This page journals our family’s gastronomic adventures, from places we’ve eaten, to recipes we’ve tried, and fabulous events we’ve hosted.


Happy Yuletide – Midwinter Fun!

What a wonderful and social Winter it has been! On Sunday fortnight we celebrated Yulefest. In the cold and frosty morning, Will and I (with Tin Tin) went up to Spook’s Hill and cut down a couple of fir boughs. I showed Will the toadstools that had popped up in through the carpet of fir […]

Red Currant Cordial

Ingredients: Weigh red currants (or other berries) Water at same ratio as currants/berries (1g:1ml) Caster Sugar at half ratio as water (1ml:2mls) White Vinegar Instructions: Clean currants/berries and take out any sprigs, leaves etc Add currants/berries and water to pan Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes Strain into a bowl using a colander […]

Paleo & Vegan Pecan Pie

A couple of weekends ago we had a little get together with friends, the house was full of playing children (and a very tolerant cat) and I thought I’d finally try a recipe that I had been wanting to try for a while now. The result was delicious and tasted like the pecan pies I […]

Recipe – Paleo Zucchini Chocolate Brownie

Hi there. It has been such a long time since I last posted anything. So much has happened but I’ll save that for a later post. In the meantime, I’ve found a fantastic recipe for paleo (gluten free, dairy free, sugar free) zucchini, chocolate brownie, which is a handy recipe to have on the cusp […]

Food – The Art of Health

Last Saturday David and I went on a ‘date’ without our baby William for the first time in almost a year. Actually, it was better than a date! It was a fantastic dinner and panel discussion hosted by the Mulloon Institute at Mulloon Creek Farm on ‘Food – the Art of Health.’ The inspiring and […]

Monday Link Heaven

Another Monday rolls around and we have a pile of interesting articles to read. Enjoy! EAT We are just starting to get our heads around adding organ meats to our diets, actually eating heart, liver, kidneys etc. We want to overcome our distaste because we want to reduce wastage and improve our nutrition. We thought […]

I have come a long way – A GreenFoodie’s Eating Adventures

A conversation with one of our readers and then this morning with my sister Zoe, who is a very healthy and happy vegan and guest writer for this website, sparked the urge to write this post. I have been complaining about the state of my skin for a while and how disappointed I am that […]

Food for Thought – A Vegan’s Journey

Hello Greenfoodies! It has been a while I know, apologies.  As we all know life can get a little bit crazy, but winter (especially over the holidays) is a good time for rest, contemplation and reconnection.  With this in mind, I was very thrilled to have recently discovered a Townsville based group called ‘Food for […]

Monday Link Heaven

Ok, so the Sunday link post has now become Monday’s weekly link update. Whatever the day it makes for some interesting reading. EAT 20 more reasons to have more honey in your life, need we say more? Can Red Meat Be Part of a Healthful Diet? This is an excellent article by Dr. Mercola on […]

Kitchen Cabinet Sunday Lunch: Goat and Chestnuts

Last Sunday was an absolutely gorgeous day, the trees blazed with flame coloured leaves and a cloudless blue sky stretched from horizon to horizon. The air was crisp with Autumn chill, softened around the edges by the warm sun. What a perfect day for a Sunday lunch to celebrate the tastes of Autumn in the […]

Waste Not Want Not Pumpkin Seeds

Yesterday I had lunch with a friend of mine I hadn’t seen in a while. She had an amazing harvest of pumpkins this season and graciously shared a lovely butternut with me after serving up a delicious pumpkin and coriander soup for lunch. Thanks Stacey! Today I decided to roast it and stock up for […]

CrossFit, Muffins and ANZAC Biscuits – being healthy never tasted or felt so good!

Well, it has been a busy month settling into family life now that David is back home. The transition from our Standard Australian Diet to a mostly paleolithic diet has gone pretty smoothly although there are the usual stumbles, dark chocolate being the main culprit (we’ve all got to have some guilty pleasures otherwise life […]

A Vegan’s Journey – Friends and Pizza

Hi Greenfoodies, I just wanted to speak a little about the importance of friends.  I have some amazing people in my life, and have recently acquired some “gourmet” friends-friends who really enjoy food, wining and dining as much as I do.  It is such a pleasure to have long, leisurely meals and discuss everything from […]

Lunch with Jackie French – A Greenfoodie’s Eating Adventures

What a fabulous weekend! David is back home after four months overseas and we spent a lovely Sunday lunch in GreenFoodie heaven! The Kitchen Cabinet at Old Parliament House in Canberra runs monthly Sunday lunches to celebrate local produce and producers. This Sunday we enjoyed the company of author and organic gardener Jackie French who […]

Oh Dear! My Sugar Addiction Strikes – A GreenFoodie’s Eating Adventures

Oh dear! I have fallen of the wagon this last week and I am paying for it! Last fortnight I indulged my love of pizza and had takeaway (gourmet). I expected to be slapped in the face with irritable bowels but only had mild symptoms, phew! I was deflated by my measurements though. Upper arm […]

Raw Chocolate Brownies

These chocolate brownies are delicious and very addictive. Gluten free, raw and the option of vegan. Cut them up into squares or roll them into bliss balls and have them whenever you want. It will even make a lovely base for a tart. Makes: 16 Squares or 20 Balls Ingredients 3 Cups of Nut Meal […]

Paleo ANZAC Biscuits

These biscuits are delicious and taste surprisingly like regular ANZAC biscuits. Very moreish. Thanks to ‘The Healthy Chef’ Teresa Cutterfor another fantastic recipe! Ingredients 1 cup (100 g) almond meal (ground almonds) 1 cup (100 g)  flaked almonds 1 cup (75 g) organic desiccated coconut (see notes) 1/4 (80 g) cup honey 1/4 cup (60 […]

Grain Free Carrot Muffins with Honey Marscapone Frosting

These muffins are amazingly good. They are best served fresh but can be stored in the fridge or frozen and still taste great. Makes 24 muffins or 48 cupcakes. Be sure to butter your muffin tins well if you’re not using baking cups. Replace the marscapone with cream cheese to give the frosting a bit […]

Chia Seed Pudding

I am addicted to this delicious and healthy pudding. Add berries for a summer dessert or bananas, shredded coconut and cinnamon/nutmeg for a comforting treat or raw cocoa for a decadent option. Ingredients:   2 x 400ml cans of organic coconut cream 2/3 of a Cup of Chia Seeds 1 Vanilla Pod (scraped) or equivalent […]

Raw Milk, Kefir and the Dangers of Processed Food – A GreenFoodie’s Eating Adventures

It’s been almost 2 months since I first started my eating adventures on a ‘Primal’ diet. I have successfully cut out all processed food, grain, carbs and sugars (with the occasional lapse) and replaced these with increased fats and varied proteins (from nuts, fish, and ‘clean’ meats) and stevia for when my sweet tooth strikes. […]

Progress, However Slow – A GreenFoodie’s Eating Adventures

Well, its 3 weeks into my new Primal lifestyle and I have been surprised that I am sticking to the diet without too much trouble. It hasn’t been as difficult as I thought it would be to cut out processed food, grains, other carbs and sugars and it seems to be having a positive effect […]

Confession – A GreenFoodie’s Eating Adventures

I have a confession to make. I am overweight, unfit and unhealthy. I know, I know, its not that I’m sick, or obese, I should be grateful for this great life that I have and am (mostly). Its just that I’m, well… blah. I’m much plumper than I should be, I have no energy, and […]

Re-Dedication to Veganism – A Vegan’s Journey

HAPPY NEW YEAR GREENFOODIES!!!! I just wanted to take the time to re-dedicate myself to the vegan cause. As you know from a previous post, that I suffered immense meat cravings in transitioning from an ovo-lacto vegetarian to a full vegan. Not wanting to lapse into eating meat, I decided to allow occasional amounts of […]

Choku Bai Jo in Canberra

Thanks to my fabulous chiropractor, Ginninderra Chiropractic, I found out that there is a fruiterer and green grocer in Canberra that sells only locally grown organic produce. It mirrors the traditional Japanese choku bai jo (direct selling place), selling fruit and vegetables that have been picked fresh every morning. Visit their website @ Choku Bai […]

Grassfed Meat – A GreenFoodie’s Eating Adventures

This year I have resolved to improve my health and the health of my family as well as aligning myself more closely with my GreenFoodie principles. I am determined to eat only the most nutritious, wholesome and ethical foods that I can find as a matter of great urgency, not only for my own sake, […]

Festive Greetings from Zoe!

  Season’s Greetings Green Foodies!!!   It has been a hectic few days, and as per tradition we ate way too much!!!   The food was amazing and I wanted to share with you how to have a vegetarian/vegan Christmas without too much fuss.   As my household is a blend of meat eaters and vegos, a […]

Happy Holidays

The GreenFoodie team would love to wish you all the best for the New Year and we hope you are having a happy and fun time during this holiday season. We are looking forward to a busy year at GreenFoodie providing useful and interesting information about all things GreenFoodie and keeping you updated on our […]

The Strawberry Jam Experiment

We were amazed at the quality of the strawberries this season! Everywhere we went at the markets had great looking strawberries, so we were feasting… I’d always wanted to make my own jam, and the many jars of my mother’s Rosella jam we came home from our last Christmas visit with spurred me on. So […]

Expanding Healthy Meat Options at EPIC Markets – Canberra

It has been a while since we visited the EPIC Markets here in Canberra but last weekend we braved the cold and rain to enjoy a lovely morning of shopping at our weekly farmers markets. We were very happy to see that there were some great options for healthy meat and meat products, grass-fed, free-range […]

Green Savy Sunday @ The Old Bus Depot Markets – Canberra

Markets showcase green alternatives for everyday life Canberra’s nationally award winning markets, the Old Bus Depot Markets, will be hosting its environmentally focused theme day, Green Savvy Sunday, on Sunday 9 October 2011. Now in its second year, this market focuses on green alternatives for everyday life. “Green Savvy Sunday will be even bigger and […]

Townsville Farmers Market gets the Green Light

Source @ ABC North Queensland – 28 Sep 11 – By Nathalie Fernbach After more than three years of planning Townsville’s farmers market will start operation in April 2012. The market will be located in a purpose-built facility at North Shore and will initially be operating fortnightly and then weekly when sufficient produce is available. […]

More than a locavore in Mudgee

G Magazine explores the delights of Mudgee Farmers Markets. Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month and hosted by Mudgee Fine Foods, treat yourself! Article by Caitlin Howlett from G Magazine Online It’s hard to imagine a more quaint or wholesome country town. Tucked into the fertile hills of central west NSW, Mudgee showcases […]

Biota Dining, Bowral

We recently had a weekend away in the NSW Southern Highlands. Amongst many great foodie delights, the stand out was Biota Dining and we’ll tell you about the rest in the coming weeks. We stumbled across Biota while driving around Bowral looking for somewhere to have dinner. To our surprise, what we found within was […]

Urban Food Market – Sustainable Produce for Sustainable People, Sydney

I can’t wait for our next trip to Sydney, the day will start here and I may need all the car space we have to bring some of everything home! Here’s what they say: Whether it is rich, flavoursome grassfed Wagyu, tender saltbush free range lamb or mouth-watering free range pork and poultry, we guarantee […]

A Vegan’s Journey – an update from Zoe

Hi Greenfoodies, I know it has been a while between posts, but it has been a month of distractions!  Also, it has been a month of realisations.  As I have mentioned in previous posts, I recently became vegan which has had some interesting effects on my body.  I have been a vegetarian for quite a […]

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Eggplant Lasagne

This is my favorite vegetarian recipe! Ingredients: 3 eggplants 6 garlic gloves 1 red onion A few sprigs of thyme (leaves picked) 1 chilli 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 x 400g cans organic whole tomatoes Small knob of butter Splash of balsamic vinegar Bunch of basil (leaves picked, stalks chopped) 300g grated cheese […]

Our foodie weekend

We had a pretty good foodie weekend this week. It started off as it usually does, Genevieve and the baby bump sleeping in and me having coffee outside with the hound. Then we headed out to catch up with a friend and have brunch – to our usual haunt, Urban Food + Cafe. The breakfast […]

Urban Pantry, Canberra

We had breakfast at Urban Pantry on Saturday and were very impressed! The menu is characterised by free-range eggs, Sonoma organic sourdough and great local produce as well as many vegetarian and gluten-free options. The coffee is good and there are many artisan breads and other local and gourmet products for sale from the pantry. […]

Regional @ CIT

Regional @ CIT is a regionally based cooperative retail and wholesale food outlet based at the Canberra Institute of Technology. It offers the ACT and the surrounding regions the following local produce: meats, poultry, fish, speciality small goods, vegetables, fruit, organic and eco-friendly products, pastries and bread products, desserts, condiments, ready to eat meals, value […]

Canberra Organics

Canberra Organics is a local organic online shop delivering to the Canberra region. Canberra Organics offers organic food, home delivered, straight to your door. We deliver fresh produce and perishables to Canberra and the Southern Coast regions, as well as certified organic grocery items like milk, bread and rolled oats. Enjoy your day, let us […]

Townsville’s Sprout Green Grocer – Review

By Zoe Carriere – Mother, Teacher, Vegan Hi Green Foodies, I have just discovered an awesome place called Sprout Green Grocers and wanted to share it with you.  The store specialises in organic, gluten free, preservative free, and local and regional food.  It has all the essentials including a large range of organic fruit and […]

Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Hi Green foodies, This is the first post with my and my family’s favourite vegan dishes.  My daughter and partner both really love this dish.  It is quick, nutritious and delicious! Ingredients: 3 cups wholemeal spelt penne pasta 1 cup almond milk ¼ cup Braggs All Purpose Seasoning (liquid) 1 cup savoury nutritional yeast 1 […]

Deeks Bakery & Cafe, Canberra

We found Deeks when we first moved to Canberra and went looking for Gluten Free bread. We found a whole lot more than the boring loaf of tasteless gluten free bread we were used to! Deeks has so much to offer, even if you don’t have gluten intolerance. They also serve fair trade coffee! After […]

Urban Food Store + Cafe, Canberra

We are regulars at Urban Food for a reason, great greenfoodie food and products. They make a great organic coffee and the atmosphere is awesome! Urban Food Store + Cafe is Canberra’s only organic cafe and wholefoods store. Located within the New Acton precinct, Urban Food Store + Cafe features a great selection of fresh, […]

GoodLife. Modern Organic Pizza, Adelaide

When we lived in Adelaide our lazy “lets just order pizza” dinner option always had a little more style and taste than your average pizza. GoodLife pizza is the best pizza I’ve ever had. The Angaston Spicy Salami pizza is my all time favorite. At GoodLife, we place an enormous importance on sourcing produce that’s […]

STREAT, Melbourne

A great find, thanks to If you are in Melbourne city & feeling a bit peckish head to Federation Square and grab some grub from the STREAT stall. STREAT is a social enterprise providing homeless youth with a supported pathway to long-term careers in the hospitality industry. The organizers are working hard to establish […]

Milk and Honey Cafe Restaurant, Canberra

We had Coffee at Milk and Honey in Canberra this morning and were surprised at what we found. The menu was filled with great greenfoodie things! They use organic and fairtrade coffees, jam lady organic jams, deeks gluten free bread and organic free range eggs. Their lunch and dinner menus have heaps of gluten free […]

Mondo Organics, Brisbane

I first went to Mondo back in 2000 when it had just opened. It was great then and maintains its reputation today, it’s a must if you are in Brisbane. “Mondo is elegant organic dining at its best. Mondo restaurant, catering and cooking school was inspired by a concern about the increasing use of chemical […]

Joey’s Kitchen, Canberra

While you’re at the Watson shops, Joey’s Kitchen is a must! The Greek and Mediterranean menu features seasonal, free range, organic and gluten free produce and they use Organic fair trade Wagonga Coffee. I had the burger when I was there for lunch and it exceeded expectations! I can’t wait to go back for breakfast […]

Satis Cafe, Canberra

We found Satis Vegetarian Café at the Watson shops the other day. It’s a quirky little cafe with bohemian atmosphere and they specialise in organic, fair trade and free range local produce. They had a delicious looking breakfast and lunch menu and loads of gluten free cakes, muffins and biscuits. The Coffee was pretty good, […]

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