Launch of the #socialfeeds Food Truck, with Bank of Melbourne

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Hello friends! I know this isn’t one of our usual recipes or reviews, but two weeks ago we got to be a part of a really exciting project here in Melbourne, and wanted to share our experience with you all. Six or so weeks ago, Bank of Melbourne announced an instagram competition called #socialfeeds. #socialfeeds…

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Harissa Spiced Freekeh with Honey Roasted Vegetables

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Late last year, I discovered a lovely grain that is now being hailed as a leader in 2014’s round of new ‘superfoods’- freekeh. Freekeh is a grain slightly similar to barley, but it can be a bit fiddly to cook with- the first time we used it we were a little freaked out by the…

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Bar Idda, East Brunswick

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Bar Idda is a classic Sicilian restaurant located on Lygon Street, the main Italian drag in Melbourne. The setting is no fuss and comfortable, with smiling service that immediately puts you at ease. The menu is designed for sharing, and the four of us visiting did just that. We started with marinated green olives, arancino…

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Panzanella Salad

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Happy 2014! Apologies for being off-the-grid for so long- we recently moved into a new place and are lacking internet for the foreseeable future. However I just discovered a lovely coffee shop up the road with wifi, so we’re back! Since the standard New Years resolution tends to involve some sort of get fit/get healthy/diet…

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Thai Cucumber and Peanut Salad

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Here’s a simple salad that will have the taste buds tingling. Hot, salty, sweet, sour and a perfect palate cleanser for a Massaman curry or any other Thai curry for that matter.  If you want to bulk out this salad, tearing up some baby spinach works a treat.  I served it alongside a massaman curry,…

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Poolside @ the Ace Hotel, Palm Springs

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My friends and I spent spring break lounging by the pool at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, eating and drinking. A few hikes were involved, but the week mostly revolved around the pool and all the wondrous things it has to offer. We ordered food poolside one day, and were so happy with everything…

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Bäco Mercat, Downtown LA

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eeeeek, over two weeks without a post! Apologies, apologies, apologies- our only excuse is that we are finally reunited and have been a bit too busy for blogging! But here is a post on a restaurant I’ve been waiting to eat at for ages- Bäco Mercat. Bäco’s reputation precedes it, as not many restaurants are…

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Native Foods, Palm Springs (among other locations)

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My friends and I just returned from an awesome spring break trip to Palm Springs, where we got very tan and ate a lot of delicious food. So for anyone searching for food suggestions in Palm Springs, be on the look-out, because I’ll have a few more posts coming over the course of the week!…

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Fennel and Citrus Salad w/ Mint

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First Course So this salad is part of a three-course meal I cooked for Priya a few Sundays ago. The next two courses will be coming in the next two days.  The recipes I used came from Food & Wine magazine, which I subscribed to as I felt my cooking was stagnating and I was…

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Spinach Salad with an Indian Yogurt Dressing

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A few nights ago, Alex surprised me with an amazing Tandoori feast (don’t worry, those pictures are coming soon!). We made this simple salad to accompany the chicken: 1 bag spinach 3 cucumbers 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced and for the dressing: 2 large dollops yogurt 1 tbsp EVOO 6 large mint leaves, roughly chopped…

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