Auckland Brunchn': Seabreeze Cafe

SeaBreeze cafe brunch
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Enjoyed brunch at my sisters current favourite Auckland spot - Seabreeze Cafe. A super cute corner cafe located in Westmere.

The coffee is delicious and they offer lots of gluten and dairy free options which are all marked clearly on the menu.

I ordered poached eggs on gluten free toast (remember to ask without butter on the toast if you don't eat dairy) with a side of tea smoked salmon and oven roasted tomatoes. It was delicious!! Grainy bread which I love! and the salmon was smoked to perfection.

I will definitely be visiting again. 

Sweet Potato & Lentil Curry


This is a one pot wonder - cut ingredients, place in a pot and put in the oven.

Some FODMAP followers make be surprised when they see lentils in a recipe, but canned lentils are actually FODMAP friendly. *1/2 cup of canned green lentils is FODMAP friendly guidance from Monash University low FODMAP app

*1/2 cup sweet potato is FODMAP friendly guidance from Monash University low FODMAP app

Its important to remember that I try an incorporate high FODMAP foods into my diet at amounts which are considered FODMAP friendly / amounts which I know I can tolerate so I can get a variety of nutrients and not limiting my diet too much.

What you need:

2 cups sweet potato

2 cans of lentils

1 cup kalmata pitted olives 

2 cans of tomatoes

1 can of coconut milk

1 ½ tbsp cumin

1 ½ tbsp ginger 

1 tbsp turmeric

1 chilli, finely chopped

2 large handfuls of coriander, finely chopped + extra for topping

Salt and pepper

Brown rice to serve

What to do:

Preheat oven to 180C

Cut sweet potato into small chucks and put aside.  Cut olives in halves

On a medium to high heat on the stove top, place a large oven proof pot and combine the coconut milk, cumin, ginger, turmeric, chilli until it begins to bubble. Add potato, lentils, olives, coriander and season with salt and pepper, combine well

Place the lid on the pot and put in oven to cook for 40-50 minutes or until sweet potato is soft

Serve with brown rice and lots of coriander