Food

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Australian Mushrooms

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Australian Mushrooms New research by Australian Mushrooms revealed more than half of Aussies (59%) have improved their diet and eating habits over the last 12 months – with 63% admitting to preparing more meals at home. Owing to Aussies’ love for cooking with the best ingredients nature has to offer, we’re highlighting the versatility…

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The Sweet Taste Of Black Garlic

The Sweet Taste Of Black Garlic

Written by Kevin Kapusi Starow Black what?????? No, it is not a product which is past its used by date or gone bad. Rather black garlic is a fermented product, some refer to it as aged. Though with technology what it is today you can make black garlic within a few days. Though in bygone days it would have taken…

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Plant-Based Charcuterie Board

Plant-Based Charcuterie Board

Hosting and Entertaining Guests Plant-Based Charcuterie Board Written by Kelsey Riley, Planted in the Kitchen As we begin to think about returning to more of a regular lifestyle, we often think of travelling and leaving our homes. Along with the joys of travelling away from home, we are also beginning to prepare for hosting and entertaining guests in our homes.…

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Keeping In Balance With Goji Berries

Keeping In Balance With Goji Berries Written by Kevin Kapusi Starow You may have heard of Goji berries sometime over the past 5 or so years as one of these superfoods, “you bute” cure-all ingredients. Which seemingly popped into existence, pretty much overnight. So, What Is This New Health-Food Berry? Well, actually the goji berry or wolfberry has been a…

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Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Mashed Potatoes Written by Kelsey Riley, Planted in the Kitchen Many of us have intolerances or allergies to particular foods or types of food, from lactose to gluten, or nut to fructose. The can be severe, and often require us to have on hand an EpiPen, just in case, a reaction occurs. So it is imperative that those who…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter BonBons

Chocolate Peanut Butter BonBons

Chocolate Peanut Butter BonBons Written by Midhun Vasan If you are looking to prepare a treat that is simple, tasty and will be loved by all then this chocolate gem will be a winner. Whether you have guests over or you need a gift to show your appreciation for another, this recipe could be the solution. Delicious peanut butter bonbons…

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The Healing Powers Of Ginger

The Healing Powers Of Ginger Written by Natasha Zervaas N.P. Zingiber officinale, the spice is commonly known as Ginger, has been used as a food and traditional herbal medicine for thousands of years, as it contains a plethora of medicinal compounds which have been scientifically proven to be beneficial for health disorders ranging from nausea, circulation, and even weight loss.…

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5 Quick & Easy Snacks to Make For Christmas Parties

5 Quick & Easy Snacks We have all found ourselves invited to Christmas parties. You know you want to bring something that everyone will love to eat but with all the crazy demands on you at this time of year, you need some inspiration for snacks to bring and share that won’t break the bank. Ditch Your Go-To Snack We…

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Tofu – a friend or foe?

Tofu a friend or foe – there are always two sides to a story and there is definitely an argument for and against the consumption of soy products – and this is for a few reasons. One of the negatives of growing soybeans using current farming practices is that the majority of crops are either genetically modified or sprayed with…

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Sesame Tofu Recipe

Sesame Tofu Recipe

How to Incorporate Tofu into your Diet Sesame Tofu Recipe Written by Kelsey Riley from Planted in the Kitchen Many people have a love/hate relationship with tofu. Either they enjoy eating it and incorporate it into their daily or weekly meal plans, or they strongly dislike it and want nothing to do with the soy-based food item. Let’s talk about…

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Chocolate Ice Cream Bars

Chocolate Ice Cream Bars

Chocolate Ice Cream Bars Written by Midhun Vasan Delicious chocolate ice-cream bars dipped in chocolate and decorated as Rudolph the Reindeer! Perfect for your upcoming Holiday party! Chocolate is always a favourite with both adults and children alike, and in this recipe, we see the playfulness and fun food allow us to experience. In this recipe, you get to enjoy…

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Spicy Vegan Breakfast Scramble

Spicy Vegan Breakfast Scramble Written by Natasha Zervaas As a Naturopath specialising in stress, I am always looking for nutrition ‘hacks’ to support my client’s general health and wellbeing – and sleep is crucial for rest and repair.  Producing sufficient levels of the neurotransmitter Serotonin is important to promote a healthy sleep cycle as well as decrease the symptoms of…

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Spinach White Bean Soup

Spinach White Bean Soup

How Meal Prepping Promotes a Peaceful Life Picture a typical weekday morning in your home. What feelings come to mind when thinking about your usual morning routine? Does this elicit calm, relaxing feelings? Or maybe a typical morning at your house feels rushed and chaotic? Perhaps a mixture of the two? Let’s take a few minutes to explore the world…

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Australia’s own Rainforest Pearls

Australia’s own Rainforest Pearls

Finger Limes Written by Natasha Zervaas N.P. The Australian Finger Lime (Citrus australasica), also known as ‘Rainforest Pearls’ or ‘Citrus Caviar’ originate from the lush rainforests of Australia’s east coast. These gorgeous fruits have been a traditional bush food for many thousands of years for our Indigenous people who use finger limes for food as well as for medicine.   The…

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Thai Fish Cakes

Thai Fish Cakes

With a Finger Lime Dipping Sauce Written by Natasha Zervaas This dish is inspired by Jules Mckie’s recipe for Thai fish cakes but I’m adding an Australian twist with a delicious dipping sauce utilising our native fruit and using omega 3 rich Salmon in place of white fish. This is a simple enough recipe that everyone can make with little…

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Written by Midhun Vasan Its not easy to find a vegan muffin if you walk into the best bakeries in town, right? They almost always have some dairy or eggs added to them. Well, if you are in the mood for an awesome vegan lemon-based muffin, you are in for a treat! This Lemon Poppy Seed…

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Vegan Spinach Ravioli

Vegan Spinach Ravioli

Written by Midhun Vasan Vegan Spinach Ravioli – Most pasta doughs have eggs in them and more often than not, the cheese used is not vegan. So how about making the pasta from scratch and using vegan cream cheese? Voila! Vegan spinach ravioli served with mushrooms. This is an ideal option for someone who misses having a cheesy ravioli pasta…

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Sweet Potato Power Bowl

Sweet Potato Power Bowl

Written by Kelsey Riley How To Get Started With A Plant-Based Lifestyle We have been hearing more and more about living a plant-based lifestyle, but does that mean, and how can we achieve it? Let’s break down what it means to be plant-based, why this is important, and what simple steps you can take to move toward your goals. Why…

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Blood Sausage

Blood Sausage

Written by Kevin Kapusi Starow It might sound disturbing to those uninitiated, though to millions of people around the world this type of sausage is a staple in their diet, Blood Sausage. It is the ultimate in sustainability as it utilises a part of an animal that is otherwise wasted, the blood. There are variation of this sausage through out…

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Vegan Banana Cake

Vegan Banana Cake With Coconut

Vegan Banana Cake Written by Blanched Baby Here is a delicious sweet recipe that utilizes those mature bananas that have outlasted their eating time, though not their cooking time. Often bananas are wasted once they reach a certain point, the best thing to do in that case, is to peel them and pop them in the freezer. From there you…

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Granola

Maple Syrup Granola

Written by Kevin Kapusi Starow There are many granola recipes, all purporting to be the original or the best. Though the thing I like most about granola is the ability to customize it to my specifics, and this recipe is pretty much how I prefer it. Just like me you need to make your own additions, subtractions or renovations to…

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Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats Written by Kelsey Riley Personally, I love my oats, whether that be my coco cooked oats in the mornings or my granola snack that seems to call me throughout the day. Here is a tempting recipe to entice even the most ardent oat detractor, Overnight Oats brings together the perfect base for a breakfast. Allowing you to add…

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Spiced Lamb Pockets

Spiced Lamb Pockets

Spiced Lamb Pockets This is a simple recipe suitable for a lunchtime snack for the whole family, which you can get the kids to help prepare. Spiced Lamb Pockets is not a difficult dish to prepare or cook, it incorporates elements of both Moroccan and Greek cuisines. The yoghurt add another element to the dish which is healthy and mellowing,…

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