The ultimate cheese tour of New Zealand

Hit the trail and see why New Zealand’s artisan cheese industry is blooming, as a new generation of cheesemakers returns to age-old ways to craft the tastiest cheeses.
Beyond the green pastures, New Zealand’s best little cheesemakers will put temptation in your way as you travel the highways and byways …read more

3 ways to travel through New Zealand

New Zealand is home to spectacular scenery and diverse wildlife, and attracts millions of tourists per year looking to experience its pristine nature.
Here are three of the best ways to experience it all.
1. By road
Self-driving tours of New Zealand are extremely popular. You can drive yourself in a rental …read more

Living thoughtfully: Matt and Lentil

A practical guide to traditional skills in the modern world lies at the heart of Matt and Lentil’s beautiful first book, Grown and Gathered. An ode to thoughtful living, it captures the joy that comes from the simple things – growing summer tomatoes, trading flowers from the garden, preserving …read more

parkrun around the world

Do you love traveling but hate missing your regular Saturday morning jog? Are you hesitant to go running on holidays because you’re worried about getting lost? Let parkrun be your travel guide, running buddy and personal trainer all in one.
Originating in the UK over a decade ago, parkrun is …read more

The community garden

Community gardens have long provided this space, but many of them do so much more.
THE SECRET GARDEN, HAWKESBURY REGION
“When you think of a community garden you often imagine vegie plots or food, but there’s much more going on here,” says Secret Garden coordinator Marianne Farrar.
It’s just after 9am, and …read more

The playful community

No longer confined to childhood, play-based projects have taken to the streets on a global scale, changing the way communities connect.
In Melbourne’s Federation Square, two adult strangers laugh as they bounce on a giant illuminated see-saw. In Adelaide, a young family explores a local park in a ‘geocaching’ session, …read more

Malaysian beef rendang curry recipe

Serves: 6
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hr 10 minutes
Ingredients
1 jar AYAM Malaysian Rendang Curry Paste 185 g
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
270 ml can AYAM Coconut Milk
700 g rump steak, diced into 2 cm pieces
Toasted shredded coconuts, to garnish
Steamed rice to serve
Method
1. Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat.
2. …read more

Chilli jam chicken stir fry recipe

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Ingredients
2 tablespoons AYAM™ Thai Chilli Jam Paste
500 g boneless chicken, cut into strips
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 red capsicum, deseeded and sliced
1 tablespoon AYAM™ Light Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
½ cup roasted cashew nuts
½ cup Thai basil leaves
Steamed rice to …read more

Grilled snapper, charred corn, almond and buckwheat tabouli recipe

Ingredients
½ cup buckwheat, soaked in water overnight
2 cobs corn, peeled
½ cup whole almonds
1 punnet cherry tomatoes
1 bunch flat parsley, washed, roughly chopped
½ bunch mint, washed, torn
3 shallots, washed, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Juice 1 lemon
4 fillets snapper approx. 150 g (from a responsible source)
Extra lemon for serving
Method
1. …read more

Should you include dairy in your diet?

I find myself endlessly spruiking the benefits of dairy foods, and with good reason too. Not only are dairy foods downright delicious, they are also extremely healthy – the evidence doesn’t lie.
Dairy foods provide a nutritional punch. They contain more than 10 nutrients important for our general health, nervous …read more

Tzatziki dip recipe

Ingredients
500 ml EasiYo unsweetened Greek style yogurt
Garlic clove, crushed (add more cloves if desired)
½ cucumber, deseeded and finely sliced
Juice and zest of half a fresh lemon
Bunch of mint, roughly chopped, and extra leaves for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil to garnish (optional)
Method
1. Place the sliced cucumber over a …read more

Turkey, nectarine and walnut salad in lettuce cups recipe

Serves: 4
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Ingredients
600 g turkey steaks
6 thin slices pancetta
3 nectarines, stone removed and diced into 1cm pieces
1 cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
1 cup watercress leaves
2 tablespoons chives cut into 1cm pieces
1 buffalo mozzarella, roughly torn into pieces
Dressing
¼ cup walnut oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 …read more

CancerAid: A new tool for cancer patients

Five Sydney-based doctors have developed a new smartphone app to support cancer patients during treatment. CancerAid helps patients and their families tho to organise their journey with clear, individualised information.
Co-founder Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh, a radiation oncology registrar, shares why he believes this app can make a difference.
What does CancerAid …read more

Fresh prawn, shaved zucchini, avocado, fennel, basil and hazelnut salad recipe

Ingredients
1 kg fresh cooked tiger prawns
½ cup hazelnuts
2 medium zucchini
1 medium bulb fennel
1 avocado
1 cup picked basil leaves
1 cup picked flat parsley leaves
1 cup picked mint leaves
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 bunch dill, picked
Method
1. Peel the prawns, leaving the tail intact.
2. Preheat the …read more

Tomato and herb quinoa salad recipe

Ingredients
1 cup raw quinoa
1 ½ cups water
4 tomatoes, diced
1 small red onion, peeled and finely diced
1 long red chilli, halved, de-seeded, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
2 large handfuls of coriander, washed and chopped
1 handful of parsley, washed and chopped
60 ml extra-virgin olive oil
1 lemon, juiced for …read more

Spanish chargrilled capsicum salad recipe

Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
3 large green capsicums
3 large red capsicums
2 shallots, very finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, crushed
½ teaspoon dried oregano
Small handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt flakes
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 ½ tablespoons sherry vinegar
80 ml extra-virgin olive oil
Method
1. Heat a chargrill pan over high heat, add the whole …read more

5 reasons to try an outdoor gym

We live in a beautiful country with lots of sunshine, fresh air and space. Yet many of us spend hours sitting indoors, often in front of a screen.
With warmer days and a new year upon us, now is the perfect time to head outdoors with the family and establish …read more

7 delicious ways to enjoy avocado

1. Classic guacamole
Whip up this summer entertaining staple with ripe avocado, lemon and salt. Add some coriander and chilli for extra zing.
2. Vegan mayo
Blend avocado, white vinegar, lemon juice and salt with some garlic and onion powder for an easy, yummy mayonnaise.
3. Pudding
Freeze avocado overnight then puree …read more

Medibank Australian Open Survey: Terms & Conditions

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How …read more

5 tips for choosing the right pet for you

Bringing a new furry family member into your life is an exciting decision. No doubt you’re already imagining all the cuddles, walks and playtime you’re going to have with your very cute companion. But before you commit to being a pet owner, it’s important to think it through carefully.
Choosing …read more

Cucumber, lime and mint agua fresca recipe

Serves: 8
Ingredients
4 large cucumbers, coarsely chopped
2 large handfuls of mint leaves
6 limes (juiced for 1 cup lime juice)
1 cup sugar
4 cups water
Method
1. Prepare all of the ingredients based on the instructions in the ingredients list.
2. Put all of the ingredients into the blender.
3. Add enough water to fill three-quarters …read more

Fresh guacamole recipe

Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
3 avocados
½ red onion, finely chopped
Small handful mint, chopped, plus extra leaves for garnish
Small handful coriander, chopped
1 teaspoon salt flakes
¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
Juice of 1 lime
1-2 teaspoons of your favourite hot sauce (we prefer to use a green hot sauce)
Pepitas, for garnish
Olive oil, for drizzling
Tortilla chips, to …read more

John Dory with nectarine and lychee salsa recipe

Serves: 4
Cook time: 8 mins
Prep time: 10 mins
Ingredients
3 ripe nectarines, stone removed and cut into 1 cm cubes
8 lychees, stone removed and roughly chopped, juices reserved
1 small red chili, deseeded and finely diced
2 tablespoons mint, finely shredded
1 tablespoon fish sauce
4 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon coconut sugar
½ cup macadamia nuts …read more

Apricot chia bliss balls recipe

Makes: 25
Prep time: 15 mins
Ingredients
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons coconut water
250 g whole raw almonds
18 fresh dates, stones removed
4 large fresh apricots, halved and stones removed
½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste
Zest of 1 orange
1 teaspoon cinnamon
⅓ cup desiccated coconut
½ cup desiccated coconut for rolling
Method
1. Place chia seeds and coconut water …read more

How often should you poo?

Some people are like clockwork and others struggle. How often we go to the toilet to use our bowels varies greatly and so does what is considered normal and healthy.
Normal pooing frequency can be anything from three times a day to once every few days. You are not necessarily …read more

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