Serves 4 Total time 10-15 minutes Ingredients 1 onion chopped finely 1 lemon zested and juiced (more if you really like lemons) 2 large cloves minced garlic 1/2 tsp turmeric 3 veggie stock cubes dissolved in 3 cups of hot water 1/2 average sized ginger root (or as much as you fancy) 1/2 cup yellow dahl […]
Kai Conscious Cafe
Every Friday from 11am - 2pm.
Kai Conscious Cafe is one of tastiest projects as it’s all about FOOD!
We have partnered up with nine amazing businesses: Franco’s la Panciteria, Hot Shot Cafe, Foursquare, Countdown, Sophia’s Gourmet Food, The Organic Shop, Fenice Restaurant, The Budgeting Service and Gulf Foods that chose to donate their less desirable food to our FREE community cafe. We host a free lunch every Friday from 11am-2pm anyone and everyone is invited to help us cook up a feast, we have a dedicated ‘waste-not’ chef Kathy Voyles who teaches new recipes and guides people in their cooking.
Your safety is in our hands, to provide the highest level of safety and best practise in our kitchen, we follow the NZ Food Act as a guideline; however, the Food Act does not apply to us as we don't ever sell food at the Kai Conscious Cafe.
As part of our ethos we don't accept meat donations, to make sure there is no risk of contamination, but we are happy to relocate any donations to a good home.
Once a business has donated food to us they are no longer liable for what happens to it.
We are following the3 Cs to keep us safe from bugs in food and to reduce the chances of food poisoning.
Hands needs to be cleaned before you are allowed to work/cook in the kitchen.
The cooking area and tools need to be cleaned immediately after using.
The fridge is always between 2-5 degrees to make sure no harmful bacteria can grow.
The food is cooked thoroughly to make sure all harmful bacteria get killed.
At the Kai Conscious Cafe we get donated a huge amount of eggs each week, and although we utilise a lot in our cooking we also encourage everyone to take some to use at home. These eggs are often just passed their sell by date but can be used for baking and hard boiling. We have a great tip for checking if they are still safe to use:
- Place the unbroken eggs in a bowl of cold water
- If they float to the top they are past it so smash them and put them into your bokashi composter
- If they stay at the bottom of the bowl they are good to use
- If they are still touching the bottom but are standing upright it means they are around three weeks old
We suggest you use these donated eggs for souffles, frittatas, chiffon cakes, banana bread, and muffins.
We accept donations in any form, whether it be helping prepare the meal beforehand, cleaning up afterwards, monetary donations, or food donations.
100% of the donations will go to Kai Conscious Cafe.
By donating you keep the project