What to do with a fridge full of leftovers? Something pastalicious?

A lot - perhaps even several - of we crazed Australians, girt by sea, have been filling up the interwebs with yammer about the impending doom that may befall our fair land following our federal election that was all the haps today. Apologies. What do you get when you vote with love, a Lizard Man with a pin to bust your bubble, that's what you get for all your trouble, so for at least until tomorrow, I'll never vote again... However it might not be as bad as all that, if decent third party, minors, and independents grab enough Senate seats...

And I made pasta! Well, not really. I heated it up. Sort of.

By all your fridge bowls combined, I am Captain Pastalicious!

Things that I had that needed to be used up

a bowl of cooked gluten-free pasta, half dried out, rehydrating in cold water
a bag of mushrooms, a bit dried out, sliced
4 tomatoes, roughly

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My Favourite Vegan Aussie Cookbook Author (+ Tofu Saag!)

After talking to Leigh over the interwebs for some time, I recently met her at Greenfest in Brisbane, Australia, where she was giving cooking demonstrations! So here she is as My Favourite Vegan Aussie Cookbook Author!

... You are Australian? Just checking!

[caption id="attachment_2084" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Leigh cooking!"]Leigh cooking![/caption]Yup, definitely Australian.  Queensland born, even (Toowoomba).

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m working on my second cookbook, currently with the working title of Wrapped in Pastry – it’s a set of recipes using shortcrust, puff and filo pastry to create pies, tarts and rolls that are vegan, mostly soy free and can be made gluten free.  I am publishing through aduki independent press, who also published my first cookbook Vegan Indulgence.

I think my favourite recipes so far out of this new book are Creamy Chickpea, Leek and Mushroom Pies, Party Sausage Rolls, Cherry Strudel and Lemon and Passionfruit Tart. Though my

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