NEW Amore Food Wholefoods Market shop & newly opened Amore Food Cafe now located at 1a Sarah Street, Timaru (behind Specsavers & The Landings in Timaru) -
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We recommend adding Frozen Chiller Packs to ALL fresh produce orders, including root vegetables e.g. Turmeric Root. We recommend also selecting adding this option for Medjool Dates as well.
Fresh produce sent NZ wide is at your own risk as we do not have a chilled transport option, however we now have chiller packs available to help reduce the risk. If you are ordering a lot of fresh produce we recommend adding 2 or more packs. You can add things like Avocados, Apples, Carrots, Potatoes, Kumara & other hard well travelling produce to your orders from all over NZ as these will travel better than other produce well but common sense would prevail that if you are in the North Island (2 days delivery non rural) then an organic lettuce or bunch of kale is not going to be the best even with a chiller pack so perhaps those type of things are better not added to your wholefood order but are good for local (South Canterbury) pick ups from our shop Amore Food Market & Cafe, 1 Sarah Street, Timaru or short haul deliveries overnight. Please do not select NZ Post Bags as the shipping option for any fresh produce you may order.
If you have any questions about delivery options please contact Kelly 0276440745
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400g Frozen Chiller Pack to add to ALL fresh produce, including root vegetables e.g. Turmeric Root.
Pack of 2x reusable certified Organic Produce Bags replace the single use plastic bags that you use when buying fruit and veggies. Simply fill these lightweight reusable produce bags. Keep them along with your reusable grocery bags when shopping for groceries
Replace the single use plastic bags that you use when buying fruit and veggies. Simply fill these lightweight reusable produce bags. Keep them along with your reusable produce bags.
This String Produce Bag has the longer handle making carrying your produce easier. Replace the single use plastic bags that you use when buying fruit and veggies. Simply fill these lightweight reusable produce bags. Keep them along with your reusable
Fresh, crisp & tart perfect for the lower carb eating apple, juicing, pies, desserts & drying.
NEW SEASON ORGANIC & SPRAY FREE tree picked HASS 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 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.
Arriving Friday - 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.
NEW SEASON - Have you tried making the fermented beetroot drink called Kvass? Blood red beetroot is one of nature's signature foods. Grate into salads, have roasted or in a beetroot hummus or add small amounts to your fresh daily juice or try the nourishing & healing Russian Beetroot Soup(Borscht) Recipe on this tab.
ONLY LOCAL PICKUP ORDERS - FROZEN - Local spray free from Blueberry Haven - great source of antioxidants, low in sugars but oh so delicious, limited supply especially for the holidays. Frozen blueberries & 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.
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.
Good solid heads - 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. Red cabbage has even more benefits so great to blend both red & green in your weekly meals.
Cauliflower 'cheese', cauliflower 'rice', cauliflower 'mash', cauliflower keto pizza bases 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 lottery when you eat cauliflower.
Great for juicing - 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 or seed butter for a healthy lunchbox option or mid-afternoon low carb alkalising snack.
Certified Organic Garlic - great for eating, marinating, guacamole (with our organic avos) & planting NOW as some are sprouting - 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.
Fresh in 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.
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.
Buerre Bosc - The King of Pears - a firm crispy favourite, great for desserts & preserving as well as eating with a pleasantly sweet flavour with hints of fall spices & an intense honeyed aroma.
Lovely for your daily greens - Tender baby kale mixed leaf varieties - 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.
Ben Yen variety - 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!
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!
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.
The NZ fruit made famous on the Kiwi pav is also full of health benefits. Add to a green smoothie or juice & freeze in slices to make a healthy frozen dessert.
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.
Organically grown (not certified) mushrooms. 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 or Waiheke Island Herb Spread, salt & pepper & serve on toasted Venerdi SourDough or Paleo Bread.
NEW SEASON - 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!
NEW SEASON - This purple-fleshed sweet potato has recently been studied & made famous by the Okinawan people of Japan who credit it partly to a big number of their community living to over 100 years of age in good health & vitality. .
NEW SEASON - Beauregard Orange 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.
Arriving Friday 5th April - Approx. - 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.
NEW SEASON - Whole pumpkins currently weigh approx. 3-5kg for whole or can be CUT into rough 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.
NEW SEASON AGRIA - hey make excellent new potatoes for boiling and salads and are a good all-round cooking variety for everything except mash when new season though as they age the become more floury & good for mashing too. Great with garlic butter (we use Bu Deli plant butter) or Waiheke Island herb spread tossed through along with aioli to make a mean potato salad :)
Great for boiling, salads & roasting and a good all purpose red-skinned potato with white flesh & good flavour.
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.
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.
Fresh traditional & wild herbs in Olive Oil. Amazing on crackers, Venerdi GF Pizza Bases, tossed through New Potatoes or Organic Pastas or just eaten straight from the jar.
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.
Ashley River Organics owners Mark & Annabel bring you this pure organic juice from their beautiful organic pears also on sale here when in season as well.
Still fine for eating but also great for juicing daily for Vitamins, 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.
Organic & spray-free telegraph cucumbers are great for eating skin & all & are not bitter & low seed. 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.
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.
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 Vitamins & Minerals. 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.
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 :)
Mix of Red, Green & Yellow (specify if preference) - Containing 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.
Skin damaged - 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'.
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.
Fennel is crunchy and slightly sweet, adding a refreshing contribution to the ever popular Mediterranean cuisine. Great to add to winter soups, stirfries & makes beautiful coleslaw with raw cauliflower & orange segments. Powerpacked with phytonutrients.
Black Doris Plums are a firm favourite of mine with their dark coloured flesh & skin & rich taste. Excellent all-purpose plum. Fruit is of medium size, with purple black skin and dark red sweet, juicy flesh. Delicious for eating, bottling, freezing for adding to smoothies or to make icecream or sorbets, jams & jellies also.
Great to stirfry up with onions & garlic or add to soups & bone broths for that subtle oniony flavour.
Instore & weighing approx. 200g each - 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.
Ready to sprout & 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.
An organic mix of Cayenne, Jalepeno, Fatalii & Bishops Crown chillies - 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.
Like frilly green version of iceburg. Use in a mixed ripped leaf salad or with the organic mesclun mix & drizzle 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.
NZ grown red varieties including Red Lady, Koru & NZ Rose
Jerusalem Artichokes also called Sun Choke, Sun Root, Earth Apple or Topinambour are a member of the Sunflower family & native to Eastern North America are packed with Vitamins. Amazing roasted (in coconut oil or the new Cocova Avocado/Coconut Oil blends), made into soups or raw in salads.
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 rogue cell fighting properties.
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)
Arriving weekly - Spicy & great tasting loose Organic Rocket Leaves this week.
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.
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 :)
Brunoro Black Figs - 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 or maple syrup over with a dollop of coconut yoghurt or cashew cream cheese. They can also be dried.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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'.