This holidays I wanted to experiment more with native foods. Unfortunately, any native stuff that can be found locally is well packaged. The wattle-seed that I got from nannas pantry was in a plastic package, same with the instant yeast. And the wattle-seed was $21 for the small amount I used. However, I wanted to buy it nonetheless because if we don't encourage the use of these ingredients, people wont stock them. The recipe I used is here. And it has some pretty great other recipes on there too. Wattle-seed is soft of coffee/chocolate in between flavour. I quite like it. I am excited to try some with rosella jam. Recipe takes about 3 hours to make, but that is why I did it on the holidays!
I also wanted to experiment cooking with kangaroo. It has a lower carbon footprint and when done well can taste pretty great too. My go to butcher doesn't stock it, and there are 2 places that I called that have either mince or loin chops. So even though it is difficult to source (unless you go straight to woollies), it is a good alternative to beef.