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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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Ultimate Guide on Alligator Pears

You may be surprised to know that you (most likely) love alligator pears. You spread alligator pear on your toast, top with tomato and a pinch of salt. You enjoy them with corn chips and at dinner time you toss slices through your salad. Alligator pears, more commonly known as avocados, are back in season and we are so excited! They’ve been a favourite for millions of years and not just by humans...

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Summer Fruity Goodness

We are getting very excited over here and we are sure you will be too! Why? Because as we welcome in the beautiful sun for Summer we also say hello to the super tasty fruits that come with it, meaning your fruit boxes are about to get a bit of seasonal Summer goodness added to them – woohoo!

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Turmeric, why you need it in your life

Our Classic foodies are enjoying a delicious Chicken Tikka this week which contains many health-boosting ingredients. One of these is the ancient Indian spice, turmeric.

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Balinese Kering Tempeh with Forbidden Rice

Veggie foodies, get ready for an exotic, culinary adventure! Your taste buds are being transported to Indonesia tonight with our authentic Balinese Kering Tempeh and Forbidden Rice.

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BBQ meets meat

The weather's warming up, it’s time to utilise your outdoor kitchen! Whilst it’s not quite summer, and you may need a warm jacket, we’re feeling optimistic. Brush off the dust and replace the gas bottle, its BBQ time! Whether it’s the flames, the smoke or simply the outdoors, we’re not quite sure why – BBQ’d meat just tastes so much better!

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Introducing our friend, (Aspara)-Gus!

Our Classic and Veggie foodies will be having dinner with Gus next week, (Aspara)-Gus that is! Gus loves the warm spring weather, being rubbed with olive oil and especially enjoys sitting under the grill of the BBQ until he’s got a sun-kissed glow. He’s the tall, sharp veggie of the moment who’s only in town until December, so be sure to make the most of your dinner date with Gus as his time with us is short.

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Why Bang Bang?

Our Classic Foodies will be kicking this week off with a Bang…and a Bang! Bang Bang chicken hits the menu and it’s bound to be a serious crowd pleaser.

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A Cajun Occasion

If you’re from Louisiana this may not be news to you…but there’s is more to ‘Cajun’ than meets the taste bud!

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Spice lovers hot for Harissa

This week our Gourmet foodies will be spicing up hump day with Harissa Grilled Lamb Rump. Alongside Maple Roasted Kumara, Chickpeas and Feta, this dish is a divine collaboration of flavours sure to please all foodies.

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Chewy Coconut Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Due to popular demand we thought we'd share a very special recipe with you all. It's for the Chewy Coconut Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies that we delivered to our foodies this weekend to help them treat Dad. Happy cooking!

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Orange and Poppy Seed Loaf

Believed to be the most commonly grown tree in the world, oranges are one of the world’s favourite fruit. Gisborne is NZ’s largest supplier of Oranges with 85% of the national crop grown in the region. Juicy, sweet and known for vitamin C, oranges make a great snack and add an extra element to many recipes. I love baking with oranges and its zest provides great citrus flavour. This recipe uses the zest of three and juice of two. It makes for the perfect morning tea treat.

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What you need to know about karengo seaweed

In season and from the sea, the purple –black seaweed, Karengo, is being used in the week’s Gourmet Bag! Its purplish colour is characteristic of the Pacific, the Atlantic varieties are green. Karengo is indigenous to New Zealand and comes to maturity during the chilly winter months meaning it is in season now!

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TopShelf sauce and dip goodness

Jesse and his team of passionate taste chasers make our delicious aioli, tapenades, pestos, antipasto, feta spreads, the tangy dressings and sauces.

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I'm Eating What?!

We love introducing you to beautiful local rarities and tasty treasures influenced from afar. Next week there are a few ingredients in our Food Bags that may have you quietly thinking, “What’s that!” So we'll make the unknown known so you too can be an expert on this week’s goodness.

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Our Canter Valley Poultry

To celebrate Thanksgiving we’re treating our Classic and Family with turkey burger recipes using meat from our friends down South at Canter Valley. Turkey mince, which we’re providing you with, makes a great burger patty as it is high in protein and full of flavour.

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OUR RAUKUMARA RED VENISON

This week we’ve got a real treat for our Classic Foodies - wild venison supplied by our friends at Raukumara Red. This will be used to make cute little venison patties served in lettuce cups with kumara chips and tomato basil salsa.
Any Gourmet Foodies out there will be familiar with venison as it regularly appears on the Gourmet menu.

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Asian Pork Dumpling Soup with Vegetables

I don’t know about you all, but this stormy wintery weather has got me seriously craving soup. This Asian inspired recipe does take a little longer to prepare but it’s entirely worth it. Get the kids into the kitchen to help fold the wontons and make them all at once. You could also make them in advance. You’ll be surprised how fast you are by the end! Happy eating x

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Linseed Sunflower Almond

This week our Classic foodies will be crumbing chicken breasts in LSA (ground linseeds, sunflower seeds, and almonds) which is a yummy alternative to breadcrumbs. This crunchy chicken is served with a homemade smoky tomato dipping sauce an honeyed kumara and broccoli. Read on to learn about the benefits and uses of LSA!

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