Thursday, March 31, 2016

Punnet Cafe, Tamahere

A lunch out at Punnet Cafe, featured cold brew coffee in cute little bottles (totally a marketing opportunity for any budding coffee salesfolk, the markup on this is outrageous).

I had a full breakfast.  Highlights were the mixed mushrooms, good variety of them in a tasty cream sauce, and the chutney, which is chili and strawberry.

M had a pulled mushroom burger with fried onions and Kumara chips, all of which was amazing.

Its a bit expensive, but that doesn't seem to put anyone off, and the food is good.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Superior Coffee in the Tron

This beauty sells the best coffee in Hamilton, out of a stand in Mill St Pak'n'Save (amazingly...).  Mecha Coffee. Check it out. (Mornings)

Friday, March 18, 2016

Chickpea Falafel

Falafel is easy. These ones are a can of chickpeas, a couple spring onions, a chili, couple cloves garlic, a big handful of parsley/coriander, salt, cumin, coriander seed and paprika to taste, blended with olive oil (about a tablespoon) until smooth in a food processor. Shaped into balls like you were making cookies, and flattened on a baking tray, then baked at 180c for about 20 minutes. Simple.

Some roast beetroot alongside it, a babaganoush, and some tzatziki.

Oh, and we had some cheese which needed eating, so why not?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Eat Burger

M and I hit up Eat Burger a little while back. It is always nice to see people doing burgers well.  Their fries are thick cut and tasty, the truffled aioli that comes with is well made and suits them, and their burgers are pretty damn nice.
Oh, and despite failing to take a photo of it, they do Milkshakes using Lewis Rd Creamery milk, which are damn good. Nice flavours too, if perhaps a little too on trend.

The burger above is their  'Kansas' - onion rings, mustard. Pretty good. Very nice bun. $12.50

This one is the bean burger. Looks good, tastes good, falls to bits as you eat it. Also perhaps a little too soggy for the bun, which was having structural integrity issues. $12

The sizing on these is way more reasonable than the standard size at somewhere like Goneburger. I don't think the burgers themselves are quite as good (not far off, but not quite), but I so seldom want to eat as much food as Goneburger gives you, that this would often be better.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is delicious. Here I just cooked a cup of it in a light stock, tossed it with feta, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, chili and herbs, and mixed it through with a bunch of fresh green beans, lightly steamed. Perfect for a warm evening.