Hello You Beauties!
This week's inspirations and resource sharing have been coming in thick and fast. By golly gosh we are kicking goals left right and center in our dear community.
We're living and loving, making the most of each other and every opportunity available to connect, share, and thrive.
I have loved your requests for products I had not even considered and have been blown away by these little surprises.
I'll stop rambling now and share some of the inspiration from our local legends. Fill Good is indeed a co creation from us all.


Well, this one just knocked our socks right off! Seriously, it was unanimous that these burritos trump any meat ones AND if you have been using other meat replacements then look no further than our Tassie Walnuts!
Our dear friend Kate shared this recipe with us and Tesla and I got a cookin with glee. One of our favorite parts of Fill Good is that our home kitchen has turned into somewhat of a test kitchen. We can't wait to have you all over to share a meal soon!
It's super easy to make this recipe. We simply soaked our walnuts in boiling hot water for 10 minutes before giving them a rough chop in the food processor to get a similar mincemeat type consistency,(or chopping by hand would have worked well too)  we added some spices and a can of black beans and we had the most delicious filling.

Another great short cut in this recipe that I'll keep in mind, not just for burritos, is that once the rice was cooked I stirred through some paprika, tomato paste and salt and had the easiest most delicious flavoured rice...brilliant!
We also made our own flatbread... super easy!
250gms white wheat flour
150mls warm water
1 teaspoon salt
olive oil to grease the frypan.
We made this dough, rolled portions flat out and popped them in the frypan. Cook lightly for a soft flexible flatbread or cook until golden and crispy for a delicious cracker. The best!!
Seriously give this recipe a crack. It's a total winner. 
We have ALL the ingredients at affordable pricing and plastic-free, bar the fresh veg. Shanny's jalapenos are perfection here also; 


Now, these guys I had not considered! I was intrigued! Robyn's request for dried cherries has brought much delight as we have made Cherry Ripe Bliss Balls! 
Our Sour Cherries are plump, glossy and absolutely delicious. Pop them in a trail mix, maybe add a few chocolate buds AND sour cherries in your granola, pies, fruit bread and muffins. They are an added treat to see us through until we get to enjoy our local fresh cherries very soon. Gosh we're a lucky bunch!

We decided to try these lovelies in a bliss ball recipe, the ingredients for which can be found in our store at low budget-friendly pricing and plastic-free packaging!
  • 100g dried cherries
  • 100g (about 6) pitted dates, chopped 
  • 45g (1/2 cup) desiccated coconut, plus 2-3 tbs for coating
  • 2 tbs cacao powder, plus 2-3 tbs for coating
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Process in the food processor, roll into balls and coat in more desiccated coconut or cacao. How easy is that!


I love requests! I had been meaning to get to this for some time and voila... it's here!. White Chia is all good at Fill Good!
Our pricing, as usual, is lower than the supermarket prices, like nearly all our items. Small and nimble, with low overheads and bulk buying savings are passed along to you all.
Supermarket price - $1.70 per 100 grams⠀
Fill Good price - $1.40 per 100 grams⠀
This is Mel's own favourite Chia recipe, White Chia and Badger Creek Blueberry Jam Pudding!

This 4 ingredient chia pudding is Mel's creamy, satisfying and loaded with goodness. Combined with Badger Creek Blueberry Jam, a soft-set jam, packed full of wholesome blueberries, it's an easy taste sensation. All of these ingredients can be found in our online store.

* 3–4 Tablespoons chia seeds⠀
* 1 cup milk (I like unsweetened coconut, almond or cashew milk) Our coconut milk is BPA free and organic!⠀
* 1/2 Tablespoon maple syrup, honey or sweetener of choice
* 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (optional)⠀
* 1 Tablespoon of Badger Creek Blueberry Jam.

1. In a bowl or mason jar, stir together chia seeds, milk and maple syrup. If you’re using a mason jar, you can put the lid on and shake the mixture to combine everything.

2. Once the chia pudding mixture is well combined, let it sit for 5 minutes, give it another stir/shake to break up any clumps of chia seeds, cover and put the mixture in the fridge to “set” for 1-2 hours or overnight. The chia pudding should be nice and thick, not liquidy. If it’s not thick enough, just add more chia seeds (about 1 Tablespoon), stir and refrigerate for another 30 minutes or so. When ready stir through the Badger Creek Blueberry Jam and top with any fresh fruits and enjoy!⠀

3. How to store: Chia pudding can be stored for up to 5-7 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


How many of you have heard of our own local Berry Farm and Winery and Brewery?
Yep, you did see all those words together!
How insanely lucky are we?!? When our family first arrived in the Valley, all bright-eyed from our exodus from the big smoke, we could not comprehend how lucky we were to have a blueberry farm right down the road. 
Badger Creek Blueberry Farm blueberries are the fattest, sweetest, plumpest berries around. All spray free. Their frozen berries have been staples in our freezer for years. Many times we have watched our kids' fevers go down as they munched on frozen blueberries, icy cold and full of Vitamin C. We swear by these to boost our immune systems with the changing of the seasons.
After a few years of just blueberries, owner Alison opened up her cafe, and her white chocolate cheesecake, blueberry milkshakes and pancakes were a heavenly experience added to our local walk.
A few years further and Blueberry bubbly's and fortified wines came on offer. With their locally grown apple and pear cider too, my shopping trips became a little boozy, where I would occasionally finish my shopping with a little reward. By golly, another regular tipple is in order. One of my first stops when restrictions are lifted!
Everything these guys do is quality! Another fine example of how local, small, grow your own, and make your own shines through with freshness, quality, taste, and affordability. The prices are excellent too!
New to our store:
These jams are delicious on toast and added to chia pudding, over pancakes, or as meat marinate. Give BCBF jams a go and pop into the farm when restrictions lift!


This week we are sending our first round of invitations out to be part of our FREE local directory. Please let us know if you would like to be included, or nominate a local business or pass on our details.
It is FREE for 12 months.
It is a free listing on or local Directory page, a profile in our newsletter and on our social pages. Our community is intimate local and shares the same values. Di summed it up beautifully...
"Hey Chris,
I love the idea of a community business register with you guys.  When I'm looking for tradespeople just having somewhere I can go to that I trust is the first step. You have already created a network of people with similar values with your products so to have this same community values with honest services would really be appreciated."
Send me a text or email asap to get an application to go on the Fill Good local directory and spread the word!
So much love and thanks to you all for sharing yourselves with Fill Good.
Food is a connection
Community is strength
We are our land

Chris and the Fill Good Fam x
We acknowledge that this newsletter was written on and our business is located on Wurrundjeri Country. We pay respects to Wurrundjeri elders, past, present and emerging.