Understanding the cause: Q&A with YoDAA’s Dom Ennis

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Money raised through FebFast is helping fund a new initiative called Youth Drugs and Alcohol Advice (YoDAA). Manager Dom Ennis stops by for a chat to explain what the big idea is all about.

Q: How long have you been working with young people and aod?

A: I have been working with young people in some way shape or form for about 20 years. I started as a generalist youth worker in local council programs but was soon attracted to working with young people who were having a particularly hard time. I worked as a family support worker and in various…

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Recipe: Salmon, Brown Rice & Chargrilled Vegetables



350g fresh salmon fillets
2 medium red capsicums, quartered, seeded
500g eggplant, trimmed, cut into 1cm thick slices
2 cups sliced zucchinis
Olive oil spray (1.5g per serve, see can for instructions)
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to season
1 lemon
2 cups cooked brown rice


1. Cook the salmon either in a non-stick frying pan or bake it in the oven.
2. Spray the eggplant, zucchini and capsicum with olive oil and sprinkle with cumin seeds. Season with salt and pepper and grill each side until tender.
3. Drizzle the vegetables with balsamic vinegar. Serve with the salmon and brown rice, seasoning with salt…

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Sugar Free Tiramisu Cupcakes

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Looking for something deliciously guilt free? Wow your colleges with this delicious sugar free recipe and hold a morning tea fundraiser for FebFast.


• ¼ cup Natvia
• ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
• 1 egg
• ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
• ¾ cup wholemeal spelt flour (or flour of choice)
• ¾ teaspoon baking powder
• ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
• 1 teaspoon instant coffee (or more if you want it strong)
• 1 teaspoon cacao or cocoa powder

Cream Cheese Frosting:
• 1 tub extra light cream cheese
• 1/3 cup Natvia icing mix
• ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Heat the almond milk in a…

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Recipe: Chicken, Basil & Fresh Green Salad

chicken salad


350g chicken breast meat, skinless
12 asparagus spears, trimmed and halved
1 ½ medium avocados, sliced
80g baby spinach
½ cup fresh basil leaves, torn
150g broccoli, trimmed, cut into florets
1 head of cos lettuce
150g frozen peas
100g snow peas, trimmed
13 wholemeal Mountain Bread slices (25g each), cut into quarters and baked until crispy
Lime juice, salt and pepper, to season and taste
1 tsp Dijon mustard


1. Grill the chicken. Once cooked set aside to slightly cool then cut into strips.
2. Boil broccoli and asparagus for 2 minutes. Add the snow peas and peas. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold water.
3. Cut lettuce and…

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Calling all unofficial FebFasters

Do you know someone “doing” FebFast…without actually doing it?

Believe it or not, there are people out there unofficially participating. In fact, there’s really quite a lot of them. Our maths suggests there’s roughly as many people doing FebFast unofficially as officially!

How do you do FebFast unofficially? That’s easy: you take 28 days off one of our fasts during February, but forget to sign up officially. We’re all for the health benefits everyone gets by taking time off bad habits – in fact, we get a big kick out of seeing people’s health improve this month – but there are…

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