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Let someone else handle the cooking tonight with FoodByUs
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Let someone else handle the cooking tonight with FoodByUs

Having a personal chef is definitely one of our life goals, but in reality it will most likely remain a flight of fancy. The next best thing is FoodByUs – a new service that is letting hungry individuals order home cooked meals made by locals. That’s right – home chefs can spread the love by cooking for strangers, and those too busy to cook for themselves can still enjoy healthy and hearty dishes easily. more

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Treat your body to some organic goodness from Kako-t
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Treat your body to some organic goodness from Kako-t

If you’ve been feeling sluggish or out of sorts lately, perhaps it’s time you underwent a small detox. We’re not saying go all out on a juice cleanse or ditch one of your five daily cups of coffee, but if you’ve overindulged on the weekend then we reckon upping your tea intake will be just the ticket to feeling 100 percent. Kako-t is a locally made tea crafted from organic cacao husks, which pack enough nutrients to remove your woes and give you the energy to face the day ahead. more

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Sprout Market makes it a breeze to live your best and cheapest wholefoods life
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Sprout Market makes it a breeze to live your best and cheapest wholefoods life

Regular readers of The Weekend Edition may or may not have picked up that some of our writers have certain chagrin for the act of grocery shopping. If you enjoy taking time out of your precious life to trawl different locations for specific products to make a single meal (because no supermarket ever has everything you want and that is a stone cold fact, son) something is wrong with you. Stop this madness! Sprout Market provides a trifecta of winning to one-up your grocery game – fab discounts, wholesome products and the convenience of home delivery. more

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Fuel up on plant power with superfood-delivery service Soulara
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Fuel up on plant power with superfood-delivery service Soulara

Those of you that associate the phrase ‘taste the rainbow’ exclusively with Skittles should pay close attention. Soulara is a thriving meal-delivery service that is encouraging eaters around town to do something good for their health. The service prepares and delivers ready-to-eat, dietician-designed meals that boast a wider colour spectrum then any candy range currently available. Your selection of meals (picked from the rotating menu) is delivered to your door in a refrigerated, 100 percent recyclable box, with all dishes made using seasonal ingredients from Australian farms. We’ll stop beating around the bush and get straight to the good stuff – the food! You can enjoy the likes of pearl couscous bowls, vermicelli salads, purple sweet potato and fried tofu pad Thai, barbecue soy and black bean casserole, Moroccan chickpea and couscous tagine, and mango and pomegranate seed… more

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Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese
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The Weekend Series: up your platter game with some of Australia’s best boutique cheeses

Look, we like to talk a big game when it comes to cheese and charcuterie but don’t get it twisted – we know how to get our platter on. Sure, you can pick a nice Brie from the cheese section at the grocery store, but you aren’t going to impress us with just any old triple-cream variety. Next time you plan on entertaining, do yourself a favour and select one of Australia’s award-winning artisan cheeses. We’ve done the legwork and selected a few to help you get started – just don’t forget to buy the crackers. more

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Sparkke spreads the good word with the help of sparkling wine cans
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Sparkke spreads the good word with the help of sparkling wine cans

One of the only things better than supporting a good cause is if that cause rewards your generosity with some delicious beverages. The Sparkke Change Beverage Company is in the midst of a crowd-funding campaign to bring its new ‘Say I Do’ range to life, which will see white wine bubbles canned and distributed to supporters of marriage equality across Australia. more

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Trick and treat – The Raw Baller makes clean-eating snacks that taste too naughty to be true
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Trick and treat – The Raw Baller makes clean-eating snacks that taste too naughty to be true

The struggle to eat clean is something so very real to so many of us, especially when it comes to sweets. Most of us have been burned before by products that claim to be a delicious alternative to our favourite treats but that are in fact a chalky bland ball of lies. The buck stops here, friends – The Raw Baller knows your gripe and is here to change the game. Boasting a delicious range of raw high protein balls, this is one killer treat (minus the cheat). more


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Tinder for groceries – get goods delivered in a swipe with Barry Bros
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Tinder for groceries – get goods delivered in a swipe with Barry Bros

There are two kinds of people in this world – those who love grocery shopping and those who are sane. Most of us can agree that the only good part of the weekly grocery slog is when you get to pretend to be Jack in Titanic when you ride the trolley down the aisle with arms outstretched (maturity levels pending), not to mention that taking time out of your precious weekend to trek to all of the different places for all of the different things is a serious buzzkill. Barry Bros has landed to change the grocery game forever, providing you with a one-stop shop for amazing organic goods – and it’s all available at the swipe of a finger. more

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The Weekend Series: five Australian natural wines to sip this weekend
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The Weekend Series: five Australian natural wines to sip this weekend

When browsing the shelves of your local bottle-o or sipping on a fine vintage at the newest wine bar, you might have overheard conversations referring to natural wine. If the term left you a little bit puzzled, allow us you enlighten you. Natural wine is and ever-growing trend in viticulture and wine cultivation, meaning wine that is made with the least amount of additives and chemicals possible. The wine industry is polarised over the advent of natural wines, but we aren’t here to wade into that barrel of grapes. Instead, we’ve sourced five winemakers that we think are worth seeking out if you are curious about natural wines. more

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Farmer Chicken brings healthier home-style fried chicken to the dinner table
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Farmer Chicken brings healthier home-style fried chicken to the dinner table

If you’ve ever succumbed to the temptation to tackle a bucket of fast food fried chicken and been left coated in grease, shame and regret, we feel you. Farmer Chicken is here to provide a fried chicken experience that won’t leave you broken inside, with a delivery-only service that brings crispy and healthier chicken and salad to your front door. Now you’ll only need wet wipes for your fingers and not your tears as well. more

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The Weekend Series: five street-food sandwiches you need in your mouth right now
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The Weekend Series: five street-food sandwiches you need in your mouth right now

Being the insatiable food lovers we are, we’re always on the hunt for the next intriguing cuisine to tantalise our tastebuds. Last year we declared poke was on our hit list, and then lo and behold our prayers were answered with our very own poke joint. We’re going to try our luck again by putting our wishes out into the cosmos in the hopes that our positive thinking brings us street food-based blessings this year. Right now, the only thing on our mind is a killer sandwich, so we’ve scoured the web for the world’s most scrumptious street-food sandwiches that we'd love to see take off in Brisbane. more

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Give your lunch break new meaning with Golden Pig’s gourmet lunch boxes
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Give your lunch break new meaning with Golden Pig’s gourmet lunch boxes

Ensuring you are prepped and ready for the workweek ahead can be a chore. Pre-cooking your meals, washing, drying and ironing your clothes, and taking care of any and all life admin eats up a big chunk of your weekend. Golden Pig Food & Wine School has unveiled a new concept that can make your workweek a little bit easier. A range of gourmet lunch boxes is now available for those that find it hard to pre-prepare healthy lunches on a regular basis or simply want someone else to handle the cooking for a spell. more

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Forget Goon of Fortune – wine in a bag goes classy with Tote Wines
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Forget Goon of Fortune – wine in a bag goes classy with Tote Wines

It’s almost a rite of passage for any newly 18-year old Australian to encounter the likes of Golden Oak Fruity Lexia or Sovereign Point. We quickly move on from cask wine as we progress through life, but wine in a bag is about to make a comeback in a big way. Tote Wines is bringing some sophistication to the table with a range of premium drops in a special 1.5 litre pouch. Ditch the cardbordeaux – Barossa Valley’s finest is now available in bag form. Just don’t think about pinning it to the Hills Hoist. more

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Tastes like love – Rainbow Beer launch a bold campaign for marriage equality
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Tastes like love – Rainbow Beer launch a bold campaign for marriage equality

Since 2011, the gang from Rainbow has been making our lives that much sweeter by providing us with delicious beer on tap exclusively at West End bar The End. Turns out that Rainbow is not content with just making a killer brew – in a move that’s in very good taste indeed, the company has come forward loud and proud in support of marriage equality. This isn’t just a token gesture – as of today, Rainbow has kicked off an incredible campaign that aims to spread the message of love to bars and homes all around Australia. more

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The Weekend Series: scrap your bad habits – five ways to reduce kitchen waste
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The Weekend Series: scrap your bad habits – five ways to reduce kitchen waste

When cooking at home, making a mess is pretty much a part of the deal. You can’t make a decent meal without ending up with a few scraps, right? Well, those scraps that you typically throw away can actually be useful for your next cook up. The latest trend in cooking is reusing kitchen waste in innovative and delicious ways. With some of the world’s best restaurants making the move towards waste-free operation, there’s no excuse for throwing away perfectly good ingredients. If you have been feeling a little bit guilty for throwing away a good portion of your groceries each week, then read on. more

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The Weekend Series: NSFW food-porn videos to get you hot under the collar
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The Weekend Series: NSFW food-porn videos to get you hot under the collar

Your pits are sweaty, willpower weak, breathing is heavy, there's a rumble in your belly already, you’re craving spaghetti. You go home and find your laptop, open an incognito window and start cruising for some salivation-inducing videos in an attempt to sate your voracious appetite. Videos of melting cheese fill the screen, images of full doughnuts oozing gooey Nutella, pastries are pulled apart, burgers are piled high, ingredients are stuffed into other ingredients and the meat – oh, the meat! There’s nothing wrong with looking at a little bit of food porn – everyone does it. We’ve picked some particularly steamy food porn videos to ogle – just make sure no one else is around before you click play. more

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The Weekend Series: five of the best food shows to kick-start your hunger
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The Weekend Series: five of the best food shows to kick-start your hunger

Forget My Kitchen Rules, Huey’s Cooking Adventures and Ready Steady Cook – when we refer to food shows we’re talking about the cream of the crop. When we sit down to watch chefs at play, we not only want insights into the world of fine dining – we want food porn of epic proportions. We want to drool. Thankfully there are a bunch of shows out there that can cater to our insatiable food lust. Sit back, relax and take in the culinary beauty that these shows have to offer. more