LOADED Christmas Giveaway

Loaded; Espresso Bar; freak shakes; Perth; Food


Why I’m telling everyone to get LOADED and have a merry and bright Christmas with my latest and last GIVEAWAY for 2016!


Christmas Gingerbread Tree


If you play along with my antics on Instagram, you would know that on Wednesday I celebrated the 17th anniversary of giving birth for the second time. In other words, my second child turned 17. Apart from celebrating with a stack of gifts (for her not me), we ventured out for a day of delights. Sharing some of my favourite people, places and products here in Perth with my gorgeous daughter.


While the majority of our day of delights needs to remain under wraps, I’ve been given permission by Miss now 17 to share one of the real highlights. Our start to the day. Brunch.


Not any old brunch though. A fully loaded brunch at an espresso bar (Rise & Grind) that is also home to Perth gingerbread. Where after enjoying a leisurely meal, we managed to do a little Christmas shopping and pick up a prize or two for my latest and last giveaway for 2016.




Before I say too much about my favourite spot to brunch in this part of Perth, you need to race over and start following Rise & Grind Espresso Bar on Facebook. They have a special offer for their FB fans that ends soon. If you are a local foodie, who likes to indulge, I’m guessing you will want in on this particular offer. I know I did!


Aside from their special offer, they also serve up the best coffee from 6.30 am (although it might actually be earlier now that summer is upon us) and do an all day breakfast. Since moving which means I’m no longer within walking distance, I’ve been known to drive over and grab my coffee as my post walk treat.


I think getting the exercise out of the way first, helps keep the blinkers on, or justify my love of indulging when it comes to the insanely delicious food on offer both from the set menu and the display cabinet of treats, all made in-house. The blinkers do come off on occasion and I do like to host client meetings here when I get the chance.


Rise & Grind are also known for their specialty gingerbread. Especially their trees and houses, which always feature in some way on my Christmas table. They really are great centre pieces for your Christmas table and also make perfect Christmas gifts. The houses come with a little mystery treat inside as well and you know me, I love a good mystery and we all love, love, love top quality gingerbread in this house.






We also love indulgent food when it comes to celebrating anniversaries and birthdays. On this occasion, we opted for freak shakes of epic proportions and to share the Salted Caramel Brioche French Toast. All from the set menu and all meals in their own right.









It’s the delectable menu and special treats coming out of the kitchen at Rise & Grind, that I believe prompted proprietors Ben Proposch & Kristen Watts to release LOADED, an obscenely indulgent sweet and savoury recipe book, which is loaded with drool worthy, cheat day treats, that you can now attempt yourself at home.  They’ve even included some of their in-house special recipes such as their divine R & G gingerbread and R & G hot sauce.


With over 70 recipes on offer, it’s hard to know where to start with this recipe book. I was tempted, very tempted to approach this one as a bit of a family challenge, attempting each and every recipe in the book. Given all recipes are incredibly indulgent and my cheat days are few and far between, it would probably take me 5 years if not more to get through all of them.


My family of foodies, who don’t have the diet restrictions I do, are as keen as gourmet mustard to give all the recipes a go and who am I to stop them. I’m assuming for the next few weeks, while everyone is home for the holidays and keen to cook up a storm, you will find me drooling, trying not to kill them for overindulging in front of me.


I’ll also be photographing every bite because… photos or it didn’t happen and what better way to torture my family, while they are torturing me, than have them wait while I take photos of their food. Right?



I’ve suggested we start here…


  • Brie and Bacon Cupcakes
  • Crispy Chicken Waffles
  • Peanut Butter Jelly Scones
  • Strawberry Cheesecake Salad
  • Nutella lava cookies
  • Bourbon Slow Cooked Ribs


LOADED retails for $25 and can be purchased in-store or online {HERE}. It would make a great last minute Christmas gift for your foodie family members and friends.






Thanks to Rise & Grind, we have two LOADED recipe books up for grabs.


COMMENT BELOW… letting me know if you prefer sweet or savoury and why you need this book in your life!

  • Ends 31/12/16 (WST 9pm)
  • Game of skill
  • Two winners
  • Open Australia Wide
  • Bonus prize if the winners selected are following @riseandgrindespressobar on Instagram!


Also keep an eye on our Instagram feed (@agentmysterycase) over the weekend for a short but super sweet Rise & Grind giveaway for our local friends. And for more ways to WIN this Christmas, head over and case our Aussie Giveaway Linkup







Not sponsored. No affiliate links. Rise & Grind have very generously donated prizes for this giveaway.

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  1. I love how you celebrate the anniversary of giving birth. I must start doing the same. I’m more sweet than savoury but it depends on my mood. I love the sound of the slow cooked ribs and need this recipe book to help me get more creative at home in the kitchen.

  2. WOW, what a book. I like treat food in general. Sweet & savoury. We do a lot of entertaining at home, so this would be the perfect recipe book for me to bring the wow factor to the table.

  3. This book should come with a gym membership. I’m definitely more sweet than savoury. This would be the perfect gift for my hard to buy for foodie friend.

    • LOL, I’m going to have to agree with you on this one, it does need to come with a gym membership. It does come with a slight warning at the front, that these are really cheat day recipes.

  4. We are hosting Christmas this year and I NEED this book to help me get through it. I’m more of a sweet tooth but hubby is savoury. How difficult are the recipes and tell me more about the cheesecake salad?

  5. I’m bucking the trend and admitting I like savoury better. The truth is it’s because every time I try to cook something sweet it ends in a disaster but I can usually do savoury first time every time {even when I make the recipe up haha}.

  6. Love the staff there too, super friendly!!

    I’d normally say that i have a sweet tooth but the sound of Brie and Bacon cupcakes has changed that!

  7. I normally lean towards savoury food, but I do get a sweet tooth occasionally. I think it might have something to do with depleted of hormones! I’m now feeling very hungry strangely! #TeamLovinLife

  8. I don’t have a sweet tooth, I have a mouthful of sweet teeth. This is a bit of a hindrance as I’m learning to love salad, but then I saw that Strawberry Cheesecake Salad, now that’s one salad I could totally learn to love and sounds right up my eat street! YUM!

  9. What a great day you had 🙂 I’m definitely going to check out Rise and Grind. Plus, I love Gingerbread, and my morning tipple is tea with a ginger nut (biscuit!). Normally I’m more of a savoury person though, and a sweet treat has to justify the calories and naughtiness factor, so it has to be absolutely ab-fab sublime. Have a great Christmas, Raych. All best wishes, Jo x

  10. I hope you got to enjoy SOMETHING amazing from this experience! I cannot come at the loaded shakes but there is a cafe not far from here which is making quite a name for themselves with these shakes. But then again, I have never been a milkshake person either. Thank you so much for sharing your post today and as you slip into the silly season, thank you also for your unfailing support of not only my blog, but the blogging community. Tomorrow is Jess’ last day over at I Blog On Tuesdays. I will add the post to Blogging Exchange tomorrow as Essentially Jess has been part of my blogging world since 2012. Take care, Denyse #lifethisweek

    • Thanks Denyse, we had a wonderful day. The Loaded book isn’t just freak shakes, it’s so much more but all rather decadent and definitely special occasion recipes.

      I knew Kylie took over IBOT as a temporary thing, didn’t realise Jess was leaving the linkup for good but having given up my Wednesday one, I appreciate how much time and energy it opens up for other things.

  11. I prefer sweet but my waistline prefers savoury, I’m always looking for new slants on old recipes and I suspect this great book is Loaded with them.

  12. I’m partial to sweet and savory or should i say I’m partial to food in general! This cookbook sounds like it will satisfy all of me!:)

  13. I’m a lover of both sweet and savoury I do struggle more finding great savoury treats esp for when we have guests this boos looks amazing! some really great stuff the kids would love helping to make as well

  14. Sweet! I’ve never been a good baker, so I tend to stick to basic savory.. I’d love this book because i think its about time to learn how to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings at home.

  15. I prefer savoury dishes, although I love to share a decadent sweet dessert with hubby when we go out. I’d give this gorgeous book to my daughter as a Christmas present. It’s about time she starts cooking for me!

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