Edible Sunshine Coast - Caloundra


Eating local is...
Exciting, fresh, supportive and makes you feel good too.

The Sunshine Coast where I live, is home to some very talented local producers indeed.
We have locally made products like milk, yoghurt, the best cream I have ever tried, cheese, olives and olive products, preserves, chocolate, nuts and nut products, nut pastes, tempeh, salad dressings that are to die for, olive oils, avocado oil, flavoured oils, beautiful breads, buffalo haloumi cheese, cordials, ginger and ginger products, coffees, teas, seafood, African spice and sauce blends, spices, chick pea and broad beans "chips", jams, preserves, gluten free products, pastas, gorgeous fresh fruits and vegetables, beautiful chopping boards and even natural dishwashing liquid just to name some of them!
Almost a year ago I teamed up with a very exciting and innovative supermarket, Maleny IGA to use these amazing local products and create unique recipes around them that they published on recipes cards for their customers and were also introduced through fun taste testing events in store each month which were all received with great success!

I have been delighted to further promote these recipes, what the Maleny IGA does and the EAT LOCAL movement through the Sunshine Coast Libraries and a series of Edible Sunshine Coast events where the audience hears all about local products, why it is so fantastic to eat local, how it has a ripple benefitial effect through the whole community and supports local families and jobs and all about the extensive range carried by the Maleny IGA as one of the region's greatest supporters of local businesses.
 The audience also gets to taste test some goodies and 2 of the recipes!
Like the Custard Apple Coconut Crumble served with gorgeous Maleny Dairies cream and custard brought to each demonstration by the lovely Meg! Who is a fountain of knowledge on dairy and a huge favourite with the audience!
Meg
It was wonderful seeing the audience enjoy the food
Aamongst them was the lovely Karen from Wholistic Evolution
and the Sunshine Coast's own inspirational Yummy Mummies!
 And to end on a really high note we had some lucky (and very happy) winners of some fantastic prizes like gorgeous Maleny Dairies products, a beautiful locally made Fab Slabs chopping board and the sensational Pomodora's dressings

It was a wonderful morning full of the buzz for local food,
Thanks you so much to everyone that came and to the Caloundra Library for hosting us!
At the date of posting this one there are just 2 Edible Sunshine Coast events left! Nambour and Noosa, unfortunately Noosa is fully booked out but you can leave your name in case of cancellation and still get one of the last spots at the Nambour HERE

EAT LOCAL

Rebecca x
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  2. I love that more and more people are eating locally! Glad you are sharing it!

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    1. Isn't it wonderful to see people embracing the eat local movement - thanks for reading and commenting XX

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  3. Looks like it was a success and the food looks delish! Thanks for sharing...stopping by from UBC!

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  4. Eating locally sourced food is brilliant. We try to do that here too. Fabulous post.

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  6. The food looks wonderful. I SO wish I was there in the sunshine, eating that dleicious food along with you Instead of here in England. The sun's shining today and it's warm enough to remove my sweater. hehe.

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  7. I feel hungry enough as it is! The food looks amazing! We have sunshine at the moment in the UK so I'm trying to do some writing in the garden!

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  8. Looks like it was a fun event and a huge success!

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  9. Bek,
    This looks like a great event, and it sounds as if you have much to choose from in eating local on the Sunshine Coast!

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Rebecca X

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