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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.

Stories

  • Friday Foodie In Focus – Arum Nixon

    Have you ever wondered if the food is hot or cold when judged on MasterChef? Arum Nixon, our favourite MasterChef contestant, spills the beans + more in today’s Friday Foodie In Focus interview. Arum recently......

  • meet the locals caramelicious

    Meet The Locals – Caramelicious

    Caramelicious is a family owned business making traditional French style salted caramel with a family recipe which has passed down three generations. Rémi & Breena Tremsal have put their heart and soul into developing an exceptional......

  • Kakadu Plum Co

    Meet The Locals – Kakadu Plum Co

    Sitting having her morning green smoothie one day, founder, Tahlia Mandie asked herself: “Does Australia not have its own homegrown native superfood?” From there her research led her to the powerhouse fruit, Kakadu Plum. Kakadu......

  • Meet The Locals – Kali by Somage Fine Foods

    Ben Kelly and Nathan Wakeford founded Somage Fine Foods in 2006 – a time when cappuccinos looked like muffin tops, chocolate drinks were flavoured sugar and it was still okay to serve teabags in polystyrene......

  • mr bean cold brew

    Meet The Locals – Mr Bean Cold Brew

    In July 2016, good friends Jack and Polly started Mr Bean Cold Brew at the Airlie Beach markets as a passion project to sell their cold brew coffee concentrate to the local community. The response......

  • friday foodie pukara estate

    Meet The Locals – Pukara Estate (& what you need to know about Olive Oil)

    Today’s interview is with the humble yet ambitious husband and wife team behind the award winning brand Pukara Estate. Predominately producers of olive oil, they also make a wide (& delicious) range of hand-made vinegars......

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Lifestyle

  • 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......

  • kitchen tools and tricks

    6 Kitchen Tools & Tricks

    Want to maximise flavour and make better use of the food you cook with? MasterChef finalist, Arum Nixon, shares with us some key tools and tricks of the trade to help you in the kitchen.  Check out......

  • 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......

  • perfect picnic

    Everything You Need For The Perfect Picnic

    Luckily for us in Australia, it’s picnic season all year round. There is however something extra special about those Summer good time vibes which makes it our favourite season to pull out the picnic rug, chill......

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Recipes

  • egg bacon cup

    Baked Egg & Bacon Cups with Dukkah

    Inspired by our current BRUNCH edition Discovery Box, these easy Egg Bacon Cups are ideal for a brunch gathering with friends, breakfast for two or a delicious & nutritious treat for the kids! We love......

  • coffee chia pudding

    Coffee Chia Pudding

    If you’re looking for something different to make this weekend for breakfast or brunch…….actually even afternoon tea or dessert whilst we’re at it, look no further. These creamy coffee chia puddings are packed full of......

  • coffee hazelnut porridge

    Creamy Coffee Hazelnut Porridge

    This is creamy porridge everything you love about breakfast and the colder weather all rolled into one (plus featuring a good caffeine buzz). It’s 100% dairy free & gluten free, but by no means free of......

  • cauliflower lentil salad

    Roasted Cauliflower Lentil Salad by Arum Nixon

    We recently had our favourite MasterChef contestant & top 5 finalist, Arum Nixon, curate the Oct/Nov Discovery Box. This seriously delicious box contained some of Arum’s favourite ingredients to cook with, including the Box Grove Vineyard Verjuice + Wits End gorgeous......

  • 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......

  • truffle mushroom bruschetta

    Truffle Mushroom Bruschetta with Creamy Goats Cheese

    Whilst we created this recipe for our recent BRUNCH Discovery Box, this Truffle Mushroom Bruschetta actually makes the perfect breakfast, snack, lunch or dinner when you want to whip up something simple but soooo delicious.......

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