Vegans beyond the Black Stump: Outback travels in Australia

In my day, we used to blog for ten hours uphill in the snow and when we got there all we had was a 14k modem that would drop-out at 99% complete when people called and we'd have to start all over again.

I've got reviews + giveaways for Australian hemp seeds and a gluten-free baking book coming up in the next few posts. But first, a few photos I've snapped since the 2nd baby + moving to "The Outback." :)


Prettier photos to come...
Free advice: don't take the gravel road to Darwin in the wet season. It's a river.

Why Charles Darwin? Because SCIENCE!!1
Because SCIENCE!

Mindil Beach Markets
Mindil Beach Markets

Carbs = fat-burning high-life. Seratonin precursors ftw.
Eating lotsa fruit in the tropics

On the grassy knoll at high tide
Nightcliff foreshore

Fresh market things & chai
Fresh tempeh & market foods and chai

BBQ by the bay #whatveganseat #australia #outback #tropics #darwin #vegansausagesandvegetablesalloverallthehotplateshahawewin #compassion #ethics #health #ecofriendly #humanrights are #animalrights
Vegan BBQ by the bay

Sunday balloontacular
Birthday balloon fest

Monsoon is all monsoony
Monsoonal monsoon is all monsoony

NT newspaper: page 7
Local celebrities already

Superbaby
Superbaby

Your View Today #photoaday (Note: coconuts, top-left)
Out the bedroom window

Alice in an art thingy
Down by the performing arts centre

Wave pool + convention centre = obvious combination... um.
Wave pool

Wharf Precinct
Wharf Precinct

The wet season wants to eat our 4WD... FAIL. WHY U SO DRY?
The "gravel road" to Darwin in "the wet"

It burns us with its colours, precious
Burning colours, Litchfield National Park

Tolmer Falls
Tolmer Falls

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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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Natural Cruelty-Free Bathroom & Beauty Products - Part 3: What I Use + DIY Natural Homemade Deodorant Recipe + Hair Dye!

This is part 3 of a 3-part series about Natural Cruelty-Free Bathroom & Beauty Products. Check out Part 1: Top 6 Things to Avoid and Part 2: Top 6 Things to Look For.

What I Use

In This Photo

Most of the products are organic or primarily organic ingredients - which tends to be the case when buying vegan bathroom products.

Black container - homemade deodorant: recipe below!
Red container - baking soda - for hair and teeth
Jason Powersmile toothpaste - in most vegan shops
UV Natural Baby sunscreen SPF30+ - common in health shops internationally
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil from the health shop - face/body/hair moisturiser, and contrary to popular belief, this oil does NOT encourage sun damage - it has an SPF of up to 8, depending on the quality!
Alba sea salt body scrub - or it was until I refilled it myself with salt, essential oils, and more coconut oil! Alba stuff is

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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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