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Pastitsio: ultimate comfort food + leftovers saviour

By | August 5th, 2015|Categories: recipes|

We get excited by clever ways to reduce food waste, hence we're thoroughly excited about our latest eBook The Clever Cook. It's devoted to easy, wholesome recipes that help you avoid food waste, saving you money as well as reducing your impact on the environment. Here's one of our favourite recipes from the eBook, to [...]

Why we need to be Clever Cooks PLUS a recipe for the perfect chicken soup

By | July 2nd, 2015|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people, recipes|

With the release of our latest waste-fighting eBook The Clever Cook, we sit down and have a short Q&A with the eBook's author (and our comms coordinator) Maria Hannaford to learn what developing the book taught her about our power to improve our environment. What's the premise of the eBook? Out of the 4 MILLION [...]


By | March 5th, 2015|Categories: ethical eating, recipes|

If your idea of salmon is the orange-fleshed fillet that comes from farmed Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon, boy have we got news for you... there's another type of 'salmon' that isn't really salmon but is called Australian Salmon and rates much better in terms of sustainability - the Australian Marine Conservation society has recently rated Tasmanian [...]

A Christmas of “Surprise, There’s No Meat in This!”

By | November 20th, 2014|Categories: ethical eating, recipes|

There’s certain bravery in defying tradition and not serving meat for Christmas. It’s akin to riding a bike with gears and breaks past a group of fixie-clad hipsters. You know eating less meat is a superior idea that was invented for good reason, but you also know you’ll be ridiculed for it. This year, ST [...]

Give a Fork! #wastefree recipe: Cecconi’s Orange Peel Muffins

By | October 1st, 2014|Categories: recipes|

To celebrate the launch of our 2014 Give a Fork! campaign, focussed on food and packaging waste, Italian masterchefs Cecconi's share their recipe for Orange Peel Muffins and show us that #wastefree eating is not only achievable but hot diggity darn delicious! You're welcome. Why would you want to use bits of food you'd normally [...]

A Quick Easter Guide to Good Chocolate PLUS a few fun choccie recipes

By | April 2nd, 2014|Categories: ethical eating, recipes|

image via here. Easter - the season of chocolate egg consumption - is only two weeks away. Soon, children all over the country will be excitedly stomping on lovingly raised daisy beds to get their hands on the Easter Bunny's sweet givings. Yet while Easter brings chocolaty smiles to the faces of our [...]

5 seafood tips that’ll make your day plus a free e-Cookbook!

By | September 17th, 2013|Categories: ethical eating, recipes|

The world of sustainable seafood is a mumbly jumbly one of confusing stats and contradictory advice and it leaves most people perplexed at the fishmonger. “Which fish is ‘good’, and what the hell do I do with half a kilo of sardines?” Stress not, we’re here to help. This year we've launched our first ever [...]

Sustainable Seafood Eats: Luscious Leatherjacket Curry

By | August 22nd, 2013|Categories: recipes|

Lovely Luscious Leatherjacket Standard names: Leatherjacket, Reef leatherjacket, Ocean jacket Leatherjackets are a delicious and sustainable seafood option, rated as a good choice on the AMCS seafood app and rated highly by GoodFishBadFish. Leatherjackets have firm white flesh that stays nice and moist. The meat holds its shape when diced and used in curries or [...]

Twist and shake! How native botanicals are reinventing cocktails

By | July 16th, 2013|Categories: ethical eating, events, recipes|

A few weeks ago we held a sell-out event focussed on showing people how to grow, prepare and consume Australian native plants. Check out all the details here and here and peruse the photo album here. Maidenii co-creators Shaun Byrne and Gilles Lapalus (who make Australian vermouth) created native botanically-enriched aperitifs and drinkies to enliven [...]