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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...
Purslane Lentil Curry Recipe (Eritrean Rigla Moulah)

Purslane Lentil Curry Recipe (Eritrean Rigla Moulah)

Purslane Lentil Curry Recipe (Eritrean Rigla Moulah) A very special African curry recipe to add to your collection   This is yet another delicious recipe generously shared with us at our recent Cultivating Community cooking class by our Eritrean cook, Shadya. If you couldn’t make the cooking class, you are in for a treat. Expect a...
Event: Artisanal Italian Cheese-making Class & Cheese Tasting

Event: Artisanal Italian Cheese-making Class & Cheese Tasting

Artisanal Italian Cheese-making Class & Cheese Tasting Learn the basics of cheese-making in Melbourne with this artisanal workshop led by third-generation Italian cheesemakers Katia and Sabrina Cappadocio   NOTE – THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT! Please email info@decisivecravings.com.au to be placed on our waiting list.   Join us on Friday February 16th for our first...
Foodie Profile: Recipe4Change

Foodie Profile: Recipe4Change

Foodie Profile: Recipe4Change Our chat with Christine Smith of Recipe4Change – an award-winning ethical enterprise made of  food professionals who use food to change the lives of everyday Australians and help them overcome barriers to a better life.   1. Christine, could you tell us a bit about how Recipe4Change started and about the work you do? People...
Foodie Profile: A Chat with the Goodsmiths

Foodie Profile: A Chat with the Goodsmiths

Foodie Profile: Goodsmiths Our chat with Clifford Moss, co-founder of Goodsmiths – a website that helps you  find and choose social enterprises and B Corps when eating, drinking, celebrating and shopping. 1. Cliff, could you tell us a little bit about Goodsmiths. How, when and why did you start? I started working in marketing and sales in the...
2017 End of Year Cooking Class & Lunch Wrap Up

2017 End of Year Cooking Class & Lunch Wrap Up

2017 End of Year Cooking Class & Lunch Wrap Up See some photos from the day including our delicious Eritrean lunch feast   On Sunday December 3rd 2017 – we held our first group cooking class and lunch hosted by Cultivating Community. It was a worry of a weekend with extreme weather warnings forecast across...