Frame that shot
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Frame that shot

Get your entries in! Next month is the final of our 2023 photo competition created to highlight some fabulous destinations, favourite local spots, macro shots, action photos, best pet shots and lots more from our homeowners.   As a Living Gems resident, you can submit as many photos of your choice each month and be in the running to be selected as the month’s overall photo winner for the Living Gems community. Each month, one winning photo will be chosen from across all Living Gems resorts and featured on the back page of Thrive magazine and shared on the Living Gems Facebook Page, so get your exclusive bragging rights ready and share your masterpieces with us. Send your submissions, with your full name, resort name and where the photo was taken, to [email protected] November Photo Winner Congratulations to this month's winner, Anne Cook from Opal by Living Gems, for her photo of a kingfisher. Anne says the picture was taken in her backyard at the resort...
Zaatar Spice Crusted Baked Cauliflower with Zesty Tahini Sauce
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Flavoursome meal for Vegan Day

Zaatar Spice Crusted Baked Cauliflower with Zesty Tahini Sauce With World Vegan Day set to be held on 1 November, why not try a tasty vegan-friendly meal? Chef Matt Conquest recommends this flavoursome baked cauliflower head which can be served as a main meal or - for those dyed-in-the-wool carnivores - as an accompaniment to other dishes such as Butterflied Lamb Shoulder. Serve it with steamed broccolini and asparagus with lemon zest and oil. Finish it off with a creamy, zesty tahini drizzle at the end. Ingredients Zaatar Spice Crusted Baked Cauliflower 1 whole cauliflower head (medium size and nice and firm) 2-4 tsp olive oil 2 tbsp zaatar or dukkah 1 cup water Salt and pepper Fresh herbs to serve (optional) Lemon zest to serve (Serves 4 as a main, 6-8 as a side dish) Zesty Tahini Sauce ½ cup tahini paste (stirred well to mix the paste and oil) ¼ cup warm water 1 tbsp lemon zest 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste Method To make the tahini sauce, combine...

How our lifestyle resorts take retirement living to a new level

The time has come to start a brand new chapter and live the life you deserve. The kids have moved out and you’re ready to downsize. But where to from here? You like the thought of living amongst like-minded people in a retirement community. But you don’t want to settle for boring. So, why not up the ante and live your best life… in a lifestyle resort? Imagine living in a beautiful modern home, with exclusive access to an award-winning country club and gold class facilities – all located on your doorstep. Now, let’s stop imagining and delve into why Living Gems Lifestyle Resorts take retirement living to the next level. Incredible resort facilities It’s no secret that Living Gems resort facilities are amazing! From cinemas with surround sound to ten-pin bowling alleys, grand ballrooms to BBQ pavilions, and bowling greens to heated swimming pools – there really is something for everyone. Whether you want to share a coffee with neighbours at the alfresco café,...

Life is better with your new best friends!

After moving from suburbia into their new home at Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront, Doug and Bev are having the time of their (very busy and very fun) social life. FRIENDS AND SOCIAL LIFE - DOUG AND BEV Friendships, activities, and fun – right on your doorstepDoug and Bev have bought and renovated many houses since moving to Australia 26 years ago. A social couple they’d often be out and about in their suburban neighbourhoods. And, while they always had close friends and occasionally caught up with neighbours, it was never quite like the amazing social life they now have at Living Gems!Embracing the vibrant close-knit Community they now call home, Doug and Bev are always meeting up with friends, seeing a show, playing bowls, catching a movie, or sharing a story and laughing over a relaxing drink.“We noticed a huge difference between living in our traditional homes and the lifestyle at Living Gems. When we lived in suburbia, we didn’t socialise as...