Month: March 2016

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Review: The Happy Vegan

Honestly, this book has an audience somewhere but that audience is not me. If you enjoy reading tabloids you will love this book. Otherwise, look forward to some reviews of much better books coming soon to the blog!

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Thoughts on the Farmers Market

I love going to the farmers market. Something about the fresh flowers, the aroma of coffee and pastries, the milling and the chatter, the dogs sitting at their owners’ feet while they wait expectantly for a treat, it makes me feel hopeful. My imagination runs wild when lost among the vegetable stands and mess of people. I begin to filter through memories of Thanksgivings past and long forgotten rainy days resolved with warming bowls of soup. In my mind’s eye, I conceive of meals for my future children. I envision cast iron skillets, dried herbs hanging from the rafters, friends coming round to drop-off fresh bread or stop-in for a cup of tea. The market transports me to a time which, for the most part, no longer exists.

sydney vegan fest 2016

Sydney Vegan Fest 2016

Last weekend, was Sydney Vegan Fest 2016. This was my first vegan festival and I was super excited about going to an event where all the food was vegan! The pies from Funky Pies were delicious and I enjoyed a decadent dessert from Addiction Food. Also, I got some tea samples from Life of Cha. I’m hoping to incorporate some of their vibrant, beautiful brews into a recipe or two this month.

Top Five Netflix Documentaries

My posts are organized into three categories: eat, read and travel. But what about movies? Or television for that matter? Food documentaries, cooking shows, YouTube and TEDTalks are amazing resources to learn more about food. In this post, I want to take a break from reading recommendations to write about my five favourite Netflix documentaries. They all touch on aspects of food literacy and or veganism.