Chandeliers, Gluten-Free Donuts & A Call for Fake Grass @ Fig and Walnut, Seddon

After several adjustments to my diet (I’ve been testing which FODMAP foods I can eat – I’ve discovered that wheat, milk, dates and onions each produce a different, but unpleasant set of symptoms – and I’m currently on a low sugar diet to address, um, yeast issues), I’m back writing again and keen to share with you this freshly opened gem in Seddon. Fig and Walnut is definitely worth a visit even if it’s on the wrong side of the tracks… … More Chandeliers, Gluten-Free Donuts & A Call for Fake Grass @ Fig and Walnut, Seddon

Comical Pizza (GF VV) But Great Potential for a Bar @ Slice Girls West, Footscray

After seeing this photo on the Slice Girls West Facebook page, I had a serious pizza hankering.  If you haven’t heard, the guys behind St Jerome’s Lane-way Festival opened their second branch of Slice Girls in Footscray a few month’s back. Wondering why you haven’t yet spotted Slice Girls West?  It’s located in a warehouse, … More Comical Pizza (GF VV) But Great Potential for a Bar @ Slice Girls West, Footscray

Deep Fried Avocado Bao & a Poke (GF DF) @ Tokyo Tina, Windsor

  Why haven’t you heard from me in a while?  I blame Melbourne’s summer festivals – Juniperlooza, the Night Noodle Markets and So Frenchy So Chic.  But even more so, I blame Quentin Tarantino, Samuel L Jackson and Kurt Russell for rocking up to our little local cinema, the Sun Theatre – that excitement took … More Deep Fried Avocado Bao & a Poke (GF DF) @ Tokyo Tina, Windsor

Corn & Potato Fritters (GF DF) @ Birds of a Feather, Newport

Having successfully donated 12 balls to the Westgate Golf Course (mostly to that hungry creek but also to the trees, train-line and other players hunting for their balls), McBeardy and I figured that we’d earned a big feed.  Around the corner from the golf course, opposite Newport station and just down from the Junction Hotel … More Corn & Potato Fritters (GF DF) @ Birds of a Feather, Newport

Spring Salad (low FODMAP) & Quinoa Super Bowl (VG GF) @ Giddyup Mule, Yarraville

Giddyup Mule is a unique beast.  For starters, it’s decided to buck the trendy but rather cafe-full Yarraville village, opting instead to contribute to a new cafe/shopping precinct next to Woven cafe on Stephens Street (a few blocks down from the Yarraville Club and around the corner from the gorgeous home-wares store Curious Grace).  Parking is super easy … More Spring Salad (low FODMAP) & Quinoa Super Bowl (VG GF) @ Giddyup Mule, Yarraville

Seafood Laksa & Bean Dumplings (GF) @ Liena’s Kitchen, Daylesford

My award for the most underrated restaurant in Victoria goes to…Liena’s Kitchen in Daylesford!  Despite being currently rated a miserly 3 out of 5 on Zomato and 38th restaurant in Daylesford on Tripadvisor, I was enticed by these three words – “gluten free dumplings”.  Plus the sound of a Chinese-Russian restaurant with a chef who … More Seafood Laksa & Bean Dumplings (GF) @ Liena’s Kitchen, Daylesford