Greetings, Vegan MoFos

Long time, no posty. However, it's September! As well as being the beginning of Spring (or Autumn in the north) and that can only mean one thing in the Veganverse...

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The month of September is the Vegan Month of Food fest for 2013, so I thought it was the perfect time to get back to blogging.

Hi! Catch-up time. It's been a while.

I've moved... AGAIN. I left the capital of the Outback, and headed back to the cooler, foodier east coast of Australia. That was nearly a 4 day drive through some of the the most isolated places in this country... in the world, really. Australia has crowded coasts, and a fairly empty interior... that goes on and on and on and on, for days and days and days. Straight roads. Oh, for the novelty of a sharp corner or a tree that's taller than I am

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Review: 21 Day Raw Cleanse with Jinjee

This is a follow-up to my review of the 28 Day Transition to Raw Program with Jinjee.

The Garden Diet's 21 Days Raw Summer Cleanse is coming up in a couple of weeks, and it's Jinjee's most popular program of the year. Northern hemisphere folks are slimming down for summer, while those of us in the southern hemisphere are vitamin-loading as a preventative against the cold and flu season.

A raw cleanse will help you achieve weight-loss and improved health with a supportive and safe MD-approved program, and plenty of inspiration to help you succeed. With my 2nd baby due on Saturday, jumping into a full-on cleanse is not on the cards for me right now, but extra health and vitality could be just what you need... and just what I'll need very shortly as well! As soon as I adjust to caring for my new little friend, I'll be eating even more raw food and cleansing away for as

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Review: 28 Day Transition to Raw Program with Jinjee

I've been madly sorting out my living arrangements in-between toddler-wrangling, vegan parenting interviews, tweets, and pregnant lady appointments and naps... This has also included a renewal of my passion for tasty, revitalising raw foods in my diet. I went vegan for non-violent principles and for the animals, and I'm going high-raw again for the extra health and vitality. I've been getting right in to juicing and smoothies and raw veggie soups and fresh fruit again, and feeling SO MUCH brighter and shinier as a result. Whee! ;)

Raw food can be so satisfying and tasty when you get in to the swing of things and when you have people around you who are supportive... which is what got me interested in looking into the transition programs that are out there... There are lots of "raw experts" selling magic cures and superfoods and quick fixes. But raw food doesn't have to - and shouldn't be - that complicated... or expensive! Fresh raw

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Vegan Parenting Interview

I was interviewed by Sarah about vegan parenting at her blog Stuff About Stuff.

The post includes one of Alice's favourite recipes - check it out!


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Weekly Wrap: Links and Photos

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Not on the animal-friendly wagon yet? Go vegan for the month of March! (It's never too late to start, even if you missed the competition entry!) It's easier than you think, I promise. And then try April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February... and next March and beyond! I'm celebrating my 6 year Veganniversary this March! Huzzah!

Asian soy intake: It's higher than you think, and includes mostly non-fermented foods: from the Vegan RD blog. Soy is not the enemy!

More good soy news from Jack Norris RD:

A study from the USA was released Feb 25 showing that consuming up to 1/2 serving of soyfoods per day did not increase breast cancer recurrence among women previously diagnosed with breast cancer, and was even associated with lower mortality among such women.

According to CNN, gluten-free = sexy!!

At CNN: Vegan on the silver screen: the health benefits of veganism. About the independent

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Q&A! Re: email questions

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I've not been active on this blog for a while. I've been trying out other blog platforms and blogging styles, adjusting to life with a toddler, renovating, doing all sorts of things... but the comments have kept coming in, and so have the questions! Some of them more than once, so...

What is the "shell grit-free birdseed mix" you use in rat food composed of?

I used to use commercial birdseed, but after hearing a first-hand account of insecticide being dumped all over birdseed, I switched to human grade nuts and seeds! The majority of the seed mix was sunflower seeds - a favourite among rats. I also included pumpkin seeds, buckwheat crispies (sprouted dehydrated groats)... among other things. I haven't had any rat companions for a few years now, so I can't be more specific, sorry! (Read my old rat-related posts here.) You'll be pleased to know my last rattie companion - a little silvered-black girl - lived to

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