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Finally finally got to @netherworld! I got the mushroom popper things & udon & mac (they have other names lol) & my friend had the poutine that is OMG DELICIOUS & the vegan cheeseburger. She's a carnist & loved all of it & I'm a fussy vegan & loved all of it! .
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OMG guys go to the @savetheworldexpo this weekend! I just got back from there & it's SO GOOD!  I was expecting it would be a lot of crappy stalls like every other expo  but this one is actually FANTASTIC! They have eco coffins, food food food, @fennfoods cheese in GLASS instead of plastic, these dreamy doughnuts, I mean, so much stuff. I wish I had more money I would have bought so much stuff. 
@pog_balls are there on a special. OMG. So good. Plus I got two tickets for the price of one off the expo IG account. .
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#ecoexpobrisbane #sustainableliving #zerowaste #greatday! #ecoexpo
OMG guys go to the @savetheworldexpo this weekend! I just got back from there & it's SO GOOD! I was expecting it would be a lot of crappy stalls like every other expo but this one is actually FANTASTIC! They have eco coffins, food food food, @fennfoods cheese in GLASS instead of plastic, these dreamy doughnuts, I mean, so much stuff. I wish I had more money I would have bought so much stuff. @pog_balls are there on a special. OMG. So good. Plus I got two tickets for the price of one off the expo IG account. . . . #ecoexpobrisbane  #sustainableliving  #zerowaste  #greatday ! #ecoexpo 
Big batch tofu scramble. Added my organic kale. I love organic kale, it smells like roses! Plus it's so easy to chew. I find supermarket kale actuslly hurts my back teeth trying to mung on it for ages. 
I don't buy much organic stuff because I'm a student, but sweet potato, garlic & kale are musts.
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My mind blowingly delicious nut milk recipe using lechithin for creaminess & emulsion (keeps the parts together & stops the water from splitting from the rest of the milk) is:
๐ŸŒฐ1 cup soaked raw Brazil nuts ๐ŸŒฐ4 cups water ๐ŸŒฐ8-10 dried soaked Turkish dates (coz I'm not medjools date rich) ๐ŸŒฐ2-3 tbsp coconut milk powder ๐ŸŒฐ0.5-1 tbsp vanilla extract ๐ŸŒฐ1 tbsp lechithin ๐ŸŒฐ0.5 dropper vanilla (or fave flavour) Stevia liquid ๐ŸŒผblend! ๐ŸŒผstrain in nut milk bag ๐ŸŒผuse pulp for delicious muffins or something ๐ŸŒบI do mine in 2 batches of half a recipe ๐ŸŒบI forget to soak my dates ahead so I either boil them to soften them, or just prepare the milk recipe & leave the dates soaking in the blender cup for an hour before blending away ๐ŸŒบyou'll figure out of you want more or less coconut milk powder (this milk doesn't taste of coconut) or vanilla or dates etc after your first batch ๐ŸŒบany nuts will work but seriously just try Brazil first! Yesterday I used 3/4 Brazil & the rest cashews โ˜€makes a bit more than a litre! โ˜€@thesourcebulkfoods sells vegan coconut milk powder
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#zerowastecooking #plantmilk #nutmilk #vegan #veganisquick #veganif #govegan #brisvegan #whatveganseat #peacebeginsonyourplate #potato #vegansofbrisbane #veganif #veganif  #if #intermittenfast #veganif
My mind blowingly delicious nut milk recipe using lechithin for creaminess & emulsion (keeps the parts together & stops the water from splitting from the rest of the milk) is: ๐ŸŒฐ1 cup soaked raw Brazil nuts ๐ŸŒฐ4 cups water ๐ŸŒฐ8-10 dried soaked Turkish dates (coz I'm not medjools date rich) ๐ŸŒฐ2-3 tbsp coconut milk powder ๐ŸŒฐ0.5-1 tbsp vanilla extract ๐ŸŒฐ1 tbsp lechithin ๐ŸŒฐ0.5 dropper vanilla (or fave flavour) Stevia liquid ๐ŸŒผblend! ๐ŸŒผstrain in nut milk bag ๐ŸŒผuse pulp for delicious muffins or something ๐ŸŒบI do mine in 2 batches of half a recipe ๐ŸŒบI forget to soak my dates ahead so I either boil them to soften them, or just prepare the milk recipe & leave the dates soaking in the blender cup for an hour before blending away ๐ŸŒบyou'll figure out of you want more or less coconut milk powder (this milk doesn't taste of coconut) or vanilla or dates etc after your first batch ๐ŸŒบany nuts will work but seriously just try Brazil first! Yesterday I used 3/4 Brazil & the rest cashews โ˜€makes a bit more than a litre! โ˜€@thesourcebulkfoods sells vegan coconut milk powder . . . #zerowastecooking  #plantmilk  #nutmilk  #vegan  #veganisquick  #veganif  #govegan  #brisvegan  #whatveganseat  #peacebeginsonyourplate  #potato  #vegansofbrisbane  #veganif  #veganif  #if  #intermittenfast  #veganif 
Lechithin is changing my life! I have beautiful creamy plant milk that doesn't separate because it binds everytbing, & I've just found out its an egg substitute for binding & emulsifying. It will do a better job than the egg replacer powder I usually use & bonus I can buy it from the bulk food store to reduce plastic waste. 
So Anything that requires baking will be extra so GOOOOOD! 
It's also an essential fat that our cells need & helps everything from dementia prevention to anxiety & depression relief. 
HOW is this the first I'd heard of it? Funnily enough I found out about it from the $80 raw recipe book I bought & stored for 13 years ๐Ÿ˜‚
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#lechithin #vegan #veganisquick #veganif #govegan #brisvegan #whatveganseat #peacebeginsonyourplate #potato #vegansofbrisbane
Lechithin is changing my life! I have beautiful creamy plant milk that doesn't separate because it binds everytbing, & I've just found out its an egg substitute for binding & emulsifying. It will do a better job than the egg replacer powder I usually use & bonus I can buy it from the bulk food store to reduce plastic waste. So Anything that requires baking will be extra so GOOOOOD! It's also an essential fat that our cells need & helps everything from dementia prevention to anxiety & depression relief. HOW is this the first I'd heard of it? Funnily enough I found out about it from the $80 raw recipe book I bought & stored for 13 years ๐Ÿ˜‚ . . . #lechithin  #vegan  #veganisquick  #veganif  #govegan  #brisvegan  #whatveganseat  #peacebeginsonyourplate  #potato  #vegansofbrisbane 
Delicious black bean salad with avo & fried plantains. 
I've discovered that the black bean salad tastes even better when smothered in hummus, & I don't finish the meal still feeling hungry for something substantial. 
I do find that when I eat all plant food all day, my whole body yearns for substance. That's why I end up on the mock meat train. .
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Delicious black bean salad with avo & fried plantains. I've discovered that the black bean salad tastes even better when smothered in hummus, & I don't finish the meal still feeling hungry for something substantial. I do find that when I eat all plant food all day, my whole body yearns for substance. That's why I end up on the mock meat train. . . . . #vegan  #veganisquick  #veganif  #govegan  #brisvegan  #whatveganseat  #peacebeginsonyourplate  #potato  #vegansofbrisbane  #veganif  #veganif  #if  #intermittenfast  #veganif 
Having the garlic kale, caramelised onion, mustard & cheese toastie again ๐Ÿ˜›
Nice strong cup of tea topped it off mmm. .
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Made myself a kale toastie! I wilted kale with garlic & salt & deglazed the pan with lemon. Caramelised onion properly, with oil, butter & (date) sugar. Toasted with heaps of dijon mustard & cheddar Sheese. .
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I made the MOST AMAZING Brazil nut milk yesterday that is just...word-stealing, it's so good. It has lechithin in it which makes stuff creamy & it's the first time I've ever gone to the fridge & found my nut milk hasn't split into nutty white stuff & water. 
I'm just about to make some muffins with the leftover pulp. .
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#zerowastecooking #vegan #veganisquick #veganif #govegan #brisvegan #whatveganseat #peacebeginsonyourplate #potato #vegansofbrisbane #veganif #veganif  #if #intermittenfast #veganif #nutmilk #plantmilk
I made the MOST AMAZING Brazil nut milk yesterday that is just...word-stealing, it's so good. It has lechithin in it which makes stuff creamy & it's the first time I've ever gone to the fridge & found my nut milk hasn't split into nutty white stuff & water. I'm just about to make some muffins with the leftover pulp. . . . #zerowastecooking  #vegan  #veganisquick  #veganif  #govegan  #brisvegan  #whatveganseat  #peacebeginsonyourplate  #potato  #vegansofbrisbane  #veganif  #veganif  #if  #intermittenfast  #veganif  #nutmilk  #plantmilk 
Am I the only Sucker who's paid over $80 for a recipe book? 
The kicker is that I bought this in 2005 before eating raw was a thing anywhere, letalone in Australia. Oh the extra kicker is that in the US this book was $37.50 ๐Ÿ˜ก
I couldn't use the book because nut milk bags & dehydrators etc were either flat out not available in Australia or were prohibitively expensive. 
I've just dusted it off again & this time if I'm not going to use it I should get rid of it. I've stored it for 13 years ๐Ÿ˜‚ .
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#vegan #rawfood #recipebook #cookbook #rawvegan
Am I the only Sucker who's paid over $80 for a recipe book? The kicker is that I bought this in 2005 before eating raw was a thing anywhere, letalone in Australia. Oh the extra kicker is that in the US this book was $37.50 ๐Ÿ˜ก I couldn't use the book because nut milk bags & dehydrators etc were either flat out not available in Australia or were prohibitively expensive. I've just dusted it off again & this time if I'm not going to use it I should get rid of it. I've stored it for 13 years ๐Ÿ˜‚ . . . #vegan  #rawfood  #recipebook  #cookbook  #rawvegan 
Got some horrible photos under the ambient lighting at #yavannaeat last night. I went only because I wanted to try the ribs. 
We had ribs, chilli cheese fries, chicken burgers & I took sweets home. The sweets are worth making a special trip there for! They come out from 12pm each day I'm pretty sure. .
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Got some horrible photos under the ambient lighting at #yavannaeat  last night. I went only because I wanted to try the ribs. We had ribs, chilli cheese fries, chicken burgers & I took sweets home. The sweets are worth making a special trip there for! They come out from 12pm each day I'm pretty sure. . . . . #vegan  #veganisquick  #veganif  #govegan  #brisvegan  #whatveganseat  #peacebeginsonyourplate  #potato  #vegansofbrisbane  #veganif  #veganif  #if  #intermittenfast  #veganif 
OK so I tried savoury oats despite even just the thought of it literally nauseating me & making my throat feel weird lol. 
I did my best to find a recipe that could wipe out the taste of oats. I think that's impossible, because these oats have tamari, miso & Tahini in them & I still tasted oats. 
I made garlicky onions & wilted greens (my first time wilting rocket, two thumbs up!) & "bacon".
My official opinion is that I'll never eat savoury oats again HOWEVER it's not as bad as I thought! I could still taste oats & that's the reason I won't eat them again. I don't want to taste oats with my savoury stuff. But also my brain & mouth just can't reconcile the mooshy porridge texture. I would give this a 6.9/10 though! The flavours are pretty darn good & even the oats taste nice if you can get over the oatiness.
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#vegan #veganisquick #veganif #govegan #brisvegan #whatveganseat #peacebeginsonyourplate #potato #vegansofbrisbane #veganif #veganif  #if #intermittenfast #veganif
OK so I tried savoury oats despite even just the thought of it literally nauseating me & making my throat feel weird lol. I did my best to find a recipe that could wipe out the taste of oats. I think that's impossible, because these oats have tamari, miso & Tahini in them & I still tasted oats. I made garlicky onions & wilted greens (my first time wilting rocket, two thumbs up!) & "bacon". My official opinion is that I'll never eat savoury oats again HOWEVER it's not as bad as I thought! I could still taste oats & that's the reason I won't eat them again. I don't want to taste oats with my savoury stuff. But also my brain & mouth just can't reconcile the mooshy porridge texture. I would give this a 6.9/10 though! The flavours are pretty darn good & even the oats taste nice if you can get over the oatiness. . . . #vegan  #veganisquick  #veganif  #govegan  #brisvegan  #whatveganseat  #peacebeginsonyourplate  #potato  #vegansofbrisbane  #veganif  #veganif  #if  #intermittenfast  #veganif 
The crazy quick & easy apple tea cake before going into the oven. I often make this when expecting visitors because it takes about 6 minutes to make. 
I didn't get an after photo because I did have visitors & we ate it warm from the oven ๐Ÿ˜› it got six thumbs up! (The recipe even says it's OK if it looks "chugly" ๐Ÿ˜‚)
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The crazy quick & easy apple tea cake before going into the oven. I often make this when expecting visitors because it takes about 6 minutes to make. I didn't get an after photo because I did have visitors & we ate it warm from the oven ๐Ÿ˜› it got six thumbs up! (The recipe even says it's OK if it looks "chugly" ๐Ÿ˜‚) . . . #vegan  #veganisquick  #veganif  #govegan  #brisvegan  #whatveganseat  #peacebeginsonyourplate  #potato  #vegansofbrisbane  #veganif  #veganif  #if  #intermittenfast  #veganif  #teacake  #appleteacake  #vegancake  #veganbaking 
My felafel spread brunch from @thegettinplace yesterday. 
Another queer brunch,  another great Sunday. 
Big big thank yous to the staff that had to carry dozens of beverages & meals from the cafe space to the lovely shed out the back in the rain!  One hand full of food & the other holding a brolly โ˜” ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ love you guys!
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My felafel spread brunch from @thegettinplace yesterday. Another queer brunch, another great Sunday. Big big thank yous to the staff that had to carry dozens of beverages & meals from the cafe space to the lovely shed out the back in the rain! One hand full of food & the other holding a brolly โ˜” ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ love you guys! . . . #vegan  #veganisquick  #veganif  #govegan  #brisvegan  #whatveganseat  #peacebeginsonyourplate  #potato  #vegansofbrisbane  #veganif  #veganif  #if  #intermittenfast  #veganif 
I've never had Bao before & they're only $4.90 each so I presumed they'd be tiny & got two! Ended up with delicious lunch Bao & dinner Bao! 
From Stafford City food court. .
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