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Charcoal BBQ’s 101

Hello everyone DanO here again! Summer is getting closer lads, and with that comes BBQ season. YeeHaa! Long days and warm nights of yarns and beers by the BBQ. Now, there will be many of you who will be making the brave transition from a gas grill, to a charcoal …

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BBQ Smokin’

When it comes to kiwis using smoking chips on a BBQ we Kiwis usually reach for the stock standard Manuka chip. It pretty much goes with everything and it’s easy to find in New Zealand. But, did you know there are plenty more options? Cherry, Applewood, Mesquite, Hickory, Oak, Pohutukawa just to …

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This looks like the most amazing bacon EVER!

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Moppies Hops – Higgins December Golden Ale

Higgins Brewing with The Occasional Brewer, December Golden Ale. This is as rare and limited a release as it gets. These are the only 3 bottles that made it to Auckland from an extremely small run, and it will never be produced again. Nah. It’s a Daves brew from The Occasional …

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Buffalo Wings with Culleys

As you guys saw, we headed to MeatStock last weekend, and spent some time at the Culleys stand, tempting death with some serious hot sauce, Malcolm grabbed some bits from their stand and had a crack at their buffalo wings WING MARINADE 1kg chicken nibbles 3 Tbsp butter, melted 4 …

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Eggplant Stack w/ Black Wild Rice & Tofu Mince Meat

  Ingredients:   2 medium eggplants 2 cloves of garlic Canned tomatoes x 2 1 cup Black Rice 1 pack Tofu (firm) 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp smoked paprika 1 Tbsp garlic salt 1 Tbsp black pepper 1 Tbsp pinch cayenne or spices of your choice Method:   Cook …

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Vegan Pizza w/ “Mozzarella Cheese”

Ingredients:   Crust 1 cup red lentils – dry 1 clove of garlic 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup water 1/4 cup tapioca starch 1/4 rice flour spices of you choice (oregano, dry basil etc)   Topping 2 medium tomatoes mushrooms olives pizza base sauce   Cheese 1/2 cup soaked cashew …

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Vegan Chocolate Bars

  Ingredients:   2 cups medjool dates 2 cups nuts (your choice – almonds, hazel nuts etc) 3/4 cup cacao powder 1/4 carob powder 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/4 cup sesame seeds drop of vanilla extract 2 Tbsp espresso coffee pinch of salt pinch of cayenne …

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Black Bean Spaghetti with Veggies

Ingredients: Black bean spaghetti (or any other GF spaghetti of your choice) 2 cups broccoli 1 cup red capsicum 1 cup mushrooms 1/2 cup onions 1 cup snow peas 1/4 cup pine nuts Sauce: 2 tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp vinegar ginger 1 …

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Easy Raw Choc Fudge Treats

Ingredients :   1/2 cup cacao powder 1/4 carob powder 1/4 cup cashew butter (optional) 1/4 -1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup coconut oil (room temperature) pinch of salt few drops of vanilla extract nuts of your choice (hazel) Method :   Mix all the ingredients in bowl (Make sure …

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