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Pesticides Profile

As you know, at The Organic Place we like our produce to be certified organic so that we can ensure that only the freshest, most nutritious fruit and vegetables are being delivered to you. Hold the toxins and nasties, thank you very much! It’s a comfort to know that we are bypassing the chemicals that […]

Thai Beef and Veg Curry

As we struggle to stay warm during the coldest part of the year, this dish is a welcome addition to your meal plan. I was inspired to make a Thai curry after seeing the coriander in The Organic Place bag this week and I’m so glad we did. With one pot for the curry and the rice done in the rice cooker, not only was it a delicious and hearty meal at the end of a frosty day, there also wasn’t too much to clean up once it was all demolished.

Organic Spaghetti Bolognese

organic spaghetti bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is is a hit for everyone in our home. We all love it and for something that is so easy to cook the flavour is amazing. Ben and myself use to have competitions on who could cook the best version then one day Ben added all his secret ingredients (of which I hope he gives me for this recipe post) and what I think is the star of the show, beef ribs and he nailed it! And the longer you cook, the better it will be! I love to cook a big pot and freeze the leftovers for a busy day or for Ben’s lunches throughout the week.

Oma Mary’s Hearty Beef Stew

We are now well and truly into winter which makes me crave comfort food. There’s nothing like a warming dinner at the end of a frosty day. This recipe is my mum’s beef stew, (she is known as Oma to my kids). There are too many variations to include but this is probably my favourite, and the most palatable to my children.
You can cook this in an hour or two on the stovetop but the best way is to chuck it all in a slow cooker in the morning. Go about your business and bask in the delish smells as they take over your house. Rest in the knowledge that all you have to do in the evening is throw some rice in the rice cooker, throw some pasta into the slow cooker half an hour before you want to eat, or if you’re really feeling energetic, you could whip up some mashed potato.

Magnesium: An Amazing Element

Amazing Oils Magnesium Pack

We all know someone who has experienced either trouble sleeping, aching limbs, migraines or severe period cramps. Many women are ailed with restless leg syndrome during pregnancy and we all probably remember those awful growing pains in our legs during our childhood or teen years.  What do all these ailments have in common? They can […]

Organic Leek and Potato Soup

Organic Leek and Potato Soup

I’m a huge fan of leek and I’m a huge fan of soup. The sweetness it brings to roast vegetables is to die for and works very well alongside chicken and mushrooms in a winter warming pie. With the leek in this weeks delivery I though I might try something I was yet to cook, leek and potato soup. Perfect of lunches, easy to freeze and after a hard days work, would be lovely to come home to with a slice of toasted sourdough with melted butter.

Hemp: The New Superfood?

    Hemp products have been around for a long time and often are mistakenly associated with the drug marijuana because they are harvested from a species of cannabis plant. We have been able to buy hemp fabric and hemp body poducts in Australia for a while now but only recently a law has been […]

Jacqueline’s Miso Stir Fry

Jacqueline’s Miso Stir Fry

If you are a fan of Japanese flavours, this is a simple way to incorporate them into a healthy dish. Better still, you can tailor the amount of miso and soy sauce you use to suit your family’s tastes. This recipe works best with a wok, and using sushi rice adds to the flavour of the dish.