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Baked Cauliflower Sour Cream Parmesan & Thyme

Baked Cauliflower Sour Cream Parmesan & Thyme

Baked Cauliflower with Sour Cream, Parmesan and Thyme In this baked cauliflower recipe, the cauliflower of course is the star. A few simple ingredients turn a vegetable I would normally break down to its florets, into something else completely – almost a vegetarian roast. The baked cauliflower works really well as a side to meat...
Parmesan Polenta Slice with Sweet Potato & Feta

Parmesan Polenta Slice with Sweet Potato & Feta

Parmesan Polenta Slice with Sweet Potato and Feta An easy and flavoursome savoury slice that you can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Toddler friendly too. This is an easy recipe I’ve been making lately for the three of us as my daughter transitions to family food. I alternate ingredients but mostly the sweet potato...
Travel: 12 Hours in Catania, Sicily

Travel: 12 Hours in Catania, Sicily

Travel: 12 Hours in Catania, Sicily Whether you’re doing a quick overnight stay or just spending half a day, here are three names for 12 hours in Catania, Sicily. We feature one must-do, one must stay and a must-eat. Catania is Sicily’s second largest city after Palermo. A port city on the islands’ east coast, Catania has...
La Pescheria Catania - A Feast for the Eyes and Belly

La Pescheria Catania – A Feast for the Eyes and Belly

La Pescheria Catania in Sicily See why La Pescheria is an absolute must-visit on any itinerary to Catania Catania’s colourful and famous market, La Pescheria is an absolute feast for the eyes and belly. I have visited many exciting and colourful markets over the years, Melbourne’s Queen Vic Market, the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv,...
Gnocchi with Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Gnocchi with Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Gnocchi with Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe This Gnocchi with Creamy Mushroom Sauce recipe is so easy to prepare and cook. While you boil water for the gnocchi you can get started on your sauce which is simply olive oil, onion, mushrooms, salt, pepper and cream. I love this for dinner when I’m looking for a...
Easy Chicken Apple Curry Recipe

Easy Chicken Apple Curry Recipe

Easy Chicken Apple Curry Recipe This Easy Chicken Apple Curry Recipe is an old favourite I learnt a very long time ago from a family friend. A non-spicy style curry, you soften the apples and onions together as a base to create a balanced but sweet curry sauce. After frying, the chicken simmers in the sauce,...
Potato Frittata Recipe

Potato Frittata Recipe

Potato Frittata Recipe This Potato Frittata recipe is a twist on the frittata my Mum made for us growing up (and still does!). It is such a comforting dish, and is really easy to put together. It serves two people (two slices each) as a main with salad for a light dinner or lunch, and...
Simple Baked Salmon Recipe (Salmon Boats)

Simple Baked Salmon Recipe (Salmon Boats)

Simple Baked Salmon Recipe (Salmon Boats) I generally refer to this simple Baked Salmon recipe as ‘salmon boats’ at home because they’re baked in a ‘boat’ of alo foil. What I love about this recipe is how simple it is to prepare and how well it presents and tastes. The best part is that the...
Mid Week Meal Recipes

Mid Week Meal Recipes

  Mid Week Meal Recipes What to cook for dinner tonight? This collection of mid-week meal recipes will provide some ideas. As tough as it can be at times to find variation, I do find that having set days to cook/eat certain types of food can help not only with budgeting and planning but takes...
Kids Events and Festivals Melbourne 2019

Kids Events and Festivals Melbourne 2019

KIDS EVENTS AND FESTIVALS MELBOURNE 2019 This year we have put together a calendar of events and festivals for kids (or ones that are kid-friendly) around Melbourne and Victoria for 2019. Our calendar of Kids Events and Festivals Melbourne 2019 gives you an ongoing list (updated throughout the year) of things to  see and do with your children...
Melbourne Food Festivals and Events 2019

Melbourne Food Festivals and Events 2019

MELBOURNE FOOD FESTIVALS AND EVENTS 2019 A calendar of food festivals and events around Melbourne and Victoria for 2019 Melbourne (and Victoria) is a multi-cultural melting pot thriving with world class coffee and food. As a result food festivals and events have followed suit, all catering to our every possible culinary needs from Cheese to Salami...
Dine Smart - November to December 2018

Dine Smart – November to December 2018

Dine Smart 2018 When you eat out or go for drinks this festive season – drink and dine for a worthy cause. Here you’ll find this year’s participating Dine Smart restaurants country-wide. For those of you who have been following DC for a little while or have purchased our Melbourne for Conscious Foodies food guide, you’ll...