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3 Reasons Why You Must Go to a Vegan Supper Club

Recently, I attended a vegan supper club event at 113Eatery hosted by Penny Hagekyriakou of Drool and Nadia Fragnito of The Vegan Italian Kitchen. At the event, Nadia launched her latest book A Vegan Summer in Southern Italy: Recipes and Culinary Adventures. At the end of the night, I chatted with Nadia and Penny about …

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113 Eatery: Perfect for Mid-Week Meals or a Saturday Night Dinner Party

If you’ve ever dined at Shop225 in Pascoe Vale South, then you need to put 113 Eatery on your list of must-try restaurants in Melbourne. 113 Eatery is the latest restaurant by Lorenzo Tron, Roberto Davoli and Edoardo Nicita; the owners behind the Shop225 experience. Shop225 is famously known in Melbourne for its authentic Italian …

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The Power of Vegan Protein Powder: 6 of Australia’s Newest

Vegan protein powder is booming right now, and it’s those smaller makers in Australia that are making the biggest splash. Vegan smoothies across the country contain a number of these vegan protein powders that all have a decent selection of flavours. Let’s run through the latest plant-based brands that are making their vegan protein powder …

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Vegan Cheese and More: Q+A with Melissa Murphy-Webster of AVS Organic Foods

Non-vegans lament they can’t eat cheese if they decide to go vegan. However, the vegan cheese movement is booming. AVS Organic Foods’ founder Melissa Murphy-Webster has been at the forefront of commercial vegan cheese-making in Melbourne since 2013. In recent years, her artisan vegan non-dairy cheese company has expanded to food products including sausage rolls …

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Enjoying a Virtual Vegan Italian Cooking Experience with Drool

I never imagined that the COVID-19 pandemic would put Melburnians into a Stage 4 lockdown. The city, renowned for its multicultural flair and passion for incredible food, has been reduced to almost a ghost town. Cafés and restaurants are either shut or trading in takeaway and Melburnians are spending almost all their time indoors at …

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Who Needs Vegan Nutella when you can Buy these Five Chocolate Spreads Instead

Nutella has accelerated in popularity since it was created in 1964. Similarly, the vegan lifestyle has grown in popularity and demand. As veganism rises, so too has the demand for vegan versions of favourite foods. While you may not see a vegan version of Nutella, there are a five major chocolate spreads available here in …

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Stay Indoors and Cook Citrus Pumpkin and Zucchini Soup this Winter

There’s something about a pandemic that helps you get the creative culinary juices flowing. Partner that with a cold start to winter in Melbourne and you have the perfect conditions with which to cook a zinger of a vegan soup. If you look back at your previous travels to distant lands, you’ll always find soup …

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A Vegan Thai Pop-Up Episode at The Hatter & The Hare

2019 is undoubtedly the year of going vegan and business is booming for vegan creators and foodies. Customers are seeing an awakening within the non-vegan market, particularly in the food sector. More and more vegan options are emerging on menus and vegan-only nights are sprouting. One in particular was at The Hatter & The Hare …

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My 3 Favourite Vegan Food Spots on the Mornington Peninsula

Heading to the Mornington Peninsula for a beachside getaway? Just over an hour’s drive south east of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is a picturesque getaway destination. Beachside fun in the summer months, and nature walks through native bushland in the cooler months, the Mornington Peninsula affords travellers all the relaxation they need. Part of that …

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