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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...
Foodie Profile - David Laity of Goodwill Wine

Foodie Profile – David Laity of Goodwill Wine

Image supplied by Goodwill Wine Foodie Profile David Laity of social enterprise Goodwill Wine   1. David, could you share the story of how you started Goodwill Wine? In the weeks and months following Black Saturday I found myself for the first time on the receiving end of assistance. Having been a volunteer for most of my adult...
10 Australian Ethical Food Stores Online

10 Australian Ethical Food Stores Online

10 Australian Ethical Food Stores Online By Paul Hellier of Fair Food Forager   Generally, if it’s better for you it’s better for the planet. Fair Food Forager helps you find ethical and sustainable food online, and has listings all over the world with businesses trying, like you are, to reduce the impact of food...
Event: Victorian Fair Trade Festival

Event: Victorian Fair Trade Festival

The Victorian Fair Trade Festival & Fair Trade Fortnight August 4th – 17th, 2017 This year, a global event celebrating ethical business is coming to Melbourne – the Victorian Fair Trade Festival. The Festival will allow visitors to learn more about fair trade and how their purchases can directly contribute to the fight against poverty and exploitation. The...
Retreat Here - Healthy Holidays and Wellness Retreats for Travel Lovers

Retreat Here – Healthy Holidays and Wellness Retreats for Travel Lovers

The beautiful beach view at Nihiwatu in Sumba – image credit: Nihiwatu Retreat Here We chat with Retreat Here founder Sabijn Linssen about wellness retreats, her favourite hotels and top travel picks in 2017.   1. Sab, tell us about your background and why you started Retreat Here? I created Retreat Here as a passion project...