Exploring Cookbooks + A Book Giveaway!

I've been trying out more recipes from my extensive book collection - new and old. My breakfasts were getting dull, so I've upped the variety there... and at every meal!

Apple Pie Pancakes

I usually go with Banana & Brazil nut pancakes from Ani's Raw Food Essentials, but without access to a dehydrator and a hankering for something different, I found these marvellous cake-pie hybrids from Sarah Kramer's La Dolce Vegan! and put sliced banana and date syrup on top. Epic nom. They were rather huge and filling. Next time I'd make tiny pikelet-sized cakes.

Lemon Cranberry Poppyseed Muffins

Another recipe from Sarah Kramer's La Dolce Vegan!. I'm more of a raw/flourless cake fan, but I made these for a friend who had a birthday last week. He doesn't like chocolate, but likes orange and poppyseed cake, so I went with something similar, yet different! Lemon and cranberry is a great combination of flavours. The recipe only called for

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My Favourite Travelling Vegan Anthropologist

The second interview of the new My Favourite Vegan series is the first vegan I ever met: Nicole, who has been vegan for around 10 years now! In fact, I'm pretty sure I never even heard the word "vegan" until I stumbled across her Livejournal back in ye olden days when LJ was still sexily Russian-spam-free and cool...

I always admired vegetarians, and intended to go veg as soon as I could figure out how, and Nicole went a looooong way to helping me figure that out! Although I never really did until I went vegan. There were too many ethical compromises as a vegetarian, whereas veganism was consistent, healthier, and actually turned out to be easier...


Nicole has been travelling for many years, and currently resides in Canada! A long way from ye olde home...

Okay let's get this mofo on the road!!

How long have you been vegan?

Since February 2002! (And I went vegetarian before that

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New Feature: My Favourite Vegan + Spaghetti & Tofu Balls recipe + Book Giveaway!

In my new My Favourite Vegan feature I'll be seeking out and interviewing interesting vegans from all walks of life. If you would like to be included, please get in-contact with me! n00bs and long-term vegans are all welcome. :)

My first Favourite Vegan is Sarah from Stuff About Stuff. Sarah has a great new vegan parents feature at her blog. I was her first interview subject, and she's already up to #7! Sarah has also shared her favourite recipe: Spaghetti with Tofu Balls! Yummy.

And finally the start of my book giveaway! I'm starting with a copy of The Vegan Girl's Guide to Life: Cruelty-Free Crafts, Recipes, Beauty Secrets and More! Check out the details below...

My Favourite Crafty Mum Vegan

How are parents and children important in the vegan movement?
When people see healthy vegan children and even healthy pregnant ladies they will start to question the myths that it's not safe for these stages of life. The vegan

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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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aboutme, books, raw food

Raw Food page updated

aboutme, books, raw food

I haven't blogged for a while, it seems! Pregnancy keeps one a little busier than one expects. Of course, if you've been following me on Twitter, you'll know that my husband & I are also in the process of completing renovations on our unit & buying a house... So it hasn't all been extra snacking & growing a baby! There are plenty of other Time Vampires at work in our lives right now... I'm coming up to 36 weeks. Not long to go now...

But! I've finally thrown some info together on the Raw Food page of this site.

I've also recently read Evie's Kitchen - a book about mostly-raw vegan nutrition & living for kids (& their parents!). There's plenty of fascinating up-to-date info in there that you won't find anywhere else, & it's packed with brilliant recipe ideas. Combined with reading & rereading a stack of other books lately, including Skinny Bitch: Bun In The Oven & Raising

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Personal development with a hint of vegan-friendly spice

books, health, Veganism

Time for a book review! Welcome to my thoughts about Personal Development for Smart People. Author Steve Pavlina is a raw food vegan, but this isn't a book about veganism, or about motivation for vegans, although it is mentioned in places as an example of self-improvement (who'd have thought there was a connection?... ha.).

Self-help books have been coming out of the publishing world's wahzoo for the last decade in insane numbers. People can't get enough of feel-good quackery and quick-fix pick-me-ups. But, if you're like me, most of what you've stumbled across will have gone in one ear and out the other - either the author's are repeating what you've heard a million times before, or they're not quite hitting the mark where your issues are concerned, or they're spouting tired, old rhetoric you can do without.

If you want help or new ideas about how to get things done in life or to take life up a notch

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