So, here is part two of our mini guide series on going zero-waste! We aim to refresh your memory, and most importantly give a nudge to actually implement these habits into your daily lives. Here are our tips & tricks for zero waste whilst eating out.
So, here is our three-part guide on going zero-waste to refresh your memory! And most importantly, on how to actually implement these habits into your daily lives. Let’s review. Starting with . . . the household!
For our final Feature Plant Friday for 2018, we are taking a look at the pine tree, an iconic symbol of Christmas celebrations across the world. While the pine trees we now associate with Christmas are native to the Northern Hemisphere, did you know Australia has their own native species, including two that are over 200 million years old?
FoodFaith has gone from strength to strength this year – from our ‘seedling’ Lane Cove garden in our first year of operation to events such as Blacktown’s Breaking Bread initiative on Harmony Day which attracted 600 people, the panel discussion that was part of Friends of Good Food Month and, of course, establishing new community gardens that showcase environmental and social sustainability. We are so excited to be helping The Mount Druitt Ethnic Communities Agency (MECA) develop a community garden in Mt Druitt for refugees and new migrants.
Coffee, coffee, coffee. The lifeblood that runs through the veins of the city. And most of mine. The always accessible IV-drip of flat whites and cappuccinos in Sydney has gripped hold of us with a vengeance, and will not be letting go.
But like all good material pleasures, it doesn’t miraculously appear and then vanish without a trace. We all know that coffee beans come from somewhere, and they go somewhere. I’m not talking about the sweet caffeine molecules binding to your adenosine receptors – I mean the used-up grounds. As the byproducts of things we love continue to clutter our bins (and sabotage any ill-fated attempts at minimalism), it’s important to know where we’re getting them from and what to do with the remains.
This week we’re celebrating Chanukah by taking a look at the potato, which is part of the food eaten during this eight-day festival - latkes anyone? Potatoes also have a long and rich history as a crop of cultural significance, medicinal value, and a staple of diets all over the world, but did you know they are one of the 2700 members of the nightshade family and related to tobacco and chilies?
They call it the most wonderful time of the year and with Christmas mere days away now, it’s time to take stock of your larder and get organised for all the upcoming festivities!
When everything around you leaves you heady with a festive anticipation it’s difficult not to get carried away. Eat, drink, be merry, and shop til’ you drop seems to be the theme of the season. But whether you are ready for a white Christmas or are all set to celebrate it the beach, BBQ, and beer way like in Australia, make sure to keep it green as well. Have an eco-conscious yuletide and celebrate without making the Earth suffer.
To continue our celebration of Thanksgiving, this week’s featured plant is the pumpkin. While famous for its appearance as Halloween decorations and in Thanksgiving recipes, pumpkins have been used across cultures in traditional and modern medicine, but did you know that they are also related to cucumbers and watermelons?
In this second part of our Food & Culture series, Madalena Tran talks about how her time in Sydney experiencing a different food culture has enhanced and changed her views on food.
Enjoy her story below through the delicious food she found as well as the food she was able to experience whilst working with FoodFaith. A special thanks goes to the Vietnamese Buddhist Youth Association and MECA Mt Druitt.
Never heard of a coodle? They’re “noodles” made from fresh cucumber! What’s most important to know is that these veggie cups are just as fun to make as they are to eat.’
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Compost tea is best made in warm conditions. Avoid making it in winter in southern Australia and the cool mountain zones. Place your compost bubbler under cover near an outdoor electrical outlet. Don’t use the tub for anything other than compost tea.
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.
Today’s Turkey recipe has been contributed by Margaret McNiven, friend of FoodFaith and also an Australian married to an American. After living in the states for many years, Margaret and her husband returned to Australia and continue to host Thanksgiving for their friends every year. She starts planning at least a week before and bakes all the classics from scratch, just as her husband’s mother did.
Grandma Van Inwegen produces a Thanksgiving feast each year and here’s her 3 favourite side dish recipes.
As Jill says she is known for these potatoes and everyone will love them! Need we say more?? Except we will say that Jill’s country upbringing has informed her food choices and this is one of the ways she utilises her knowledge and passion for food. Another way is in her role as founding editor of Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery, a world-first eating guide focusing on ethics and sustainability. To find out more, read our in-depth interview with Jill here.
Diwali, the Hindu and Indian festival of light, is almost here and food is a major part of that. This dish is the perfect savoury option to balance all the sweets and comes from the talented Madhu Arora of Ma Indian Cooking.
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An exceptional day out for the whole family. Bring an empty stomach to ensure you taste the fine selection of food on offer. You’ll be spoilt for choice with so many wineries as well as the most delicious sweet treats and gourmet take home goodies.
The kids aren’t forgotten with jumping castles, gelato and fairy floss to keep them busy for hours.
Relax and enjoy the live musical entertainment. Or maybe get up and let the music sway you! Picnic rugs welcome!