Recipes: Best Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie bowls are perfect for the spring-summer season – sweet, chilled, refreshing, easy to digest and packed with nutrition. Here are some of our favourite recipes…

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl by Running on Real Food

Besides the regular ingredients, such as coconut juice and almond milk, this smoothie bowl also contains veggies like zucchini and cauliflower. But don’t fret – it’s still sweet and creamy as a smoothie bowl should be!

 

Mango Smoothie Bowl by I Heart Naptime

Get tropical with mangoes! You can top off the bowl with chia seeds, almond flakes and/or other chops of your fruit of choice.

 

Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie by Good Life Eats

Breakfast that looks and tastes like a dessert? Yes please! If you like chocolate, this one is not to be missed.

 

Clean Green Smoothie Bowl by Downshiftology

Gorgeous without the fuss, this bowl’s got its pretty colours from leafy greens and avocado.

 

Berry, Peach and Coconut Smoothie Bowl by Life Made Simple Bakes

Instead of coconut milk, this recipe uses Greek yogurt to create a fulfilling bowl. Top that with the varied flavours from peach, strawberry and pineapple chunks, and you’re good to go!

 

Grapefruit Smoothie Bowl by Healthy Grocery Girl

Tangy and juicy with a touch of crunchy texture from the pumpkin seeds and buckwheat groats.

 

Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl by Floating Kitchen

As the name suggests, apple is the main star of this bowl – and it’s supported by dates, granola and caramel sauce to make for a great morning meal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marrickville’s Barzaari to Open a Second Restaurant in Chippendale

Inner West’s beloved Eastern Mediterranean restaurant Barzaari is opening a new branch in Chippendale.

The Marrickville joint will open the doors of its new branch at the former Kensington Street Social space in the Old Clare Hotel on October 30.

Barzaari Chippendale will be a 120-seater with “raw and exposed” interior.

Just like the original Addison Road place, the Chippendale eatery will bring a modern take on Cyprus, Syrian, Lebanese, and Egyptian cuisines with a menu of shared small and large plates. The bar will also have its own menu, covering snacks such as oysters, sliced bottarga and stinging nettle and white-pepper parcels.

“People can pop in for snacks or drinks and then move to the table for a larger meal,” Darryl Martin, executive chef and co-owner of Barzaari with Andrew Jordanou and hotelier Loh Lik Peng told Broadsheet.

Kensington Street Social will be closing on October 21, around six months after the departure of British chef Jason Atherton.

 

Recipes: Best Fruity Desserts

For the warming season, we’re slowly moving from hot drinks and lava cakes to sweet and refreshing fruit concoctions. Here are some of our favourite fruity dessert recipes for your picnics and outdoor dinner parties…

Watermelon Chiffon Pie by Genius Kitchen

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The pure flavours from fresh watermelon juice meet the creamy yet feather-light chiffon texture – this recipe is to die for!

 

Lemon Passionfruit Coconut Pudding by I Love Coconut Cream

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Enjoy all the tropical flavours of lemon, lime, passionfruit and coconut milk in one cup!

 

Mango Mousse Cups by Marriage and Laughter

Easy to prepare, these cups can keep for a few days – make ahead for dinner parties or binge-watching sessions.

 

Grapefruit Vegan Cashew Cheesecake by Heart of a Baker

No eggs, butter or milk involved – just some good old dairy-free yogurt, coconut oil and a fresh grapefruit.

 

Kiwi and Pineapple Parfait by Primavera Kitchen

No fuss, all bliss – this recipe requires only six ingredients, little prep time and no baking whatsoever.

 

Lemon Curd Pavlova by Seasons and Suppers

Light, fresh and tangy, this meringue-based dessert is perfect for those who prefer their desserts to be not too sweet.

 

Peach Cobbler by Pinch of Yum

Juicy, jammy, messy and delicious. Serve with vanilla ice cream to add a cool touch and a contrast in your mouth.

 

Kiwi Sorbet by Amanda Powell

The freshness of kiwi and key lime juice blends beautifully with the creamy texture of coconut milk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipes: Desserts with Coconut Juice

Coconut juice, also known as coconut water, makes for a great vegan, dairy-free alternative to milk and cream – and the sweet, refreshing taste certainly doesn’t hurt! Here are a few recipes you can try to make your end of meal more coconutty.

Coconut and Chia Seed Pudding by the Healthy Foodie

The sweetness of coconut water and milk is complemented with the chewy texture of chia and juicy raspberries, making for an indulgent, healthy treat.

 

Triple Coconut Sorbet by Gourmande in the Kitchen

Featuring three layers of coconut – coconut water, coconut milk and shredded coconut – and juicy soaked cherries, the sorbet is a fantastic treat for vegans and non-vegans alike.

 

No-Bake Coconut Water Dessert Bars by Be Well with Arielle

With shredded coconut as the base, this recipe is easy to make. No added sugar, too – gotta love a guilt-free treat!

 

Coconut Cake by Baked Bree

Coconut through and through! This light, fluffy cake is perfect to impress your dinner guests.

 

Which one will you try this weekend?

Recipes: Best Bars

Bars are the most versatile food for all occasion – breakfast, dessert or afternoon snacks. Here are some of our favourite bar recipes for your inspo and enjoyment…

Lemon Bars by Live Well Bake Often

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A beautiful combination of soft shortbread crust and sweet, tangy lemon filling – every bite is lovely!

 

Raspberry Crumble Bars by Pinch of Yum

If you think store-bought raspberry jams are too sweet or artificial, this recipe is for you. The fresh, juicy filling of raspberries and lemon juice is complemented with soft buttery crust made of rolled oats.

 

Apple Pie Oat Bars by My Kids Lick the Bowl

These soft granola bars don’t need a lot of added sugar, thanks to the natural sweetness from the applesauce.

 

Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars by Friday is Cake Night

A classic. You can also try this with other fruits like strawberries, raspberries or cherries.

 

Coconut Bars by Sofia von Porat

This one is so simple, you don’t even need flour, butter or eggs. Perfect for quick, guilt-free snacks.

 

Cinnamon Roll Blondies by A Latte Food

Cinnamon rolls in a bar form? Sign us up! The cinnamon roll filling in the bars gives it a snickerdoodle touch.

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars by the Recipe Critic

Buttery, soft in the middle while firm on the outside – it’s like brownie, but with peanut butter instead of cocoa powder. Enjoy with milk!

 

Which one will you try this weekend?

 

 

 

 

Best School/Work Lunches

Preparing lunches for school or work is great for many reasons – it not only helps you save money, but you can also enjoy homemade nutritious food that are tastier than any takeaways. Here are a few failproof recipes that you can try for your next lunch.

Strawberry and Yoghurt Loaf by Bake Play Smile

This oven-baked loaf is made with strawberries, Greek yoghurt, desiccated coconut and a generous amount of lemon zest – sweet and juicy!

 

Zucchini Slice by My Kid Slick the Bowl

It’s a little like quiche, but with grated zucchini mixed into the eggs. The addition of bacon also adds more protein, keeping you fuller for longer!

 

Fruit and Veggie Muffin by Super Healthy Kids

Picky eaters can still get their nutrition from these sneaky muffins! Made with broccoli, zucchini, carrot, apple and banana, they’re also fortified with protein from Greek yoghurt. Staying well-fed has never been so easy!

 

BLT Pasta Salad by EazyPeazyMealz

Bored with your regular BLT sandwich? Try them in a pasta salad form, mixed with ranch dressing and grape tomatoes. You’ll never go back!

 

Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl by Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Oldie but goodie. You can cook this in just 20 minutes, and keep the rest for future meals – just heat and eat!

 

Lemon Roasted Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Broccolini by Little Spice Jar

A wholesome, hearty meal that’s also packed with nutrition? Yes please! Keep the potato skin on to get that crisp, oven-roasted texture, and switch the broccolini for something else if that’s not your favourite veggie.

Ben & Jerry’s is Giving Free Scoops This Monday

To celebrate the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia, beloved ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s is giving away free scoops.

A long-time supporter of marriage equality, the company said in a statement: “It’s a history-making decision on an issue that has divided our nation for far too long, and we couldn’t be happier for our friends and family in the LGBTIQ community … We want to celebrate and we can’t think of a better way than with free ice cream!”

The Free Cone Night will take place on Monday, December 11 from 5.30pm to 9.30pm at participating shops across Sydney, including Hoyts Broadway, Hoyts Blacktown, Hoyts Chatswood, Hoyts Penrith, Ben & Jerry’s Manly, Ben & Jerry’s Chatswood and Ben & Jerry’s Bondi.

Oh, and the company also lifted the ban on getting two scoops of the same flavour, which is more apt than ever.