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Sweet Potato with Homemade Baked Beans on Parmesan Polenta

Sweet Potato with Homemade Baked Beans on Parmesan Polenta

Sweet Potato with Homemade Baked Beans on Parmesan Polenta A healthy mid-week meal that’s hearty and easy to prepare.   If you’re feeling like a break from meat but are after something hearty and filling – this recipe for roasted sweet potato with homemade baked beans on parmesan polenta is the perfect mid-week meal. As soon as...
Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

Homemade Baked Beans Recipe Whip up your own homemade baked beans in less than 30 minutes   This is yet another simple and hearty meat free dish, and you can make it from scratch in about half an hour. It’s made with tomato passata, spring onions, garlic, a little apple cider vinegar and brown sugar...
A Beetroot Curry Recipe & Story

A Beetroot Curry Recipe & Story

A Beetroot Curry Recipe & Story Nigethan from Tamil Feasts talks about Tamil cooking, and shares his beetroot curry recipe.   Nigethan of Tamil Feasts – Image credit: Tamil Feasts   Nigethan – how long have you been cooking for? 14 years ago – in my fish boat, not at home. And in Australia for 3...
Veggie Omelette Recipe

Veggie Omelette Recipe

Veggie Omelette Recipe A filling meal you can whip up in no time, and it’s perfect for any time of day.   This simple veggie omelette recipe is one of my go-to’s for a fast and filling meal at home. You can vary the ingredients used, but the recipe below with spring onions, tomato and fresh...
Pumpkin and Broccoli Quiche with Veggie Crust

Pumpkin and Broccoli Quiche with Veggie Crust

Pumpkin and Broccoli Quiche with a Veggie Crust A delicious meat free meal perfect for a mid-week dinner or as a starter at your next dinner party This pumpkin and broccoli quiche with a veggie crust is the perfect easy-to-whip-up meal for Meatless Monday, or any day of the week. I love the veggie crust,...
Thai Recipes - Make the Classics at Home

Thai Recipes – Make the Classics at Home

Thai Recipes Learn how to make some of the local classics at home   Living in rural Thailand has it’s pros and cons, but one of the pros has been access to traditional Thai food, unadulterated by or for Western sensibilities. This has changed my palette somewhat – food without proper spices or kick have...
How to Make a Thai Omelette (Khai Jiow)

How to Make a Thai Omelette (Khai Jiow)

How to Make a Thai Omelette Whip up this simple, quick and filling traditional Thai meal for one   Khai Jiow (Thai omelette) is a common offering at local Thai markets. Often cooked in a wok  – Thai omelette is a quick and filling meal, eaten with rice and a few light garnishings like cucumber...
Khanom Chan - Thai Steamed Layered Dessert

Khanom Chan – Thai Steamed Layered Dessert

Khanom Chan – How to Make Thai Steamed Layered Dessert Learn how to make this chewy, layer upon layer dessert of sticky sweet goodness    Khanom Chan is a steamed Thai layered dessert. It is made by pouring a flavoured sweetened coconut milk mixture and steaming it in small metal or silicon moulds, then layering it with...
Foodie Profile: NATIF Native Foods

Foodie Profile: NATIF Native Foods

NATIF Superfoods – Kakadu Plum, Davidson Plum and Desert Lime, Quandongs, Bush Tomatoes, Fingerlimes, Lillypillis, Saltbush, Lemon Myrtle and Wattleseed   Foodie Profile: NATIF Native Foods We chat to NATIF founder, Julie Merlet about how and why she started her business, the health benefits of native foods, and how you can grow them on your own balcony....
Sri Lankan Coconut Sambol Recipe

Sri Lankan Coconut Sambol Recipe

Sri Lankan Coconut Sambol Recipe  Straight from the kitchen at Palm Cove Mirissa, Sri Lanka   Travelling in Sri Lanka, we devoured so many delicious and plentiful curry feasts just like the one above. Breakfasts were hoppers or eggs on thick cut toast or roti served with curries, dahl, and of course the ultimate Sri...
Travel: Ceylon Tea Trails in Sri Lanka

Travel: Ceylon Tea Trails in Sri Lanka

Ceylon Tea Trails, Sri Lanka The ultimate experience for tea lovers Beyond the bustle of Colombo and tourist-magnet tea country towns of Nuwara Eliya and Ella lies a small haven. It’s the perfect spot for travellers that crave nature, beautiful landscapes, quiet, space and… tea. Ceylon Tea Trails is the world’s first tea bungalow resort –...
10 Ways to Be a More Conscious Food Shopper

10 Ways to Be a More Conscious Food Shopper

Image by Leonie Wise 10 Ways to Be a More Conscious Food Shopper By Paul Hellier of Fair Food Forager   If you were to put your mind to eating and purchasing food that doesn’t contribute to unnecessary damage to the environment, exploit animals and even people – you could quite easily put yourself into...