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Harajuku Chicken – Review

So after my many emails and tweets, Burgerfuel has done a crumbed chicken burger!! Praise the gods! The Harajuku Chicken burger is an orient inspired chicken burger featuring the following Tonkatsu Sauce Panko Chicken Yum Yum Mayo Soba Noodle salad Sesame Dressing. it was also supposed to come with a …

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Green Spinach & Basil Dip 

Ingredients: 1.5 cup spinach leaves 1 cup basil 1/2 cup cashews 2 cloves of garlic 1/2-1/3 cup olive oil or vegetable oil 1/2 lemon juice squeezed Salt and pepper to taste Soak cashews for few hours or until soft. Drain water and blend in high speed blender for few minutes …

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Moppies Hops – Brew Moon Ole Mole

From the Brew Moon Brewing Company, Ole Mole was the first spicy beer I tried. Hard to find outside of Canterbury, Brew Moon make some fine beer. Ole Mole is quite spicy, with a good hit of chili, but it is well backed by a nice balance of hops and malts. …

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RECIPE: Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients: 500g pumpkin, chopped in cubes 300g potatoes 200g carrots 300g onions 100g red bell pepper 1 cup coconut cream Salt/pepper and other spices to taste 2 tsp olive oil Roasted pepitas, optional     Method: In boiling water (~1 liter) add 100g of carrot cubes, 300g potatoes cubes and …

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Talk of India Review

So given recent circumstances I’ve been eating out a lot lately one of which being Talk of India, so in typical food review format lets get the ball rolling Talk of India Tauranga – Cameron Road Why here? Cause I saw it driving down the main road, there was a …

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Moppies Hops – Two Birds Taco

Two Birds Taco is an Australian beer, brewed for the GABS festival, it is only available in limited quantities here. It was inspired after a trip to the states, the idea being to capture the flavours of a traditional Mexican Taco in a beer. This is not a new idea, …

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RECIPE: Chocolate Cake with Semolina

Ingredients: 2 tsp coconut oil 2 cups coconut milk 1 cup semolina 1/2 cup oat flakes 10-12 dates 1 tsp cacao powder 1 tsp coconut oil 50 g dark chocolate for decoration 1/2 lemon juice 4-5 tsp maple syrup or other sweetener 2-3 tsp peanut butter 1 banana 1 tsp …

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Moppies Hops -Yeastie Boys PKB Remix

Yeastie Boys latest offerings to the gods. Yeastie Boys are one of those experimental breweries that constantly produces excellent and amazing beers. They are not afraid to load a beer up withso much smoke you need a breathing apparatus to drink it, or gently add subtle amounts of tea to an …

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RECIPE: Stir-fry Eggplant and Mushroom

Ingredients: 2 cups black rice 2-3 small eggplants, chopped into little cubes 1 bunch of bok choy 200-300g mushrooms 2 spring onions, sliced 1/2 cup coriander, sliced Medium chili, sliced 200ml vegetable oil (50 ml in final product after draining) 50 ml soy sauce 30g tapioca starch 25-30 ml sweet …

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Moppies Hops – Harringtons Ngahere Gold

Harrington’s Ngahere Gold is one of those great honest beers. It’s a strong lager, 7.2% and easy to drink while still being packed with flavour. Like all good lagers it is light on the hops, but being strong, it’s heavy on the malt and is packed with floral and honey …

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