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Enjoy a pure food experience at The Yard Cafe
Food & Drink

Enjoy a pure food experience at The Yard Cafe

From a tiny space adjoining a hair salon, The Yard Cafe’s instant popularity among locals spurred a huge expansion to now include the whole building and sprawling alfresco area out the back. The cafe has recently launched a new, extended menu and trading hours. more

Recipes
Snack on corn fritters with roast tomatoes and smashed avocado
Food & Drink

Snack on corn fritters with roast tomatoes and smashed avocado

Those of us who firmly believe breakfast can be eaten at any time of day can often be sighted feasting on pancakes for dessert, eggs for lunch and cereal for dinner. Now imagine the wealth of possibilities that emerge when poring through the pages of the brilliant Breakfast & Brunch chapter of Shelagh Ryan’s new cookbook, Cafe Kitchen. The fuss-free recipes journey from smoked haddock fishcakes with dill mayo to banana bread with raspberry labne to this recipe for corn fritters with roast tomatoes and smashed avocado. Now running three successful cafes in London, Brisbane-born Shelagh shares a collection of fabulous cafe-style meals to get you through the day. The recipe below serves six. more


Recipes
Fuel up on salmon chirashi
Food & Drink

Fuel up on salmon chirashi

You may have heard about it, you may be trying it, or you may be learning about the 5:2 lifestyle diet for the very first time. Taking the ‘intermittent fasting’ approach, this popular eating pattern suggests choosing two days of the week on which you consume limited calories, and eating a normal balanced diet for the remaining days. In the spirit of trying new things this year, we got our hot little hands on a copy of Delphine de Montalier and Charlotte Debeugny’s new cookbook, 5:2 Lifestyle, to take a closer look at this way of life. The recipe for salmon chirashi below is just one of the gems featured in the book, which navigates 100 specialised recipes to cover you across all days of your 5:2 diet. more

The Grocer
Unwind with a cuppa from Tea Therapy
Food & Drink

Unwind with a cuppa from Tea Therapy

While coffee may be the most widely consumed beverage in the world, approximately 22 million cups of tea are consumed in Australia every day. Whether your penchant is for a mid morning pick-me-up or a cup to calm your mind before bed, Tea Therapy in Burleigh Heads can oblige. more

The Grocer
The Grocer: Tempeh
Food & Drink

The Grocer: Tempeh

Tempeh is a traditional soy product that packs a tonne of fibre and protein. This versatile food can be included in a variety of vegetarian or vegan recipes to make them extra nutritious. more

Restaurants
Where to woo your beau this Valentine's Day
Food & Drink

Where to woo your beau this Valentine’s Day

In the Middle Ages, enthusiastic young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. Once drawn, they would wear the name of their beau on their sleeves for one week, thus the origins of the phrase, to wear your heart on your sleeve. Thankfully, things have changed a little and our potential life’s happiness is not determined by the fate of a bowl, although it does lend itself to a great reality television show. Around the same time, women would eat unusual foods in the belief that it would make them dream of their future husband. Unfortunately the details of the success of this tradition are somewhat sketchy so instead of sourcing unusual foods, we’ve round up a few of the Gold Coast’s most romantic feasts so you can wear your heart on your sleeve, figuratively, that is. more