Complete the following analogy: United States is to burgers as Australia is to _______. If you said pies, advance to the next level. Just as you can be in any American city and be within five minutes walk from a burger joint, the same applies to pies in Australian cities. While Americans have managed to export the iconic burger to all corners of the earth and raised obesity rates wherever the golden arches appear, Australians have not had the same success with pies. Maybe a small vegan pie shop in Bondi Beach change that, minus the obesity.
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A few weeks ago I was still grasping at any surplus from summer that remained within my reach. Now that we’ve officially changed the clocks and the sun is dipping below the horizon around 5:00PM, I’m switching to fall mode. Waking up to chillier temperatures means that smoothies are giving way to more warming breakfasts, which usually include a hot beverage. While most Americans rely on coffee to get their wheels in motion each morning, I prefer the cacao bean to the coffee bean or even better, skip the beans altogether and brew a fresh cup of chai.
When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of chai
Traditional Masala Chai is made with black tea such as Assam. I love the strong flavor of Assam, but I’m not a big fan of the caffeine. Rooibos is a South African tea that is naturally caffeine free with a mild, fruity flavor that pairs well with chai spices.
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