Australia Day lunch

On Australia day BBQs across the country receive a work out. With sausages, steak, hamburgers, plenty of onion and of course shrimp tossed onto the barbie.

To be honest I don’t love cooking, luckily for me my husband is a good cook. However, this Australia Day we decided to enjoy a meal cooked by someone else, a chef at a Manuka café.

I enjoyed fish and chips, while my sister-in-law ordered a lentil burger and my husband was excited to find out the breakfast was available all day for the public holiday.

My husband is a big fan of eggs whether they’re scrambled, poached, fried or hard-boiled. So a big breakfast of poached free-range eggs, spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms for Australia Day lunch was perfect.

More and more cafes and restaurants have made the switch to cage-free eggs and are helping to improve the welfare of Australian hens.

The RSPCA’s Choose Wisely program recognises businesses that serve animal-welfare friendly food and I will be sure to contact the cafe about joining.

If you know of a local business that chooses wisely please let us know by emailing We can also send you calling cards to put on the table before you leave.

At the RSPCA we’ve been asking the question how do you like yours? Well I’ll answer, cooked by someone else.

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