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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Window shopping with my Mum and sister

We do it every now and then. Spend the day together, deciding what we would buy if money was no object... we have lunch and maybe a gelato later in the afternoon, and we spend our imaginary dollars (on boots and Merino sweaters).
Eating out can be quite an exercise with celiac disease - where to go to eat safely. The answer yesterday was Moxie's Cafe. Moxie's is on the corner of Main and George St, Palmerston North. The place was buzzing, a cabinet of lucious looking food clearly marked - green stickers for ordinary people, red for those of us who have special needs. They even have an entire menu (red of course) with gluten-free options - an.entire.menu. ! The staff are young, beautiful, friendly and aware. Moxie's deserves a medal - and the Cajun Chicken Salad was delicious.
I didn't need dinner last night - I made this pork the day before...

 HONEY SPICE PORK

4 tbsp clear honey
4 tbsp gf soy sauce
juice of 1 large orange
zest of 1 orange
4 star anise
4 garlic cloves - chopped

Combine all the ingredients in a small pot, heat until melted together and pour over pork (chops or slices).


I forgot the garlic, but added it later
Cover and cook at 150c for about 1 1/2 hours.

2 comments:

I'm Susan Szold. said...

Wow, dies that look delicious...but I'm going to have to learn to convert celsius to fahrenheit to make it (vey do-able, I am a grown-up, after all).

In case I ever make it to NZ, can we go to Moxie's?

sleepinghorse said...

Wish we had a cafe like Moxie's near where we live.