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RUSU Realfoods


RUSU Realfoods is the only organic vegetarian place at RMIT. It is located in a corner of the City campus. Here we do chais, smoothies, chocolates, hot meals, sell pies, snacks and other goods with a friendly face. All the meals are under $10. Most of the meals are gluten free and dairy free. Anyone is welcome to visit between the hours of 11am-4pm weekdays during the semester. Occasionally we do close for meetings and stuff so for RMIT staff it might be better to phone ahead before coming. For RMIT staff you can phone in your order and well have it ready for you when you get there. Occasionally we do have events such as cooking classes which is free for all to attend.
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The last one we had was the Chocolate event where Living Earth (an organic chocolate brand) showed us how to make chocolate. About 60 people turned up and it was a fun event, marred a little bit by the fire evacuation. Some people went home when the class was evacuated.
Here we also learned how to make Chocolate Macaroons.

Some of the yummy snacks we have which you can buy for as little as $2-$6 (Sorry Lucy I took one of your back!)

Making Granola bars at the dessert class

Sunflower burgers which have veggie patties, lettuce leaf buns, tomatoes etc for $7.50. It is yummy and filling

Some of the salads we have. There’s two zucchini pasta salads in there ($6 each)

A parfait which was made at the dessert class

Some of the snacks and drinks they sell.

More yummy smoothies.

Just the pretty decor

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Metlink Edible Garden


date:11/3/11

 A sample of watermelon sorbet that we all got to try. Isn’t it pretty?

 Herb garden

 Pumpkin van

                The Edible Garden was so much fun. Even though it was a rainy day, lots of people came and looked at all the plants. Here I learnt how to make sorbet (third from the top).  Sorbet is a classic Summer refreshing dish. You can make this at home for next to nothing. All you need is a ice cream maker and some fresh ingredients. You can put anything you want in your sorbet such as chillies, limes and black pepper. I also got to see the lovely plants.

Cooking demonstration @ Queen Victoria Market- 3/3/11


             Today was a rather cold and windy day. This event was held outdoors and it was free for everyone, so I did go. This event attracted lots of people that all braved the cold and the rain. Today’s cook was a famous chef called “Tobie Puttock”. I have seen him before in the woolworths ads. He owns a restaurant which I have not heard about until today in Melbourne
            He did two vegetarian dishes and one dessert. Here are all the recipes and the pictures:
1)      Organic Asparagus Milanese
2)      Orecchiette with organic broccoli Rabe and Anchovy- Orecchiette is an Italian pasta found in most Italian grocery shops and delis. Anchovies is small salted fish in a jar that can be found in most supermarkets and delis. If you don’t like anchovies you don’t have to put that in. Percino is a type of cheese found in most Italian delis and food shops.

3)      Organic Baked pears with Vin Santo and Cinnamon- Vin Santo is alcoholic. If you can’t afford it you can buy the amoretto which might be a bit cheaper.
In the second dish he said that the pasta can keep for a day or two.

Afterwards we all got to have a bit of a taste of the dishes. I liked the second one the best because the pasta was at its best and the chilli flavours were a little bit strong

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