At Cali HQ, we’ve been working our fruity butts off in preparation for the fast approaching summer season. With a bit of trial and error and maybe a little taste testing (guilty!) we’ve improved on some old faves but we’ve also created some super fresh, ‘n’ super clean newbies we know you’re going to love. So get ready to tantalise your tastebuds peeps, because we’re so ready to give you all them #summer feels.
That’s right team, SUMMER. IS. HERE! Almost…
Temperatures are rising, days are longer and the Cali crew are busy prepping for what is going to be the ultimate summer season. Check out our teams TOP 10 Summer must do’s!
Many define feeling energised/having energy, as the epitome of wellness and health. So we got to thinking… what would happen if we based our decisions around maximising our energy stores? Whether it is mental, physical, or even emotional, living in 2017 means we use up a lot of energy each day. Regardless of differences in lifestyle, we want to share with you the top five hacks we believe you can implement into your daily routines for some slow release, but kick-ass energy!
It was no coincidence that our first Cali Cafe was borne into the beachside suburb of Bronte. For us at Cali, Bronte has it all – cafes, sheltered natural rock pools, a wide and grassy park and of course – the beach… tis’ a true, local hangout, all year long. We’ve certainly spent many a perfect Sunday enjoying all that Bronte has to offer and we’ve listed a bunch of our ultimate fave’s for you guys to check out and hopefully enjoy on one of your Sunday’s too.
Prepare to have your minds blown people; this is the most delicious gluten-free, muffin recipe you are ever going to find on the Internet. Big call, we know, but this Green Kitchen Stories recipe takes ‘muffins’ to a whole new level and the sweet fragrance of apple and cinnamon floating through your kitchen. Not only do these muffins have shredded apple in the batter and sliced apple on top but they also hold small golden pockets of apple sauce in the middle. A serenade of apple flavours and textures paired with warm spices that just sing happy songs together! Switch on your oven…
There are some changes coming to Cali Press – and we can’t wait for them to kick off. As of late, we have seen a great deal of coverage about the ‘war on waste’ and see that many cafes like ours are jumping on board to go green and sustainable. At Cali Press, we are fully behind this initiative and doing our bit to help make a difference. And this is not only great news for our Cali team, our cafes and customers but for our planet too. So check out what you can expect us to be changing soon and the initiates we hope to have a positive impact.
We all have those summer fitness goals, but there’s a good chance that winter might have set you back a bit. That said, we were keen to find out how to make the most out of spring to get fit for our favourite season of the year – summer! And who better to give us a heads up than qualified Pilates teacher and fitness instructor Leah Simmons. Check out the chat we had with Leah below and get yourself motivated for warmer days, just around the corner.
If you’ve ever tried Banoffee Pie, you’ll know it’s notoriously irresistible and usually full of all things naughty. Thanks to Oh She Glows (originally adapted from My New Roots) we’ve managed to find a vegan version that’s still just as decadent, but super light and healthy too. We’re talking almond-oat crust layered with sticky date caramel, sweet banana coins, luxurious whipped coconut cream and shaved dark chocolate to make for an insanely delicious pie that’s sure to impress.
It’s a scientific fact that chatting to your barista in the morning has the ability to improve your mood. Seriously. A study found that the simple act of chatting to your barista in the morning could be transformed into a highly positive experience. Somewhere along the line, you’ve likely realised how much you dig your barista… they help you wake up in the morning, remember your name and always leave you in a better mood! But how do they feel about you? We sat down with Cali Double Bay barista Andy, to find out what it takes to become your barista’s favourite customer.
Butternut pumpkin pasta has long been a staple during the winter months and despite the visuals that spring to mind (Mmmm butter!) this is not a sauce-heavy pasta. In fact, the thing we love most about this dish is that it’s so damn tasty you don’t even miss all that sauce! The whole wheat flavour of the pasta balances perfectly with the roasted pumpkin and salty overtones of cheese, making this meal absolutely delicious! So here it is, check out Naturally Ella’s recipe for an easy prep weeknight pasta featuring savoury roasted pumpkin with butter, parmesan, walnuts, and rosemary.