All posts tagged: Freedom Farm pork

Happy Pork with Wild Meat Sauce

I took The Koala with me to Nosh the other day and his eyes widened at a bottle of Glass Eye Creek Wild Meat Sauce. I admit, I’m a sucker for a nice label and this hip flask sized bottle had a manly charm about it. Made in the West Coast of NZ, like all well made sauces, it has well spun story about how it came to be. It looked like a BBQ sauce to me so I always like a bit of pork to go with a good BBQ sauce. Wild pork isn’t as common as it could be and the very next best thing is freerange. There are a few companies now offering freerange pork in New Zealand, but Freedom Farms is the most well known. They’ve just put themselves out there a lot more than other names. Freedom Farms pork steak marinaded in Wild Meat Sauce. Some mashed kumara (sweet potato), cauliflower with cheese sauce and green beans and you have a decent dinner. The meat was a firmer and more filling than the …

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 …