Confession time. For the past month my body has basically been a walking wreck. Actually, it hasn’t really even been capable of walking me anywhere.
There I was having the time of my life flitting about Central and Eastern Europe, living it up before moving to Spain for a year, when something went dreadfully wrong. Overnight I was robbed of my freedom and confined to bed as I battled the unrelenting agony of a serious back injury.
It seemed so unfair. I mean sure, I hadn’t been eating too well. I hadn’t been resting that much. I’d been shunning water in favour of lunchtime wines. But I’m still young! Surely my body could cope with a few months of mild abuse. Apparently not.Read More
Winter is almost upon us in Australia and when it gets cold my body tells me carbohydrates are the only way to go. Who am I to say no? This recipe is an old time favourite that my Mum used to cook for us when we were teeny tiny. I have modified her recipe just slightly to make it completely vegan but the majority of the recipe is all her doing. The smell of cinnamon, sultanas and baking bread take me back to when I was a little girl and I would hang around in the kitchen waiting to hear the clatter of plates, knowing that the pudding was almost about to be served. My Mum’s (now not so) secret signature on this dish is the thick lashings of apricot jam she spreads on just before the pudding finishes cooking. It packs an extra punch of sweetness and gives the pudding a mouth-watering shiny glaze.Read More
I stumbled across Sandra’s blog, Vegan Mother Hubbard, about a month ago, the beautiful home cooked food drawing me in. As I began reading I discovered a couple who are so much in love, raising two gorgeous girls and doing it all with vegan food. I personally don’t know any vegan couples and I certainly don’t know any vegan men so how refreshing it is to read that it is actually possible to have it all and not have to drop your ethical, moral ball at the same time. Sandra definitely inspires me, both with her cooking and her sweet, gentle home life. So you can understand my excitement when I asked Sandra if she would consider doing a post swap and, without hesitation, she said yes. Then she gave me this yummy guy. She’s such a clever cookie (lame pun totes intended). Enjoy!Read More
Tomorrow is ANZAC day. Aussies all over the country will rise before the sun to attend their local Dawn Service, a time to reflect and remember the sacrifice of those who have died in war. Later there will be street parades, games of two-up in the local pubs and many a schooner of beer. I have bribed my Canadian flat mate, Jess, with the promise of Anzac bickies and freshly brewed tea if she rises with me at 3.30am tomorrow morning for the Brisbane Dawn Service. She agreed. So right now the little house with the green walls is filled with the sweet smell of baking cookies. I’m using my Mum’s super delish recipe which she said I can share with you. I’ve popped it below, but first, read on for a little Anzac trivia.Read More