San Choy Bow with cabbage

San Choy Bow with cabbage

As a mum I am constantly trying to find ways to get my children to eat a wide range of vegetables. My last couple of attempts with cabbage didn’t go over so well. Firstly, I tried the lovely gluten free goodness of cabbage noodles (literally cabbage chopped into ribbons and softened in a pan) with our usual beef stroganoff recipe. Needless to say my husband nor children wanted to partake in eating the tasty spaghetti alternative. My last attempt of coleslaw atop of baked potatoes didn’t go over well with anyone else either and I had a surplus of coleslaw salad lunches for myself for days while my family members digested their unhealthy bacon and cheese topping instead.

When I read that cabbage would be a new addition to the Organic Place mixed bag this week, these past experiences immediately came to mind and I resolved that I would once again try to sneak cabbage into my family’s diet. However, this time I decided I may have to be a little bit James Bond about it all, and disguise it carefully within an exciting hands-on and delectable experience.

We’re Going Plastic Free

After three years in the fresh produce business The Organic Place is almost synonymous with its iconic big brown paper bag in which we deliver our goods. The bag conjures up thoughts of how our grandparents used to shop, when the world was devoid of plastic shopping bags and much more wholesome, both literally and […]

Ten Tips for a Happy, Healthy Family

This week is National Families Week so we are sharing ten things you can do with and for your family to promote health, happiness and a strong bond.   Exercise together. We all know how great exercise is for our bodies and minds and when we make it a priority for ourselves and with our […]

Our Motherhood Journeys from The Organic Place Staff

Everyone’s experiences as a mother vary but each is just as valid. We asked the mums on staff to share their motherhood journeys this Mother’s Day. We hope our mother and carer customers have a wonderful time with their loved ones today. Brooke   Motherhood began for me almost eight years ago with the birth of […]

Organic Roast Lamb

With Mother’s Day only a few days away, we thought we would share with all the kids, husbands and partners out there a super simple Roast Lamb recipe that Ben loves to cook for us on a Sunday evening.   Print Recipe Organic Roast Lamb With Mother’s Day only a day away, we thought we […]

Organic Cherry Tomato Pasta

organic cherry tomato pasta

I have my handful of favourite chefs and Pete Evens just happens to be one of them. No matter what stage of his food journey he is at, this man can cook! This recipe comes from “Cook with Love,” by Pete Evans. It’s the best $15 I’ve ever spent on a cookbook and the best Organic Cherry Tomato Pasta I’ve ever had. Not only is it perfect for Meat-free Monday is also perfect for those nights when your in a hurry and need a healthy dish on the table that everyone will enjoy.

What’s in Season – May

What’s in Season – May Here’s what fruits and vegetables are in season in Melbourne and Victoria during the month of May. Apples, Asian greens, Avocados, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbages, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Custard apples, Fennel, Ginger, Kiwifruit, Leeks, Lemons, Mandarins, Oranges, Parsnips, Pears, Rhubarb, Silverbeet, Spinach & Sweet potatoes. As these products become available […]

Ten Things You Need To Know About Cardiovascular Health

Ten Things You Need To Know About Cardiovascular Health

Ten Things You Need To Know About Cardiovascular Health   Have you thought about your heart health lately?  Here are ten things everyone should know. 1. The definition of cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular health refers to the state of a person’s heart and blood vessels. 2. CVD is Australia’s most costly disease. Cardiovascular Disease, or CVD, […]

One Pot Chicken with Rice and Veg

One Pot Chicken with Rice and Veg

On the weekends my husband loves to cook up something different in the kitchen and not long ago he stumbled across a one pot chicken recipe on Taste. It was a relatively quick, easy recipe that involved grilled vegetables from a jar and a certain pre-spiced chicken from a a major supermarket. When everyone inevitably wanted that delicious dish again, and it was my turn to make it, I was lacking the exact ingredients and winged my own whole food, butcher and market version. Okay, and I also threw some extra vegetables in because that is my prerogative as a mother. Side note: it’s still an easy and scrumptious dish that everyone will love, and it’s even better for your insides!