Recipes
Serve up a guilt-free raw berry and chocolate torte
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Serve up a guilt-free raw berry and chocolate torte

While those hefty bowls of Christmas pudding and extra glasses of champagne were certainly worth it, January is the month for settling back in to routine, restocking the fridge with fresh produce from the farmers market and nourishing that new-year body with plant-based foods. Health coach, yoga teacher and wholefoods chef Lee Holmes is making this mission easier with her brand-new cookbook, Supercharged: Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian. More than 100 vegetable dishes, drinks, snacks and desserts pack the pages of the tome, and you'll also find a seasonal guide and plenty of nutritional information to keep you on that wellness path long after January has passed. If you just can't shake those sweet cravings, you can rest easy with this guilt-free raw berry and chocolate torte. more

Food News
The Lamb Shop opens in Broadbeach
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The Lamb Shop opens in Broadbeach

The latest offering from Peter Gloftis, owner of No Name Lane, is inspired by the flavours of his childhood and reinvented for a modern audience. The Lamb Shop has opened its doors in the Oracle dining precinct in Broadbeach. more

Recipes
Add a sweet touch to your Christmas spread with strawberries in wine with mascarpone cream
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Add a sweet touch to your Christmas spread with strawberries in wine with mascarpone cream

Ham, check. Seafood, check. Salads, check. Sweets – check? As Christmas edges ever closer, we've got the usual festive essentials down pat, but we haven't had a chance to think about how we're going to round out our feast. Luckily, Mimi Thorisson's A Kitchen in France has some beautiful seasonal recipes using brightly coloured berries to sweeten up our Christmas indulgence. After moving to a small town in Médoc, Mimi discovered the wonderful ingredients available to her from the neighbouring woods and local farmers, and this recipe for strawberries in wine with mascarpone cream showcases some of the highlights of her summertime bounty. more


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Add a splash of colour to your Christmas feast with a citrus salad
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Add a splash of colour to your Christmas feast with a citrus salad

While you might be in the deep trough of planning your 2014 Christmas feast, trying to decide which root vegetables to roast and whether to serve the meat hot or cold, we’re here to throw another spanner in the works. Why not shake up the traditional banquet by adding a few foreign dishes to the table? A flick through Greg and Lucy Malouf’s gorgeous new cookbook New Feast has had us adding a few modern Middle Eastern dishes to this year’s feast. This citrus salad with red radicchio and pomegranate dressing is perfect to lay the bed for a few slices of ham come Christmas Day. more

The Grocer
The Grocer: Hibiscus
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The Grocer: Hibiscus

The hibiscus is an innocuous flower that packs a huge punch. Not only is it pretty to look at, the hibiscus flower has many culinary uses as well as some handy medicinal benefits. more