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The better way to pizza – brought to you by Fiona Tuck

Melbourne will be buzzing as the warm days approach. We know how important it is for you and us to get that bikini body back. Try this delicious cauliflower pizza recipe design by Fiona Tuck that will assist with weight management, digestive issue, liver health and blood sugar imbalance. Enjoy the Melbourne spring while you bake away in the kitchen! CAULIFLOWER PIZZA Prep time: 20mins, cook time: 30min. Serves: 2. Base Ingredients: 1 cauliflower, stems removed, chopped 1 egg, beaten ½ small brown onion, finely chopped 3 tbs almond meal 1 tsp dried mixed herbs 1 tsp olive oil Topping Ingredients: 2 tbs tomato paste 1 zucchini, finely sliced lengthways into ribbons ½ capsicum, deseeded, cut into very thin slices 1 tbs pitted and sliced black olives 4 tbs crumbled feta  Step 1 Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Step 2 Steam the cauliflower until just tender, then place in a blender and blend until it resembles crumbs. Place the cauliflower in a clean tea towel or piece …

Sweet, Savoury, Special: September Edition

If you’re a Melbourne local, you know Winter is like a relative who overstays their welcome. You want to kick them out, but you know the minute things get tough (read: Our simmering summers) you’ll be begging them to come back. So while we wait for Auntie Winter to pack up her mothball suits of grey clouds and sudden sideways rain, let’s celebrate all the great things about Spring via this month’s edition of Sweet, Savoury, Special: Fresh flavour, shared experiences, and being a little more conscious of that waist line in preparation for summer. Sweet: Serotonin Eatery, Burnley Practically an institution in the #cleaneating tribes of Melbourne, Serotonin eatery is a trendy little space tucked away in Richmond’s sister suburb of Burnley. Only adding to their philosophy of “food that promotes serotonin (The chemical released when we feel happy)”, you’ll find this cafe next to the Golden Square Bicentennial Park, making this a good spot for a vegetarian feast with the kids. Serotonin gets our sweet pick for September thanks to it’s Positive Pancakes …

Fiona Tuck, health and wellness expert

Time to get your spring/summer body back on as the warm days approach. We got a chance to speak with Fiona Tuck, a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, Skincare Expert, Yoga Teacher and an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, and also for her to teach us a sneaky spring snack that will not destroy that fit-bod of yours. But first, let Fiona tell you a little more about the health industry and herself. Tell us how you got into the health and wellness industry 25 years ago, Fiona. I have always had a keen passion for health and wellness and after working in banking for a short while I realised I needed to follow my heart and study health and wellness which included three years full time of nutrition, skincare and spa therapies. I have worked in a variety of roles including hands on therapy, skincare, education, nutritional consults and manufacturing. One of my roles as an International Training Manager included lots of travel and after working in Asia and discovering the medicinal benefits …

Interview – Daragh Kan

Hightail bar, the new go to spot for an after work drinks, catch up with old mates or maybe just for a casual lunch. The décor of the bar is so elegant, yet quirky. The drinks are delicious and the food is unbeatable. Everything you need and want in one place, all you need to do is bring along your friends and have 100 Orders app ready to go. Let Daragh Kan, one of the owners of Hightail Bar tell you a little bit more about the venue and himself. Tell us Daragh, what was your team’s main inspiration behind this extravagant Hightail Bar and what makes it different? We wanted to create an escape for people in the surrounding areas and that’s where the concept of building a watering hole came from. With so many office workers in the area, having a bit of an oasis for them to take a break from work seemed like a smart idea. For Hightail Bar first timers, what is the best way to experience it? With a …

Shabu-Shabu your chilly Melbourne days away at Tetsujin

Dear vego friends, we have found the shabu shabu heaven for you. Shabu shabu is a Japanese hotpot dish where you cook all raw ingredients in a broth. The name shabu shabu comes from the Japanese sound and action of the thinly sliced meat being swished with chopsticks in the hotpot. With no surprise by the origin of the name, traditionally you would have thinly sliced meat (typically beef), seafood and veggies prepared for your hotpot.                 At Tetsujin, they understand how delicious shabu shabu is and so they cater for their vegetarian friends in Melbourne! There are more than 20 different vegetarian ingredients (45 ingredients in total for the meat eaters) you can add to your broth and make your ultimate shabu shabu! Step 1 – choose the vegetable stock. Step 2 – choose your veggies from the menu. Step 3 – taste the stock before you put the ingredients in (it will not disappoint). Step 4 – time to shabu shabu. Step 5 – dip the …

It’s a bit cheesy, but we’re in love with Raclette

Gooey. Melted. Cheese. If anything screeches “Fill me up like a hibernating bear” it’s The Raclette – the act of smothering warm potatoes, pickles and other delicious things in Raclette cheese that flows like Alpine lava. Currently at South Melbourne Market, you can find Frencheese‘s pop up, serving this delight to your hungry hungry winter belly. Frencheese has even added entertainment to your dish by serving it with an optional salad. Should you miss a chance at your fix, check out Maker and Monger at The Prahran Market, or head up into Collingwood to Smithward who – take a deep breath – combine The Raclette with mac n cheese. It’s called the Rac’n’Mac. And it’s only available on Thursdays, because Smithward know you probably thought it was Friday already and need to eat something comforting. Have you had the ‘rac lately? Tag us on Instagram with #weknowmelbourne and show us! What: The Raclette by Frencheese pop up at South Melbourne Markets Where: The South Melbourne Market, Coventry Street, South Melbourne. Stall 45. Words by Lee …

Donut worry, Beer happy at the Donut + Beer Fest

Just when you are about to give up on winter, Donut Fest comes along and pick you up from being a couch potato! So, put your layers back on because one of the most exciting event is here! Prepare your appetite, as Donut Fest has 36 food and beverage vendors ranging from food stalls, food trucks and beverages. You can try donuts from around the world such as Argentina, Greece, Hungary, South Africa, America, Denmark, Australia and even Nutella donut burgers to glow in the dark donuts. #instagramworthy This Donut Fest is packed with full entertainment. Enjoy some live music, party at the pinball party bus, or maybe join the donut eating competition and win some prizes. Be the judge at the People’s Choice Best Donut Award and be wow by the miniature donut museum. Donut Fest has also thought about how nobody carries cash nowadays. They made this event 100% cashless, meaning your ticket is scanned and put onto a card (think: debit card) that can be used on the day like pay-pass to …