Oh hi!

Hey there blogosphere! I am still here!

I took a bit of an impromptu break amongst all the craziness of getting back to Melbourne, weddings, christmases, breakfasts, lunches, festivals and so on. Y’know how it is.

So a quick recap – the engine in our van gave up while we were in Perth. We went to great lengths to source a new one, which happened to be in Albany in W.A and managed to get the van down there and have it replaced. By this point, we were running out of time to drive back to Melbourne (or we could have done it over 3-4 days, but had no time to stop and look at anything and it would have cost a fortune in fuel comparatively), so we sold the van in Perth (sob..bye ZZ) and flew back to Melbourne. The end!

And what a year it’s been! It’s so hard to believe it’s happened – once you have been traveling for a while it just becomes life. So it’s strange to be in one permanent place, but also great to catch up with friends and family who have not been seen enough over the past 3-4 years. I think the trick will be to keep things happening and keep life exciting. That’s what it’s for right?!

I hope all of you had a safe and happy holidays. We had a wonderful Christmas, doing the family rounds and having a great breakfast, lunch and then leftover dinner. Yum!

ImageWhile it was an ‘omni’ Christmas, we had one of the best vegan layouts yet..with stuffed mushrooms, tomato spinach and pinenut tarts, onion tarts, pumpkin chickpea and green bean salad, waldorf salad, purple cauliflower hazelnut and pomegranate salad and more. SO. GOOD .

ImageExcuse the blurry pictures, I think there was dirt or fog or something on my screen all Christmas (probably food smears) and I didn’t notice!

ImageAnd then check this out….not one, but TWO vegan desserts. My mum made this beautiful raw chocolate tart with raspberries (using avocados and banana).

ImageAnd I made this apple and ‘honey’ semifreddo from Hannah Kaminsky’s blog, which went down a treat too. Dessert heaven!

ImageInside shot! Mmmm. Find the delicious recipe right here.

ImageIt’s safe to say that we were preeeeeeetty full after that load.

I got some wonderful gifts this year, including a bunch of food related stuff. Check out my whizz bang new blender…duh duh duh duhhhhh.

ImageAlso some super heavy mortar and pestles for doing some super grinding, some raw chocolate, a beautiful cookbook and a cupcake decentre-er, hehe. Lots of new stuff to play with!

On top of that, my mum and dad (who I am currently residing with upon returning to Melbourne) got themselves an Excalibur dehydrator. More toooyyyyyysss!

ImageHere are some zucchini chips on the go. I’m excited to try some crackers and pizza bases and the like….it’s opened up a whole new world!

So wowzers, that was Christmas! Afterwards I dashed off to the Lorne Falls Festival to work at a food stall over new years, which was a blast, and now I’m back for a few weeks before heading to Rainbow. Yaaaay!

Hope you’ve all had a fantastic start to 2014 x



  1. oh wow! What a fantastic spread and more wow at your pressies and your parents getting a dehydrator! Juice pulp crackers!!! I love the cupcake decenterererer thingy!

    1. I know right! A whizz bang dehydrator at that! I think it will take a bit of getting used to, I’ve never used one before. It’s exciting though! Hehe I bet there will be some fun times ahead decentererrerering cupcakes 😉

  2. sophiazerg says:

    Happy new year! The spread looks amazing. 🙂

    1. Thanks Sophia! It really was delicious 🙂

  3. Laura says:

    Looks like a delicious holiday! Glad you had a good one and Happy New Year!

    1. Oh my goodness, it sure was! Hope you’ve had a fantastic new year 🙂

  4. Happy New Year! That chocolate and raspberry dessert looks amazing 🙂

    1. Same to you 🙂 Ohmigosh it was delicious. Not too dense either, the avocado/banana combo made it really silky like mousse. Yum.

  5. Wow, what an incredible feast! It all looks awesome but of course I’m most thrilled to see that you made my semifreddo. It came out perfectly. 🙂 Happy belated holidays!

    1. Hey Hannah, thanks a lot! It was JUST what we needed to top of our Christmas…so delicious. Thank you so much for your beautiful recipe 🙂

  6. lucylox says:

    That is one gorgeous feast! Happy new year 🙂

    1. Thanks Lucy, it really was! Hope you’ve had a wonderful new year too x

  7. Wow – this all looks so delicious! Look forward to reading your updates, love your blog!


    1. Hi Lucie, and thanks a lot! We really had quite the feast…I wish I could do it all over. Nice to meet you, and thanks for stopping by 🙂

  8. mihl says:

    Happy New Yeat! Looks like you had a really great time. All those foods look amazing, especially the desserts.

    1. Thank you! It was really lovely – a wonderful day spent with family. I hope you have had a great new year too 🙂

  9. What a fantastic spread! Makes me want to try Christmas again…almost. I reckon your parents bought that fancy dehydrator just to make sure you stick around – I know I would. 🙂

    1. Thanks Linda! It’s time consuming, but I love all the Christmas preparations (and the delicious food).

      Hehe, that could well be the case. It’s possibly a trade-off – my Dad uses my new blender every morning for his smoothies now so I think he’s pretty stoked with that.

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s