Last week was World Kindness Day (13 November) - a day that focusses on good deeds, community and the positive power of kindness. Kindness is at the heart of everything we do here at Angel Delivery, so of course we had to mark the occasion!
On the day, we made what we call Kindness Cookies. These (relatively!) healthy little morsels are packed with oats, seeds and fruit (and a sneaky bit of choccie of course!).
They make the perfect gift to drop off to a friend, neighbour or family member who might need a little pick-me-up, or just a nice reason to sit down with a cup of tea and a chat. Best of all - they are super easy to make!
Here's the recipe below, so you can make some of your own Kindness Cookies at home.
No time to bake, or can't be there in person? Our High Tea hamper comes with French Macarons and Belgian Biscuits, with lots of other treats - a perfect fill-in for Kindness Cookies any time!
Makes 20-24 medium biscuits.
2 tbsp golden syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup dried cranberries or goji berries
1/2 cup baking soda
2 tbsp boiling water
1 cup choccie chips
Preheat your oven to 160 degrees celsius. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Put the butter and golden syrup in a bowl, and microwave until melted.
In a big mixing bowl, add: sugar, oats, coconut, flour, seeds and berries.
Stir the baking soda into the boiling water, then add that to the melted butter & golden syrup bowl.
Add the liquid into the bowl with the dry ingredients, and mix well.
Roll the mix into small balls and put them on the tray, leaving room for them to grow a little. Press the biscuits down with the back of a fork.
Bake for 12-15mins, until biscuits are golden.
(*Recipe adapted from Pams)
With Christmas just SIX weeks away, our team are busy helping our wonderful regular corporate customers plan their Christmas gifts.
We have a very special personal treat for our corporate customers this year, especially for all you early birds.
For November, if your corporate Christmas order is over $2000, you personally (or you can nominate someone special) will receive our stunning 'Christmas Essentials - Free Farmed Half Ham' hamper as our gift (worth $225.00 including delivery!).
This hamper would make a great bonus gift for your own family to enjoy, or for a team member who deserves a little extra love this year. Even a perfect treat for the team for Friday night drinks in the lead-up to Christmas!
Our 2018 Christmas collection is very special and can be ordered easily on our website.
We can also design custom hampers if you have a specific price-point you need to meet or want something a little different. Here is our special 2018 menu, which show you a breakdown of the delicious items we have available for customisation:
Please don't hesitate to reach out to our team personally if you have any questions – we are always here to help.
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Here you'll find our latest news, new product launches, introductions to the team and our suppliers, recipes and inspiration. Angel Delivery is all about kindness, giving and love, and we'd love to share a little slice of that with you here on our blog. Make sure you check back here for regular updates.
How did it all start?
We often get asked how Angel Delivery came about, so what better place to start our blog than sharing that story with you here.
Rebecca Cass, a paediatric nurse and mum of two, started Angel Delivery after she saw so many new parents leaving with bunches of wilting flowers when really, a home-cooked meal to go home with would have been so much more helpful.
Originally called Baby Angel, her new business saw Rebecca driving around Wellington with freshly cooked meals, along with her bucket and mop, set to help new parents out any way she could, on behalf of their friends and family.
Pretty soon the questions came rolling in - Could Rebecca help others too, not just new parents? What about people recovering from illness, or suffering a family bereavement? And so we saw the birth of Angel Delivery as we know it today - a nationwide business offering gourmet hamper and gift deliveries, delivered on behalf of friends and family around the world.
Angel Deliveries are still often sent out to new parents - but also to friends going through a rough time, families battling illness, on behalf of an employer wishing to express condolences to a colleague who’s lost a loved one, or for birthday celebrations, and anniversary wishes.
One of the most important parts of Angel Delivery has always been that our food is fresh, seasonal and local - and that has never changed. We are lucky to work with many wonderful chefs and artisan producers to bring together our gourmet hampers and care packages. We pride ourselves on using only the best ingredients and products. We love our local community of food providers and producers and strive to use locally sourced seasonal products wherever possible.
Our range of hampers is always growing as the team pop together new bundles and ideas - you can see the full current range at any time on our website under "All Hampers" in the menu above.
Like us, it seems everyone understands the healing power of food. As we say - if you can be there, get there. If you can't, send an Angel Delivery.
Keep in touch
If you have any ideas, recipes, photos and stories you'd like to share, you can email us anytime (firstname.lastname@example.org). We'd love to hear from you!