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Welcome to the new home of foodies agenda. Originally a stand alone food and lifestyle blog, foodies agenda is now the communal food journal for Foodies Collective. So what’s on the agenda you ask? Here you’ll find behind the scene stories, interviews with our passionate producers and other Australian food heroes, plus delicious seasonal recipes, all designed to excite and inspire.

Watch this space as we continue to develop and build a true community experience.


  • Meet the locals Careel Bay Honey

    Meet The Locals – Careel Bay Honey Co

    Joel Seaton always had an avid love for science and intrigue with all aspects of nature. After visiting the Beechworth Honey factory, he joined a beekeeping club and bought his first hive. In collaboration with......

  • meet the locals From Basque With Love

    Meet The Locals – From Basque With Love

    Originally from Basque country (a region bordering Spain & France) founder Susana Corcoba started From Basque with Love with the dream to handcraft delicious, natural, healthy and easy to prepare meals for every pantry in......

  • meet the locals grounded pleasures

    Meet The Locals – Grounded Pleasures

    Grounded Pleasures is a family owned business located in Ballarat. Owners Sophie & Craig McKenzie are all about the flavour, and believe that fine cocoa is as complex as fine wine and great coffee. The......

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    Meet The Locals – Olsson’s

    Olsson’s is the oldest family owned and operated salt company in Australia. Their story in Australia begun in 1878 when Olaus Olsson arrived in Melbourne from a small town in Sweden. Fast forward to today......

  • meet the locals pangkarra

    Meet The Locals – Pangkarra

    Pangkarra is a proud family owned and operated business, based in the Clare Valley. For five generations, the Maitland family has produced quality cereals, legumes and now a selection of fine food products. Their products......

  • meet the locals smoothie bombs

    Meet The Locals – Smoothie Bombs

    The Smoothie Bombs are the first certified organic, pre-portioned smoothie boosters to hit the market. Crafted by nutritionist Cinzia Cozzolino, Smoothie Bombs provide a way for the time-poor to make delicious, healthy smoothies with no......

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  • 5 (simple) tips to reduce food waste

    Do you experience that pang of guilt as you yet again throw out that limp bunch of coriander or find yourself questioning whether those last 2 eggs are really past their use by date? Don’t......

  • positive ways to begin the day

    5 Positive Ways To Begin The Day

    You can start your day by hitting the snooze button, grabbing your phone and checking Facebook, dragging yourself out of bed at the last minute, rushing to get ready, and then running out the door......

  • 9 Australian Instagram foodies

    Instagram is fab for a bit (ok a lot) of escapism, inspiration and connection. We believe it’s one of the best social media platforms for us foodies to drool over some serious #foodporn. Below you’ll......

  • Australia's foodie bucket list

    Australia’s Foodie Bucket List – 16 Ultimate Food Experiences

    Australia is renowned world wide for its incredible food.  From our unique native ‘bush tucker’, quality local produce, our vibrant multicultural food scene to the innovative chefs whom continue to push boundaries and redefine modern Australian cooking. It’s no wonder......

  • Australian seafood

    Australian Seafood – How to choose sustainable & local

    Prawns, Crab & Salmon are all great for an Easter feast, but do you know where your seafood comes from? Shocking, but sadly true, the majority of the seafood Australian’s eat is imported. Whilst Australia is......

  • foodies collective barenuts

    Celebrating World Small Business Day….Everyday

    Today is World Small Business Day, so we’re setting a small challenge for everyone that reads this. In April, the UN General Assembly marked June 27 as a global day for the celebration of small......

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  • chickpea lamb tagine

    Chickpea & Lamb Tagine

    This Chickpea, Lamb Tagine is our kind of comfort food. Warm, hearty & nourishing. It’s also a one ‘pot’ kind of meal which is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. On the flip side, served......

  • chocolate beetroot brownie

    Chocolate Beetroot Brownies

      It seems very fitting that we share this recipe with you today, considering it’s International Chocolate Day. But hey, who needs an excuse to eat chocolate?!  This rich, moist and fudgey Chocolate Beetroot Brownie recipe......

  • Crab, Black Garlic & Truffle Pasta

    This Crab, Black Garlic and Truffle Pasta is perfect for a special occasion or if you’re hoping to woo someone…. The combination of sweet tender crab meat and rich, earthy tones from the black garlic and......

  • foodies collective panna cotta

    Panna Cotta with a bittersweet twist

      Sin-ko-nah is a new tonic syrup that is gaining lots of attention in foodie circles. Recently featured in Gourmet Traveller magazine, Inside Out magazine, the Weekly Review and now part of Qantas Epiqure, we......

  • chorizo and haloumi salad

    Sweet and Sticky Haloumi and Chorizo Salad

    This chorizo & haloumi salad is the perfect meal for one (but can easily be scaled up to feed a family). Each time my hubby announces that he’ll be out for an evening, I shout......

  • berry smoothie bowl

    Very Berry Smoothie Bowl

    Have you tried a smoothie bowl? We must admit, we’re a bit (okay very) late to the party. As we live in such a fast paced world, who doesn’t love a breakfast which is super......

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