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Benefits of eating vegetarian once a week

Do you think eating vegetarian is a huge mis-steak? Well we have news for you – eating a meat-free dinner one night a week not only opens up a whole world of exciting foods, but can also improve your health and help the environment.

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Paneton, our French bakery

We’re excited to provide award winning, and simply delicious, bakery ingredients from Paneton French Bakery. Their passionate team are continually developing new and exciting products for us to supply our lovely foodies with. I love working with their products, whether it be topping a pie with their flaky puff pastry or serving a comforting soup with a delicious crusty bread roll on the side.

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A delicious Chocolate Caramel Coffee Slice

What better way to treat Dad on Father's Day tomorrow than with this delicious Chocolate Caramel Coffee Slice. I'm sure Dad will love this rich and decadent treat.

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Frank's Sausages Premium free-range sausages

This week I’m excited to have provided our Classic Bag Foodies with delicious smoked paprika pork sausages from ‘Frank’s’. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do – served with Ajvar, a delightful Serbian capsicum relish, and Lebanese pita breads.

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Our Customer Story

Enough of us talking; we thought we’d share with you some recent feedback from one of our customers. Thanks for sharing this with us Kendra.

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Our Christmas Bag Feedback

You've probably heard about our Christmas Bag and how it will make the festive season a time of celebration and relaxation. If you're still not quite sure about whether or not to order yours this year, check out some of the amazing feedback we received last year.

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Inspiration from My Food Bag

Enough of us talking; we thought we’d share with you some recent feedback from one of our customers. Thanks for sharing this with us Tanya.

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The Perfect Poached Egg

A delicious well-cooked poached egg is such a treat to start the day and can make a great addition to many meals no matter the time of day! This week our Family foodies will be poaching eggs to make a lovely addition to Thursday night’s haloumi, courgette and herb fritters. Here are my tips for cooking the perfect poached egg every time.

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What is small, red, and incredibly delicious?

This week our Gourmet foodies will be introduced to a very special legume known as the Adzuki bean! While not commonly used in New Zealand, this tasty morsel is a popular element in Asian cuisine and is used in a wide range of sweet and savoury dishes.

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Haloumi, Spinach and Lentil Bunny Chow

Attention Gourmet Food Bag foodies! This week your tastes buds are taking you to Durban, South Africa! Get ready to embark on a journey to the centre of the loaf. But, before you read on let’s clear one thing up! Bunny Chow is not rabbit food nor is it made from bunnies. So… what is it?

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Refreshing Pomelo and Basil Soda

Some of you foodies might have received a new and interesting fruit in your Fruit Bag this week - a pomelo. A pomelo is a giant citrus fruit. It tastes a lot like grapefruit, but is less bitter. To get to its sweet and juicy flesh you have to cut away a tough skin and thick rind, as well as peel the bitter membranes that separate each slice. Rest assured though, the hard work is worth the reward! Here's a yummy and refreshing recipe that you could use your pomelo in. Cheers!

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The Moreish Story

The year was 2009 and Barb and Lloyd Fitzsimons were busy rearing happy, free and frolicking chickens. Ever keen to supply their contented chooks to a local store, they hit a stumbling block when it came to finding a supplier that matched their firmly held beliefs in ethical farming. And so Barb and Lloyd’s store in Palmerston North was born. Similar to their parents’ ethos when they were growing up to “run outside and play”, Barb and Lloyd believed what was good for the goose, was good for the gander. Their animals were farmed freely, outside, allowed to run and play like the happy creatures they are.

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BANGERRITOS Banger meets Burrito

Hola Amigos! This week our Family foodies will be wrapping their snappers around a tortilla containing a filling which may be considered a little unorthodox. Don’t be afraid, I promise this meal will leave you screaming “Muchos Gracias Mi Comida Bolsa!!”* from the roof tops. I introduce to you, the amazing, delicious, absolutely incredible BANGERRITO!

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Gourmet Fruity Goodness

My Gourmet Fruit has arrived and, my gosh, it looks amazing! Each week our buying team searches far and wide to source both old favourites as well as somewhat strange, new and delicious fruits.

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BEST BANANA BREAD

Banana bread is a tasty treat that’s so easy to make! It’s perfect to pop in the kid’s lunchbox or to enjoy with a cup of tea! It’s also a great way to use up the over-ripe bananas in your fruit bowl.

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More gourmet fruity goodness

This week your glorious gourmet fruit box will contain a few very strange looking, yet delicious fruits! Each of our regions are in for a little surprise of their own. Enjoy foodies!

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Gourmet Fruity Goodness

This week our buying team has searched far and wide to find some extra delicious fruity goodness for you to sink your teeth into. Have a read to learn about this week’s amazing Gourmet fruit.

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Succulent Grilled Pineapple

Pineapple is delicious on its own, but if you want something quick and easy to make for dessert, how about grilling it and topping slices with reduced balsamic vinegar, toasted desiccated coconut and pine nuts, and natural yoghurt. Feel free to make this recipe your own with the addition of diced berries or any other sweet fruit as an extra garnish. Grill the pineapple in advance and simply re-heat on an oven tray for a quick, sure to impress, dinner party dessert or afternoon snack.

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Caramelised new season figs

Figs are lusciously sweet and have a texture that combines chewy flesh, smooth skin and crunchy seeds. Our fig season starts mid-February and lasts until late April. After picking, figs need to be kept for between 24 – 48 hours to ripen. Figs are ready to eat when they are soft to touch, have a slightly wrinkly skin and peel like a banana. Figs are packed with calcium, beta carotene, vitamin C, fibre and powerful antioxidants. We're excited to be delivering this nutritious fruit in our Gourmet Fruit Box this weekend to our Auckland, Hamilton, Cambridge and Tauranga customers.

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Delicious ANZAC Biscuits

ANZAC biscuits were traditionally made by women on the home front and sent to their soldiers in Gallipoli. "Soliders’ 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 and desiccated coconut.

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