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Five festive foods to eat guilt-free

IT’S the time of year we tend to overindulge, but if you stick with these foods, you’ll be fine. (And don’t worry, we’ve got dessert covered.)

Coffee in a donut cup? Sign us up

The Coffee in a Donut Cup created by Kenilworth Bakery has been selling like hot ... donuts. Picture: Lachie Millard

Coffee in a donut cup, tumeric lattes and Asian styles on trend

How to pick the perfect prawn this Christmas

TASTY TIGERS: Robert Stone owner of Stoney the Fishmonger with fresh tiger prawns. Wednesday, 6th Dec, 2017.

Know what to look for in your prawns this Christmas

Sweet dreams are made of this

AUTHENTIC: Chef and author Lisa Valmorbida's passion for gelato led her on a journey of culinary discovery in Italy.

Gelato has always been a part of Lisa Valmorbida's life

Your chance to vote for your favourite restaurants

A lovely dessert on offer from the GOMA Restaurant in Brisbane.

Do you agree with the delicious.100 list?

The 12 beers of Christmas

Check out Rowan Schindler's pick for the top beers for Christmas.

Here's a Christmas countdown with a difference.

The top 100 restaurants named

Taste sensation: Grilled swordfish, charmoula, golden beetroot sauce, heirloom carrots at Fred’s. Picture: Keri Megelus

It's not all about wanky food and stiff service

How to find your festive feelings

Simplicity is key to good and not gaudy decorations

Roll out a warm welcome

Think green for Christmas this season.

Get rooms ready as guest season arrives

Dyson vacuums are awful, and you know I'm right

The head on the Dyson handstick vacuum cleaner.

It’s hard to imagine a brand that people are more evangelical about.

One woman's pantry so organised it will make you weep

Adelaide woman Iryna Federico designed her own, super-organised pantry

Instead, everything has a place and not a cable tie in sight.

Share the love with potted brilliance

Think about how you can bring more plants into everyone's life this Christmas

GARDENING: Wing it with this cool-looking plant

The black bat plant.

Gardeners, don't go past this eerie rainforest perennial

Tri-coloured beauty on show

Closeup of violet brunfelsia jasmine flower.

The unsung heroes of the garden that work well in any setting

Long may the purple reign

As the flowers fall, they form a brilliant mauve carpet beneath the tree.

Annual bout of 'purple panic' is here

Growing sunny side up

Gardeners are not the only ones to enjoy summer's 'most cheerful flower', but also the bees and birds in your backyard.

Summer's 'most cheerful flower' has a long history of cultivation

Embrace bursts of colour in the garden this spring

Inject colour into your garden with flowers set to bloom this season.

The perfect season to play with fun combinations

Our living Outback needs government funds to blossom

Call for more investment in the Outback as exclusive poll shows 80% of people reckon there is a big disparity between government funding for the city and bush

Why this guy is climbing 33 dangerous mountains

Josh Worley's first ever ice climb in 2013.

Josh Worley admits he is a bit a bit nervous about the climb ahead.

Bruce Highway goes high-tech

Bruce Highway traffic Tuesday, March 27, 2017

New CCTV, traffic monitoring on way for Coast

SURFS UP: The top Australian beaches you don't know about

The stunning beaches of Coral Bay in WA. Picture: David Kirkland/Coral Coast

These beach aficionados know a good stretch of sand when then see one

Coast tourism bosses issue urgent SOS after $28m blow

Mooloolaba Beach was voted in the top ten of beaches and is a favourite of tourists. Taisha White, 18, and Lily Russo, 18, like the calm water for a swim , good vibe and it's close to everything.

EXCLUSIVE: Tourism heads issue SOS after drop in visitor spend

Paradise on city's doorstep

TANGALOOMA TREAT: A glass-bottom boat is a lovely way to see the shipwrecks of Moreton Island in the evening at Tangalooma.

Discover the delights of nearby Tangalooma

Indigenous cruise to fill gap in Gladstone tourism market

Curtis Ferries is collaborating with the Port Curtis Indigenous community to offer cultural heritage tours around the stories of the Great Barrier Reef

Indigenous stories of the Great Barrier Reef to lure tourists

The weirdest TV show of 2018

THEY call it “slow TV”. SBS has released footage from the strangest Aussie TV event of all time — three hours of The Ghan travelling across the outback.

Newsboys and Peter Furler unite for 40 city tour

Former Sunshine Coast band Newsboys, originally led by Peter Furler, left, have announced a 40 city US tour.

Grammy nominated band one of Australia's most successful music exports

What's on the big screen this week

Mark Hamill makes  a triumphant return to active Star Wars duty.

SCREEN legends return in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

New Voice Australia coach revealed

Joe Jonas is joining The Voice Australia.

US singer to replace Seal on reality singing show's coaching panel.

'Average Joe' fan keeps up with tennis star Eugenie Bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard does some modelling when she’s not playing tennis.

EUGENIE Bouchard has spent a third date with the fan.

Hayek ‘forced into lesbian sex scene’

Salma Hayek

“I will kill you, don’t think I can’t,” Weinstein allegedly said

The verdict on Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Watch out, this one means business.

IT’S never easy to please a super dedicated fandom

Teen struts the catwalk to Sydney success

MORANBAH teenager Brooke Mackrill has strutted her way to success at the Miss Continents Pageant Australia.

Kate Upton marries in stunningly lavish Italian ceremony

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander tied the knot in Italy in November.

"It’s extremely romantic and will always be a special place for us"

Sexy swimwear made from suede

Renay Wells is going against the tide with her unique swimwear styles. Photo: Jared Taylor. Model: Kim Hartnett in USA for swimsuit USA international.

'Australians the most outgoing when it comes to revealing swimwear'

Meghan Markle's $7 beauty secret from Australia

epa06354517 Britain's Prince Harry (L) poses with his fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle during a photocall after announcing their engagement in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in London, Britain, 27 November 2017. Clarence House said in a statement that the couple's wedding ceremony will take place in spring 2018.

Markle said that she values her travel product for its versatility.

Time for a swim lesson

The current collection from Sydney label The Rocks Push.

Who needs clothes when you've got a new bikini?

Casey Donovan sheds 23kgs in 15 weeks

Casey Donovan has posted a before and after pic on Instagram.

'I don’t ever want to go back to that girl in the white singlet'

ROYAL WEDDING: Meghan’s $880 bag causes frenzy

Prince Harry’s new fiance is becoming a fashion phenomenon

When Sunshine Plaza's 100 new stores will officially open

THIS time next year residents should have another 100 stores to get the Christmas shopping done at Sunshine Plaza.

TOP TOYS: Find best presents for children this Christmas

NEW AND TRADITIONAL: Michael Drob with Big W's most popular children's presents this year.

One of the biggest new toys of the year is the LOL Surprise

Give the gift of personalised Tim Tams this Christmas

GIFTS FOR ALL: Myer's Sophie Robertson and Matt Karl get into the Christmas spirit and show off the personalised Tim Tam boxes.

"There are lots of options but the biggest is our Tim Tams boxes"

The talking bot that vacuums and mops your floors

Ecovacs Robotics' Deebot Ozmo 930.

My only complaint is I still have to get all the things off the floor

Finally, someone is doing something about tech setup woes

Setting up new gadgets can be incredibly frustrating.

How men and women differ in tackling tech problems

Huawei Mate 10 review: Bang for buck vs iPhone X, Note8

Huawei Mate 10

With a price tag under $900, it is a clear winner on bang for buck

Buying prawns for Christmas? Here's what you need to know

Oliver Reeves 18 and Molly Bagnara 18 enjoy some Mooloolaba caught Prawns by the Noosa River for lunch.

Local suppliers offer advice to buying Christmas prawns

Mum kicked off flight for breastfeeding her child

A MOTHER in the US claims she was wrongfully kicked off a flight with her elderly parents and two-year-old son for breastfeeding him before takeoff.

Smacked kids ‘become violent adults’

Is it ever OK to hit a child?

It turns out smacked kids are likely to become abusers themselves

Fight for life: 'We thought he wasn't going to make it'

HOME BY CHRISTMAS: Little Eddie has had several complications in hospital after being born at 26 weeks old, but now the little fighter could be home in time for Santa.

HE was born 26 weeks premature, with nothing but complications since

‘I don’t care about the fat I’ve gained’

Gold Coast personal trainer and fitness Instagrammer Emily Skye has been praised for being honest about her pregnancy on Instagram. Picture: Glenn Hampson

Emily Skye is proudly showing off her new figure.

Verdict in on sensory shopping for children on the spectrum

Gympie Target Store Manager Jo Medley at the Sensory Shopping experience on Sunday.

Sensory Shopping experience makes things easier for autistic kids

Family desperate for medical help caught up in flight drama

RARE: For seven years Becca Battye's illness has remained a mystery.

Trip to solve medical mystery starts with $5000 setback.

'It's eating away at her' The fight to help Tilly

Tilly Elson and her parents Tiffany and Peter.

After a year of hell, the Elsons are down but certainly not out

Young dad threw newborn into wall in series of assaults

Judge describes father, 23, assaults and denials to police as "completely spineless”

Ho, ho, hold back on the number of gifts

SURPLUS SURPRISES: It's easy to lose sight of your financial plan when you're out shopping and you end up coming home with considerably more than your kids need.

Take the pressure off and give presents that are meaningful

The most popular baby names of 2017

Olivia is the most popular name for baby girls this year

Some classic favourites made the list

Kim Kardashian West: Surrogacy harder than pregnancy

Kim Kardashian was shown calling her family members to announce that her surrogate was pregnant with her baby. Picture: Supplied.

KIM Kardashian has opened up about the highs and lows of surrogacy.

Rosie's birth an early Christmas miracle

Lizzy and Andy Vaughan with their baby Rosemary Jennifer Susan Vaughan.

Heartbreak seemed certain for Lizzy and Andrew Vaughan

10 girls names shooting up the charts in 2018

Generic baby photo.

Got a little girl arriving in 2018? We got you covered.

This is how long women want sex to last

A NEW survey has asked men and women how long they would ideally like their time in the bedroom to last for. And then it has revealed how long sex lasts in...

That romance with a colleague may be hard work

Life is full of curly questions and this is one of them.

Is the Christmas party the right time to hit on the hot guy at work?