Delectable Dining Guide – The Foodie Guide to Melbourne’s Hidden Treasures

Delectable Dining Guide – The Foodie Guide to Melbourne’s Hidden Treasures

Foodies in Melbourne face a unique struggle; “Where do you dine when there’s such a multitude of options available?

There’s a new cafe every week, a happening bar every month, and the amount of food trucks and non-traditional dining options grows daily. With these increased options, how does the owner of a discerning palate choose where to get a top-quality meal?

Fear not, food-loving friends! Here’s your cheat sheet on how to eat like a foodie across some of Melbourne’s hidden gems.

South O’ The River

When you’ve spent too long enjoying all of Chapel Street’s offerings, and would rather eat from home (but as a true foodie, you still demand top-quality pizza and pasta), try Chatty Vespa Windsor pizza. With a restaurant just off Chapel Street in Prahran, Chatty Vespa slices up the best pizza south of the river, and you can eat it from the comfort of your own home. Deliciously thin and generously topped, you won’t regret your third helping! Read more

Top Factors to Consider before Using Fruit for Your Dairy Products

Top Factors to Consider before Using Fruit for Your Dairy Products

There’s a growing trend, especially among millennials and younger, to taste the most exotic fruit available. This appetite extends not just to juices or the fruit itself, but also to the dairy products they are used in; cottage cheese, yoghurt and flavoured fruit drinks are just a few examples. In a way, it’s good news – younger people do need to eat more fruits and vegetables, according to reports from health studies. However, in order to please such a crowd of consumers, it may be difficult to use certain types of fruit or juices in the finished product, and some care needs to be taken. Here are the top factors to consider before using fruit for your dairy products.

Lots of options

Some fruit is easier to formulate than others. In a global world, even the most exotic fruit is ready to be used on the table or in various recipes. You may want to go with fruit that is not only great in taste, but also has the best nutritional value for your customers – some fruit are higher in necessary minerals and vitamins than others. Read more

Tips to buying Wholesale Meats

Tips to buying Wholesale Meats

Over the years, food insecurity rates in Canada have remained relatively stable. Statistics show that between 2007 and 2012, about 8% and 5% of adults and children respectively lived in households where food was a problem. Many of these families lacked access to food as a result of poverty. In more recent statistics, experts have it that 8.3% of households in Canada between 2011 and 2012 experienced a lack in food. It is a shocking and unbelievable revelation for many, but it is the truth. Toronto, being the biggest city in Canada contributed significantly to these figures.

Good thing is that we are not helpless in the face of such statistics. Even when facing tough financial times, you still can afford to ensure there is a meal at the table for your family; but only if you play your cards right. Buying food in bulk/wholesale will allow you to plan better and save more in the long run. However, when buying perishable goods like meats, you need to have your math right lest you end up wasting away a large portion of the meat you bought to last you a given period of time. Speaking of wasting, studies have it that food worth $31 billion is wasted in Canada every year. This is a whopping 40% of all foods produced every year in the country. Read more

Eat Like a Caveman: The Best Paleo Pancake Recipes

Eat Like a Caveman: The Best Paleo Pancake Recipes

Missing pancakes on paleo diet? My sympathies. Bye now.

I’m kidding. I do sympathize with you. I’ve been trying to lose weight ever since I had my daughter (and that was 2 years ago). It is not easy, but I am getting there. I have only about 11lbs more to lose but, alas, they seem the hardest to get rid of. I have tried many diet plans. I was even on Paleo diet for a while. I found it the most difficult of all the food regimens I’ve tried. The reason? My chocolate cravings. Real reason? Pancakes. Read more