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Warm Pumpkin, Quinoa and Cabbage Salad

Pumpkin has to be one of my all time favourite vegetables for the cooler months. It’s grounding, wholesome, nourishing, beautiful in colour and rich in flavour. With this recipe I’ve teamed it with quinoa, parsley, cabbage and walnuts, and the dressing is the perfect combination of syrupy sweetness and a touch of spice to finish. […]

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Hightailing It Down to Hoddles Creek Estate

The D’Anna family set up Hoddles Creek in the Yarra Valley in 1997. They have developed a reputation for producing great quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along with some other interesting drops, including Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot and Cabernet. The wines are essentially split into three ‘levels’: the 1er (Premier) range, the Estate range […]

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Raw Banoffee Slice

The perfect combination of crunchy biscuit base, creamy frozen banana and sticky, sweet caramel, this raw banoffee slice is the ideal healthy alternative to the original decadent pie. Ingredients (Serves 6-8) Biscuit Base 1 cup buckinis (raw, activated buckwheat) 1 cup oats 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 7 medjool dates, pitted 3 tbsp tahini 1 tbsp […]

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Buckler’s Cafe: Ben Would’ve Been Proud

Could the view be any better? That was my first thought as I sat down inside the very new Buckler’s Café, perched above Bondi Beach on Ramsgate Avenue near the North Bondi RSL, a position that provides a view that makes the coffee, juices and fresh food taste even better. To clarify: this is not […]

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Community Calls For Byron-Style Organic Waste Service

For the average householder, it can be difficult to know how to lessen one’s ecological footprint. In August 2015, Byron Shire introduced a ‘Three Bin Collection Service’ as a way in which the busy citizen could easily make a tangible contribution to decreasing the amount of household waste that goes to landfill. Coogee resident Liana […]

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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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