The Face of Healthy Darwin

GULP and Healthy Darwin (City of Darwin) have teamed up and launched a competition to create a healthy face using locally grown fresh produce!

The winner will receive a 50 swim swimming pass and also their face of yummy fruit, veggies and greens will become the face of healthy Darwin-


So get creative and email your entries to us or our face-book page or email Healthy Darwin (see flyer below for details!)Face of Healthy Darwin Flyer


Erin’s GULP workshop in Alawa

So our GULP project is all about tapping into the amazing community we have here in Darwin that use produce that grows here and sharing the knowledge.

A couple of weeks ago we held a GULP workshop  at Alawa Primary School, facilitated by Erin Vaid.  Erin runs the kitchen part of the kitchen garden program at Alawa Primary School and knows a lot about cooking local tropical produce.  Children at the primary school, in yrs 3-6 have a kitchen and garden lesson every week. The garden is part of the farm and there are also goats, chickens and at the moment cows.

A lot of Erin’s inspiration comes from India, where her husband is from and her background as a chef. She lives with her husband and daughter in Darwin.

Erin and Family

20 enthusiastic people from the Darwin community joined us in the kitchen to cook  delicious dishes in small groups and then eat together and share local cooking ideas. It was really lovely to bring everyone together and share ideas, and learn from Erin.

Jackfruit curry cooks

Recipes are now on the recipe page, or click the photos below.

Recipes included a green Mango salad, what better way to enjoy the start of the mango season-

Green Mango salad2A jicama salad with local herbs and peanuts….

Jicama salad 3Jicama salad


Jackfruit curry with local tomatoes and coconut milk ….

Banana trunk curryJackfruit frittas with Asian dipping sauce

Jackfruit frittasBrazilian spinach parcels

Brazilian spinach and feta triangles

A taro curry….

Taro curry (Erin recipe)A banana trunk and chicken curry

Banana shoot ingredients

With these ingredients above, cooked with laughter …


Banana curry stiring

Banana shoot curry

and last but not least an amazing raw sapodilla and coconut tart.

bindi Sapodilla


Raw Sapadillo tart 2 What a feast!

Table fullWe can’t wait till next time, Thanks Erin… and remember we are always looking for your input, so contact us, even if you would like to share just one recipe! Lets celebrate what we can grow in our back yards, schools, nature strips and cook together!