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Zucchini And Mango Soba Noodle Salad

Colour, texture and flavour all come together in perfect balance, making this soba noodle salad a quick and easy meat-free feast. Zucchini, mango, a whole lot of herbs hang out with noodles and a crunchy topping of fried Asian shallots and black sesame seeds – all they need is a tangy dressing to bring it […]

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A Date With d’Arenberg

d’Arenberg’s 1998 Footbolt Shiraz was the wine that got me into wine. It was the first time I could pick out flavours in a wine, rather than just drinking for the fun of drinking. That experience started something. I sold wine for ten years, have been writing about it for eight years, and even did […]

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Summer Cashew-Coffee Smoothie – A Guilt Free Pick-Me-Up

In the summer heat we often find ourselves searching for an afternoon pick-me-up that is cool and refreshing yet also keeps us on track with our beach body goals. Enter the cashew-coffee smoothie. Perfectly thick and creamy, this smoothie is an ideal swap for that milk and sugar laden iced coffee that the ‘old you’ […]

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The Lion and Buffalo

South Coogee has never really been a suburb associated with great coffee, gourmet food, and vintage typewriters. But that is beginning to change with the establishment of the Lion and Buffalo café on Malabar Rd. Located just a five-minute walk up Cuzco Street from the Coogee to Maroubra Coast Walk, this place is fast becoming […]

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‘Casual Fine Dining’ Comes To Randwick – Bistro Avoca

Restaurants make adjustments periodically. Sometimes they work out, sometimes they don’t. While Bistro Avoca has been serving Randwick residents for over four years, seven months ago it was taken over by a new owner, who brought with him a new chef, transforming the restaurant into a modern Australian dining experience that has raised the bar […]

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Spanish Meatballs With Artichokes And Greens

The combination of smoky paprika and roasted capsicum add some Spanish flair to these simple meatballs. Serve them on artichokes, green beans and spinach instead of pasta or rice for a lighter dinner that’s just as deliciously satisfying – olé! Ingredients: 2 garlic cloves 1 red onion 200g green beans 170g jar artichokes in brine […]

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Who’s Drinking What Over The Holidays

I was recently asked about food and wine matching over the summer/Christmas break, so I’ve put together some recommendations. They’re This is a decent guide, but feel free to break the rules too! Cheeky beers to start – Sour beers are coming into fashion, so I’ll share a few of them with my brother and […]

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Wine And Food Matching – Do We Even Care In Australia?

Wine is made to go with food. I’ve had plenty of European wines that are not that exciting by themselves, but pair them with the right food and something magical happens. In Australia, I’ve found that most consumers don’t really care about this. Part of the problem is that it takes a long time to […]

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Garlic Lamb with Cauliflower Tabouli

Some of you will absolutely love this cauliflower tabouli because it’s paleo, while others will fall for its charms because it’s gluten-free and low-carb. Most importantly, though, using grated cauliflower instead of the traditional cracked wheat tastes sensational. It goes into the mix with the freshness of coriander, parsley and mint, sweet cherry tomatoes and […]

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Poke Brings Aloha Spirit To Coogee

The best trips to the beach are those that combine chilling out on the sand, a good swim and a quick bite to eat afterwards. Unfortunately, takeaway options close to the beach are often dominated by fast food chains, but for Coogee locals willing to take the short stroll up the hill, a little gem […]

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