Birthday perks

My birthday was last week. Most of the gifts I received were (surprise, surprise) food-related. I also enjoyed a free $20 lunch courtesy of Paleo Cafe and my annual free Boost juice.

Lunch at Paleo Cafe started with a triple C crunch treat that allowed us to wait for food (we were hungry). My usual go-to drink is long black but this time Alvaro wanted to share a salted caramel thick shake (dates, cashew butter, banana, maple syrup, sea salt and coconut milk) which was insanely delicious.

Triple C crunch

1/2 triple C crunch ($4.50)

Salted caramel thickshake

Salted caramel thick shake ($8)

I finally got to try the chicken and roast vegetable stack (oven roasted chicken thigh, capsicum, eggplant and zucchini wrapped in bacon served with a sweet potato bake, steamed broccolini and a creamy mustard sauce). It sounds better than it looks and it tastes just as good as it sounds.

Chicken & vegetable stack

Chicken and roast vegetable stack ($18)

From the specials menu we chose the seafood marinara (prawns, barramundi and squid in a Napoli sauce with sweet potato noodles). The sauce was delicious, the seafood was perfectly cooked and the dish was pretty filling.

Seafood marinara

Seafood marinara ($20)

My Boost juice of choice this year was grape escape (spinach, pineapple, green grapes, banana, coconut water & ice). Unfortunately (or fortunately!) they had ran out of grapes so I got a less sweet and more refreshing drink with cucumber instead.

Boost juice

Boost juice, original size

Next post: this year’s birthday lunch.

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