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All about eating for a healthy lifestyle

Happy Galungan

  Happy Galungan!   This Wednesday is Galungan, a Balinese holiday celebrating the victory of dharma over adharma - the victory of good over evil. It also marks the time when ancestral spirits visit the Earth. To celebrate the holiday, every Balinese family erects a...

Turmeric Coconut Coffee

  Want to start your day with a silky smooth, superfood-infused, caffeine boosted cup of morning Joe? Well, you’re in luck.   This 4 ingredient morning masterpiece will get those synapses firing and your taste buds singing like never before.   Ladies and gentlemen, we...

Bali Direct Organic Farm Tour

  Our next Organic Farm Tour is just a few short weeks away!   Join us on Saturday 19 May for another bright and sunny day at the Bukit Mesari Farm in beautiful Bedugul, Bali.   If you’re interested in seeing where your food comes from and meeting the wonderful people...

Ready For Some Homemade Pesto?

  Ready For Some Homemade Pesto?   Rainy season is just about finished here in Bali, and we’re getting geared up for the heat with some of our favorite summer recipes using fresh produce straight from our organic farm, Bukit Mesari. We hope you enjoy!   Arugula Salad...

When Life Gives You Lemons

  When life gives you lemons, you can do a whole lot more than just make lemonade.   Lemons are a wonderfully versatile fruit with a low calorie count but a high vitamin and mineral value. What’s more, they make for an environmentally friendly and cost-effective...

Think Global, Eat Local

  Supporting local producers on Bali is at the core of our business, but are you aware of all the benefits you gain (and share!) by eating local? Think Global, Eat Local, and the entire world will be better for it.   Take a moment to ponder these 7 benefits of eating...

Bali Direct Farm Tour

On our first ever Bali Direct Farm Tour, we had the pleasure of taking 10 folks on a tour of the Bukit Mesari Farm, an organic farm in Bedugul that supplies Bali Direct with a wide range of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. If you missed the tour, don’t worry! We’ll be holding another tour on 14 April, and you can sign up by emailing us at info@balidirectstore.com.

Nyepi Silent Day

  Curious about Nyepi, the Balinese Day of Silence? We were too! Read on for a debrief of one of the most important holidays here on the Island of the Gods.   Nyepi is a Balinese Day of Silence celebrated every Isakawarsa according to the Balinese calendar. The...

Shake Up Your Morning

    Shake Up Your Morning!   Breakfast is often described by doctors and nutritionists (and mothers) as the most important meal of the day, and there's no better way to shake up your morning and get you ready for the day than with a healthy breakfast. Your body has...

Zero Plastic Deliveries

  Bali Direct has maintained a strong commitment to zero plastic deliveries, and in today's blog post, we're exploring why.   Talk of banning plastic seems to be happening everywhere. At the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi last year, more than 200...

Bali’s Berry Delicious Raspberries

  Raspberries may not be a fruit you typically associate with a tropical island like Bali, but thanks to our friends at Bali Teak Farms, we have Bali’s freshest and highest quality raspberries ready for delivery to your doorstep!   BTF is a sustainable agriculture and...

Let’s Jiva!

  Seriously, what is this juice craze all about and why do people do it? Should I try it? You got questions? Well, we have answers. Here at Bali Direct we love our juices, and no, we’re not talking about the sugar-infused Minute Maid orange juice you see on television...

Christmas dinners in Australia

It’s summertime in the southern hemisphere, so Aussies fire up their barbecues for Christmas. Steaks, chicken, prawns, lobster, crayfish, ham and turkey are prepared for the dinner. And the crown of the feast is pavlova – a crisp meringue and soft marshmallowy centre...

Absolutely Amazing Coconut

Coconut oil is a blessing in a nut - it can be used for cooking, or even in place of butter on your toast. But if you’re only using it in your kitchen, you are missing out. It’s an all-purpose beauty solution, a total lifesaver at home and even a must-have for pets....

On being organic in Bali

‘We know our doctors and dentists, why don’t we know our farmers?’ asks a recent post. Good question; commercial agriculture is slowly but surely being countered by people who want to connect what is on their plate to a producer and a place and to know that the food...

Herb Life

To a non-botanist, the fact that Mediterranean herbs such as thyme, basil, tarragon, rosemary and oregano thrive in the rich volcanic tropical soil of Bali is nothing short of a miracle. These aromatic herbs with their silver green foliage invoke images of...

Bowing down to the Beet

  Beetroot – whilst recognized as a nutrient dense health food titan and a rich source of the amino acid glutamine – is not generally considered a super-food. There are a number of nutritional indexes available that measure the power of superfoods: one is the ANDI...

Jamu Alchemy with Turmeric and Black Pepper

Black pepper enhances the bio-availability of Turmeric, specifically the curcuminoids that famously act as powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agents. These properties, whilst important anytime any place, are...

Carrot Greens

The ends of carrots you usually chop off and throw away will grow carrot greens if you put them in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit windowsill and you'll have carrot tops to use as a garnish or in salads.   [products skus="UD01865,UD01864"...

Garlic Sprouts

When garlic starts to sprout, the little green shoots are too bitter to cook with. Rather than throwing away sprouted cloves, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a much milder flavor than garlic cloves and are...

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