Food lovers, this one is for you – dish’d Melbourne

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dish’d Food Store – 31 Izett St, Prahran, Melbourne
http://www.dish.com.au – Frozen cuisine delivery

The delivery of this big, white box this week was a godsend. With Christmas planning, shopping and decoration duties in full swing and the work year coming to a close, there was nothing more tiring I could think of doing than having to stop past the local grocery store in search for something to eat for dinner, and get home only to start chopping, marinating and prepping the table for an evening meal that’s not only tasty but nutritious.

I don’t know about you but after a long day at work during this festive season I just want to come home, get cuddles and put my feet up. So when we were invited by the team at Nuffnang and dish’d to try out the dish’d home delivery service I immediately jumped at the chance to taste their cuisine and spend more time relaxing with my family.

“Enjoying great food with friends and family is a joy, and one we want to help you share often and effortlessly, by providing you delicious meals, ready when you are.” – dish’d

What:
dish’d is an online food delivery service that serves quality frozen food with taste and seamless service. From prawns en papillote to Baci ice cream and chocolate ganache and salted caramel tarts you can create your very own restaurant style feast for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Who:
With award winning chefs such as Jacques Reymond joining the team you can expect nothing less than world-class creations.
Where:

Online and with the success of its online launch in August, dish’d Food Store has now just opened it flagship store in Prahran, Melbourne
How:
It’s as easy as visiting the website, drooling over the mouth-watering dishes and once you’ve placed your order it is delivered the very next day. Delivered in a sturdy box with dry ice, its contents will stay frozen after being delivered to your door step up to 10pm that night just in case you come home a little late. Free delivery is also available for orders over $50.

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The dish’d website was well laid out and easy to navigate and the only problem the hubby had was deciding what to order since everything looked so amazing. This may be attributed to that fact that the creators of dish’d are passionate about making quality dishes for time-poor food lovers.

You can choose from component ingredients or frozen meals depending on what you feel like devouring.We ordered the following and are fans of each and every item we chose:

- 4 Ratatouille steam bags (eggplant, onions, zucchini, and red and green capsicum) $4.95
– 6 vegetable and mushroom cones wrapped in a rice lattice shell $4.45
– marinated scallops in extra virgin olive oil, tomato and lemon $10.95
– 8 petits gratins de crab $11.95
– 2 raspberry sorbet slices $9.45
– 2 love apples x2 $16.90 ($8.45 each)
– 2 black pearls $10.45
– tiramisu gelato $2.75
– 2 New York cut beef porterhouse steaks, premium grass fed $22.00
– 2 beef eye fillet steaks $20.00
– chopped coriander $2.25
– chopped chives $2.25
– Baci gelato $7.45
– Chocolatissimo gelato $2.75

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Our package was delivered at 1pm and by the time I got home the hubby had prepared some mash and veggies to go along with the vegetarian cones and the premium steak cuts we ordered. We were all extremely impressed with the quality and presentation and will definitely be trying out more items in the following weeks! With such perfect looking dishes on the website, we were pleasantly surprised that they were also reasonably priced…I think someone has a new favorite online store! :)

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As we made our way through all these beautifully prepared dishes, I had a thought that this would be the absolute perfect present to give to my friends who have recently given birth! Imagine being greeted at the door with a delectable dinner ready to go!
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 The above photos are from my Instagram and Twitter feeds and I can’t rave enough about all the items we tried and the raspberry sorbet slice! Robust flavor on a delicious base, these are perfect for a candlelit dinner date at home on a balmy summer night or if like us you have a toddler, they would love it too!

Would you like to experience high quality cuisine at home?
Are you a food lover in search for new and tasty meals?
Would you love to find a new way of creating a fabulous breakfast, lunch or dinner for your family and friends without the stress of having to prepare it all on your own?

We were so happy with the food we tried that we would love for you to have a chance to try it for yourselves. We are giving one lucky follower the chance to win $50 to use at dishd.com.au.

All you need to do is leave a comment below and tell us what you would like to spend your $50 on and a lucky winner will be announced next Friday 19th of December.

Terms & Conditions

Australian entrants only living in VIC 0r NSW metro.
The winner will be selected by their comment and will be notified by email (so make sure you email theurbanma@hotmail.com with your email address if you are not already a subscriber to my blog).
By entering this competition you agree to be automatically subscribed to The Urban Ma blog. Your privacy is protected and your email address will not be used for anything other than notifying winners directly and, where applicable, being subscribed to The Urban Ma Blog newsletters and information.
This competition closes 5pm Friday 19th of December.

Brought to you by Nuffnang and dish’d.

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The new Bond.

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Bond, 24 Bond St, Melbourne

Fluid. Black. Gold. Sleek. Sexy. Alluring.

A weeknight out in the city for Bond’s Industry Family & Friends preview was a nice end to my Wednesday. Drinks, entertainment and familiar faces. This has got to be one of Melbourne’s best lounge bars. Congratulations to everyone involved in the the rebirth of a classic. Check out their website for information and bookings.

 

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Mummy Mondays – My week in pictures

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Hardly felt like summer this week but that didn’t stop Mr D brightening up our days with his new found singing voice, his never-ending chatter and his big, big hugs! Here are a few pics from my iPhone this past week :)

IMG_7656A new studio opened in the west – get your dance on at Bkode Studios
IMG_7674Donuts and morning coffee with my work colleagues at Bonnie Coffee Brewers on Collins street
IMG_7725Pic courtesy of my sister :)
IMG_7640A favorite Filipino snack – mangoes and shrimp paste. Don’t knock it til you try it! ;)
IMG_7759Birthday fun with the cuties from mother’s group xx
IMG_7791Chilling on the couch with my man – date night, movie night 
IMG_7805“Empanada, I want YOU!”
IMG_7817Yesterday Daniel ordered his very own baby-sized pho ga…and he finished it!
IMG_7834The Big Design Market was a hit with the whole fam…except for this little guy who just wanted to storm the puddles outside
IMG_7573Front of house with this birthday boy at the 2014 Australian Dance Crew Championships last weekend at the Melbourne Town Hall
IMG_7624Spectacular lighting entertainment on the facade of the Melbourne Town Hall – come and see it every night from 9-11pm!
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Just some of our buys at the Big Design Market this weekend :)

Big Design Market – Melbourne Dec 2014

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A collection of happy snaps from last night’s trip to the Big Design Market.

Every stall was so pretty I had to stop at every single one! So lovely to talk to these passionate people and with such beautiful work I just had to follow quite a few of them on Instagram! :)

Hope you guys can visit the Big Design Market this weekend and find some wonderful little treasures of your own to take home to your loved ones.

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The Best Vegan Lasagne EVER!

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I came across this recipe early last year and had a bit of time last Sunday so I spent the afternoon chopping and roasting and baking away. This is not an easy dish to complete with a curious toddler who constantly needs attention so it’s no wonder I hadn’t made it in a while! This recipe is from Like A Vegan who share amazing culinary creations from smoothies to main meals. Check out their website for endless vegan recipes! I had to change few ingredients when I baked mine so below is what I used:

Ingredients

  • 2 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 large pumpkin, thinly sliced
  • 1 eggplant, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups mushroom, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 packet instant lasagne sheets
  • 1/3 packet blue style Cheezly (you can find this in the refrigerated section of some vegetarian outlets)

Tomato Sauce

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 “beef style” stock cube
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried mixed herbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Béchamel Sauce

  • 1/2  cup Nuttelex or vegan margarine
  • 1/4 cup white flour
  • 2-3 cups soy milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a large rectangular baking dish and baking trays.
  2. Evenly spread out vegetables on baking trays and bake until cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, to make the tomato sauce, combine stock cube and boiling water and set aside until water has been absorbed.
  4. In a large pan, lightly fry the finely chopped red onion and garlic before adding the stock, tomatoes, brown sugar, herbs and salt and pepper. Allow to fully heat through.
  5. To make a quick and easy béchamel, melt Nuttelex in the microwave in a large jug.
  6. Whisk in flour and nutritional yeast before cooking in the microwave for a further minute.
  7. Slowly whisk in soy milk until your desired consistency is achieved and season with salt and pepper.
  8. In the base of the baking dish, place down a layer of lasagne sheets (you may have to cut some to size).
  9. Pour on a thin layer of tomato sauce followed by béchamel, pumpkin and mushrooms.
  10. Add another layer of lasagne sheets before more tomato sauce, béchamel, eggplant, potato and onion.
  11. Lay down a final layer of lasagne sheets and finish off with the remaining tomato sauce and béchamel.
  12. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes before grating Cheezly on top. Bake for a further 15 minutes or until Cheezly has melted.
  13. Serve piping hot!

 

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Mummy Mondays – Turning Two is awesome


Kids party Lego theme party backyard kids partyBy day. Bubbles, sun and shade. Getting the party started.

 

 

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IMG_0091By night. Obsessed with fairy lights!

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IMG_0106IMG_0109IMG_0113A happy little boy
IMG_0117Oh the concentration!

There’s nothing like seeing the big smile on his face.

It was a happy birthday indeed. Just sharing with you a few little happy snaps from DY’s simple weekday party at home. Family and friends, sun and food. All in the comfort of our little backyard. Perfect.

Our little man woke up, went straight to his Lego-themed birthday cake to pig out a little before opening some goodies from our loved ones. Thanks for making the past two years nothing short of wonderful.

xx

Foodie Fridays – Gozleme goodness

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Sick of bringing in tuna for lunch at work, I visited Goz City the other week…two days in a row – addicted! Found in Little Collins street up the Southern Cross end, you’ll be able to spot this lunch time fav by the line of gozleme fans that extends outside the door onto the footpath. Don’t be deceived – the line moves fast.

Quick service and delicious layers of thin pastry filled with minced meat, or spinach and cheese or the special of the day will have you coming back with your colleagues. There are a few seats inside but it’s best to get your gozleme in a handy takeaway box to enjoy in the sun or in the nearby foodcourt at 530 Collins.

What are your work lunch hot spots? 

 

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