Consciousness
Join our 2020 Christmas Baking Swap [Registrations now closed]

Join our 2020 Christmas Baking Swap [Registrations now closed]

Decisive Cravings Christmas Baking Swap 2020  Join our second Christmas baking swap! This is for the bakers, treat eaters and lovers of snail mail.    [REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED]   If you love Christmas or the festive holidays, and receiving parcels in the mail then keep reading. Last year we organised our first ever BAKING SWAP with beautiful parcels...
Melbourne Food Orders for Good (during lockdown)

Melbourne Food Orders for Good (during lockdown)

 Photo by Spencer Davis on Unsplash Melbourne Food Orders for Good A round-up of stay-at-home meals and food initiatives that support those impacted by Melbourne’s current lockdown. by Jennifer Curcio   Melbourne has reinvented itself under lockdown. Market Lane’s roastery in East Brunswick now has a coffee bean vending machine, chefs normally making food are baking...
Food Focused Initiatives for the Bushfire Relief

Food Focused Initiatives for the Bushfire Relief

(Image credit – Piccolina Gelateria) Food Focused Initiatives for Bushfire Relief If you’re looking to give to the bushfire relief, here are some food focused initiatives putting their money where their mouth is By Jennifer Curcio   It’s been a sad end to 2019 and a rough to start to 2020 for many Australians. Media outlets...
Join the Decisive Cravings Baking Swap 2019

Join the Decisive Cravings Baking Swap 2019

Decisive Cravings Baking Swap 2019 Join our first ever festive baking swap – for the bakers, treat eaters and parcel receivers If you love Christmas or the festive holidays and receiving parcels in the mail then keep reading. This year we are organising our first ever BAKING SWAP and it’s open worldwide! Whether you bake...
Food Profiles - The Complete Collection

Food Profiles – The Complete Collection

Foodie Profiles – The Complete Collection Over the years, our Foodie Profiles on the website have been some of my favourite pieces to write. Just as the name suggests they are profiles on inspiring and interesting foodies, around Melbourne, Australia and beyond. With over 40 profiles, the ‘foodies’ we’ve profiled have varied from beloved cookbook...
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...
Conscious Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Conscious Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Conscious Christmas Gift Guide 2018 In our Conscious Christmas Gift Guide for 2018, there is something for everyone – foodies and non-foodies. If you’re looking to give back this festive season, look below for some very conscious Christmas shopping. From coffee beans to pre-loved fashion (sustainable), even greeting cards, there’s something for almost everyone. Xx   GIFTS...
Melbourne Christmas Markets 2018

Melbourne Christmas Markets 2018

Melbourne Christmas Markets 2018 Get into the Christmas spirit at these festive markets around Melbourne Melbourne at Christmas has an undeniable buzz about it. Shops windows with festive themes, stores full of Christmas themed products and packaging, even the odd appearance of fake snow (despite it being summer) – is all around. Apart from all of...
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...
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...