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So, this is another of my inventions. I wanted pasta one day but had no sauce, & had been watching Community & hearing of "buttered noodles". I didn't know if the noodles were pasta, or noodle noodles, because nobody in Australia calls pasta noodles - in 39 years nobody I've heard has called them noodles lol. I also didn't want to go making a big mess & making pesto or sauces etc, I wanted a lazy meal & here you have it! My antipasto pasta. 
I always have antipasto ingredients in the fridge.
Fresh tomato (sun-dried would be good if you like them), green olives, roasted capsicum, & pasta that I dump a tsp of butter & a tsp garlic into then mix/melt. Capers are also great in this as are artichoke hearts. Whatever you like, just butter & garlic your "noodles". Also this needs salt & pepper to make it shine. Takes 7 mins to boil the pasta, scour the fridge & chop your ingredients. Easy. .
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So, this is another of my inventions. I wanted pasta one day but had no sauce, & had been watching Community & hearing of "buttered noodles". I didn't know if the noodles were pasta, or noodle noodles, because nobody in Australia calls pasta noodles - in 39 years nobody I've heard has called them noodles lol. I also didn't want to go making a big mess & making pesto or sauces etc, I wanted a lazy meal & here you have it! My antipasto pasta. I always have antipasto ingredients in the fridge. Fresh tomato (sun-dried would be good if you like them), green olives, roasted capsicum, & pasta that I dump a tsp of butter & a tsp garlic into then mix/melt. Capers are also great in this as are artichoke hearts. Whatever you like, just butter & garlic your "noodles". Also this needs salt & pepper to make it shine. Takes 7 mins to boil the pasta, scour the fridge & chop your ingredients. Easy. . . . #vegan 
Oh man today's break-fast was so ugly πŸ˜‚ chickpea pancake with half a big zucchini I grated & reduced with onions, leftover capsicum, onion & tomatoes from my last pancake, the last of a browning avo, cucumber, cashew cream & some tomato chutney for a bit of zing. 
If you eat one of these, prepare to be doing OMAD foe that day because you cannot get hungry again before bed. .
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Oh man today's break-fast was so ugly πŸ˜‚ chickpea pancake with half a big zucchini I grated & reduced with onions, leftover capsicum, onion & tomatoes from my last pancake, the last of a browning avo, cucumber, cashew cream & some tomato chutney for a bit of zing. If you eat one of these, prepare to be doing OMAD foe that day because you cannot get hungry again before bed. . . . #vegan 
Found this at @woolworths_au woo-hoo! It's yummy. Definitely garlicky & ain't got no beef widdat. .
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Found this at @woolworths_au woo-hoo! It's yummy. Definitely garlicky & ain't got no beef widdat. . . . #vegan 
Breaking my fast today with a fat chickpea pancake, topped with avo, pan softened cherry tomatoes, garlic onions & capsicum, coriander, homemade cashew sour cream & cucumber. I used to eat this everyday long before I was vegan because it's lush & so filling while being low calorie (Moreso without the cashew cream). I think the reason I've managed to stay vegan for three years after about 20 years of trying & failing, is because I unwittingly built up a recipe repertoire of yummy, easy food I can whip up when I'm hungry. Simple things like this feel & taste decadent, can be made to suit ingredients you have in your fridge, & are easily remembered so you don't need to find the recipe. .
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Breaking my fast today with a fat chickpea pancake, topped with avo, pan softened cherry tomatoes, garlic onions & capsicum, coriander, homemade cashew sour cream & cucumber. I used to eat this everyday long before I was vegan because it's lush & so filling while being low calorie (Moreso without the cashew cream). I think the reason I've managed to stay vegan for three years after about 20 years of trying & failing, is because I unwittingly built up a recipe repertoire of yummy, easy food I can whip up when I'm hungry. Simple things like this feel & taste decadent, can be made to suit ingredients you have in your fridge, & are easily remembered so you don't need to find the recipe. . . #vegan 
Asian salad today to break my fast. Usually I use thin rice noodles but I had leftover jasmine rice & it's so good in this salad. 
I marinated my tofu for two days, & made a delicious dressing out of roughly the same ingredients. 
This sort of salad is so frikken moreish & addictive. .
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Asian salad today to break my fast. Usually I use thin rice noodles but I had leftover jasmine rice & it's so good in this salad. I marinated my tofu for two days, & made a delicious dressing out of roughly the same ingredients. This sort of salad is so frikken moreish & addictive. . . . #vegan 
Vegie Delights pakoras (guess they've never seen a pakora? πŸ˜‚) with salad & roasted potato, topped with an ACV & dijon vinegairette. I can't spell that word. .
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Vegie Delights pakoras (guess they've never seen a pakora? πŸ˜‚) with salad & roasted potato, topped with an ACV & dijon vinegairette. I can't spell that word. . . . #vegan 
Veg & tofu soup for now & marinated tofu for later. That soup is really basic/cheap & tasty! The little nuggies of tofu are like little flavour bombs. .
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Veg & tofu soup for now & marinated tofu for later. That soup is really basic/cheap & tasty! The little nuggies of tofu are like little flavour bombs. . . . #vegan 
These were on special & I'm trying to get a bit more protein in the laziest ways πŸ˜‚ (Not because vegans don't eat protein, I just want to bump up my intake a bit). Anyway... Yeah. They do a job. That job is filling a little hunger hole. They do nothing much for my tastebuds but they're a solid OK πŸ‘Œ For a $2 snack for your bag or desk drawer  they're good!
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These were on special & I'm trying to get a bit more protein in the laziest ways πŸ˜‚ (Not because vegans don't eat protein, I just want to bump up my intake a bit). Anyway... Yeah. They do a job. That job is filling a little hunger hole. They do nothing much for my tastebuds but they're a solid OK πŸ‘Œ For a $2 snack for your bag or desk drawer they're good! . . . #vegan 
Curried sausages. I used Aldi snags because the Linda McCartney ones in the more eco friendly box didn't seem like they'd hold up in this dish. If I was to nit-pick, I'd say that delicious as the Aldi snags are, they taste like hot dog & I'd like more meaty snags. Perhaps a Tofurkey type. 
Anyway yum!  Haven't given up childhood favourites by going vegan 😁
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Curried sausages. I used Aldi snags because the Linda McCartney ones in the more eco friendly box didn't seem like they'd hold up in this dish. If I was to nit-pick, I'd say that delicious as the Aldi snags are, they taste like hot dog & I'd like more meaty snags. Perhaps a Tofurkey type. Anyway yum! Haven't given up childhood favourites by going vegan 😁 . . .
Dad's GF went on a shopping spree for me, which she sometimes does, & got me a bunch of meat subs from Coles. I didn't know they had @frysfamily sausage rolls! Was excited to try them, & they're really yummy. They're very spicy, & remind me of some of the country bakeries I went to as a kid that also made very spicy sausage rolls. 
Two thumbs up! (I had these with veg, but you don't need to see that on my plate eh?) .
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Dad's GF went on a shopping spree for me, which she sometimes does, & got me a bunch of meat subs from Coles. I didn't know they had @frysfamily sausage rolls! Was excited to try them, & they're really yummy. They're very spicy, & remind me of some of the country bakeries I went to as a kid that also made very spicy sausage rolls. Two thumbs up! (I had these with veg, but you don't need to see that on my plate eh?) . . .
I saw these vegan pastas & sauces at Woolies yesterday! Have you tasted them? Vegan ravioli is a bloody treat eh?! .
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Turmeric latte mix, modelled by the cat that thinks my rule about not being on benches is just silly talk. .
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I can have a full fridge, freezer & pantry & still think there's nothing to eat. That's how I end up with my beautiful homemade Red pesto & avo on corn cruskits for dinner lol. With a side of CBF cooking. .
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Seeing as I was in the city with my Swedish friend on Friday, I picked up a lasagna from @vegerama. I really don't like that they don't put prices on their food, you always know that's because the prices would turn people off. I thoroughly enjoyed my next day pasta though! It's a big slice! Generous pasta serves are so important in life, do you agree? .
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#vegan #veganisquick #veganif #govegan #brisvegan #whatveganseat #peacebeginsonyourplate #vegansofbrisbane #veganif #veganif  #if #intermittenfast #veganif
Seeing as I was in the city with my Swedish friend on Friday, I picked up a lasagna from @vegerama. I really don't like that they don't put prices on their food, you always know that's because the prices would turn people off. I thoroughly enjoyed my next day pasta though! It's a big slice! Generous pasta serves are so important in life, do you agree? . . . . #vegan  #veganisquick  #veganif  #govegan  #brisvegan  #whatveganseat  #peacebeginsonyourplate  #vegansofbrisbane  #veganif  #veganif  #if  #intermittenfast  #veganif 
To die for nachos with smoked (probably Fenn?) cheese & in GENEROUS proportions. @sassafrasofpaddington cheeses me RIGHT!  the strawberry, pineapple & mint juice was also soooo good OMG. 
Get here. Dog friendly too, they even have a menu for dogs πŸ˜€
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I had such a wonderful day meeting up with a Swedish friend I haven't had contact with in a decade! She was over & looked me up & I feel amazing. I've had a fairly "big" few years with people from my past popping up & my heart is always full when I have each experience, knowing I've made connections that last even if we don't always stay in touch. 
We went to @suburbanwestend & both had the Fenn Pattie chicken burger & the aioli with the chips was to die for. 
Also finally got to do something with my comms degree & edited her PhD speech on recycled water engineering & felt like a friggen champion of words. I didn't know I knew so much about writing πŸ˜‚ 
Finally got to tell someone they write dangling modifiers πŸ˜‚ 
Anyway yeah so.... .
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#vegan #veganisquick #veganif #govegan #brisvegan #whatveganseat #peacebeginsonyourplate #vegansofbrisbane #veganif #veganif  #if #intermittenfast #veganif
I had such a wonderful day meeting up with a Swedish friend I haven't had contact with in a decade! She was over & looked me up & I feel amazing. I've had a fairly "big" few years with people from my past popping up & my heart is always full when I have each experience, knowing I've made connections that last even if we don't always stay in touch. We went to @suburbanwestend & both had the Fenn Pattie chicken burger & the aioli with the chips was to die for. Also finally got to do something with my comms degree & edited her PhD speech on recycled water engineering & felt like a friggen champion of words. I didn't know I knew so much about writing πŸ˜‚ Finally got to tell someone they write dangling modifiers πŸ˜‚ Anyway yeah so.... . . . . #vegan  #veganisquick  #veganif  #govegan  #brisvegan  #whatveganseat  #peacebeginsonyourplate  #vegansofbrisbane  #veganif  #veganif  #if  #intermittenfast  #veganif 
A berry & hemp seed smoothie & felafel kebab. 1100 calories πŸ˜‚ soup for dinner tonight then! 
I couldn't taste the cheese, but otherwise this was pretty good for a homenade kebab.
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#vegan #veganisquick #veganif #govegan #brisvegan #whatveganseat #peacebeginsonyourplate #vegansofbrisbane #veganif #veganif  #if #intermittenfast #veganif