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Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

Rich, fudgy and reminiscent of Nutella, no one will ever guess that these decadent brownies are good for you. The black beans do not compromise the flavour at all and are simply used to create that gooey chocolate texture of a classic brownie, without the addition of buckets of butter and mountains of sugar. What’s […]

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Coziest hang-outs in the East this winter

Summer has its charms, for sure. But there is literally nothing cosier and more comforting than being in a warm, snuggly place when it’s cold and raining outside. Maybe it’s a schadenfreude thing: part of it is knowing that there are people outside who are truly wet and chilly, and that you are neither of […]

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South American Lamb with Chimichurri

Meet your new go to sauce, chimichurri, all the way from Argentina. This herby, garlicky mixture takes just minutes to make and will liven up any grilled or pan-fried meats. Here we’ve teamed the South American beauty with some quick cooking spring lamb leg steaks and sauteed capsicum. Delicious! Cooking time 30-40 minutes Ingredients 1 […]

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Feed Your Face at The Feedbag

A good burger is hard to find. While Sydney has recently been swarming with gimmicky ‘overload’ foods (think milkshakes topped with donuts, burgers with dulce de leche and fried chicken, etc.) sometimes it can be a case of the simpler, the better. New Maroubra burger joint The Feedbag understands this. The menu does not exceed […]

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Super Healthy ‘Peanut Butter’ Cups

Easter may be over, but that doesn’t mean that the chocolate cravings are gone. Tame those desires with these healthy, sweet treats that combine two classic flavours: creamy chocolate and salty peanut butter. For me, the best healthy recipes are those that reappropriate an old (less than healthy) favourite. This is a healthy alternative for […]

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Recipe: Spiced Chicken with Pearl Couscous Salad and Yoghurt

Shake up your mid-week meal with this Middle Eastern spiced chicken dish. Fall in love with the texture of the Israeli couscous, which is teamed with tender kale and sweet semi-dried tomatoes. Serve it with a dollop of creamy Greek yoghurt and you’ll have a meal that’s sure to spice up any night. Cooking time […]

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“I want amore!”: 7 Best Pizza Places in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta, Bondi Da Orazio is cool. There’s no way to get around it. Cool exudes all the way from the people who work here, to the industrial-chic columns around the place, to the pizza chef’s drop-crotch pants. Don’t let this scare you. Sometimes, cool people and cool things are also good […]

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The Nine: A Clean, Neat, Bright Seaside Escape

My first impression upon meeting Julie Brument, one half of the duo behind Bondi’s coolest new eatery and bar, The Nine, is that she is young and poised. Once she introduces herself, I form a second impression: Julie is French. These two impressions basically encapsulate the vibe of The Nine. From the crisp lines of […]

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QTips – The Super Stars Of Bondi’s Frozen Dessert World

  There are restaurants aplenty in Bondi. There are cafes galore too. And there are more places to sink a brew in this town than there are grains of sand on the beach. But what about somewhere for those of us who finish dinner but aren’t quite finished eating? Where do the sweet tooths (teeth?) […]

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QTips – The Breakfasts Of Bondi Champions

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is what we’ve always been told. Brekkie feeds your body and mind with the energy and nutrients needed to tackle the day head-on, to spank its arse, to KO the day like a swift Holly Holm kick to the head. There is another reason why […]

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