The high-altitude, rich volcanic soils, and ample rainfall provide the perfect conditions for growing this unique, aromatic, and full-bodied black tea that rivals the best in the world. For more information visit neradatea.com.au
Gluten-Free Flourless Chai Chocolate Cake
Recipe / Nerada
Everyone loves a piece of scrumptious chocolate cake, and this Gluten-Free Flourless Chai Chocolate Cake means no one will have to miss out on this sweet treat! With only eight ingredients, this cake will be made again and again. We recommend you enjoy it with a hot cup of Nerada tea.
2 Nerada Organics Chai Tea Bags
200g dark chocolate, chopped
150g butter, diced Cocoa (optional), for dusting
150g caster sugar
5 eggs, separated
150g almond meal
½ tsp ground cardamom
Preheat the oven to 170ËšC (150ËšC fan-forced). Grease and line a 20cm springform cake tin with baking paper.
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Cooking with KELP
Kelp and other seaweeds bring a salty, metallic taste to your cooking at the same time as packing a nutritious punch. Kelp is rich in healing antioxidants and iodine but as far as cooking goes, it really depends on what form you are using. Dried seaweed makes wonderful stocks while fresh seaweed can be cooked and served alongside a seafood dish or in a soup. In Australia we are not accustomed to cooking with kelp and other seaweeds, so here are some tasty ideas to bring the healing power of these foods into your diet such as our: kelp power bowl; kelp noodle salad; seafood spaghetti with kombu; kelp super snacks; kelp bread; kelp vegan pad thai; and miso honey baked salmon topped with seaweed salad.
Belgian cuisine is saucy and always satisfying. It is always tasty and offers a unique blend of stimulating ingredients. Soups, stews and tarts are a feature as are sweet specialities such as speculaas. Bring a bit of Belgium to your cooking with our: stoemp; Belgian curry mussels with frites; chicken waterzooi; Belgian braised stew; Belgium tea loaf; and specula as biscuits.
5 HEALTHY WORK SNACKS
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A CULTURE OF BETTER butter
Butter is synonymous with good food, but cultured butter offers a deliciously sustainable, artisanal take on the popular spread. We chat to two butter connoisseurs to find out more.
5 SUGAR ALTERNATIVES
If you want to have your cake and eat it too, you need to make it with some healthy sweetener choices. Here, Lisa Holmen outlines her top five sweeteners you can use for guilt-free baking.
With a range of breads and fillings to choose from, breakfast sandwiches can be catered to any taste and need. They offer you a chance to start your day with lean protein, fibre, valuable nutrition and wondrous tastes. The added bonus is that while you would ideally like to sit and savour every meal, sometimes breakfast in particular can be rushed so something healthy that you can have on the go is a great way to start your day. The possibilities for breakfast sandwiches are really only limited by your imagination but to get you started try our: tortilla BLAT; bacon benny bagel; curried egg toast; turkey meatball banh mi; omelette, sundried tomato pesto and rocket sandwich; avocado, halloumi and rocket on rye; baked beans, cheese and spinach toastie; or some spicy Mexican breakfast wraps.
You've heard all about probiotics and prebiotics, but the new research on the biotic block is going into postbiotics and they are proving to be health-giving stars.
IN CONVERSATION WITH Paul Iskov
With a background at world-class restaurants such as Noma and DOM, Paul Iskov's creations fuse fine-dining with native Australian ingredients. Iskov is renowned for bringing his colourful flair and flavours to the menu at his WA-based roaming restaurant, Fervor, where sustainability meets a spectacular dining experience.
CREAMY, VEGAN & delicious
Choosing vegan food means you can't eat dairy but that does not mean you can't have dishes with that beautiful, comforting creamy consistency. Avocado, pureed cashews and coconut milk are just some of the options that can give your healthy, sustainable vegan meal a lovely creamy feel. Bring some creamy consistency to your vegan cooking with our: sweet potato, chickpea and coconut curry; lemony creamy pasta with sundried tomatoes, broccoli and asparagus; roasted cauliflower and chickpea salad with creamy tahini dressing; creamy spinach and artichoke risoni; Massaman cauliflower; creamy tomato and basic penne; and lemon posset.
Traybakes make a quick and easy dinner for a busy weeknight or even a weekend evening when you don't want to have to think too hard about getting food ready. The added bonus with a traybake is that it really lends itself to the communal nature of eating as you can place it on the table and let people serve themselves. Traybakes can also be a delicious blend of flavours and be healthy too, especially if you try our: eggplant, chickpea and pomegranate; gluten-free zucchini and corn; pork, fennel and apple; haloumi and roasted vegetable; chicken gnocchi; Thai red curry salmon; or marinated garlic and lime chicken.
FIVE PROBLEMS WITH GOUACHE (AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM)
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Off the Board
Animals come to life in intricate detail through the boldness and versatility of Melissa Helene’s scratchboard art
Quick-growing annuals to sow now
There is still time in late spring to sow quick-growing hardy and half-hardy annuals straight to the soil, says Anne Swithinbank, as she describes the best ones to grow
Life's a beach
All ready for your summer holiday? You won't want to travel without this essential personalised stitchy storage
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cooking class Jambalaya
Our hearty, Creole-style all-in-one rice dish is easy enough for midweek and smart enough for weekend entertaining.
A GOOD SALAD / DRESSING OR SAUCE CAN TRANSFORM A DISH, AND IF IT'S HOME-MADE AND HEALTHY, SO MUCH THE BETTER. HERE ARE SIX BASIC PANTRY ITEMS YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF.