Healthy Eating

We're championing fresh food that packs a flavour punch, from salads and vegetable-packed bowls to grains and light desserts.

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Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

1980s recipes

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

Labne and pistachio cheesecake

The luscious silky texture of this tangy cheesecake makes it irresistible - the fact it's free of gluten and refined sugar is a bonus. We've topped ours with cherries, but berries would also work well. Start this recipe a day ahead to drain the yoghurt.

Top Travel Apps

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HotelTonight

Travel can be testing: so here's our selection of top apps to deal with that.

As much as we love it, travel can be testing: flights to plan, hotels to book - even deciding where to go can take away from the fun. Fortunately, there's an app to help with almost all of that.

Kayak, for one, is a great all-rounder. Available free on all major platforms, it offers price comparisons for flights, hotels and car hires. It also features a flight tracker and a customised itinerary planner that handily pulls all the details of your trip into one place. It's not new, but it's still one of the sharpest and easiest to use on the market.

For fans of our national carrier, the Qantas app (free on Android and Apple devices) browses, compares, books, and tracks all of the airline's flights. It even sends flight reminders, gives driving directions to the airport, allows you to check in online and offers the lowdown on gates and lounges.

For the less navigationally blessed, Citymaps2go saves maps and guides in your device to be accessed any time without an internet connection, and allows you to search for addresses and GPS locations offline, too.

Language barriers can be difficult at times, and while there are plenty of interpreting apps on the market, we like Google Translate best. It works with more than 90 languages and can save translations to your device without an internet connection. And while it won't turn you into a fluent pro, its feature that deciphers signs and directions captured with your camera phone will certainly help you get around.

Mr & Mrs Smith's application has lovers of boutique hotels covered. Exclusive to Apple devices, it allows you to browse and book more than 950 Smith-approved properties around the globe. You can search via destination and collection, or scroll down the "tempt me" carousel for inspiration. There's a 24/7 booking support button that connects you to your nearest hotline anywhere in the world, and a wish-list library to save all your top options.

The newly released Hotel Tonight app is a saving grace for last-minute bookers. It allows you to browse a handpicked list of top-rated hotels, and book a room that very same day. It features detailed profiles on each property, and themed slideshows for pure inspiration.

Instagram's new search tools are worthy of a mention, too. The "places" tab provides the location of, say, a restaurant, hotel or bar and pulls all related posts to that particular address. "Top search", meanwhile, lets you search not only the hashtagged posts of a business, for example, but also geotagged posts and accounts as well.

Then, of course, for when you're travelling within Australia, there's our personal favourite: the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. It offers more than 700 of Australia's finest eating and dining experiences, searchable by location, cuisine, venue type, ratings and opening hours. There's also the Hot Plates section that puts the spotlight on our favourite new restaurants of the moment, and a handy booking feature that allows you to secure your seat at the touch of a button.

Now all that's left to do is pack - there's probably an app to help with that, too.

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