Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Week in Eats


Fruit Crumble and Sheep's Milk Yogurt

Buckwheat Pancake Fail (it fell apart - I must get a non-stick pan) with Banana

Oatbran Nuked with an Egg, Berries, 3 Squares Dark choc
Salmon Salad, Pan Fried Kumara (Sweet Potato) Rounds

Chicken, Silverbeet, Avocado on  Sourdough Toast

Lamb Salad

Feta and Spinach Quiche (from the Vegetarian Bakehouse)

Smoked Chicken Salad with Kale Chips and All Sorts of Leftovers

Friday Night Lamb Roast

Mexican Food at Alvarado's
'Homemade' Corn Chips and Guacamole. Yes, yes, yes!

Churro's!!! OMG!
Alvarado's is a restaurant we used to frequent in pre-quake days. Back then, it was in an older upstairs venue that seemed charmingly creaky (squeaky floorboards, groaning staircase). Of course, we now know what happens to old and charming when the earth shakes!
Old Alvarado's building (upstairs - we used to sit there and look out on the street below). Source.

The new venue is not as atmospheric, but the food is still amazing.

Maca Bars #2 (See Previous Post)

Smoothies. This one was Lime - just squeezed some lime juice in there.


  1. As a guy, I'm not 'in love' with sweeties like some girls I know.. however, for churros 'I die' (is that the right way to use this expression?).

    1. Yes, I think that is right! Churro's are to die for, definitely.

  2. Alvarados!!! LOVE that place, haven't been in years.... where is it now?

    Yum, even to a vegan your meals look delicious.... love all those salad creations. Big bowls/plates of "all-sorts" is my favourite way to eat.

    1. I just added a pic of the old venue. I miss it. The new Alvarado's is here: It is in a previous stadium bar which obviously suffered from ..erm.. the lack of a stadium after the Feb 11 quake. It's on the corner opposite the old entrance to Lancaster/Jade/AMI stadium. The new venue is not as good - it's hard to beat sitting by an upstairs window.

  3. Wow that all looks scrumptious! And we agree, churros are the ultimate indulgence.

    1. Yup. I dream about them at night.. sometimes.


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