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Travel: Tips for Flying Solo with a Baby

Travel: Tips for Flying Solo with a Baby

Travel: Tips for Flying Solo with a Baby  Some things that worked for me flying 22 hours alone with a four-month-old baby. There are a lot of things I have done this year that I didn’t think I could. The two main ones? One: give birth, and the second: fly on my own on a...
Broccoli Sage Goats Cheese Risotto

Broccoli Sage Goats Cheese Risotto

Broccoli, Sage, Goats Cheese Risotto This Broccoli Sage Goats Cheese Risotto is a simple dish with loads of flavour. It is relatively easy to put together, but if you can’t spare an hour mid-week then leave this one for cosy weekend evenings or your next winter dinner party. The goat cheese adds a beautiful creaminess...
Sri Lanka - A Visual Diary & Highlights

Sri Lanka – A Visual Diary & Highlights

Sri Lanka A Visual Diary and Highlights featuring Colombo, Galle, Tea Country and Mirissa. Back in June of 2017, I was lucky enough to visit the island country of Sri Lanka. It had been on my to-visit list for a good while and I had heard many things about old Ceylon; its beaches, colonial past, and extraordinary wildlife,...
Eritrean Recipes

Eritrean Recipes

Eritrean Recipes Learn to make a wonderful Eritrean feast using these fabulous flavourful recipes.   In late December 2017, we hosted an Eritrean Cooking class with our friends at Cultivating Community. One of the generous Eritrean cooks in their community network, Shadya – pictured above took our group through an entire Eritrean feast from scratch....
Eritrean Doughnuts with Honey

Eritrean Doughnuts with Honey

  Eritrean Doughnuts with Honey These crispy Eritrean Doughnuts with honey (also known as sweet dumplings or  ‘makleel’ in Tigrinya, the Eritrean Language), are very similar to Greek Loukoumades. Using basic pantry ingredients, they are super simple to put together and result in a crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside moorish dessert. After...
Eritrean Vegetable Curry

Eritrean Vegetable Curry

  Eritrean Vegetable Curry  Serves 10 – 12 people as a shared/side dish   Named ‘alicha’ in Tigrinya (the Eritrean language), this Eritrean Vegetable Curry is flavoursome, hearty and warming. This is just another of the various recipes (humus, falafil and lentil curry) taught to us by Eritrean cook, Shadya at our recent cooking class...
Broccoli and Ricotta Pasta

Broccoli and Ricotta Pasta

Broccoli and Ricotta Pasta This is my Mother’s recipe for Broccoli and Ricotta Pasta. It’s a very nourishing meal that can be made quickly when you’re low on time. It’s simple and flavourful, and it can feed a little army. The broccoli adds to the freshness of the dish, while the creamy ricotta adds an element of decadence....
Homemade Humus Recipe

Homemade Humus Recipe

Homemade Humus Recipe Learn how to make this delicious humus dip effortlessly at home (from scratch)   We are all just a can of chickpeas and a handful of other basic ingredients away from making our very own humus – from scratch. Next time you find yourself adding humus to your shopping list, add the...
Purslane Lentil Curry Recipe (Eritrean Rigla Moulah)

Purslane Lentil Curry Recipe (Eritrean Rigla Moulah)

Purslane Lentil Curry Recipe (Eritrean Rigla Moulah) A very special African curry recipe to add to your collection   This is yet another delicious recipe generously shared with us at our recent Cultivating Community cooking class by our Eritrean cook, Shadya. If you couldn’t make the cooking class, you are in for a treat. Expect a...
Event: Artisanal Italian Cheese-making Class & Cheese Tasting

Event: Artisanal Italian Cheese-making Class & Cheese Tasting

Artisanal Italian Cheese-making Class & Cheese Tasting Learn the basics of cheese-making in Melbourne with this artisanal workshop led by third-generation Italian cheesemakers Katia and Sabrina Cappadocio   NOTE – THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT! Please email info@decisivecravings.com.au to be placed on our waiting list.   Join us on Friday February 16th for our first...
Foodie Profile: Recipe4Change

Foodie Profile: Recipe4Change

Foodie Profile: Recipe4Change Our chat with Christine Smith of Recipe4Change – an award-winning ethical enterprise made of  food professionals who use food to change the lives of everyday Australians and help them overcome barriers to a better life.   1. Christine, could you tell us a bit about how Recipe4Change started and about the work you do? People...
Homemade Eritrean Falafil Recipe (Falafel)

Homemade Eritrean Falafil Recipe (Falafel)

Homemade Eritrean Falafil Recipe Learn how to make falafil, Eritrean style – from scratch We learnt to make this delicious homemade falafil recipe during our recent Eritrean cooking class with Cultivating Community. For those that missed out on sampling the falafil in person, they are quite different to your Middle Eastern falafil. These are slightly crispier,...