Feeding Frenzy in Surfers Paradise – Food shopping and dining out.

We were told by lots of people that Australia would be expensive and that we would spend most of our budget on food/drink, but we’re a slightly different kind of traveller. We always stay in apartments with a kitchen so we hit the supermarkets like Coles or Woolworths and for the vast majority of the time, we eat in. Of course we love dressing up and going out, but spending a huge chunk of money every night on a restaurant dinner just isn’t my idea of a fun. Our apartment in Surfer’s Paradise was just a 10 minute walk to […]

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Kasha Buddha Bowl topped with Avocado & Mango served with a Soy & Wasabi Dressing

I’ve stocked up on my Kasha (toasted buckwheat groats), unbelievably tasty and unbelievably easy to make, it should be a staple in everyone’s kitchen for a healthy and delicious meal option as it’s a great source of protein and fibre! It’s also ideal if you eat a gluten free diet as it’s not actually a grain or a cereal and is actually a fruit seed. That’s right, no WHEAT, no GLUTEN! I’ve used this Kasha as a substitute for bulgur wheat and quinoa, I’ve used it in burgers and I’m going to have to try it out as a porridge […]

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Chickpea, Mushroom & Olive Bakes served with Spicy Sweet Potato Fries and Fresh Homemade Avocado Salsa

Yesterday I bought myself a box of semolina, this was purely for nostalgic purposes as I used to have semolina pudding and canned peaches as a treat with my grandad when I was younger. I am always amazed to hear that people don’t like semolina and can’t believe I haven’t had any in about 15 years! I don’t think I’ll be able to talk Martin into trying it, too much like rice pudding consistency I think, and he really doesn’t like that, but I might coax him into trying a little, I mean come on… it’s semolina and peaches. I’ve […]

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Superfood Buddha Bowl with Avocado Cream Dressing

I go months, months, without seeing a ripe avocado and now I’m surrounded by them, I just can’t get enough. I’m trying to get guacamole into pretty much everything just now as we’re big fans, so tonight I’m going to do another big pot of chilli and the best part, a big ol’ side of guacamole and salsa, can’t beat it! So when it came to the buddha bowl I made on Thursday, it seemed only right to include avocado (2 ways!) slice it up and use in the actual buddha bowl and then I blitzed the rest with onion, […]

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Avocado stuffed Lentil Balls with Homemade Hot Sauce and Sweet Potato Wedges

I saw a post the other day for Avocado stuffed meatballs on pinterest and it got me thinking! It sounded tasty, (not the meatball bit) and I’d never thought about stuffing my burgers or veggie balls with anything and as I did have 2 (now very ripe) avocados that needed to be used up, I decided to experiment with my own version of stuffed non-meatballs! Oh my goodness, these turned out to be incredible, everything just fitted into place and tasted great. The consistency was perfect, it was even better than what I’d imagined it to be like in my […]

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Curried Buddha Bowl with Garlic Avocado topped with Crispy Red Onion Bhaji

I went for a little bit of fusion cooking last night, I had initially decided on my usual buddha bowl and got all my ingredients but at the last minute I really fancied something spicy, so amended it slightly to incorporate some Madras flavours. At first I wasn’t sure about whether to keep the avocado in or out, I decided on “in” and as a whole dish it works really well and was delicious. Wasn’t quite the quick “less oven time” dish I thought I was going to make and again I was super toastie in the kitchen, but it was […]

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