What is Foodie Friday?
Every Friday, I aim to inspire my readers to eat better (not always healthier!) by documenting my culinary adventures from the past week.
This will be in the form of a blog post (that you’re reading now) and a video on my Instagram TV channel.
My Pick of the Week
North Sandwiches Cafe
Ohhh my…what amazing sandwiches!
Firstly, they’re huge. Like seriously massive. A 2 hand job, like a burger. Thick bread and fillings piling out the sides. This is how a sandwich should be!
Secondly, they’re tasty. Like seriously divine. Fresh ingredients. Great flavour combos. Homemade sauces. Something for everyone.
In addition, the bread here is on point – spongy, soft, thick, freshly cut. They offer a wide variety such as wraps, sourdoughs, traditional wholemeal and more.
Prices are average for made-to-order sandwiches in Australia – average AU$11 (£6/US$7.8) . But when you consider what you’re getting (my sandwich served me 2 almost meals), these sandwiches are seriously epic value for money!
Something for Vegetarians
Homemade veggie chilli
This week I cooked a vegetarian chilli. I rarely follow recipes when cooking; preferring to just concoct my own dish based on what I think will taste good!
My main ingredients were beans and smokey paprika. I used 6 different varieties of beans, including chickpeas, black beans and kidney beans. In addition, I used some red pepper (capsicum), mushrooms, onion, sweetcorn and plenty of fresh garlic.
After all the ingredients were cooked, I let it simmer for 30 mins to thicken up slightly and really take on that smokey paprika flavour.
I served it over brown rice, and garnished it with some grated cheese and sour cream.
Best thing I Drank
Three Beans Coffee
Despite average ratings online, the coffee here is fantastic! I was pleasantly surprised at the intricate latte art and richness of my cappuccino.
Three Beans use sustainable sourced coffee beans in their blends and organic produce in their kitchens. You can be sure that whatever you consume has come from only the best origin.
Prices are average for a coffee shop chain, with a small cappuccino coming in at AU$3.8 (£2/US$2.7). They also serve iced coffee, smoothies and typical cafe food.
Recommendations around the World
To Takimi, Paros, Greece
Delicious homemade food in a quaint Greek cafe!
Their range of local specialities are ideal for sharing with friends (or keeping all to yourself)!
I would recommend the cod roe dip (served with fresh bread) and the aubergine pie.
For more detail on this great little cafe, check out my Eating in Paros guide.