Well, we’re not sure about where you live but in the Southern Hemisphere and certainly Sydney, Winter has arrived! We’ve dusted off our winter coats and boots, so now it’s time for those delicious winter warmer recipes, just perfect to warm the soul on these chilly days.
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When FoodFaith went to visit Our Big Kitchen, the team helped cook fried rice to be distributed to the different groups they work with to feed those in need. This is a version of that recipe that you could easily use as a base at home to make a delicious healthy meal for your family.
Families observe St. Lucia’s Day in their homes by having one of their daughters (traditionally the eldest) dress in white and serve coffee and baked goods, such as saffron bread (lussekatter) and ginger biscuits, to the other members of the family. These traditional foods are also given to visitors during the day.
Today we’ve launched the 2nd version of our eBook - Rediscovering Our Recipe Roots. Featuring an additional 11 recipes from migrants and refugees, this 2nd edition comes just in time for holiday entertaining and hopefully a break from routine that offers you more time to cook.
With Thanksgiving last week and Christmas coming soon, many of us are going to end up with leftover meat and poultry, hopefully still on the bone. Today’s recipe come from FoodFaith intern Madalena Tran whose cultural background is Vietnamese living in Boston. You can read more about Maddy’s time with FoodFaith in part 1 and part 2 of her cultural series.
Grandma Van Inwegen produces a Thanksgiving feast each year and here’s her 3 favourite side dish recipes.
Hopefully you’ve all risen to the wonderful challenge the folks at Meat Free Week have set for us this week and that is…you guessed it, to go meat free!
Today we thought we’d highlight some of our favourite vegetarian recipes we’ve shared on the site over the last few years - which was a tough choice - but here they are in no particular order.
For many with European backgrounds, roasted chestnuts are the perfect symbol of winter-time but here at FoodFaith, with National Tree Day coming up this weekend, we thought what a wonderful time to celebrate the delicious and often underrated nut that grows on beautiful trees - the Chestnut. Head over to Chestnuts Australia for more info on chestnuts - growing them, harvesting and of course eating them!
Today's recipe comes from the wonderful book Low Tox Life by Alexx Stuart. Not only does it have some delicious recipes but it really is a handbook for a healthy you and a happy planet, something we at FoodFaith can really get behind!
This recipe has been submitted by Dzhan Saburi from Mt Druitt. He migrated to Australia from Afghanistan (via the Ukraine) two and a half years ago. The FoodFaith team was lucky enough to meet Dzhan and some of his classmates to taste their delicious creations in the lead up to our 'Redsicovering Your Roots Recipe Collection' for Refugee Week on June 22nd.
With World Oceans Day tomorrow, we thought we'd share the perfect Moroccan-inspired winter fish tagine that can be made with sustainably sourced fish.
With Buddha Day being celebrated earlier this week, the Sydney Buddhist Centre has kindly shared one of their recipes with us; a hearty winter stew, perfect for this time of year in Australia.
Sambousa or samosa is not only known in the Arabian Peninsula, but it is known in South and Central Asia, the Mediterranean, North and South Africa, and the Horn of Africa. The recipe is different in each area.
Grandma’s truita catalana is yet another version of tortilla, but quite a bit richer. It is not
often found on restaurant menus, as it involves a little more work, but it’s definitely worth it!
The latest cookbook from the Country Women's Association of NSW (CWA) has just been released. With tried and true recipes for a perfect sausage roll snack, a succulent Greek-style roast chicken for dinner or honeycomb cheesecake slice for dessert, Everything I know about cooking I learned from the CWA is the perfect kitchen companion, in a deceptively small format. Our team made and ate the cashew brownies so try them for yourself.
Xôi mặn is a wonderful filling dish that can be eaten at any time of the day but is most often eaten around breakfast or as a morning snack. The glutinous rice base can be topped with a range of options from savoury to sweet, however Xôi mặn refers specifically to the savoury version.
Jiu Cai Dumplings are Chinese New Year Dumplings and made to help ensure good fortune for the year ahead. They can also be a way to bring the family back together and are seen as a reunion dumpling that the family prepares together on Chinese New Year's Eve.
The traditional bread of the Indigenous Australian Aboriginal people, Bush Damper has survived generations as a staple diet for the nomadic lifestyle. Easy to make, cook and transport, damper was originally made with flour from the Lomandra Longifolia plant and cooked over an open fire. It is a dense filling bread that can be combined with both sweet and savoury meals.
Naan-Afghani is part of the everyday Afghan cuisine. Served in long oval flat loaves, it is often topped with various seeds which denote the occasion. The more expensive the seed, the more special the occasion.
This recipe is a mainstay of the Pesach (or Passover) meal on the Jewish Seder. It is one of many courses that those around the Seder table consume on one of the commemorative nights of Pesach. It is always regarded as a challenge to make a light matzo ball! Those who have experienced many Passovers will know that it is wise to stop at one with your soup as they are very filling and there is a lot of food to come.
The team at Sydney restaurant Bodhi (which incidentally hosted the FoodFaith launch) have shared one of their favourite Chinese New Year recipes - The Lucky Bodhi. A vegan take on a traditional Singaporean dish perfect for sharing with friends and family.
The perfect summer salad for the festive season from one of Australia's favourite chefs, Matt Moran. Guaranteed to add colour and cool to your festive offerings! Matt says he loves the salty-sweet combo of this salad – it’s the perfect cool down on a hot day. From Matt Moran's Australian Food by Matt Moran. Murdoch Books. RRP $45.
This soft and buttery chick pea recipe is from acclaimed Indian chef, Madhu Arora, who runs Ma Indian Cooking. It is a wonderful part of any Thali vegetarian platter. Madhu says many of the recipes she teaches are based on those handed down over the generations and her grandmother’s recipes are particularly special to her. Madhu's classes integrate various regional cuisines, principles of Ayurveda and a holistic cultural experience. "Ahimsa" which means non-violence on every level, is one of the key cultural principles which has inspired her cooking and classes.
This deliciously salty and smokey Northern Iranian dish is incredibly versatile. With eggplant as the star, it can be served during lunch, dinner, or as an entree. It can also be edited to be a vegetarian option. Thanks to Marjaneh Ghafari.