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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...
Strawberry Coconut Pancakes

Strawberry Coconut Pancakes

STRAWBERRY COCONUT PANCAKES Serves 2 people (makes five to six medium sized pancakes)   1 cup rye flour 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 3/4 cup chopped strawberries 3/4 cup rice milk 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp baking powder 1 egg 1 tbsp ground cardamom and fine caster sugar mixed together (1/2...
Potato Fritters

Potato Fritters

  When it comes to go-to recipes, I like them to be easy and delicious – these potato fritters satisfy both requirements. This recipe has some spring onions thrown in for a little extra flavour, but apart from that all you need are literally potatoes, salt and pepper and some frying oil. This ‘recipe’ (hardly...
Foodie Stuff: GiveaFork Specials

Foodie Stuff: GiveaFork Specials

Yardmill in Toorak is a participating eatery for GiveaFork   As you would have seen in my previous post, this month I am taking the #grexy challenge for Sustainable Table’s GiveAFork initiative which promotes a better and fairer food system. Over 100 restaurants have come on board nationally and are featuring a GiveaFork special for...
Recipe: Zucchini Fritters with Smoked Trout

Recipe: Zucchini Fritters with Smoked Trout

  I, like any true Melbournian, love brunch, so whenever I’ve been to the Farmers Market at Gasworks Arts Park of a morning, I tend to pick up some fresh produce and head home to create something delicious for my sleepy household. Here’s one of my favourite brunch recipes, zucchini fritters. Enjoy! N.O x  ...
Review: Caffe La Via

Review: Caffe La Via

The gourmet burger selection at Caffe La Via Caffe La Via is one of those restaurants you’ve driven past a hundred times but only eaten at once. It’s been on Glenferrie Rd, Malvern, for as long as I can remember. Until recently, my one dinner there was years ago and more about proximity – it...
Travel: Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Food Mini Guide

Travel: Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Food Mini Guide

Map of Daylesford and Macedon Ranges by DMR Tourism   Local. Seasonal. Handmade. Artisan. Foraging. Farm to table. There’s never been more focus on what we eat and where it comes from. The spotlight is shining on producers as brightly as ever, with menus regularly listing suppliers and awards specifically celebrating them. If there’s one...
Foodie Stuff: Springvale Gourmet Food Guide

Foodie Stuff: Springvale Gourmet Food Guide

Live crabs for sale at one of Springvale’s many seafood markets – image by Amy Martin   If living life to its fullest could be personified, Elizabeth Chong would be a pretty good example!  At 84 years of age, this energetic lady with sparkly eyes and amazing skin has been running Asian cooking classes for 54 years,...
Social Enterprise Caterers Melbourne

Social Enterprise Caterers Melbourne

    Melbourne now has a great range of options when it comes to social enterprise caterers.  If you’re hosting or organising an event you might like to consider hiring a caterer where the proceeds truly go to a worthy cause. Here is a round of up of social enterprise caterers in Melbourne truly making...
The Art of Breakfast in Bed

The Art of Breakfast in Bed

Birthdays and celebrations are a BIG deal in my family. It’s not just cards and cake but the thought and combined effort from everyone to make the birthday person feel special. One of my earliest memories of birthdays and one that exemplifies this notion, is breakfast in bed. It was the one thing I could...
Foodie Stuff: Dandenong Gourmet Food Guide

Foodie Stuff: Dandenong Gourmet Food Guide

Baker Andrew Lipiszko with a freshly baked batch of Polish pretzels   I’m not much of a television viewer but one of my guilty TV pleasures is watching foodie shows. Right at the top of that list is the locally produced Food Safari hosted by Maeve O’Meara. Not only is Maeve genuinely excited by food...
Bangkok Cafe's

Bangkok Cafe’s

Roots Coffee Roasters in Bangkok I first travelled to Bangkok at the end of 2004. It was thriving with life and movement, and I fell in love with its hustle and bustle straight away. I returned again in 2005 before embarking on a round-the-world trip. Fast forward 10 years and I have found myself there...