enough of us talking; we want to share with you some recent feedback from one of our happy customers.

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My Christmas Leftover Ideas

We hope that you all had a delicious Christmas Day and that you enjoyed the 2016 My Christmas Bag. Some of you might have already recovered from the over-full feeling, and may be starting to think about what you’re going to eat today. If you’re lucky enough to have some leftovers from your feast yesterday, here are some ideas of what to do with them!

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