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Happy Eats

It’s getting easier and easier to buy free range and fair trade. Less than a year ago, I turned my nose up at spending so much on happy food, but I’m getting to the stage where I can almost skip the prison chicken.

This week, I picked up a bunch of happy eats at Nosh. I try to be realistic, so when free range is on special, it’s a good time to stock up and freeze.

Turks Free Range Chicken thighs are on special this week for $7.99 per kilo pack. Other stuff I picked up were Freedom Farms pork rump steak $23.99 kg. All Good Fair Trade bananas $4.99 a bunch.

I brushed the chicken thighs with a mix of honey, soy sauce and a good squeeze of lemon. Then baked for 1 hour at 180°C alongside a tray of kumara and a bulb of garlic. Turn up the oven in the last 15 minutes to get a crispy skin. Serve with beans. Super easy.

In the past, I always thought that free range were a bit small looking. These chicken thighs were quite large and had a lot of flavour. I’m not quite used to it, but the meat was more firm. I realise this isn’t a bad thing, just different.

Price comparison between Nosh free range meat and supermarket regular meats.

Chicken thighs (kg)
$7.99 / $6.99
Free range / Regular

Pork rump steak (kg)
$23.99 / $19.99
Free range / Regular

4 Comments

  1. Sophie says

    Free range meats are sometimes smaller when there’s less water added to plump them up – at least that’s what Freedom Farms says about its bacon and ham. So the price per kg isn’t as steep as it seems – less water, more meat!

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      Great point Sophie. We ate the pork steaks last night and the meat was more firm than usual. What looked like a normal portion was too much meat for me and I couldn’t finish it. I guess it’s all meat rather than a combination of meat and water.

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