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

Recipes
Food & Drink

Dig in to a hearty potato and spinach vindaloo

Despite what your steak-wielding pals might say, vegan nosh doesn’t have to be boring. From coconut and banana breakfast squares to witlof cups and orange-scented quinoa salad, cookery writer Sue Quinn dispels this myth in 140 tempting recipes from her new cookbook, Easy Vegan. From quick mid-week meals to gourmet dishes to impress the in-laws, Sue navigates all styles of cuisine to help you pack an extra plant-based punch in your diet. This deliciously fragrant potato and spinach vindaloo makes for a healthy weeknight meal, perfect for next-day leftovers. more


The Grocer
Manolas Bros brings inspiration to your dinner party
Food & Drink

Manolas Bros brings inspiration to your dinner party

Manolas Bros on Capri on Via Roma is a turophile’s (lover of cheese) heaven! With stacks of beautifully rich and creamy varieties alongside bitey vintages and antipasto delights from Greece and Italy, the food emporium boasts one of the coast’s largest selections of traditional and modern deli products of the finest quality. more

Recipes
Nibble on slice of coconut heaven tart
Food & Drink

Nibble on slice of coconut heaven tart

No matter how dedicated you are to your healthy new year’s resolution, we all need a little sweetener every now and then. But before you go reaching for that bar of processed chocolate or packet of biscuits – yep, it takes one to know one – local nutritionist and chef Ronaldo Fulieri may have a better alternative. His most recent cookbook, Ronaldo’s Kitchen Book 2: The Super Power of Nutrition, is packed with 60 recipes to boost health and energy, including a very tempting range of raw, vegan desserts. Comprising raw cacao, coconut, cashews and prunes, this coconut heaven tart is the perfect indulgence when your willpower is waning. more

Recipes
Get your green juice fix without a juicer
Food & Drink

Get your green juice fix without a juicer

First we brought you raw berry and chocolate torte, then we treated you to a fresh serve of Pacific oyster cebiche, and now – to continue our summer cooking bonanza – we present a deliciously refreshing green juice. Filled to the brim with nourishing vegetables, this green dream can be downed on a hot summer's day, without the need for an expensive juicer. We tracked down this gem of a recipe in organic bakery owner and health-food blogger Jessica Nadel’s new cookbook, Greens 24/7, which is bursting with more than 100 wholesome recipes such as cinnamon zucchini waffles, pesto polenta chips and chocolate avocado popsicles. more