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You will soon receive (or you might have already) a Native Foodbox from us in collaboration with Kua Coffee. Here are a few back stories and tips on how to use the native foods to add flavour and nutrition to your everyday meals.
- Finger Limes - known as Gulalung in Bundjalung Language, these citrus fruits provide a burst of tangy sweetness in every juicy bubble (way better than your average lime). There is lots more information on Finger Limes on the card in your foodbox. Try popping the pearls on your muesli like in the picture below.
- Finger Lime and Macadamia Muesli - start your day with a brekkie that is laden with native fruits and nuts from Bundjalung Country. By now you're familiar with the Finger Lime, and you likely know the Macadamia, but you might not have known that it is a native nut. Macadamia is know as Gumbar Gumbar in Bundjalung language and it is a culturally important food. The nuts are full of healthy oils and important vitamins and minerals. They're also packed with antioxidants.
- Native Chutney or Jam - You will receive one of the following:
- Quandong and Strawberry Jam or Quandong Chutney - also known as Wolgol in Noongar language, Quandong is a unique mix of sweet, sour, and salty flavours. Use the jam on your toast in the morning and the chutney on your sandwich at lunchtime. The jam is also amazing with yoghurt or ice-cream and the chutney is perfect on a cheese platter or cooked with meats.
- Bush Tomato Chutney and Sauce - meet the native tomato that captures the essence of the desert. This sauce and chutney are salty, sweet, and herbaceous. They are a complex and flavourful substitute for your conventional tomato sauce and chutney. Bush Tomato is called Kampurarpa in the Pitjantjatjara language and the fruit is endemic to central Australia.
- Muntrie Apple Chutney - this tasty chutney is on the sweeter side and brings in a unique spicy apple flavour. Pair this chutney with cheese and wine or bring the sweet notes into your meat dishes. Muntrie has twice the antioxidants as Blueberries.
- Sobah Non-Alcoholic Beers - enjoy kicking back with these special native infused beers that won't give you a headache. These are a great way to taste and experience Finger Lime, Pepperberry, and Lemon Aspen.
We hope you enjoy this little native taster. If you're interested in trying more and learning more about native foods, join our community and subscribe to a monthly or quarterly Native Foodbox.