Telegraph cucumbers are generally longer (25-30cm) green skinned, white fleshed with a juicy texture, not bitter and a tender skin that does not need to be peeled. Great in salads, refreshing to juice & quickly hydrates & also used in making cucumber riata dip or sauce for cooling your curries, awesome for juicing & also just rejuvenating tired eyes.
Arriving in the Amore Food shop fresh weekly from Hook Old School, Waimate - Nothing says summer like fresh berries & even better without the chemical concoctions sprayed on as berries commercially grown are usually heavily sprayed. Full flavour with peace of mind :)
SEED POTATOES NOW SPROUTING - Great for your vitamin B6 boost Moe Moe (Maori Heritage) potatoes have a creamy mottled purple centre with purple skins & are suitable for baking, boiling, roasting or steaming but better as 'crushed' potato rather than mashed. Beautiful par boiled & roughed up then deep fried in coconut oil, sprinkled with Himalayan Salt! Enjoy extra nutrients with the skins (anticancer fibre) on as organic without all the sprays & chemicals & no need to peel beforehand!
A great general purpose early season potato which is not too waxy or floury lending itself to so many dishes & recipes. Ideal for Boiling, Roasting, Fries, Wedges & making gluten free Gnocci pasta. Also have great flavour. Think Potato Salad or Hasselbacks!
Yay fresh NEW SEASON sweet, crisp organic spring asparagus, prized by the ancients as a delicacy contains the prebiotic inulin for great digestive & gut health benefits, eaten raw in salads or dipped in nut butters or lightly cooked with a rich buttery sauce, added to your rissotto or frittata. Get it fresh today! No nasty pesticides, herbicides.
Loose leaves mixed - Also known as leafy chinese cabbage is a staple green in most Asian cultures known for its sweet & succulent nutritious leaves & stalks also a member of the humble Brassica family. Great sliced in a raw slaw or salad, added at the end to Miso Soup & quick stirfries. Check out the health benefits on the tab.
Eat your broccoli' - was a child hood memory for many as they screwed up their faces & were forced to eat this health giving vege by loving parents who only wanted the best for them. No wonder as it is so good for you in so many ways & very versatile whether you like it raw in a quinoa or millet salad or as a raw green dip, slightly sauteed in a stirfry or broccoli 'rice' dish or added to your juice or smoothie there are plenty of ways to include broccoli in your daily diet.
Cauliflower 'cheese', cauliflower 'rice', cauliflower 'mash' or as a base in an easy blender curry sauce, one of the highest nutrient dense of the cruciferous family of vegetables. It's like winning the antioxidant & phytonutrient lottery when you eat cauliflower.
Green - High in Vitamin C & antioxidants as well as Vit A, potassium & B vitamins bell peppers are also great for low carb lifestyles & can be included in a myriad of recipes from salads to stirfrys, frittatas to quiches & everything in between. Try a smoky roast pepper hummus with a spray of NZ Manuka Smoke or include in a Mexican Beef Wraps recipe using lettuce leaves to wrap up your tasty mix a great tasty low carb meal.
Arriving weekly - Great & tasty young organic mixed leaves, including red mizuna & baby kale making salads quick, tasty & easy without the added sprays or nasties
Crunchy salad with organic cos lettuces as the foundation of a great ceasar or mixed ripped leaf salad with your favourite lemon tahini dressing. Great to use as healthy edible 'cups' or 'wraps' for dinner party platters & for those on lower carb, GF & clean eating protocols.
Next arrival due 14th Dec - NEW SEASON ORGANIC & SPRAYFREE tree plucked avos green on arrival so simply ripen in a warm spot over a few days. Make lovely avocado fries when avos are firmer or when softer mash on vernerdi paleo toast or crackers, make avo choc mousse or your favourite guacamole or avo dips. Certified organic Hass have the rougher skin than the Fuerte & as they ripen the skin will go brown & you can still use the thumb on stem trick to test ripeness! Buy weekly to have a constant supply of organic avocadoes ripening.
NON-FUMIGATED - Usually 2-3 bulbs per 100g. Certified Organic spray free GARLIC - one of the most recognised flavours in almost all cuisines from around the world. Renowned for healing properties & used in both food & medicine for over 5000 years. Click on the tab for all health info & GF Alfredo Pasta recipe link.
Sunripened sweet & juicy NZ New Season Valencia Oranges. Not only use the flesh of the orange in your smoothies, baking, vinaigrettes & sauces but also the zesty skin as also great health giving properties to add zing to any recipe.
Ashley River Organics owners Mark & Annabel bring you this pure organic juice from their beautiful organic apples also on sale here as well. Blended with NZ Organic Lime Juice to add zing to any recipe.
Also called Swiss Chard, spinachbeet, perpetual spinach seakale beets. Use raw in salads, lightly sauteed in stirfries & curries or add to a green smoothie, don't forget to eat the stalks as well. Used for centuries in Mediterranean cooking.
Lovely bunch of coconuts?? Well why not give one a crack(click on picture for how to easily crack one open) to get beautiful fresh coconut water & fresh raw coconut flesh for all your raw salads, curries, chutneys & unbaking or fresh coconut cream. Fresh grated coconut freezes well too so you will always have it ready on hand when you need.
Due weekly - Banana Ice Cream anyone? High in potassium & pectin(dietary fibre) bananas are the most popular daily consumed fruit on the planet for all the monkeys in your family. Read more about how you can also consume the skins(high in protein) which is another good reason to buy only organic fruit as well as support organic farmers & the health of their employees.
Due in 18th April - Have you tried making the fermented beetroot drink called Kvass? Blood red beetroot is one of nature's signature foods great for cardiovascular health, high in antioxidants & phytonutrients add small amounts to your fresh daily juice or try the nourishing & healing Russian Beetroot Soup(Borscht) Recipe on this tab.
NEW SEASON 1st GRADE Baby Carrots - Great for daily vitamins A, B's, Calcium & fibre. Beautiful in your raw cracker recipes & finely diced & sauteed along with onions to add flavour to savoury dishes. Pureed makes nice raw dips & sauce bases also or try the carrot mask recipe link on this tab.
They say an apple a day keeps Dr away well probably even more true of Lemons & their juice. Big & Juicy these Lemons are a a daily must have for so many recipes & health benefits!
Energise the start to your day with the wonderful health benefits of organic grapefruit. High in potassium & lycopene(like tomatoes) as well as containing one of the highest Vit C of the citrus fruits grapefruit is also well known & used the world over to increase the bodies metabolic rate, lower insulin levels & give you a feeling of fullness(appetite suppresant) hence why many who wish to lose some inches swear by grapefruit.
Add Zing & depth of heat for your cooking. Relief from any stomach & digestion issues medicinally an amazing plant. Beautiful fresh ginger root with so many health benefits(click to read about) & great to add to a juice or smoothie & grated into a vinaigrette or over freshly steamed kale or pak choi.
The NZ fruit made famous on the Kiwi pav is also full of health benefits from enzyme activity to antioxidants to great levels of Vitamin C & Potassium to enable balance & just plain great for digestion & fibre intake & alkaline balance. Add to a green smoothie or juice & freeze in slices to make a healthy frozen dessert.
NEW SEASON - Beauregard Variety - Kumara also called sweet potato is a great lower carb, high fibre alternative to potatoes for those following low carb or paleo eating plans. Great roasted or mashed for savoury dishes or in dessert recipes like sweet potato pie.
NEW SEASON - Red Variety - Kumara also called sweet potato is a great lower carb, high fibre alternative to potatoes for those following low carb or paleo eating plans. Great roasted or mashed for savoury dishes or in dessert recipes like sweet potato pie.
Free of herbicides & pesticides these organic brown onions with their sulphur compounds & health properties are great to enjoy raw in salads or sauteed as a base for so many recipes, stirfrys, soups, casseroles, stews,
Beautiful sweet red onions for all your raw salads, slaws, pickles & caramelised red onion & balsalmic marmalata goes well with your bbq meats & summer entertaining. Also great for making raw cracker recipes & beautiful in a guacamole dip or salsa with the organic avocadoes. No GMO, no pesticides or herbicides here!
Grown on organic principles while waiting for certification - The 'King of Spices' with therapeutic properties boasting immune boosting, anti inflammatory & antioxidant benefits. Fresh is a far superior taste to the dried ground spice & is a good substitute for mustard or saffron in recipes. Grated in salads or stirfrys & curries at the end of cooking or added to your favourite juice blend, uses & healing recipes on this tab.
Great for anyone wanting to grow their own Jersey Bennes - The very popular organic Jersey Bennes grown in Oamaru are a must have & good all round potato. Delicious with loads of organic garlic, herbs like parsley & organic butter or coconut oil. A white fleshed waxy potato excellant for boiling, salads & also mashing.
Great for boiling, salads, casseroles, wedges & a good all purpose red skinned potato with a slightly yellow flesh & good flavour.
The wonderful health benefits of eggplants are primarily derived from its vitamin, mineral, and nutrient content. Eggplants are a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin K,vitamin B6, thiamin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, dietary fiber, folic acid, potassium, and manganese. Great roasted, skewered for on the BBQ or for making a delicious dip.
These are big red beauties - Yummy & delicious NZ red yams remind me of winters days waiting for the frosts so Grandad could dig them up & then Nana would put them in the coal range to roast them up. Me pretending I was eating huhu grubs just for a joke. Good memories on my grandparents wee farm.
Instore & are massive 350-550g weighing fruit - NEW SEASON REED Avocadoes (short season avo) are a large, round, ‘cannon-ball’ shaped fruit. Fruit has smooth textured flesh of nutty flavour and smooth thick-skin. The creamiest of all the avocado varieties.
Due in 4/5th May - Time to add some heat to your culinary masterpieces with one of the hottest known chillies these will get your taste buds tingling. Only need a wee bit to add to your chilli con carne & other Mexican dishes or to add the pep to your Indian curry.
Managed to get my hands on some end of season smaller Hass avocadoes so you can stock up & freeze for the winter months. Simply peel, pit & pop into zip lock bags as halves or make into your favourite dip or choc mousse & freeze for a winter supply of your favourite avocado based recipes. Also great in baking as Hass are the only type of Avos that don't taste bitter when you use them in baked recipes like Avocado Chocolate Bread (click on photo for link)
It's granny season. Fresh, crisp & tart perfect for the lower carb eating apple, juicing, pies, desserts & drying.
A cross between broccoli and cauliflower that was first marketed in 1989, broccoflower looks like a chartreuse green cauliflower. Eaten raw, the taste is much like cauliflower. When cooked, the flavor is milder and sweeter — more like broccoli.
Approx. 1.8 - 2kg approx per squash/pumpkin - Mmm creamy spiced buttercup squash soup, pumpkin pie, roast pumpkin, raw in a salad or raw dessert, smoothie or juice, pumpkin bread, pumpkin brownie, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin risotto so many uses for pumpkin! It also packs some great healthy perks too.
Not green but riper, still ok to eat but good for freezing, baking(like these GF Vegan Pancakes pictured) or Banana Ice Cream anyone? High in potassium & pectin(dietary fibre) bananas are the most popular daily consumed fruit on the planet for all the monkeys in your family. Read more about how you can also consume the skins(high in protein) which is another good reason to buy only organic fruit as well as support organic farmers & the health of their employees.
Due in 11th May - Ranked very high in health benefits among the cruiciferous vegetables, who doesn't love a summer slaw or stirfry using cabbage. Great also for making your organic sauerkraut to increase the benefits for gut health. Cabbage is rich in antioxidants, anti inflammatory properties & glucosinolates. Red cabbage has even more benefits so great to blend both red & green in your weekly meals.
Great for making sauerkraut too - Ranked very high in health benefits among the cruiciferous vegetables, who doesn't love a summer slaw or stirfry using cabbage. Great also for making your organic sauerkraut to increase the benefits for gut health. Cabbage is rich in antioxidants, anti inflammatory properties & glucosinolates. Great for making sauerkraut.
Due in 21st April - Whole pumpkins weigh approx. 2.5 - 3kg for whole or can be CUT into approx.1kg pieces. Mmm creamy spiced pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, roast pumpkin, raw in a salad, smoothie or juice, pumpkin bread, pumpkin brownie, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin risotto so many uses for pumpkin! It also packs some great healthy perks too.
Need peeled & washed before used as arrived instore with black mould on skins, fine inside. Still fine for eating but also great for juicing daily for vitamins A, B's, Calcium & fibre. Check out the Optimum Kitchen Tab for Quality Cold Press Juicers on Special now. Pureed makes nice raw dips & sauce bases also or try the carrot mask recipe link on this tab.
Persimmon from the Latin meaning "Food of the Gods" - certainly a treat especially as grown in warmer climates so not available in the more southern regions of NZ. A powerhouse of phytonutrients & antioxidants well known for cancer fighting properties.
Due 4th May - Fennel is crunchy and slightly sweet, adding a refreshing contribution to the ever popular Mediterranean cuisine. Great to add to winter soups, stirfries & bone broths. Powerpacked with phytonutrients that are known for their antinflammatory properties & also great for liver support, digestion & anticncer effects.
Fresh & Crunchy high fibre & high calcium celery is used the world over in a variety of ways be it traditionally in soups, broths & casseroles or in stirfries & salads, great for juicing & for those wanting a low carb option simply cut up & filled with nut butters for a healthy lunchbox option or mid afternoon low carb alkalising snack.
Due 4th May - Lovely for your daily greens - Kale is scientifically proven to be one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, lightly steamed, juiced & for your green superfood smoothies & organic at a great price. Check out all the health benefits & a Super Clean Smoothie Recipe by clicking on the tab.
Due instore 3rd Nov - Great to freeze & pop in your frozen desserts or smoothies - Limes add zest, flavour & that zip into your day full of vitamin C & great way to get you drinking enough water daily. Replace lemon in your favourite raw dessert like cheesecake, great condiment with mexican food or even a celebration virgin mojito!
Due in Friday 24th March - A main stay in our house all season always making a very low carb, paleo & gf courgette 'spaghetti' or also spiralising some beetroot & carrot for a lovely 'noodle' salad. Also lovely diced up in a vegatable ratatouille with diced carrots, beetroot & tomotoes with herbs & spices(freezes well for winter meals too) & nice served on a cauliflower 'rice'.
Due in 18th May - Having become a great Kiwi icon the delicous aromatic Feijoa are also known as Pinapple Guavas or Guavasteens & orginate in South America. A great source of minerals & high in flavanoids that have anti cancer & anti heart disease properties. Unique taste meaning your either a feijoa lover or not! Can be eaten skin & all, lovely frozen & popped into smoothies or turned into dairy free icecream or simply use them in a paleo crumble or fruit salsa or salad.
Mix of kales & other brassica family leaves plus beet leaves freshly picked - Kale is scientifically proven to be one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, lightly steamed, juiced & for your green superfood smoothies & organic at a great price. Check out all the health benefits & a Super Clean Smoothie Recipe by clicking on the tab.
Due in Friday 24th March - Swiss Browns are the baby of the Portabello mushroom family, they are a brown button mushroom that has a bold, robust flavour. Swiss Browns are perfect for cooked dishes like risotto, stir fry, sauces and stews. They also make fantastic kebabs, either vegetarian or meat with organic peppers and red onion. Try some sauteed in coconut oil or butter, add garlic, salt & pepper & serve on toasted Venerdi SourDough or Paleo Bread. Great source of B Vitamins, Selenium & Niacin.
A lovely gourmet mushroom to suit many applications & very quick to cook, lightly sauteed with organic garlic & onions for a great side dish, added to a lovely Miso broth or soup or your favourite stirfry.
Beautiful fresh organic sweetcorn great for making raw salsas & adding to salads or charring on the BBQ along with organic capsicums to make a smokey sweetcorn salsa or simply steam & lavish with loads of organic butter & himalayan salt & make like Donald Duck :)
Due instore 25/26th Jan - Very large heart shaped fruit with dark red extremely sweet & juicy flesh. Superb freestone plum for all sorts of uses in a summer salad, plum jam or compote. Pairs well with vanilla, nutmeg, cumin, basil, figs, berries, hazelnuts, roast lamb or pork & strong cheeses.
Sweet peas, enjoy raw in a salad or added to your New Potato salad. Peas are great for nutrients. They contain vitamins C and K, fibre and protein. They also contain some A and B group vitamins, magnesium, potassium and iron.
Due 3rd June - Arriving weekly - Beautiful seasonal 'Buerre Bosc' pears great all rounder for eating with a sweet firm flesh for preserving, cooking & holds shape well for poaching (in organic mulled red wine of course). Great lower carb fruit option with plenty of fibre. I feel a blue cheese, walnut & pear salad coming on :)
Beautiful NEW Season NZ Apricots are a summer favourite to enjoy as a healthy snack or in a variety of fresh dishes, desserts & salads, with your morning yoghurt & muesli & frozen add a punch to your smoothies as well.
Our fabulous organically grown nectarine tree has given it's life for these sweet & juicy beauties as it was so laden down the main trunk twisted & broke under it's weight. Get them now to eat fresh, bottle or freeze for smoothies & raw dairy free 'icecreams'.
At the Timaru Farmers Market 21st May. New supplier only 3 weeks left in fig season. Such a treat to have fresh figs, so indulgent & amazing in so many recipes like fig & walnuts added to your salad or drizzle organic raw honey over with blue cheese. They can also be dried.
Due instore 22nd Dec - High in antioxidants, low in sugars but oh so delicious, limited supply especially for the holidays. Blueberries, frozen viberi blackcurrants, fresh cherries & coconut yoghurt it's a simple healthy low sugar dessert to tantalise your grateful tastebuds & at the cellular level. Get them all here at MORE2U.