Recipes
Flip a batch of oat pancakes with berries this long weekend
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Flip a batch of oat pancakes with berries this long weekend

Humble legumes often get overlooked when thinking of fun and exciting ingredients to cook with, but they are in fact an extremely versatile addition to both sweet and savoury dishes, as well as being full of protein, low in GI and packed full of nutrients that are really ace for your insides. On a mission to change the way we look at and consume legumes, Australian nutritionist and food writer Chrissy Freer has released her latest cookbook, Superlegumes: Eat Your Way to Great Health. With more than 85 recipes ranging from pulled pork black bean burgers to this recipe for oat pancakes with berries, you'll be itching to introduce more legumes to your cooking repertoire. more

Food News
Enjoy coastal cuisine at Paper Daisy
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Enjoy coastal cuisine at Paper Daisy

Despite only opening its doors one week ago, Paper Daisy at Halcyon House in Cabarita, already has tongues wagging following the appointment of one of Australia’s most promising chefs, Ben Devlin, formerly chef de cuisine at Brisbane’s Esquire and the globally-acclaimed Noma in Copenhagen. more

Food News
Get the authentic souvlaki experience at Greek Street Grill
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Get the authentic souvlaki experience at Greek Street Grill

If you’ve been fortunate enough to have spent time eating your way around Greece, you’ll certainly be acquainted with pitogyros, or gyros (pronounced yeeros) as they’re commonly referred to. For those who haven’t, you needn’t travel half way around the world, you can get the authentic experience at Greek Street Grill. more

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Celebrate Italian Week with a tasty Italian feast
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Celebrate Italian Week with a tasty Italian feast

In true Italian spirit, one single day of celebration to recognise Italy’s independence is simply not sufficient. Hence Italian Week, a seven-day celebration that runs from May 26–June 2. In honour of this, we’ve round up some of the city’s most indulgent Italian eats for you to raise a glass and say grazie for everything, especially pizza. more

Coffee
Mermaid Beach welcomes Ramshackle cafe
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Mermaid Beach welcomes Ramshackle cafe

If you were saddened by the closure of Gov’s Espresso back in 2013, the good news is that the void has finally been filled. Ramshackle cafe has given the old space a new lease on life with a fresh lick of paint and some exciting things in the works. more


Recipes
Bake a traditional Queensland drover's fruit cake
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Bake a traditional Queensland drover’s fruit cake

To celebrate Queensland week from May 30 to June 7, Alison Alexander has gathered some of the best produce the state has to offer to whip up this delicious drover's fruit cake. This cake was first made by a drover working in the Chinchilla area on Queensland’s Darling Downs in the 1930s. Originally the fruits were in packet sizes and the cake was cooked in a camp oven. The quantities have been changed a little, but the rich flavour and aroma of the cake remains as delicious as ever. The use of treacle, rum, ginger and macadamias makes this a special Queensland treat. more

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The round-up: Asian eats on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: Asian eats on the Gold Coast

As the season’s foreboding chill sets in there’s something immensely satisfying about slurping on a deliciously fragrant Pho soup or tucking in to a steamy hot plate of Gyoza. In light of this, we’ve round-up some of the city’s Asian eats to warm your belly. more

The Grocer
Detox with The Cleanse Kitchen
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Detox with The Cleanse Kitchen

If you’ve found yourself hitting snooze a little bit more than usual, perhaps its time to consider putting down the fork and embark on a one, three or five day juice cleanse to help you to feel lighter, restore pH balance in your body and ward off oxidative damage that causes you to feel sluggish and rundown. more

Coffee
Perk up with cold brew from The Kind Coffee Co.
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Perk up with cold brew from The Kind Coffee Co.

There are many fine local caffeine connoisseurs who have mastered the craft of cold brew; another to add to the collection is The Kind Coffee Co. The pure coffee concentrate, formerly known as Coast Cold Brew, has a new look but the same smooth flavour you’ve come to know and love. more

Recipes
Serve up a Nordic feast of herring, potato and lingonberry
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Serve up a Nordic feast of herring, potato and lingonberry

Although here in Queensland our temperatures don't quite drop to those of northern Europe, its still nice to cosy up indoors and pretend its actually cold outside. When the weather is too bitey for your sensitive skin to handle, gather a group of your favourites, bunker down and share in a Scandinavian feast. Chef, food stylist and photographer Simon Bajada celebrates the cuisine of the northern region in his new book, The New Nordic, showcasing the earthy, clean and subtle-but-complex flavours of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. The book features classics such as Swedish meatballs, Danish smørrebrød and this recipe for herring, potato and lingonberry, alongside stunning photography of Scandinavian landscapes to transport you right there. more