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!
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.
Tofu has long been known as vegans’ ultimate protein source. However, it is also severely underappreciated as an ingredient on its own, despite its great taste and versatility. Tofu is not only nutritious, but it also can be used in every dish, from appetizer to (seriously) dessert. Here are a few recipes to get you started…
Silken tofu has been a substitute to cream in vegan recipes for a while now, but it’s definitely not inferior. The mixture of tofu and agar agar flakes creates the perfect wobbly texture that would please every panna cotta enthusiast.
Pastries: great breakfast food, wonderful companion to coffee, a snack to unstuck you from afternoon rut. Not only are pastries versatile, but there are also a range of types to choose from, varying in texture and taste. Here are eight pastry recipes that you can try at home:
Lune’s croissants, which are dubbed “the best in the world” by the New York Times, are coming to a number of Melbourne cafes.
Lune Croissanterie’s pastries will be available outside its Collingwood store for the first time, starting the week of February 6.
The participating cafes are Cumulus Inc., Higher Ground, The Kettle Black, and Top Paddock. These four places will sell a small number of Lune’s traditional croissants, twice-baked almond croissants, and lemon-curd cruffins.
Founder and director of Lune Croissanterie, Kate Reid said the wholesale supply to the four cafes would not increase Lune’s production rate significantly.
“We have purposely done this to ensure quality and consistency… as we have done with everything else with Lune,” Reid told Broadsheet. “We will grow slowly and sustainably.”
As described by local residents, Surry Hills is ‘a melting pot of cultures’ located in the inner city eastern suburb of Sydney. Picture a second cousin of Newtown fused with a few industrial, commercial and residential areas. It’s also a creative hub where hipsters from all around the city gather to Instagram their visits. From the borders of Elizabeth and Chalmer’s Street to the outskirts of Crown, Surry Hills is a thriving destination for food with its many choices of restaurants and cafés and a fantastic place to go shopping. To kickstart your own visit, I’ve crafted a short list as a guide to help you explore the best of Surry Hills:
1. Firedoor, Mary Street (https://www.firedoor.com.au/):
If a community of pyromaniacs were to come together and create a restaurant, that restaurant would be the Firedoor. A place dedicated to cooking premium Australian food in the purest form using, you guessed it, fire.
2.Bishop Sessa, Crown St (http://bishopsessa.com.au/):
For an affordable pseudo-fine dining experience, Bishop Sessa offers a delightful dinner with a choice of an a la carté menu or the degustation course (six dishes for only $77 pp), a recommended place for a romantic date.
3. Porteno, Cleveland St (http://www.porteno.com.au/) Porteno is a popular Argentinian restaurant in the heart of Cleveland St that only produces the finest culinary creations with variations that cater to meat lovers, vegetarians, and seafood lovers.
4. Suzi Q Coffee & Records, Hutchinson St (http://www.suzieqcoffee.com.au/): For the musos of Sydney, Suzi Q is your sanctuary for tune-age and great food. It’s not only an homage to musical artists and jazz players but also a fine place for a cup of coffee.
5. Bills, Crown St (http://www.bills.com.au/): Bills is the ideal place to take your friends for a great brunch on a Saturday morning. I would highly recommend trying their infamous Scrambled Eggs or Ricotta Hotcakes with Honeycomb Butter.
6. Bodega Tapas, Commonwealth St (http://www.bodegatapas.com/): Bodega is Porteno’s trendy little sister – an experimental latino restaurant that is well known for its top-knotch plating and stylish variations of tapas.
7.Blacksmith, Chalmers St (https://www.facebook.com/blacksmithsurryhills/): Blacksmith is a local watering hole for Surry Hill residents – from the workers to the creatives. A great place for coffee, lunch with friends or even a place for a few beers after work.
8. Beresford Hotel, Bourke St (http://merivale.com.au/theberesfordhotel): The Beresford Hotel is more than just your average pub on a Saturday night. It’s a gorgeous venue with a courtyard with food served at the front and a whole lot of partying in the back. A great place to bring your friends for a bite to eat, a few drinks and maybe a post-dinner dancing sesh.
9. Mum’s Table, Elizabeth St (http://www.mumstablesh.com/):For a cheekyVietnamese fix, Mum’s Table on Elizabeth gives you an authentic home-made style lunch filled with an array of Vietnamese staple dishes such as pho and vermicelli. Take your friends there, it’s almost un-PHO-gettable.
10. Shakespeare Hotel, Devonshire St (http://shakespearehotel.com.au/):To eat or not to eat, that isn’t really a question at the Shakespeare Hotel. It’s a quaint little antique space offering a choice of reasonably-priced daily lunch specials and cheap drinks during happy hours.
Put down that pre-made pancake mix bottle. You are not serving that to your family. I can teach you the simplest way to treat you and your loved ones to a quick home-made style pancake breakfast.
– 2 eggs
– 1 tsp of vanilla extract
– 2 cups of self-raising or all-purpose flour
– 1/3 cup of caster sugar
– 1 3/4 cup milk
– 3/4 baking soda
– butter (melted)
1. Dry ingredients: Sift flour and baking soda into a large mixing bowl.
Wet ingredients: whisk together egg, milk and melted butter.
2. Create a well in the centre of your dry ingredients and put your wet ingredients in the middle and mix well with a whisk until lumps disappear.
3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and grease with cooking oil. Scoop mixture in a 1/4 cup per pancake onto the pan and cook pancakes for 2 minutes or flip when bubbles appear.
4. Repeat with remaining mixture by spray cooking oil between batches.
5. Serve your pancakes with a choice of fruit, maple syrup and maybe ice cream. Enjoy!