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The natural chef Matt Stone has got your autumn seafood needs sorted, with his flavour-full garlic mussels dish. Cooked in white wine and fish broth with a medley of fresh veg, this nourishing dish is delicious and perfect to share with family and friends.
Seasonal, organic, fresh and local – we’re always preaching the good stuff, and as autumn descends it’s time to boost our immunity and up our intake of seasonal produce.
The global reality of carbon emissions and the rising temperature of the earth is often filtered down to the public as being attributed to car pollution, air traffic pollution and deforestation…and we’re often reminded about our responsibility to help reduce our impact on the planet by walking instead of driving, recycling, upcycling, and reducing our use of plastic. Of course this is all true, and making small changes to your daily routine is definitely the way to go to initiate change…but maybe your evening meal plan hasn’t been a consideration in your effort to help the planet.
January and back-to-work spells healthy eating if nothing else. After the over-indulgence that occurs during the holiday season, we’ve got ourselves into the ‘let’s look after ourselves’ frame of mind. Working 9-5 requires lunch inspiration to get you through the days, weeks and months before that next holiday period.
Eleven months down and one to go before we wrap-up 2016, and as usual, the festive season has snuck up on us in its usual cheer-filled manner. Before we can even begin preparing ourselves to start a-fresh and don our ‘out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new’ mentality for 2017, we’re busy gearing up to gather our nearest and dearest and celebrate the holidays.
It’s great to see the cosmopolitan collective heading back to their agricultural roots, going green and growing at home. From window-box planter, pop-up community gardens, and even the occasional indoor kitchen nursery. No matter the space available, the trend for green growing and sustainable living continues to spout up everywhere…and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
With spring finally in the air and a sense of anticipation for the Aussie summer ahead…we don’t know about you, but for us, most forms of nostalgia materialise in the form of food, and nothing says warm evenings have arrived like an Aussie BBQ.
Food shopping has definitely evolved in recent years. It wasn’t that long ago people were growing their own at home, sourcing meat from local farmers, and purchasing fresh produce from plentiful market gardens. Even with the introduction of local shopping, before the fridge became a kitchen staple, trips for fresh food were often carried out daily.
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It may be spring, but with the cooler weather clinging on, we don’t know about you, but we’re craving warm foods full of wellness. We want comfort food, but healthy comfort food, to ensure we’re fighting fit for spring and those warmer days.
Something delicious for Dad this Father’s Day.
Father’s Day can be a toughie – let’s face it, we’re never going to find a gift that’s truly worthy of the Father figure in our lives. And, more often than not it’s a man’s prerogative to a) not like a fuss, b) already have EVERYTHING, c) be notoriously tricky to buy for… or if you’re really lucky d) all of the above. So what should you buy Dad this Father’s Day?