Serves 4 as a side, 2 as a main.
The new Moore Wilson's Recipe Collection is a compilation of recipes featuring popular products available from Moore Wilson's Fresh Market
The initial release of 32 recipe cards, themed and ‘Dinner’ and 'Baking', come in a limited edition tin and are full of inspiration for everything from simple yet delicious dinners through to decadent cakes and even some raw un-baked options.
Series 2 'Summer' and 'Festive' is available now to add to your tin.
Keep the tin handy on your kitchen bench and enjoy browsing recipes featuring quality brands including Regal Salmon, Loaf, Freedom Farms, The Fresh Grower, Whittaker’s, Fix & Fogg, Heilala Vanilla and many more.
New recipe card sets will be released over the coming months so be sure to keep an eye out online and in-store and add them to your collection!
The Moore Wilson's Recipe Collection Tin Set is available online now.
Don't be fooled by impersonators!
Hot sauce creator, David Tran, began his chili making mastery in 1975 in Vietnam. During his humble beginnings, Tran produced his first hot sauce called Pepper Sa-te. He filled his Sa-te sauce in recycled glass baby food jars that were delivered by family members via bicycle. In 1979, his astounding voyage began by departing communist Vietnam on a Taiwanese freighter that was registered in Panama, named Huey Fong. Later that name became the inspiration namesake of his beloved company, Huy Fong Foods.
After the United States accepted Tran as a refugee when no other countries would, he started right away doing what he did best -- making hot sauce. In 1980, he started his hot sauce legacy in a 5,000 square foot building near Chinatown in Los Angeles. His creations included his Pepper Sa-te Sauce, Sambal Oelek, Chili Garlic, Sambal Badjak and Sriracha Hot Sauce. He was quite content just to sell whatever he could produce each day and deliver them to Asian restaurants and markets in his blue Chevy van - often driving as far as San Francisco and even San Diego. At that time, little did Tran realize his delectable sauces, particularly the iconic Sriracha Hot Sauce, made from just fresh jalapeño chili peppers, would spread like wildfire.
Huy Fong Sriracha is literally the sauce that sells itself, to this day, the company still can boast that it has never advertised its products, nor does it employ one single salesperson - the existence of the sauce has spread worldwide by word of mouth alone. There are hundreds of producers trying to imitate Huy Fong’s success –the rooster on the bottle is the mark of Huy Fong’s original Sriracha.
Available from all Moore Wilson's Grocery & Fresh Markets.
Coconut (that humble hairy fruit we’ve always been aware of but have seldom taken seriously) now has a growing band of supporters who claim it is a superfood.
The claim for superfood status is based on new research and a recently released body of evidence that says coconut is not the fat laden nasty earlier dieticians believed it to be. In fact quite the reverse. Coconut and virgin coconut oil in particular, are now believed by many to have properties that can prevent, or even cure, a wide range of ailments ranging from heart disease to Alzheimer’s. Also coconut health benefits include increased energy, weight loss, natural antibiotic activity, cholesterol reduction and insulin stabilisation.
At Moore Wilson’s, we have always offered coconuts, primarily imported from Tonga, amongst our fresh fruit. One thing is for certain, however, there has been a remarkable surge of interest in a range of coconut by-products that extends way beyond the widely used Asian cuisine ingredients of coconut milk and coconut cream.
Virgin Coconut Oil (non-hydrogenated virgin coconut oil) is the closest plant-based oil to butter in that it stays solid when cold, softens slightly when at room temperature and liquefies when heated. When buying coconut oil it is important to look for virgin oil which is obtained by cold pressing rather than through chemical extraction. Coconut oil‘s high smoke point makes it fantastic for cooking. It also has a pleasant sweet mellow taste that adds a slight unassuming flavour to foods without overpowering other tastes. You can use coconut oil for just about anything from spreading it on your morning toast or pancakes to using it in place of butter in sauces and baking. Coconut oil is even used by some as a hair and skin moisturiser.
Coconut Flour is a soft flour produced from dried coconut meat. Low carbohydrate, high fibre and gluten-free, coconut flour is the darling in the world of wheat-free baking. A word of caution however: baking with coconut flour does require special techniques to produce good results. For instance coconut flour is extraordinarily absorbent so in some cases very little coconut flour is required to produce a recipe.
Coconut Sugar shouldn't be confused with palm sugar which is made from a different palm tree. Coconut sugar, made from coconut tree sap, is similar to regular sugar although it is claimed by the Philippine Dept of Agriculture to have a much lower glycemic (GI) index. It also contains additional minerals not found in normal sugar like iron, zinc and calcium.
Desiccated Coconut this traditional baking product has long been available at Moore Wilson’s and these days has been joined by a fine version and a chunky version that features larger coconut flakes.
Coconut Water is the clear liquid found inside young green coconuts. Much touted for its ability to replace electrolytes, coconut water is now widely used as a natural alternative to chemical laden sports drinks.
Coconut Sweetened Condensed Milk a vegan alternative to traditional condensed milk. Coconut Sweetened Condensed Milk is free from dairy, lactose, soy and gluten with a rich coconut flavour. Experiment with it in any recipe calling for condensed milk!
Coconut Milk and Cream Coconut milk has the liquid consistency of cow's milk and is made from simmering one part shredded coconut in one part water. Coconut milk is the basis of most Thai curries. Coconut cream is much thicker and richer. It is made from simmering four parts shredded coconut in one part water. The cream that rises to the top of a can of coconut milk is also considered coconut cream.
Coconut Ice Cream & Drinking Milk Little Island ‘Nice-cream’ is not only dairy and gluten free, it’s also vegan, nut free and soy free so it’s especially allergy friendly — and best of all, it actually tastes great! Containing less sugar and half the fat of regular ice cream, it’s a healthier dessert option too.
Little Island also produce a Coconut Drinking Milk - an experience similar to regular milk but without the dairy. It’s perfect for smoothies, muesli, coffee or drinking straight from the bottle. With the addition of the best Fairtrade organic cocoa, the Chocolate Coconut Milk is a rich but not-too-sweet treat.
Coconut Yoghurt another great alternative to dairy-based yoghurts. Coconut yoghurt has less sugar than most yoghurts and a unique flavour. At Moore Wilson's Fresh you'll find a range of thick and creamy coconut yoghurts including Coyo, The Raglan Coconut Yoghurt Co and Cathedral Cove.
See our full range of coconut products at Moore Wilson's Fresh Tory Street.
Superfoods, Paleo and Primal Diets and Clean Eating have certainly been big news in 2015. A number of top chefs have ditched refined sugar and nasty fats in their latest cookbooks. Here’s some of our top picks:
Brownyn Kan 'Whole' Featuring recipes from premier wholefood bloggers and entrepreneurs, WHOLE is a book born from the demands for better food. Compiled by Bronwyn Kan, WHOLE explores the personal relationship between each contributor and the food they make. Drawing from their collective experience, the healthy wholefoods recipes within are simple to make and are designed to nourish body and mind.
Donna Hay ‘Life in Balance’ Australia's most trusted home cook is celebrating a fresher approach to eating. Each chapter, from breakfast to baking, has simple recipes enriched with nature's superfoods. And because we all need the occasional decadence there are a few yummy better-for-you sweets.
Hemsley Hemsley ‘The Art of Eating Well’ A number 1 bestselling cookbook by London-based sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley. Featuring over 150 mouthwatering and nutrient rich recipes which are free from grain, gluten and refined sugar.
Jamie Oliver ‘EveryDay Super Food’ These are the recipes that helped Jamie Oliver lose two stone! Jamie's Everyday Super Food makes eating well exciting, delicious, easy and fun.
Lola Berry ‘The Happy Cookbook’ Lola Berry's cooking is fresh, vibrant and jam-packed full of flavour - a little like Lola herself! Based around nutritionally dense wholefoods, Lola's recipes are gluten- and wheat-free, with very little dairy and no refined sugar.
Nadia Lim ‘A Fresh Start’ A no-fuss approach to losing weight, getting fit and feeling your best. With over 100 nutrition-packed, calorie-controlled, deliciously satisfying recipes.
Pete Evans 'Fast Food for Busy Families’ Pete shares more than 100 of his favourite no-fuss Paleo meals for people on the go. This is fast food as you have never seen it before: fresh, delicious, nutrient-dense and ready in minutes.
Rachael Devcich ‘The NZ Paleo Cookbook: Eating Clean, Living Paleo’ Author Rachael Devcich, aka Cave Girl New Zealand, has been Eating Clean, Living Paleo for four years, and has been sharing her experiences on her popular blog. This book is written with kiwis in mind and is full of clean eating inspiration.
Sarah Dueweke ‘Primal Kitchen’ Primal eating offers the benefits of a paleo diet with fewer restrictions, with followers putting emphasis on natural ingredients and meals high in protein and healthy fats and carbohydrates. Sarah's innovative recipes show how you can enjoy home baking and treat foods and still find weight maintenance easy.
Sarah Wilson 'I Quit Sugar: Simplicious’ Sarah Wilson taught the world how to quit sugar in 8 weeks, then how to quit sugar for life. Now she strips things back to the essentials, simply and deliciously.
Featured Image: Turkish Lamb Kofte and Cauliflower CousCous from Nadia Lim 'A Fresh Start'.
Co-owned by Gabe Davidson and Rochelle Harrison, the Wellington Chocolate Factory produce organic, ethically traded, bean to bar chocolate of the highest quality. Their chocolate story starts with meeting the farmers and bringing the best single-origin beans into their Te Aro factory from across the globe.
They then roast, crack, winnow, conch and temper – using artisan methods reaching back to the 18th century – producing batches of strong, luscious organic chocolate. Legendary New Zealand artists add their own dash of inspiration, infusing each bars wrapper with original designs. Every bar has a story to tell. WCF is known for their unique flavours, Kiwi connection, and commitment to fair trade principles.
Wellington Chocolate Factory have won multiple awards and most recently won three awards at the 2020 NZ Chocolate Awards - Joint Category Winner & Gold (Chocolate Bar with Flavours and/or Inclusions), Gold (chocolate Bar, Plain) and Silver (Chocolate Bar with Flavours and/or Inclusions).