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Trybe

Do you like getting free stuff? If the answer is yes then Trybe is just right for you! Trybe lets you try and test products for free in exchange for your honest opinion. Originating from Norway, Trybe has a large community of testers from more than 79 countries around the world. Being new to Australia there aren’t many products available yet, but expect more to come in the near future.

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One of the products available at the moment is SumoSalad. So if you would like the opportunity to try a delicious and nutritious meal for free, sign up to become a Trybe member today! Here’s how:

1. CLICK HERE

2. Complete your profile

3. Select the products you want to try (which involves completing a short survey)

4. Wait to see if you have been selected to test that product (you will be contacted by email whether or not you were selected)

5. After testing the product, write your review and answer a few questions about your experience.

It’s easy! And the first 5 people who sign up through my link and complete the SumoSalad survey will definitely be sent free vouchers! Yay! Free stuff!

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HealthBreak

It’s lunchtime at your workplace and you are starving. You want something that tastes good, is cheap and healthy, and gives back to the community. But where can you find such a thing? The answer is HealthBreak!

HealthBreak is a gourmet delivery service that provide Melbournians with lunches that are nutritionally wholesome, of high quality, support local producers and are made in kitchens by artisans. They are a not-for-profit social enterprise that aim to fight hunger in Melbourne. With each meal purchased from HealthBreak, a donation is made to a local food charity such as Second Bite, FareShare, Oz Harvest or Foodbank Victoria.

For more information about HealthBreak visit: healthbreak.com.au

I was recently approached by Rob Anderson who is the CEO and co-founder of HealthBreak to sample one of their meals for myself. I decided to try the spinach and ricotta ravioli in napoli sauce. The meal was delivered chilled and was ready to eat after a quick zap in the microwave. The ravioli itself was soft and surprisingly non soggy, while the napoli sauce tasted fresh and healthy.

The menu changes weekly and meals are delivered on Mondays and Wednesdays. A lunch meal and health drink combo will only set you back $13.50 and delivery is free. So why not try HealthBreak for lunch and in doing so, help out some people in need.

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Entertainment™ Membership 2016-2017

The Entertainment™ Membership 2016-2017 has arrived and this year you can purchase  your Entertainment™ Digital Membership RIGHT HERE!!

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20% of every membership sold contributes to supporting ‘Variety – the Children’s Charity’. Variety is a not-for-profit organisation that helps Australian children who are disabled, have special needs, or come from low socio-economic backgrounds, by providing financial support for items and experiences such as equipment, therapy, and medical supplies when they are unable to afford it, and when government support isn’t available.

Please help me support this wonderful charity by purchasing the Entertainment™ Digital Membership (unfortunately I won’t be selling the book) and by sharing this link with your family and friends. Thanks for your support!

❤ Janet

Victorian Cider and Pork Festival 2016

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Over the 2016 Australia Day Long Weekend, the Yarra Valley hosted the inaugural Cider and Pork Festival – the first ever to be held in Victoria. Set amongst the scenic vines at Rochford Wines,  the two day event celebrated the humble pig and the crushed apple.

The festival showcased more than 60 mouthwatering pork dishes from locally sourced produce  from leading Melbourne restaurants and food trucks that included Fancy Hanks, Blue Bonnet BBQ, The Rib Joint, Pulled Kitchen and Pig On The Spit. The festival also showcased some of the best cider from around Australia that included St Ronan’s Cider, Napoleone Cider & Brewery, Willie Smiths Organic Cider, Batlow Cider Co, Hills Cider, Custard & Co, Daylesford Cider Co, Flying Brick, Sidekick Cider, Granite Belt Cider and many more.

We arrived late in the afternoon and by this stage the lines for the food trucks/stalls were INSANELY long. Not only that, quite a few places had run out of food which was very frustrating, particularly if you had been waiting in line for a long time. Here is the result of my hour long wait:

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BBQ and Rice Noodle Salad

Spanish Meatballs, Chorizo and Pickled Octopus

Both of these were delicious and complimented the cider that I sampled nicely.  Now the mood at this festival was very laid back with everyone relaxing and having a good time eating and drinking. This was indeed a fun event, and hopefully the food shortage and long waiting time issues are resolved by the next Cider and Pork Festival.

*Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest of Tyrell Publicity & Promotions.

Flavour Exchange Spring 2015 Special Offer

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Melbourne’s Flavour Exchange Spring 2015 is here and with it comes the exciting opportunity to sample some of Victoria’s finest wine, beer, cider and food. With over 50 exhibitors all under the one roof, Flavour Exchange provides a wonderful opportunity to go behind the scenes and meet the producers, winemakers and growers behind the products. Each ticket entry comes with 14 tasting tokens along with a premium tasting glass to take home. So here are the details:

When: Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September 2015

Time: 4:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: The Atrium, Federation Square

Cost: $36.60 online and $38.00 at the door

But wait! Since you guys are so awesome and are reading this post right now (thanks for that!), I’d like to share with you a  2 for 1 deal! All you need to do is go to Ticketek and enter in the following:

Password for Thursday: TH241

Password for Friday: FR241

Hope to see you there!

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Hokey Pokey hotcakes with honeycomb, orange, ricotta, vanilla bean crème fraîche, pomegranates and strawberries

These hotcakes had a nice crispy outer ring but had to be eaten with the crème fraîche as they were a bit dry. The pomegranates provided good texture and the sticky honeycomb added a great element of sweetness.

★★★☆☆

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Sweet potato, kale and amaranth fritters served with goat’s cheese, Kaiser bacon, cherry vine tomato chutney and a poached egg

Delicious fritters, fantastic bacon, terrific chutney, perfectly poached egg.

★★★★☆

Overall:

Outstanding menu, tasty food, simple decor with a strong brick theme. We were originally seated at some bar stools along the large communal table that took up most of the place, but asked to move as soon as one of the smaller tables became free. I usually don’t mind bar stools but when there isn’t a hook for your bag or anywhere to put your coat, it can get tricky balancing everything on your lap.

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347 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell, VIC

(03) 9041 1796

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Quick Message…

Did you know I published my first post exactly two years ago? On one hand I feel as though these years have flown by, but on the other hand I feel as though I’ve been doing this for longer as I can hardly remember a time when I didn’t want to take photos of my food and blog about it.

In any case I figured that now was the perfect time to make a few changes. “Dammit Janet I Love Food” is getting a new look as well as a new rating system! (And yes the new rating system will finally be out of the conventional 5 stars. Yay!)

Finally, a big thank you to everyone for visiting my blog these last few years. Looking forward to sharing many more food adventures with you all!

Janet ❤

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