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Power Up And Go

Power Up & Go is a powerhouse of nutrients, containing a blend of ‘super foods’ including linseed, Chia seed, black and white sesame seeds, buckwheat and cacao nib along with strawberry and apple pieces. Power Up & Go is designed to be spooned over yoghurt, sprinkled over breakfast cereal or simply added to a smoothie for a nutrient loaded boost.
The new blend is not only the perfect kick-start to the day, it tastes great too with the intense flavour of strawberry, succulent nutty undertones and the crunch and flavour of seeds and cacao nib. It’s high in dietary fibre, omega 3, calcium and protein, antioxidants and essential minerals.


Another Great Healthy Product

Less than 3 percent of the weight of a kiwifruit is in its tiny seeds. Like those of other berries, the seeds of the kiwi store nutrients for the plant's cultivation, growth and survival, and as such are nutrient-dense. Although you discard the seeds and pits of tree fruits such as apples, oranges, cherries and plums, you can eat the seeds of kiwifruit!

Kiwifruit seed contains more than 60% Alpha Linolenic Acid or more commonly known as OMEGA 3, an important essential fatty acid (EFA). EFA promotes heart and brain health and helps regulate cholesterol and is also rich in vitamin A.

The kiwifruit seeds are small, dry and ready to consume. They provide a soft crunch to your food and can be used for a variety of applications. These may include addition to your yogurt, smoothies or jams, as a topping for your salads, or simply add to your baking.

Kiwifruit Seed – Just Good Seed


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Chicken Quinoa Patties

Another great idea for healthy eating.


We Are Now Stocking A Range of Gluten Free Sausages And Bacon


? all gluten free
? real meat and real flavours
? no premixes used
? pork is Cressy Farm free-farmed
? beef and lamb is grass-raised
? all low fat, so cook under moderate heat and do not prick them!

Braadworst Pork, Silver Medal winner 2012
Kiwi Pork Pork and a little sage, finer grind than others, has some gluten free crumb
Cumberland Pork, a little peppery, British classic with gluten free crumb
Lincolnshire Pork and sage, with some gluten free crumb
Tomato/parmesan Pork, sundried tomatoes and parmesan cheese = tasty!
Bacon About 3/5 pork, 2/5 bacon
Hot Italian Pork with fennel and a little chilli
Moroccan Harissa spice paste makes this pork sausage our hottest!
Apple / fennel Pork, apple chunks and fennel – mmm!
Apple / date Pork, apple and date pieces
Boerewors Pork, some beef, vinegar and coriander make up this South African classic
Red Wine / Thyme Beef, red wine, herbs and pepper, some gluten free crum


Gluten Free Website

Thought some of you maybe interested in this site.

I went to a gluten free cooking course with Judy and Neville Green and I have to say it was fantastic for learning about making bread that tasted like bread.

Judy and Neville are passionate about what they do and have now released a website with some great recipes

I have also added a link for you from my page.

See you instore Nikki



Bin Inn New Brighton will be open for 1:00pm today.We have a great range of stock and Knowledge to get you started on eating wholefoods


Benfits Of Beans,Lentils And Peas

Eating beans has overwhelming benefits for our health.They are a rich source of protein,carbohydrates,fiber and B vitamins,are low in fats and sodium and also contain significant amounts of calcium,iron,Vitamin E,phosphorous and potassium.Research has shown that eating beans contributes to lowering bad cholesterol and bloodpressure levels.
Next time you are instore ask for a copy of our handy hints and recipes


Happy Easter

Bin Inn New Brighton will be open again on Monday from 10am till 4pm.Great time to come on in and stock up on supplies and get ahead start on making soup for the cooler months


Great Benfits Of Coconut Oil

There are many more benefits of coconut oil than most of us may realize.

Here’s a quick rundown of why coconut oil is good for you.
¦· Strengthens immune system
¦· Boosts key mineral absorption (calcium and magnesium)
¦· Antifungal and antibacterial
¦· Provides long lasting energy
¦· Great for skin and hair (internally and topically)
¦· Reduces risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease
¦· Reduces risk of cancer and other degenerative conditions
¦· Helps control diabetes
¦· Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
¦· Supplies important nutrients necessary for good health
¦· Promotes weight loss
¦· Is heat resistant (the healthiest oil for cooking)
¦· Functions as a protective antioxidant

Coconut oil has been called the healthiest dietary oil on earth. If you’re not using coconut oil for your daily cooking and body care needs, you’re missing out on one of nature’s most amazing he


Traditional Mushy Peas

We have had alot of customers asking us how to make mushy peas.

Cook Time: 30 minutes
Requires overnight soaking: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours, 35 minutes
•225g dried marrowfat peas
•2 tsps. bicarbonate of soda
•Salt and pepper
•Place the peas in a large bowl or stock pot, the peas will swell and so need plenty of room to expand. Add the bicarbonate and cover with 1½ pints boiling water and stir to make sure the bicarbonate has dissolved. Leave to soak overnight, or for a minimum of 12 hours.
•Drain the peas in a colander, then place in a large saucepan, cover again with cold water and bring to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer for approx. 30 minutes or until the peas have softened and turned mushy.
•Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot with fish and chips or a tasty meat pie.


Gin Soaked Raisins For Treating Arthritis Pain

1 cup Golden raisins
Approximately 3/4 cup good quality Gin
Dump them into a glass or ceramic bowl then pour the alcohol over top until they are *just* covered (they must be fully covered).
Cover bowl with a piece of cheesecloth (to keep out dust) and set it out of the way (keep at room temperature).
Leave for two weeks or until all the liquid has been absorbed by the fruit (minimum one week, top up with more if necessary).
Store them in a sealed glass jar and refrigerate.
Eat 9 of them each day, you can add them to a bowl of cereal if you don’t care for the taste of them on their own. You can also sprinkle with cinnamon to help with the taste.
May take 4 to 6 weeks of daily consumption before it starts working.
*Variation: One tip suggested eating 15 each day for the first two weeks, then drop to 9.
Who says it works? Dr. Oz himself has declared this one a winner:


Egg Replacer

They work similarly to flax seeds in that when ground, the mixture gets goopy and pulls together when heated. Perfect for an egg replacer in things like vegan cakes, cookies or anywhere else you would want to substitute an egg. Like flax seeds they also contain protein, fibre and are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Just be sure to use white chia seeds. The darker varieties will be visible in your finished product.
This recipe makes the equivalent of 1 egg.
3 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoon white chia seed meal
Grind the chia seeds into a meal in a blender or spice grinder. Like flax oil, chia seeds are extremely perishable so if you grind a larger amount for later use, store it in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to one year.
Add the water to a small bowl or cup. Add the chia seed meal and mix together with a whisk or fork. Let the mixture sit for 5 to 10 minutes so it develops a goopy...


Oat Bar Slice

Everyone loves to bake.Here at Bin Inn New Brighton we are known as the home of home baking.We have many great recipes in-store to fill those cake tins.Be sure to check out this great slice recpie and links on our page.


Cacao Butter,Cacao Powder,Cacao Nibs

Key Benefits:
Pure cold-pressed oil of the Cacao bean
Healthy substitute for butter or oil in baking
Essential for all Chocolate creations
Suitable for Raw Food recipes.
We now have these great ingredients instore.


Nature's Flame Pellet

Just to let you all know we now have Nature's Flame Pellets back in stock.Great time to start stocking up before the cold hits.Buying in advance will also help the budget over winter.
Keeping warm with Bin Inn New Brighton


Plum Cake, like Nana used to make

1 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon table salt
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup of crème fraîche
For the topping:
150grams plums
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon flour
Heat the oven to 180C degrees. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 9×2-inch round cake pan. Lightly flour the sides and line the bottom with a parchment or nonstick baking circle.
In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well blended. In a large bowl, beat the butter, and sugar with an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium-high until well blended, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating on medium speed until just blended. Add the orange zest and vanilla along with the second egg. Using a wide rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients and the cream fraîche alternatel


Make Your Own Oven Dried Tomato's

.6 ripe tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
3 cups extra virgin olive oil, plus
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons dried Italian herb seasoning (such as basil, oregano or rosemary)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
fresh ground pepper
Heat oven to 225°.
Combine tomatoes, 2 T. olive oil, herbs, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste in a mixing bowl.
Arrange tomatoes in rows on a parchment-lined cookie sheet; bake 1 hr.
Cool to room temperature, about 15 min.
Place in jars.
Add remaining olive oil to cover tomatoes in each jar.
tightly cover jars.
**Note: Olive oil will solidify in the refrigerator, but this won't affect the tomatoes. The oil will re-liquify at room temperature.


Win A Panasonic Bread Maker

We hope that you are all having a wonderful summer.The team at Bin Inn New Brighton have decided to give away a Panasonic bread maker.Simpley make a purchase instore through out Janurary and you can enter the draw to win


Make Your Own Cleaners And Save Money

Cleaning Paste

A lot of people tell me they want a paste cleaner like Jif to use on their bath and sinks. This is one of the most popular products I make in my Green Goddess range. I’ve even had people tell me they use it as a shampoo and also as a hand cleaner instead of Swarfega. This will clean up your oven tops, sinks and basins beautifully. If you haven’t got any peppermint oil just leave it out. It’s just in there to make it smell fresh and clean.

1 cup baking soda
1 tbsp cream of tartar
10 ml liquid castile soap (or dishwashing liquid for a less green option.)
5 ml water

In a bowl mix together baking soda with cream of tartar. In a jug mix 10 mls of liquid castile soap with the water. Slowly pour into the powders and mix with a fork until you have a paste. Add more water if you need to. Add 1 ml of peppermint essential oil and stir to combine. You may need to use a little more water to get a paste. Store in an airtight container and use to clean kitchen and bathroom sink


Turkish Delight

We have had many customers asking us how to make Turkish Delight.It seems to be very popular at this time of the year so to make sure that you don't miss our we have found a recipe.

2 Tablespoons gelatine
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups Castor sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
Flavouring, as desired
colouring, as desired
50g chopped, mixed nuts
juice and grated rind 1 orange
juice 1 lemon

Soak the gelatine in cold water for 5 minutes.Put the sugar and boiling water in a saucepan and bring to the boil.Add the gelatine and boil for 20 minutes.Add the flavouring and colouring,then the nuts,juices and rind,blend well and turn into a cold pan.When set, lay on an icing sugared board and cut into cubes.Roll in sugar


Ginger Beer Bug

Ingredients for ginger beer bug

750 mls warm water
2 teaspoons active yeast
2 teaspoons raw sugar
2 teaspoons ground ginger

1. Take a 1 litre preserving jar or wide necked plastic container (an icecream container will work)
2.Pour the warm water into the container
3.Add yeast, sugar and ginger
4.Keep the container sitting on the kitchen bench
5.Feed it every day for one week with 1 teaspoon raw sugar and 1 teaspoon ground ginger.

Ginger beer


3 cups of raw sugar
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 litre of boiling water
5 litres of cold water
juice of two lemons
ginger beer bug

1.You will need a large bowl and 7 or 8 x 1 litre plastic soft drink bottles
2.Put sugar and cream of tartar into the bowl
3.Add boiling water first, followed by the cold water
4.Add lemon juice.
5.The container of ‘bug’ will have sludge in the bottom and liquid on the top.
6.Pour the liquid part into the bowl.


Whero Pea Hummus

Whero Pea Hummus

1 ½ cup Whero peas – sprouted
2 Tbs of Tahini
1 tsp sea salt
2 Lemons juiced
4 garlic cloves crushed
1 cup water
1 pinch paprika
When the peas are sprouted …. Put them on a plate a bit at a time, and take out the hard ones… They make a distinct noise when dropped on the plate.

Bring a pot of water to the boil. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 minute. Then place the sprouted peas in the hot water and let sit for 5 minutes. Drain. Then put the peas in a high powered blender or a food processor, add the rest of the ingredients and blend. You can adjust the water to the right consistency.

Foot note: I personally like my hummus chunky so you can give it a quick wiz and then add chopped parsley also.


Lemon And Chia Seed Muffins


2 c. spelt flour

2 Tbsp. chia seeds

1 1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. baking soda

8 Tbsp. butter at room temperature

1/2 – 3/4 c. honey

2 large eggs

zest of 1 lemon

1-2 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. vanilla

1 c. yogurt


Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, cream butter & honey. Add eggs one at a time. Add lemon zest, juice, & vanilla. Add yogurt & flour and mix until just combined.

Bake at 180 degrees for 18-20 minutes.


Healthy, Real Food with Flavour

This is the best website I have found for really delicious recipes which are incredibly healthy and easy to make.

What Jimmy can do to Avocado is amazing!
Check it out for yourself by clicking here and then the link to "The Gluten Free Chef Jimmy Boswell"

Happy Cooking - Don't forget we stock lots of Gluten Free items in store..

See you soon


Yoghurt With Toasted Quinoa,Dates and Nuts

*This recipe serves one. Double or quadruple the ingredients based on the number of people you are serving

1/2 tablespoon of white or red quinoa* (uncooked)
5 shelled, raw, unsalted pistachios, roughly chopped
5 raw, unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
2 dates, pitted and chopped
1/2 teaspoon of fresh lemon zest
fruity olive oil

1. Add the quinoa to a dry skillet and heat over medium heat. Toast the quinoa, stirring occasionally, until it begins to pop. Once it starts popping, transfer it to a small bowl and set aside.
2. Add the chopped nuts to the same skillet and carefully toast, stirring occasionally, until they begin to let off an aroma. Watch closely so as not to burn the nuts. When toasted, transfer the nuts to a small bowl.
3. Scoop the yogurt into the center of a plate. Sprinkle with nuts, quinoa, dates,


Lemon Dusters Another Great Christmas Gift

I can guarantee that once you have made and tried these you will never use anything else. You can make them in separate little jars – they make great gifts – or I fill a large Agee jar and use them as I need them. The longer you leave them brewing in the jar, the better.

½ cup water
½ cup white vinegar
3–4 lemons
6 drops lemon essential oil
6 to 8 dusters (made from old towels, nappies or sheets)

Mix equal quantities of water and white vinegar in a bowl. Add lemon essential oil, soak your clean dusters in the bowl for a few minutes and squeeze so that they are damp. Peel the rind off the lemons and lay a couple of pieces on each cloth. Roll up cloths lengthwise, then roll the other way into a ball. Place these in the jar one on top of each other, throw in the occasional extra piece of rind and screw on the lid. Take the dusters out when you need to use them, and if they aren’t too soiled you can roll them back up and use them again. The smell in the room is divine.


Gift In A Jar

Another exciting gift to be made with Bin Inn New Brighton.


Christmas Gifts Made With Love

Here at Bin Inn New Brighton we have a great range of glass bottles.This year has seen a return of getting back to the basic just like Nana used to, when gifts were made with love and Imagination.What can you make for the foodie in your life?


Za'atar Middle Eastern Spice

Za'atar to Middle Eastern cooking is like what Essence is to Emeril. Za'atar is a spice blend that is so versatile! It can be used on meats, veggies, rice, and breads. And, yes, it has been known to make me yell "Bam!" every once in a while.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

•1/4 cup sumac
•2 tablespoons thyme
•1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
•2 tablespoons marjoram
•2 tablespoons oregano
•1 teaspoon coarse salt


Grind the sesame seeds in food processor or with mortar and pestle. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Store za'atar in a cool, dark place in a plastic zip bag or in an airtight container. When stored properly, za'atar can be used from 3-6 months.


Quinoa Tabouli Salad


Quinoa Tabouli Salad
adapted from Central Coast Outdoors

For the salad:
1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed well
3 cups water
1 bunch of green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 bunch of fresh mint, finely chopped
1 bunch of flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 english cucumber, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces
1 pint of cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
8 ounces crumbled feta cheese

1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste (I usually add 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper)

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a 2 quart saucepan. Add quinoa and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium/low and cover pan and simmer for 12 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Let stand covered for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set quinoa aside until you are ready to assemble the salad.


Amazing Health Benefits Of Chai Seeds


Let’s take a moment to look at the health benefits of chia seeds. Chia seeds are a nutritionally dense food.

They have high amounts of:-

Omega 3 fatty acids.

Protein, and this protein is complete, containing all essential amino acids.


Vitamin Bs


Yet they are low in calories and gluten free

Chia seeds are easy to digest. People who regularly eat chia seeds as part of their diet have reported the following health benefits

Increased energy

Improved mood

More sustained energy levels

Improved concentration and clearer thinking

A decrease in aches and pains

A decrease in food cravings and less need to eat between meals

A feeling of well being

Better regularity

Supple, smoother skin

Glossy hair and stronger nails

Research has shown chia seeds may be of benefit in improving cardiovascular health. This includes high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Research has also shown chia seeds...


Gluten Free Sesame Sandwich Bread using Sorghum Flour

Sorghum Flour is new instore at Bin Inn New Brighton.
It is an American Flour which is a good alternative to wheat based flours and is the closest that you can get to a normal wheat flour. Ideal for all you who suffer from Gluten intolerance.

To make a delicious Sesame Sandwich Bread:
Come in store for all the ingredients

sesame seeds
3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon unflavored powdered gelatin,
1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast,
3 large eggs, room temperature
1/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature
1 tablespoon molasses
1/2 cup tapioca flour
6 tablespoons chickpea flour
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup amaranth flour
1/4 cup sorghum flour
2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons potato flour
2 tablespoons cornflour
1 1/2 teaspoons xanthum gum
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

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Slower Cooker Fudge For That Someone Special

•2-1/2 cups Chocolate Chips, I used dark chocolate chips because of their health benefits.
•1/2 cup coconut milk, (canned, not in a carton) Keep in mind the fats from coconut milk are the good kind.
•1/4 cup raw mild honey
•Dash of sea salt
•1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Fudge is perfect for the slow cooker because it doesn't scorch or burn.

Add chocolate chips, coconut milk, honey and salt, stir to combine. Cover and cook on low 2 hours without stirring. It's important that lid remain on during this 2 hours.

After 2 hours, turn the slow cooker off, uncover, add vanilla and stir to combine ingredients. Allow to cool in uncovered slow cooker, until fudge has reached room temperature...approximately 1 hour. Using a large spoon, stir vigorously for 5-10 minutes until it loses some the gloss.

Lightly spray a 1 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour fudge into dish, cover and refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Cut into 30 pieces. This fudge


All Things Nuts

The delicious and tasty Macadamia Nut Pesto To view recipe click here or try this Raw Satay Sauce Recipe by clicking here .


Back To School With Coconut Bars

Coconut Bars
3 eggs
1 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon sugar
½ cup blanched almond flour
1 tablespoon coconut flour
1 ½ cups shredded coconut
¼ teaspoon sea salt

1.Mix eggs, coconut milk, oil, honey, vanilla and stevia in a food processor
2.Pulse in almond flour, coconut flour, shredded coconut and salt
3.Transfer ingredients into an 8x8 inch baking dish
4.Bake at 350° for 30 minutes
5.Cool for ½ hour, then place in refrigerator and serve when chilled

Makes 16 bars

Here are some of the health benefits of coconut:
•Naturally gluten free
•Full of heart healthy fats that lower LDL cholesterol
•Anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-parasitic
•Reduces inflammation and promotes healthy absorption of nutrients
•High in minerals such as iron, phosphorus and zinc

It is also thought that eating coconut products speeds up the body's metabolism, helping to prevent obesity


Breakfast With Quinoa

Honey Coconut Quinoa
You can play around with different fruit here. I had a bunch of pomegranates and thought they would go really well with a pinch of ginger (which they did!). I imagine chopped pear would work well too. Ooh ooh, and fresh raspberries.

1/3 cup quinoa
1/3 cup milk or milk substitute (I use oat milk)
1/3 cup water
¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
pinch of ginger powder
1 tablespoon flaxseed, ground
1 tablespoon honey
¼ cup fine desiccated coconut
handful of chopped, toasted almonds
seeds of ½ pomegranate

Rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh sieve, then place in a medium saucepan with milk, water, cinnamon and pinch of ginger powder. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 min. At this point the quinoa should have a slight crunch when you bite it. Remove from heat and drain any remaining liquid, if any.

Stir in the flaxseed, honey and desiccated coconut. Mix well and then top with pomegranate seeds and toasted almonds.

Serves 1


Blue Coconut Oil 100% Pure & Natural

Blue coconut oil is cold pressed in the Pacific Islands. The oil is brought to New Zealand where it undergoes minimal refining, involving only heat and absorptive clays.

Our pure coconut oil contains no additives, contaminants or trans-fats and is naturally cholesterol free.

Amazing new product in store now pick up your free information flyer when you are next instore


Chia Seeds

Chai seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.They are gluten free.This 'superfood' in seed can be sprinkled on cereal,added to soups,smoothies,breads or mixed with water for a chia gel.


Make your own cleaners

Let us help you get started and enjoy a chemical free life.
Read all about it in our Barrel talk magazine by clicking here .


Gluten Free book

Have you picked up a copy of our Gluten Free book?.This is a FREE book full of great tips and recpies.Next time you are instore don't forget to grab your Free copy.We are more than happy for you hand these out to your friends and family.If you have any questions about being gluten free we have great staff that have great knowledge and are here to help.

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