Saturday, 23 May 2015

One week left in the May Competition: Carcamos Gourmet Caramel Apple

Only one week to enter the May competition to win. Trust me you want to win this prize! 

 We are giving away a Carcamos Gourmet Caramel Apple via our Facebook page
All you need to do is LIKE the page and LIKE the pinned post. That's all!



Competition will finish on May 31st 

Wray Organic Market and Cafe - May Specials

Miyoko's Creamery - Vegan Nut Cheese with Sundried Tomato

Today at Wray Organic Cleveland we tasted some cultured nut product cheeses by Miyoko's Creamery, a part of Miyoko's Kitchen. Cheeses sampled were Double Cream Garlic Herb, Double Cream Sundried Tomato and Double Cream Chives.

The cheeses were very tasty and I bought the Sundried Tomatoes version as it was hubby's favourite. If you know anyone that is vegan or has a diet that is dairy free please let them know about these cultured nut cheeses. They taste delicious! You wouldn't know these were not dairy cheeses. They are creamy and go well with crackers or on their own.

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"Sumptuously rich and creamy, stretchy and gooey, sharp and tangy, smoky and fresh - these words describe a delicacy that I often enjoyed before I gave up dairy products. I spent years creating delicious, kinder alternatives that would not harm animals, our planet, or our health. Today, I am thrilled to be able to share them with you! From my kitchen to yours, with joy. Miyoko"

It wasn't until I got home that I found that the main ingredient was cashew nuts!

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Ingredients: Oganic Cashews (61%), Filtered water, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Dried Tomatoes (5%), Organic Chickpea Miso (Organic Chickpeas, Organic Rice Koji, Sea Salt Water, Koji Spores), Sea Salt, Nutritional Yeast, Organic Garlic Powder, Cultures

Miyoko's Creamery from Miyoko's Kitchen

Available at Wray Organic Market and Cafe
Cleveland, Brisbane QLD Australia
Address: 197 Bloomfield St, Cleveland QLD 4163
Phone:(07) 3488 2288

Sunday, 10 May 2015

KatyKaty Cake Co Macarons at Cleveland Markets

A few weeks ago I visited the Cleveland Markets and saw a stall which sold gluten free macarons but had sold out. I vowed to get to the markets early enough the next time KatyKaty Cake Co were at the markets and thanks to an increase in stock I was lucky enough to buy some!

This week the special flavours included:

Watermelon, Lemon Curd, Peach and Blueberry. My favourite was the watermelon. All were delicious!

KatyKaty Cake Co.

Available at markets including Cleveland Markets

Phone: 0415 765 542

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Cloves Sri Lankan Restaurant - Curry Crab, Curry Goat, Green Tea, Ginger Tea, Tiramisu, Pod Chocolates - Cleveland Brisbane Australia

On Tuesday I spotted a new restaurant in Middle Street, Cleveland when picking up my takeaway from the Little Indian Palace. I took this photo of Cloves Sri Lankan Restaurant and vowed to come back soon and sample the Sri Lankan Cuisine. I did some research and found their website which had a photo of a crab cooked in curry. Yumm. I rang up on Friday night and made a booking and my husband and I made our way to the restaurant on a brisk Autumn night. 

The restaurant is small but cosy and we were seated quickly. The specials for the night were Crab curry ($18) and Goat curry ($18) and we decide they sound great. I'm a huge seafood fan, especially crab. Goat is something we don't eat very often but will order when it is on the menu. 

I took some photos of the interiors whilst we wait for our meals. I love the painting on the far wall. My photo doesn't do it justice. A nice agricultural scene with golden lighting. Very pleasant. 

The restaurant is full and the patrons chat happily. The smells coming from the kitchen are amazing. It is making us hungry and we are very happy when our meals arrive. First to reach our table is the crab in curry sauce with tomato and cucumber ($18)

The aroma is strong of Sri Lankan Curry and I am so excited to break into the sweet flesh of the crab that I tear off one of the legs before Phil's curry goat arrives. I put it back in place to take a photo of the two meals together, along with the red rice we ordered to go with it. I then break apart the legs and claws to discover the sweet meat and become very messy with curry sauce covering my fingers but so happy all the while. The curry adds to the clean seafood flavours and I really enjoyed the merging of flavours.

The goat curry is very dark and tastes amazing. It is very strong in flavour and goes well with the red rice. If I was at home I would accompany with some greek yoghurt or sour cream. The goat meat was very tender and tasty.

The red rice is supposed to be healthy and it was very nice. I would definitely order it again.

The restaurant isn't licensed so we ordered some teas. A lemon and ginger tea in the red teapot and a green tea in the black teapot. Both went well with our meals and cleansed the palate.

As I finish the tea I spy the Tiramisu desserts in the second dessert cabinet and decide that I just had to try one It has been a while since I have had Tiramisu and I wasn't disappointed. 

The hard chocolate outer crumbled away to reveal the layers of sponge, coffee liqueur, and mascarpone. Delicious! Every bite is heavenly. A lovely end to the meal.

As I was waiting to pay for our meals I can't help but peruse the POD chocolate display cabinet.

Intense Caramilla

Cointreau - Dark Chocolate ganache infused with orange liqueur

Tiamo - Flavour of Wild Strawberries


After a while I choose a Granny Smith chocolate with apple liqueur,  and a Cappuccino chocolate, to take home. 

Altogether the bill comes to $56 and I pay happily. We are very sated and make our way home after thanking the owner. I later tried half of the Granny Smith chocolate and couldn't really taste the apple liqueur but then again I only had half. The Cappuccino chocolate was very nice. I will definitely be back. 

Cloves Sri Lankan Restaurant 
Shop 7, 18-24 Middle St,
Cleveland, Brisbane QLD 4163
Phone: (07) 3488 2417
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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Little Indian Palace - Tasty Tuesday - Madras Lamb, Butter Chicken, Garlic Naan, Papadums - Cleveland, Brisbane Australia

I was on Facebook and saw a post by Little Indian Palace

It's that time of week again...TASTY TUESDAY TIME! Spend $25 or more and get ONE meal COMPLETELY FREE when you share and comment on this post! *not valid with any other offer *one per table/take-away

I phoned up my Aunt and asked if she wanted to share some Indian food and we soon settled on

2 Garlic Naan @ $3.95 each
1 Papadums @ $2.50 each
Madras Coconut Curry @ $15.95

Which came up to over $25. We then ordered a Butter Chicken meal for FREE!

When I picked up the food there was two tubs of rice for FREE! A great surprise!

The food was so nice and I was so hungry I didn't take photos. It is rare but it does happen!

I love the Garlic Naan and used it to dip into the  Butter Chicken sauce which was amazing.

My Aunt and Uncle enjoyed their meal as much as my husband and I did.

Little Indian Palace
Corner of Waterloo and Middle St, Cleveland
Phone: 0738210666

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The Spice Grinder - Tea, Herbs, Spices, Honey, Teapots

A great foodie resource in Cleveland, Brisbane is The Spice Grinder. They sell tea, herbs, spices and honey. I visited their store on Monday and took photos of some of the tea, teapots, herbs and spices they sell. 

The Spice Grinder
13/99 Bloomfield Street, 
Cleveland, Brisbane QLD 4163
Phone: (07) 3821 6231