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.
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!
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.
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.