It’s time to welcome back our Guest Blogger, Maddy Bellcroft. This week Maddy talks about bulk bin buying; and there’s a bonus recipe! – Find Maddy on Facebook.
I love bulk bin buying, it’s more cost effective and I can get as much (or as little) as I want. Now that Fresh Choice Nelson has set up its organic bulk bins, it’s a one stop shop!
Over the next few months I’ll be sharing some of my favourite items from bulk bin buying; along with a few recipes to try.
This week I’ve been making delicious fruit compote for breakfast, it’s easily adaptable so you can use your favourite dried fruits. When bulk bin buying, you’ll notice a lot of the fruit is darker in colour. This is because sulphites aren’t used to preserve them, so they have a more natural dried fruit colour.
This compote is wonderful over waffles, pancakes and porridge or spooned over cereal. It will keep in your fridge for up to 5 days. If you want more, just double the recipe or add extra of your favourite fruits.
Dried Fruit Compote
Serves 2-3 sides. Prep time 5 mins, soak time overnight. All ingredients from the organic bulk bins.
- 4 dried pineapple rings
- 1 tbsp goji berries
- 4 dried apricots
- 4 dried figs
- 1 tbsp sultanas
- Place all the ingredients into a small bowl, cover with water until the fruit is just covered.
- Place in the fridge for at least ten hours, or overnight. The fruit will soak up lots of the liquid and leave a nice sweet syrup as well.
- Spoon over your breakfast and top with coconut chips.