As part of the celebration for our Coogee cafe’s first birthday we sat down with location manager Kimmy, team leader Libby and bubbly barista Indy for a chat on all the things they love about the area and what makes Coogee such a unique beach side suburb.
With the weather being so wiley as of late, admittedly we have spent a bit of extra time indoors. Luckily, our love of healthy comfort food lead us right to this amazing recipe by certified nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill of The Brown Paper Bag. This healthy take on the classic, homemade Chilli Con Carne is the definition of comfort food AND it’s so damn healthy; high in fibre, protein (and it’s meat free), vitamins, minerals AND low in saturated fat, this recipe is a dead-set winner. We recommend enjoying with guacamole, fresh lime, coriander and sweet potato wedges to add the Californian touch. Enjoy!
After months of hot, humid weather mixed in with a couple of crazy storms, we’ve finally reached Autumn which means, breezier weather is on the horizon and so are UGG boots (when it’s cold enough!). Now is such a great time for us all to start strengthening the immune system with nutrient dense fruit and veg that are rich in Vitamin C and living enzymes. To make the ‘five a day’ in-take all the more easier we’ve developed our ‘Autumn Special,’ a grapefruit based cold pressed juice that will act as your one-two punch for combating the cool change. Tart and tangy with an underlying sweetness, grapefruit juice hosts an array of health benefits that truly rivals the ever popular orange. Check it out below…
When we first came across this recipe, we definitely did a double take – peaches and burrata, what!? It sounded so unique that we just had to try it and we aren’t sorry! Considering the weather has been so amazing lately and since it’s tomato season, you’ll quickly realise why this is exactly the kind of simple and tasty dinner that hits the spot over these fading days of summer…
When we think of a summer salad, we think of local fresh produce with a bit of zest and zing! That’s why we love with this grain-free, chickpea tabouleh recipe from our friends over at ‘Running On Real Food’. Traditionally, this Middle Eastern dish is made from fresh vegetables, bulgur or couscous, olive oil, sesame and herbs such as parsley and mint. In this grain-free version we’re going to use mashed chickpeas in place of couscous, leave out the olive oil completely, add plenty of garlic, fresh lemon juice, parsley, sea salt and use some tahini to add a creaminess to it all. This twist on the traditional recipe really compliments the rest of those original Middle Eastern flavours and also adds some healthy fibre and protein too! Enjoy.
Traditionally Christmas time means stocking the fridge with a well-known concoction made of beaten eggs, milk, and sugar – Eggnog. While we totally get the appeal of guzzling cup after cup of this ridiculously festive (usually alcoholic) beverage, as lovers of all things healthy we at Cali thought we would offer you guys a deliciously healthy alternative.
Tis’ the season to be jolly and what better way to do so than with a couple of our very own Cali Press cocktails! For a lot of people this time of the year usually means more than a couple of cheeky drinks, so we thought we’d give you guys some ideas to help keep things (a little) cleaner with the help of Cali Press. That’s right people, not only are our raw, cold pressed juices super delicious and super good for you, they can also go down a treat as a mixer for your favourite cocktail.
At Cali, we’ve made it our mission to develop and create the perfect smoothie. With the growing community health scene, the demand for smoothies is off the charts and there are certainly a bunch of places offering them up; but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all of them are good for you. Certain smoothies on the market have been shown to contain up to an alarming 31 teaspoons of sugar, while others can pack even more empty kilojoules than you’ll find in a Big Mac! Yikes! So in case you were wondering how it works at Cali, we want to give you some insight into how we’ve concocted our range of super delicious smoothies to skip the nasties and spike the superfoods.
The search is over and just in time for National Nachos Day (Nov 6th) and thanks to The Minimalist Baker we have found the recipe for the BEST DAMN VEGAN NACHOS! With summer well and truly en route, we’re all looking for the perfect party pleaser and some serious late night munchie material. What makes this recipe great is that it’s not only ridiculously delicious but it’s unbelievably and undetectably vegan! We’re talking salty tortilla chips, meets fresh and chunky salsa, meets creamy vegan queso. So heat up your beans, mash that guac and get ready to go to town!
Is there really any other produce that screams ‘summer’s near’ quite like watermelon? We don’t think so… and that’s why it’s the ONLY ingredient in our Seasonal Spring Juice. Whether it’s watermelon’s refreshing sweetness or its vibrant colour, it’s an awesome addition to any plate. It also boasts some seriously powerful health benefits that cover everything from the function of your brain all the way down to the cells in your feet.