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Meat FREE Monday’s – ANY ONE?

does any one else enjoy Meat FREE MONDAYS as much as we do?

it is seriously a family tradition in our house now. We don’t eat any where near as much meat as we used to, and have easily been able to incorporate plenty of vegan and vegetarian dishes into the rest of our week.

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these little babies were super easy to make and so awesome for the summer weather.
If your anything like me, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven in the heat – and heat the house up even more.
So when you see a window of cooler weather, switch on that oven and get creative.

Frittatas are awesome and can include any thing! they are all about the eggs, and the veggies are what ever is left over in the fridge or in some cases – whats on special or in season at the market!

in the picture above i’ve made zucchini and corn, but remember the eggs are the star of the dish!
ingredients – method :
2 small zucchini’s grated
1 can of corn kernals drained
1/2 a large onion diced
10 eggs
3/4 cup of grated cheese
pinch of salt and pepper
2 tsp curry powder
mix all ingredients together well (if you have any herbs add them!

I love using my pyrex dishes, and in this instance i used a square one.
baked in the oven on 180 degrees fan forced for 40minutes
Once cooled i cut it into large slices and placed in a container in the fridge.
I sliced them into bite size pieces because they were appealing for the kids. But you could do this for a dinner party dish! top it with a half cherry tomato. you could also place a piece of smoked salmon, capers and dill on top. everything works with a frittata!

Good luck – Leia

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Eire Cafe – Our team is divided! YOU BE THE JUDGE

There has been so much talk about, whats HOT and whats NOT in Adelaide – that there is always a new find just around the corner. so … Introducing:

Eire Cafe – Springbank road, Clapham, Sa

Upon going to this cafe, the team at Eire had known we (Dan & Leia) were coming in on a particular day for breakfast. we had the kids with us also, so it seemed like we almost filled the cafe with 5 people! As soon as we sat down, we decided we needed coffee ASAP! so ordered and it literally appeared before our very eyes. It was outstanding in flavour and honestly so good I stood up and asked what beans they used because it was delicious and made well.

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Our breakfast was ordered, and we were excited!

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now the reason behind our team being divided…

The experience Dan & Leia had was mind blowing with flavour & textures. however remembering the cafe staff were expecting and knew we were going in on a certain day, as it was discussed a few days prior via instagram.

Celeste & Matt couldnt make this breakfast and went on a separate weekend – 2 weeks later. It was so bad, that they had to send back two meals and them be remade. the reasons why, the bacon was dripping in oil and it was so bad that it was dripping onto the plate. the coffee milk was burnt, and over cooked so tasted horrid. they offered no pressed juice or milkshakes, therefore Matt had nothing to drink because he does not drink hot drinks. the eggs were undercooked, there was a mound of avocado almost 2 times the size of the one featured above in the photo of Leia’s. there was certainly no consistency with the chili hint in the avocado or even well seasoned with Celeste’s experience.

NOW you be the JUDGE…
was Eire Cafe really good? or did they know to be outstanding on the occasion they were expecting Dan & Leia?

Drop in for a quick bite

Dropped in this morning to The Deep Blue Cafe for a quick bite to eat for a sister to sister chat and this magically appeared.

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Basic scrambled eggs (but seriously could be the yummiest in the south of adelaide) and bacon on ciabatta bread.

Service from the doppelgänger of Kate Cebrano is always a treat. You always feel look very welcome.

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Then there was this bacon and egg BUN! So filling, and not normally something we would order or breakfast. But boy oh boy was it filling. Cooked well, on a super fresh bun.

Kate ceberano playing in the back ground made for a good morning catch up.

Delicious Bliss Balls – Adelaide!?

Have you visited? have you seen it? OMG – dont miss out!

This is the Walnut Bar. Hands down the best staff in this little shop. simple, easy shopping made easy with some amazing flavoured bliss balls. for all you health freaks, you will love these.

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that Chili bliss ball was divine, only a hint of heat. but a great size – you could feel full with one and a coffee!

Get on it Adelaide PEEPS and buy a few bliss balls from the little ol’ Walnut Bar. Located in the market shed, on holland street.

Jack Rubys – Adelaide City

awesome place to visit, if your in the city. if your a traveler or have friends and family coming from overseas and they want to try some Aussie crocodile – this is the place to do it in little ol’ Adelaide. essentially it really looks like “just another burger place” and although it is a burger kingdom, they do them well and execute them well. the atmosphere or ambiance of Jack Rubys is certainly up there with the best places to eat and visit in SA.

here we have Pop Corn Croc Bites –

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Some people might say – oh my gawd, you’ve ruined some good croc meat. but i say well done chef for giving Adelaide something more than just a plain old boring crocodile piece of meat on a plate! these were so delicious, i could go back again and again just for them.

this was just entree – of course! here is the main

Soft shell crab soft taco and on the right is a 5 spice duck soft taco

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So delicious, of course we had to follow through and have dessert!!

red velvet waffle with chantilly cream and fresh berries

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You certainly wont be dissapointed here guys! there is something for every one. try the burgers (although not pictured in this post) they are awesome, and we have been back many times just for a burger. It truly has a great atmosphere and any one could enjoy their night here.

Taste of the Himalayas – Brighton

Not every one would know this place is here, it would probably go un-noticed being a small place on a busy street. Unless you lived in the area, or were passing here frequently. It certainly shouldnt go un-noticed considering the food is great, and the value even better.

Here are a few dishes from our last visit:

Every one loves a Samosa

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Chicken Hot Pot

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Nepalese Spiced Lamb Cutlets

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Milk dumplings

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Mango and Pistachio icecream

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Have you ever had a Cronut?

a Cronut you say? whats a Cronut! OMG one of the newest fads here in Adelaide has been discovered by Matt and his 5 stomachs. This Cronut is proudly bought to you by Milkaholic, located at – 61A Edward St, Norwood.

This is a great little joint to go to when wanting a meal followed by an awesome dessert. they have top quality food in both forms – entree, main and dessert!

For some time now we have been on the hunt for the BEST cronut, and although all have been very tasty and enjoyable its not always what they are topped with or stuffed with. it is sometimes coming down to the freshness and how perfectly made it is.

This Cronut is Nutella Chocolate Sauce, with chocolate ice cream and pistachios.

It certainly was divine, but we will still be on the hunt for more cronutes

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Chocolate Taperia – North Adelaide

Chocolate Taperia is an awesome place to take a friend or date night. Its also great for those people you know who dont like to go out for anything other than a schnitty and chips for a meal – so instead you take them out for JUST dessert. I’ve been known to take holidaying friends here and they love it! the best place they usually visit the whole time they are in adelaide. I guess after all the regular coffee shops, and cafes, and bars, restaurants and pubs people like to find that something thats a little different.

We even visited here for mothers day earlier this year. it was AMAZEBALLS! and the chef certainly well over catered the glass slabs it was all served on.

Here is a view on the MOTHERS DAY dessert spread – this was for a table of 5 adults and 3 kids

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it was just divine and it was an intimate setting that had to be prebooked/paid for. So we would highly recommend taking interstate/overseas guests here and also place a booking for the next special occasion they have! it will be well worth every dollar, not to mention less hassle and stress when planning a birthday, xmas gathering or even mothers/fathers day. It is just brilliantly executed and such playfulness of food makes for a great talking point when being served these amazing dishes.

for now, i will leave you with a recent picture of the “movie night” dessert. its a mixture of flavours, and types of dessert from caramel pop corn, little sorbet/icecream, macaroon, strawberry thick shake and of course some delicious churros with cinnamon sugar.

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Butter Fingers – North Adelaide

Sometimes dessert comes 1st…

Meet Matts 2nd stomach! the dessert stomach. We have been here a few times in the past month and just to get our blog up to date with our instagram and facebook accounts we are posting a few visits into the one blog post.

I wont dribble on too much about how fantastic this place is – i’m sure if you visit you will see how the pies can truly blow your mind with flaky-ness! wholly mother of food gods, you have not had a pie until you’ve had a PIE from Butter Fingers.

Turkish chicken, capsicum and tumeric pie featured below

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then there is the to die for cakes and slices, milk shakes and freshly squeezed juice

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Brunch is always nice to enjoy a toastie and waffle

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Chia Puddings – Are EASY PEASY

Seriously! I mean — SERIOUSLY!!!
How have I not discovered these earlier?

If your on a health kick like me, you need to jump on the ban wagon and try making a chia pudding.
So what is it you say?
did you know that chia seeds can grow to 10 times their size when absorbing liquid?
Well now you do!
It’s chia seeds in milk. Not just plain cows milk, ANY milk you want to use. I like using almond milk, but I’ve been known to use rice milk and coconut milk for these chia puddings.
The texture is a little bit like rice cream. Remember the old school rice cream in a can? It’s texture is very similar. So texturally if you didn’t like the rice puddings, you probably won’t like these puddings.

Flavour combos
chocolate milk, milo, strawberry milk, vanilla milk, eggnog, banana milk. You could do any of these with toppings (if wanted) I haven’t done mine like this because I don’t like added sugars and artificial flavourings.
But you could use cacao powder, cinnamon, mango, peach, kiwi fruit, cherry, blueberry, banana, apricot, honey, coffee & any other fruits you like! Simply purée them up & add milk of your choice.

Roughly it’s 1 cup of milk or liquid to 1/8 cup chia seeds to make a pudding.

your liquid may be a combination of puréed fruit and milk

The BEST recipe so far that is hands down, my FAVOURITE is – Mango, Banana, Cinnamon & Coconut Milk.

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1 banana
1 mango (or equivalent in frozen pieces)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 can of coconut milk

Makes 3 puddings a bit larger than a cup each.
Prepare 3 jars with 1/8 cup of chia seeds and poor your liquid in. Give it a stir or if the jar has a lid, shake it up.

These make great snacks, desserts or even breakfast. Very filling and can be super tasty depending on what you like and what you want to use.

Here is a coffee one I made over the weekend

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