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The Great New Zealand Sausage Competition has seen us receive numerous awards making us east Auckland's sausage specialist. 

  • 2012 Silver award in the Pork category for our Country Style Pork
  • 2012 Bronze award in the Gourmet category for our Chicken,Apricot & Almond
  • 2010 Gold award, in the international category for our Italian Pork and Fennel Sausage
  • 2007 Gold award, in the gourmet category for our Moroccan Lamb Sausage
  • 2006 Silver in the gourmet category for our Sweet Spanish with White Raisin Swirl
  • 2005 Awarded highly recommended for our Boerwors Sausage.
 
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Get fruity with meat

Get fruity with meat

Two things that taste great on their own can also be thrown together to create culinary sensations.
Some of the Seaside Meats workers have found amazing things you can do with kiwifruit, figs, lemons and pears. And, no we don’t mean juggling.
Creating Kiwi cuisine traditions

Creating Kiwi cuisine traditions

Creating memorable moments is an important part of connecting family members together and it is something that can start when children are young.
Many of us have some special dish that reminds us of special times – maybe Mum’s Christmas pudding or Dad’s secret barbecue marinade.
The low down on carbohydrates

The low down on carbohydrates

For some 20 years now carbohydrates have been a controversial conversation, particularly among those who are on a weight-loss mission.

Some experts claim carbohydrates cause obesity and type two diabetes. While others agree, you can have your carbohydrates and eat them too, just make sure it’s for breakfast –unless you going for a run early in the morning – then you can eat them later in the day.

How to carve your 100 per cent New Zealand ham, bone in.

How to carve your 100 per cent New Zealand ham, bone in.

Carve you Christmas ham like a professional
Planning the perfect barbecue

Planning the perfect barbecue

Summer is in full swing and there being nothing better than inviting friends over for a barbecue. Seaside Meats has 10 top tips to help you throw the perfect summer barbecue.

What makes meat better?

What makes meat better?

Sometimes no matter how a piece of meat is cooked it just doesn’t seem to deliver the texture, flavour or satisfaction that it should.

When this happens the cook should consider the quality of the ingredients, before they beat themselves up for their cooking skills.
 
Maximum taste with minimal effort

Maximum taste with minimal effort

There are many ways to inject extra flavour into your food and using a marinade or rub is an easy way to achieve maximum taste with minimal effort.
Spice up your winter

Spice up your winter

Put some spice back into dinner time
Storing ham in a bag

Storing ham in a bag

Keep Christmas ham fresh for longer
Easy apple crumble

Easy apple crumble

The weather is getting cooler, autumn is on its way and so are the school holidays.
With apples in season this recipe makes a great dessert and is easy to make. Children could easily make this one with some assistance.
What's bring a plate mean?

What's bring a plate mean?

We have all been invited to a social gathering and the host tells us to bring a plate.
Dinner for two

Dinner for two

The odds aren’t in favour for couples when it comes to making home cooked meals for two.

The majority of recipes out there are written to serve four or more, it can be a challenge to find ingredients portioned to fit your appetite.

It's turkey time

It's turkey time

Find out why you need a free-range Crozier's Turkey.
Sarah's Nutrition Tips - April 2014

Sarah's Nutrition Tips - April 2014

Read how to make eggs a hearty Easter food. 

Sarah Simonsen is a nutritionist at Velca health centre in Howick. 

Labour weekend – vacuum packing meat

Labour weekend – vacuum packing meat

Spring is here and with the long weekend ahead many of us will be packing the car and heading out of town – to get away from it all.

Sarah's Nutrition Tips - February 2014

Sarah's Nutrition Tips - February 2014

Sarah Simonsen is a nutritionist at Velca health centre in Howick. 

They believe in eating natural, whole food. Velca believes everyone should be eating more fresh, unprocessed food – the food that our bodies are designed to eat. They think healthy eating is not about counting calories, it’s about choosing foods for their nutrients.

 

 
Food safety and kitchen hygiene for kids

Food safety and kitchen hygiene for kids

Getting the children involved in cooking and preparing meals especially in the school holidays is a great way for them to have fun and to learn about healthy eating.

Melissa's Nutrition Tips - October 2014

Melissa's Nutrition Tips - October 2014

Good fuel for summer training

Melissa Hartshorn is a nutritionist at Velca Howick.
Tips and tricks for roasting a whole beef eye fillet

Tips and tricks for roasting a whole beef eye fillet

Whole beef eye fillet is one of the easiest things to cook. People may be nervous about overcooking the meat so here are some great tips and tricks to help you cook fantastic roast.
Sarah's Nutrition Tips - May 2014

Sarah's Nutrition Tips - May 2014

Make Mum's Day with a protein packed feast.

Sarah Simonsen is a nutritionist at Velca Howick. 

Paleo diet 101

Paleo diet 101

You’ve probably heard the buzz about paleo diets but did you know the paleo diet is also referred to as the Caveman diet?
Melissa' Nutrition Tips - December 2014

Melissa' Nutrition Tips - December 2014

Surviving the party season.

Melissa Hartshorn is a nutritionist at Velca Howick.
Cooking during hot weather

Cooking during hot weather

Melissa's Nutrition Tips - November 2014

Melissa's Nutrition Tips - November 2014

Top 10 tips for sustainable weight loss.

Melissa Hartshorn is a nutritionist at Velca Howick.
Father’s Day feasts with famous Kiwi dads

Father’s Day feasts with famous Kiwi dads

Breakfast in bed is a traditional way to celebrate Father’s Day and with a little help in the kitchen, kids can wake dad up with a top-notch spread.
Get the barbie sorted

Get the barbie sorted

It’s almost that time of year. You know, when every invitation to dinner, lunch or just a catch up with friends, includes the quintessential Kiwi call to “bring something to throw on the barbie”.
Melissa's Nutrition Tips - September 2014

Melissa's Nutrition Tips - September 2014

Feed dad well for Father's Day.

Melissa Hartshorn is a nutritionist at Velca Howick. 

Chewing the fat about fat

Chewing the fat about fat

Recent headlines have announced that “butter is back” and “guidelines to avoid fat should never have been introduced”.
How to cook a perfect rump steak

How to cook a perfect rump steak

Turn up the heat on your cooking skills with these tips and tricks to cook the perfect rump steak each time.
Sarah's Nutrition Tips - March 2014

Sarah's Nutrition Tips - March 2014

Good nutrition keeps New Year’s resolutions on track

 
Read how lean protein helps achive healthy weight goals.
 
Sarah Simonsen is a nutritionist at Velca health centre in Howick. 
Did you know?

Did you know?

Protein during pregnancy

Protein during pregnancy

The royal princess has arrived and we were inspired to take a look at the importance of protein for pregnant women.
Kids and protein

Kids and protein

When youngsters are growing faster than bamboo it is important they have good nutrition, especially protein and iron.
Healthy meaty school lunches

Healthy meaty school lunches

Preparing a healthy school lunch requires thought and planning. If you get the mix right – both with food choices that will be eaten and choices that are sustaining – then it can certainly help towards a brighter school day.