For many Australians, January 26th is something special. In fact, nine out of 10 people actively celebrate Australia Day, which commemorates the day the First Fleet hit our beautiful shores in 1788.
So what's the best way to celebrate? With food, of course! And not just with any old tucker, but with truly inclusive treats that even people with special dietary requirements can enjoy.
Let's take a look at some celebratory treats that will be just perfect for Australia Day.
1. Melting Moment
Just about everyone can recall 'the lemon tree' that grew in their quintessential Aussie backyard when they were a kid.
So celebrate in gluten and dairy-free style with this amazing melting moment, completed with fresh, dairy-free lemon cream.
2. Bounty Slice
What do you think of when you hear the name Bounty bar? Perhaps the packaging imagery of a glorious beach scene? Well, Australia's beaches are undoubtedly some of the best in the world, so celebrate with the paleo bounty slice, which turns an old favourite into something healthy and delicious.
3. Bondi Chai
Aussies just love a lazy Sunday morning latte in a cafe and an ever-popular and healthy coffee alternative is chai. Hear the name 'Bondi Chai' and you immediately think of that famous beach, but it's also Australia's favourite, award-winning chai latte.
4. Chocolate Orange Rind
Citrus production is a big deal in Australia, but did you know that it was the First Fleet that actually started the industry, under instruction to begin sustainable horticulture in this brave new land?
That's all the reason you need to really indulge with a tangy orange rind (or five!), enrobed in decadent dark chocolate.
5. Barramundi Dim Sim
If there's something we Aussies love to do on Australia Day, it's to relax and socialise with food that's perfect to eat with our fingers.
So why not choose a dim sim that just screams 'Australia', thanks to the ingredient of beautiful Barramundi? It's one of Australia's most popular seafoods as it exists in delicious abundance in our deep blue waters.
So, we've got you started with five great ideas to really tuck into Australia Day in delicious style, but we'd love to hear how you intend to celebrate as well.