We're plant-based foodies, right?
We like great tasting food with a modern fusion of what's healthy. That's why I send an email each week to inspire you.
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The monthly article featuring a different cuisines. It includes a menu, ingredients list, spices, and aromatics of the region to stock up on, for the recipes you'll get the following week.
Weekly recipes of the feature menu. The best part is they are healthy, whole food, plant-based, and easy to make with vibrant flavours!
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i'm jenn Grainger
Living a sustainable whole food, nutritious, plant-based lifestyle without compromising flavour and food with soul. It's not too much to ask for, right?
Actually it's not, but it takes time and commitment. Lifestyle Precinct started as a passion project and turned into a resource. My travels, interest for heritage recipes and cuisines from many countries are at the heart of what inspires me. I hope what you see here inspires you too.
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What inspires you?
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Recipes: A collections of condiments for tasty meals in minutes!
TOP 10 CONDIMENT RECIPES
~ what inspires me, to inspire you
To be curious, acquire skills, knowledge, experience, and insight. To take creative risks and have courage.
To be a conscious consumer. Empower, promote, support and encourage the demand for ethical quality products, sound production process for the land, sea, animal welfare, clean water and food for all cultures.
Standing up, shoulder to shoulder
To speak up, quiet voices are heard in unison and empowers change. Attitude is everything ~ 'ISIMS' have no place in my heart or lifestyle precinct community.
Passion and purpose
To prioritise healthy food, and enjoy cooking. To stay inspired, inspire others, value creative cooking of all cultures and promote diversity of flavour. To collect, save and share global heritage recipes.
My Food Memories And Cooking Bibles
We sat in the kitchen giggling, watching my mothers bottom wiggle as she whipped up egg whites for a lemon meringue pie. It was a ritual to fight over who'd lick the bowl and spoon of lemon curd. I'd usually win because I was happy to leave the sugary white meringue for my brother.
Food created a sense of family in our house, and the 'Commonsense Cookbook' from the Country Women's Society was the cooking bible. Her original copy still exists today, all brown and tattered with asterisks marking family favourites.
My cooking rite of passage started at sixteen, and I'd make a complete mess of the kitchen. Dinner wasn't served until nine o'clock, when everyone was starving. I laughed at my cement gravy failures and proudly presented my triumphs of a perfect Béarnaise. Making my mother's recipes was a good start, but I learnt to cook from a small paperback copy of Julia Child's ~ Mastering the Art Of French Cooking.
It was years later when I travelled the meaning of cuisine entered my realm. Again I was sitting in a kitchen. Only this time, I was watching Jordanian women and listened to Arabic. The hospitality of middle eastern women, their open-hearted welcome, the way they cook and eat changed my worldview forever. Travelling, eating exotic food from many cultures started my food journey.
Returning home, I was saved when I found a copy of 'The Complete Middle Eastern Cookbook' by Tess Malloss in the Ariel store in Sydney. I'd found my cooking bible. The bookstore and my copy still exist today. It's tattered, almost falling apart and my notes in the pages.
When I look back, there's three phases of my journey, history and food memories —childhood, global cuisines, and now plant-based.
I'd love to say I've a plant-based cooking bible to complete the set, There are a several inspiring and educational books that have shown me the way. Maybe one day my recipes will be published for someone to discover in a bookstore, or just a legacy for my daughter.
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