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Are you a Good Poacher?

poached chicken salad

And we’re not talking eggs here! Poaching gives tender and moist results. Poached meat can be used as the basis for recipes or on its own for salads and sandwiches depending upon the cut used. Trim any excess fat from the meat. Place meat in a single layer in the pot with any any herbs, … Read more

Grain-Fed Versus Grass-Fed Meat

grass-fed beef and lamb nz

Most New Zealand meat is from grass-fed animals In New Zealand, the majority of our beef and all of our lamb is grass-fed, something we are immensely proud of and which sets us apart from so many other meat-producing countries around the world. Our country’s extensive pastures provide year-round grass in most areas and favourable … Read more

What are the Nutrients In Meat?

nutrients in meat

Many people think meat is all about iron though meat has far greater value to our bodies than that. Meat is a key source of protein in our diets. Protein is necessary to build, repair and maintain body tissues, organs and cells in all parts of the body. Proteins are complex molecules and are made … Read more

Offal – Love it or Hate it!

offal dishes

A number of years ago we hosted an “Awesome Offal Sunday Lunch” for friends and clients. It was before offal became fashionable again and our luncheon created the opportunity for 25 offal lovers to feast on what they loved to eat. Each guest was challenged with creating an offal dish using their favourite offal cut. … Read more