Thursday, December 23
Location: browsing the net
Natalie Portman is awsome. I've always known that she is a Vegan, but as I was browsing the net I discovered that she convinced fashion house Dior to design vegan shoes for her Dior beauty endorsement!! Read more HERE. Admittedly, the shoes are only for Natalie and will not be produced commercially but I really admire her stance! If your after vegan shoes Natalie has actually designed her own line of luxury vegan shoes!!
Tuesday, December 21
Location: Yum Cha, Chinatown Sydney
|black sesame buns, veggie dumplings and fried gluttonous veggie rice rolls|
|fried red bean dumplings|
Friday, December 17
Location: Inside Bri's world.
|Bri of Secret Squirrel|
The beautiful lady in the picture above is Bri Cheeseman: the designer and driving force behind the label Secret Squirrel. I have a few Secret Squirrel pieces in my wardrobe including a beautiful pleated black skirt and a bedazzled cardigan which I absolutely adore! So I was excited to book their A/W2011 shoot! But what thrilled me the most was when I learnt that Bri is a die hard vegan!!! On the day of the photo shoot she went all out and prepared a delicious vegan lunch for everyone!! The entire crew ate vegan including different types of nutty and grainy breads, varieties of hummus, baba ganoush, tofu steaks, mushrooms etc… SERIOUSLY the works!! Oh and vegan cake for dessert! Everyone who worked on the shoot could not believe how delicious veganism can be and was so impressed by the food.
I also managed to persuade Bri into giving an interview and took a few snap shots of some of her cute pieces!!
Wednesday, December 15
Location: ZanitaZanita's blog
Zanita is a stunning fellow model who is also a budding photographer. I met up with Zanita last week and she took me through her expiriences in beccoming a successful blogger while giving me a few pointers. We snuck outside and took a few snap shots which turned into these amazingly beautiful shots! I know this post has nothing to do with animal wealfare or being vegan but I just had to share her magic! Zanita is deffinatly one to watch out for! Not only is she oh-so talented, but she is also very sweet.
Monday, December 13
Location: Inside Tiffany's head, Los Angeles
|San Francisco: Coming into Aid Station 7 at mile 30.4|
Here is another post for the Green Your Plate blogging carnival! I would like to introduce you to Tiffany Guerra. This amazing woman loves to run 50k marathons! Proving that you can be in an ultra impressive physical shape while living on a vegan diet (not that there should be any doubt about this in the first place!).
Here is a little bit more about this power woman....
Saturday, December 11
Location: Long Grain, Sydney
Okay, I admit it!! I am a bit of a food whore. I want to eat something different every night! I get bored if I don’t move around enough. So being veggie is a bit tricky since there are not so many vegetarian restaurants in Sydney…. To overcome this, I always pick out the veggie options at non vegetarian places. In fact, I get a little thrill from hassling the wait staff to tailor a veggie meal that isn’t specifically on the menu… shame on me! A great place to find vegan food is at thai restaurants! You just have to be careful of shrimp paste and fish sauce.
Last night I went to Long Grain one of Sydney’s tastiest fusion thai restaurants. They do not have many Vegetarian options but the ones they do have are unbelievable. We ate the Vegetarian version of the beetle leaf entrée (a delicious mix of green papaya, coriander, kefir lime, coriander, peanuts and coconut wrapped in a beetle leaf). We also had a green vegetarian curry and a bamboo shoot and silken tofu tomato salad. You have a choice of white and brown rice (I choose the brown rice of course). I couldn’t decide which was more delicious; the beetle leaves or the bamboo salad.
Thursday, December 9
Location: My Kitchen
Recently a good friend of mine cooked the most delicious artichokes. Now I have been going artichoke crazy!! Here is what I made for dinner:
* Kidney Bean and eggplant chili ratatouille with black quinoa
Tuesday, December 7
Location: Inside Andrea's head, Paris
It is my absolute pleasure to introduce you to Andrea! She is a fellow blogger Living in Paris, France. Not only does she have with AWSOME style (pictured above in an all vegan outfit, inspired by the Dries Van Noten a/w collection) but she is also a stunning french veggie!!
This is what goes on in her head....
It all started the day my sister told me that cheese contained rennet. I didnt believe her at first, thinking she must have gotten the definition of rennet wrong… ^_^’ So I went online and did some research. Not only was it true, but I also found out what gelatin was made of, how they take chickens’ beaks off and how they dont care about sheep when they shave off their wool, often blinding them. I think its kind of heart breaking. I love animals, I’ve had many though out the years, and if ever something like that happened to one of them… So I decided to become vegetarian !
Saturday, December 4
The weather in Sydney is so frustrating! It’s driving me crazy! Yesterday was such a beautiful day (when I had to work) yet today, on my day off, it is miserable and over cast! A lot of people say that this unpredictable weather in Sydney (and all over the world) is due to climate change. Whether or not this is exactly true... we all know for sure that climate change is a huge concern!
Wednesday, December 1
Location: Hunting for vegan options, Eastgardens Westfield
For some reason, people seem to think that finding convenience foods when you’re out and about is tricky for a vegan. Yesterday I went to Eastgardens Westfield and scoured the food court to dispel this myth! I choose Eastgardens because it isn’t a particularly hoity toity shopping center and does not go out of it’s way to accommodate vegans. Not only was there was an abundance of options, but the veggie food was of similar price (if not cheaper) than the meat options! To top things off Tunc Bolluk from Kebab Time gave me a delicious Falafel wrap on the house!! Thank you Tunc! You are awesome!
Sunday, November 28
Location: Frolicking in Hyde Park, Sydney
Okay, So recently a friend of mine questioned my opinion of mock meat and fake leather. This is a tricky subject and I feel like there is no right or wrong answer to this question.
On the one hand, people think that ‘mock’ products are as bad as the real thing because you are sending out a message that the item (whether it be the ‘look’ or the flavor) is desirable. On the other hand why shouldn’t we eat or wear something we like the look or taste of… so long as there has been no suffering?
Friday, November 26
Location: Cat Protection Society, NSW Sydney
In this post I want to share with you some of the beautiful kitties up for adoption at the Cat Protection Society. It’s mostly a picture post because I feel like the cats speak for themselves!
Monday, November 22
Location: Cat Protection Society, Sydney
I want to dedicate this post to my beautiful kitten Sooki who was sadly hit by a car more than a year ago. I was also unlucky enough to loose all of Sooki’s photos because I never used to back up my photo files. Although I can't show you how beautiful she was, I can guarantee that she defiantly had one of the most flamboyant personalities and I miss her dearly. Since, I’ve wanted to adopt another kitten but I’ve been travelling too much that adopting is out of the question.
The Cat Protection Society has a GREAT solution to this problem, foster caring! As the weather warms up and we jump into kitten season, the number of beds at the Cat Protection Society becomes stretched. Foster caring is an ingenious way to keep things running smoothly! AND It lets people like myself have a fluff ball to love, no strings attached!!
Wednesday, November 17
Location: Cat Protection Society, Sydney
Yesterday I had the honour of being shown around the Cat Protection Society in Sydney. Kristina Vesk took time out of her busy day to explain how the organization is run and maintained. The amount of love and affection at the Cat Protection society was overwhelming!
In this blog I want to share with you the dedication that some people give to animals. So, over the next few weeks I will be writing a few entries about the Cat Protection Society (as the amount of information is too overwhelming for a single post!!). This post will introduce the society and the infamous Brady bunch that is currently living at the shelter!
Tuesday, November 16
Friday, November 12
Location: in my heart, Paris
When I was in Norton’s grocery Bondi Jucntion, I found myself reminiscing over the quaint fruit shops in Paris. Then I found myself lusting for the Israeli food in the Marais quarter especially the falafel plates at L’AS DU Fallafel!
I love to grocery shop without a plan and let myself be inspired by the food around me. So I decided I would satisfy my craving! I simply could not resist sharing this meal with you....
Tuesday, November 9
Location: Belmore Park, Haymarket, Sydney
On Sunday I spent the day loitering at the Cruelty Free Festival in Sydney. I spent the day guzzling vegan cheese cakes and raw ginger slices!! I listened to Sandy Tuszynska rave about her love for mangoes and saw some interesting vegan speed dating action! Here are some snaps that I took throughout the day.
Friday, November 5
Location: Night Noodle Market, Sydney
Digging into a fresh Thai Spring Roll
It’s been Sydney Food Festival for the past month! And while there was not any specific vegetarian events (at least that I’m aware of) there was a strong emphasis on ‘green cooking’. Events included the Youth Food Movement, Sustainable Food Adventurers and Food in the Fields (where you pick your own veggie’s in Terara!). Sadly I couldn't make it to any of these events, but I did manage to check out the Night Noodle Market at Hyde Park!
Monday, November 1
Location: Kawa Café, Sydney
Me, Myself with Jessica Diez
Last week I had the up most pleasure of having lunch with gorgeous makeup artist Jessica Diez, I was a bit of a pig and ate the all day ‘big vegan breakfast’ while Jess had avocado and tomato basil toast.
Saturday, October 30
Wednesday, October 27
Location: My Kitchen!
One of my friends suggested that I write a post on my cooking since a lot of people think vegetarian food is boring or bland. I've never had a problem with this as I love finding strange ingredients and experimenting!
Monday, October 25
Location: Altona Point Piper, Sydney
Me, Myself with Sarah Stephens wearing Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney’s range will launch in target THIS FRIDAY!! In my mind Stella McCartney is a revolutionary leader when it comes to combining fashion and animal welfare. She is one of my heroes and I truly admire her. To work for her label has been an ultimate dream of mine...
So, a couple of weeks ago I was thrilled when my agency called to let me know that I would be doing a ‘Secret Stella Show’.
Saturday, October 23
- MERRY CHRISTMAS
- DIOR SHOES GO VEGAN!
- DUMPLING MAYHEM!
- VEGAN PROFILE: Fashion Designer - Bri Cheeseman
- ZANITA's MAGIC
- VEGAN PROFILE: Marathon runner Tiffany Guerra!
- SELF PROCLAIMED FOOD WHORE
- I HEART ARTICHOKES!
- VEGETARIAN PROFILE: stunning frenchy Andrea - fell...
- GREEN YOUR PLATE BLOGGING CARNIVAL
- FOOD PORN
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