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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I'm MoFo inspired!

An actual blog update, oh no!

I've borrowed this survey from my friend Nicole, who is the wondrous wonderful beacon of inspiring wonderment glowing in the vegan firmament who originally inspired me to throw caution to the wind (and vegan pies into the faces of naysayers) and go veg in the 1st place! All the MoFo-ing ("Vegan Month of Food" blogging) going on in the blogosphere has also inspired me to forgo valuable sleep and answer the following questions! :)


1. Favourite non-dairy milk?
... Good grief, just one? Well. I love the heck outta my homemade raw nut milks. Almond & date milk is a classic. Macadamia milk is frothy & perfectly creamy, cashew milk is great in tea & in berry smoothies, & hazelnut milk is simply divine (but pricey!). Shop-bought? I usually go for Vitasoy rice milk or Bonsoy. Or a coconut if they look nice!

2. What are the top 3 dishes/recipes you are planning to cook

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June already? No recent posts? Must be time for a rambly update...

Winter has arrived here in the southern hemisphere, and we've had flooding rains and all sorts of "fun" around my city.

The cold weather has meant our feline companions have become extra needy and have been progressively taking up more and more space on the end of our bed at night, leaving less and less room for us and interrupting our sleep! We could shut the door, I suppose... but that would probably just result in a howling cat duet outside the door.

My husband and I have also been renovating our bathroom, and we're just about done - just waiting on some tiles to arrive so we can finish fixing up the walls. There's also the possibility we might be moving in the not-to-distant future, but we're still working on the details, so more on that later.

I've been eating more and more "raw food" as well. This doesn't have much to do with veganism particularly, as I'm largely

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The Thinking Animal: Compassion Beyond "Pets"

Anyone who has adopted an animal and brought it into their home knows that animals are more than automatons. For those of us who pay close attention to our animal companions, we've witnessed a full range of emotions, mischievous thinking (and the disastrous results that follow!), the curiosity, and the behaviours taught and learnt over time.

Intelligence is not just limited to cats and dogs: people have reported the same sorts of things from other pets, from rodents to snakes to goldfish. Heck, I once saw an article about goldfish who were taught to play a form of miniature underwater soccer! My own adopted angelfish take a great deal of interest in the world outside their tank, and my rats love to play games and collect items to create all manner of bizarre decorations in their cage. With a little persistence, rats can be trained to come when their name is called.

So how does this relate to a gluten-free

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rambles

Still vegan & kickin

rambles

Hey, world! I'm still well and truly alive... I haven't posted in ages. Between the holiday break, summertime, the glorious drought-breaking rains (well, not quite drought-breaking, but getting there!), family illnesses, a car accident, insurance issues, wedding planning, drama, drama, drama... I just haven't found the time or energy to post! Sorry, guys.

I'll be starting up again soon, not just with recipes but also with animal rights rants/info. You see, veganism is a lifestyle that advocates and protects the rights of animals to live free of harm and abuse, it's not just a diet - the diet is called "vegetarian" (yep, that's a note to all you "dietary vegans" - check your vocab, get accurate, and stop making it hard on the rest of us! No animal products means no animal products, not just in the kitchen but in the bathroom and the wardrobe, too!).

Also, one further note... I've been getting the odd comment over my break

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