Issa’s Birthday <3

On this day I made a super tasty salad for lunch, I wrote the recipe down on some piece of paper… where that paper is today I’m not sure, really hope I find it as the dressing was so creamy and delicious.
❤ 19-03-2015❤ It’s Issa’s day of birth on the 19th of March! We went to Loving Hut Richmond for her birthday dinner! Oh I miss that restaurant!!! But I miss you more Issa!!!

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❤ I love you Issa❤

I can’t believe its almost your birthday again!!! Wish I was there to celebrate with you again!

love missy

Ballarat Adventure

Last year Myke and I went and visited our dear friend Alex out in Ballarat! (15-16-03-2015 ), We had a lovely time and enjoyed the nature that Ballarat had to offer! From memory we made a really tasty vegan African peanut stew for dinner! Oh-my, it was so delicious and I’d love to make it again! …Alex, you have the recipe lying around somewhere?!!

Here are a few photos from our adventure❤

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love missy

12-03-2015

Last Year Myke, Varun and Myself went to Healesville Library where I did a raw food demo for Magic Milk Bar, I love being able to share my passion for creating tasty, healthy and fun vegan meals with others! I made three different recipes, you can find the Raw Jaffa Cashew Cheesecake recipe on my recipe blog, after the demonstration we went op-shop exploring with a local vegan friend Zoe and then it was off to check out the beautiful Maroondah Reservoir Park!

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Lots more photos from last year I’m behind in posting to come!

love missy

Pregnancy. Kindness. Gender Neutral Parenting.

It’s almost been a whole year since I’ve posted on here, I’ve got a backlog of photographs from last year (and this year!) I’m looking forward to sharing at some point in the not so distant future!

I’m currently 37weeks pregnant, it’s been a life changing few months and I’ve enjoyed the changes that have came with being pregnant! It’s seriously incredible having a little soul grow inside you❤ The human body is seriously incredible!

Myke and I will be bringing up our child vegan & we will be gender neutral parenting.

This means our child will be brought up to respect all life❤ Veganism is all about kindness, being kind to your body, being kind to others and being kind to this beautiful planet we share.

Why wouldn’t we want the children of the world to radiate kindness.

I will not be referring to my child as ‘he’, ‘she’, or ‘him, ‘her’, until they choose themselves what pro-noun they wish to use.
This may seem strange to many people, but I feel that gender is currently defined by what genitals a child is born with, and depending on what genitals the child has they are then automatically stereotyped.

I feel when people (which is almost everyone who sees that I’m pregnant) ask me if I am having a ‘boy’ or a ‘girl’ it is to get an idea or sense of what my child will be like,… if they are a ‘boy’ that should/could mean they will wear blue, play with toy trucks and want to grow up to be a ‘fireman’… or if they are a ‘girl’, they will wear pink, play with dolls and want to grow up to be a ‘princess’… I don’t want my child to feel they have to be someone they are not, because what they want to wear or do does not align with the views people currently have on gender.

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❤ Thirty-Seven Weeks Pregnant❤

 

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love missy

Not Today.

So Joanna only had a few more days left of her holiday, we had to squish in a lot more eating!! & site seeing! 02-03-2015.

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We got up early and went to a cool looking café called Combi, we got a ‘Master Tonic’ juice & Vegan Acai Bowl.

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Our Mother had came across 12×12 via social media, so we checked out this rad pop up store, there was a few great vegan & fair-trade products available.

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We popped into Mister Nice Guy’s Bakeshop where Joanna got a chocolate scroll thing to take-away =)

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Then just across the road we went to Crumbs Organic Bakehouse, had a sit down and enjoyed our new favourite drink and a healthy tasting slice (and we may have taken a few things home with us to eat later while watching a movie!)

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The next day we had Loving Hut for Lunch (we got an awesome Vietnamese roll to take back to Myke), saw Paradox and we went to La Panella Bakery, Joanna got a few vegan goodies, one being this crazy looking cream bun!!

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Hello there you deliciously sickly looking vegan cream bun, oh why must you be made with wheat =( Waaaaa.

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Joanna wore this pretty vintage Cue dress that I brought from an op-shop for Joeys birthday =) She loved it so much she forgot to take it back to Cairns with her =-p

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We hopped on a train and headed out of the city, where Myke picked us up and we went to Warrandyte, it is so beautiful and peaceful out that way!
We had an early night because we had to be up at 4ish am to take Joanna to the airport.
Joanna I miss you to much!!!! Come and live in Melbourne with me❤

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love missy

Picnic in the park

Joanna and I had a birthday picnic in the Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens on the 1st of March, it was a beautiful, warm and magical day❤ The company couldn’t have been better and the food we shared was simply delicious! Vegan Cheese with Chips, Crackers + Fruit & Vegetable Sticks, Chocolate Brownies & Baked Doughnuts.
Joanna, Myke, Varun, Pareen, Kylie, Issa , Paradox + Natsume The Righteous❤ Thank you for the wonderful day!!!
I’m excited to have another vegan picnic in the park again soon!
Want to come along too???

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I love my friends and family so much, goodness me am I so lucky to have such incredible people in my life❤

love missy

Joanna visits me for her birthday <3

Joanna came and visited me in Melbourne for her birthday at the end of February, it was a jammed pack week of sisterly love and fun, from starting the week off with Joanna shouting herself and me to have our nails done at I Scream Nails, wooooah, they looked fabulous, Zinya did an incredible job and I’m looking forward to going back there in the near future, they use a lot of different vegan nail polish brands! (we made sure the polish used on out nails was, as they use some non-vegan brands).

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Next it was off to the wonderful Las Vegan Café for our lunch =) Tanya made the most delicious nacho dish, with lots of jalapenos on the side – just for me ;) !
Joanna and I shared the dish and we were both well and truly satisfied and comfortably full afterwards!!! Thanks Tanya!!!
<3 While we were at Las Vegan we enjoyed looking at all the beautiful sweat-shop-free + cruelty-free shoes, belts and bags that Vegan Style have on offer! If you haven’t been in and seen the wide variety of items they stock because you live in another State check out their website!

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We popped into a few other great stores along Smith st, one being Friends of the Earth food co-op, Joe got this incredibly tasty Organic Orange Soda to quench our thirst and need for some flavourful sugar on the warm day it was! BEST ORANGE SODA EVER !!!!!❤

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I brought Joanna a single and stunning water lily for her birthday from Vasette
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The next day we went to Prahran to go to a few stores Joanna had heard about, wandered around for about 20 minutes trying to find Greene st Juice co, we luckily spotted it by chance, Joe picked Gotham City, because who wouldn’t want to try a drink inspired by Batman!?
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We next went to Prahran Convenience and ice-cream screamed out to us eat meeeeee so we did, this was insanely tasty raw ice-cream =) check out what other awesome products Luz Almond creates! (almost everything is vegan, products that contain honey obviously aren’t though).
From there we went to American Apparel where Joanna spoilt me! with awesome sunflower shorts and a matching sunflower crop top!❤ Thanks Joey!
After all the trying on of clothes we were getting hungry! So we popped into Pana Chocolate for a another chocolate hit and then got a yummy tofu & rice dish from Fina’s Vegetarian Café in Richmond! Mmmmmm, I love Vietnamese food!

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It was time to head home & put our feet up and enjoy a movie or two! While snacking on these awesome Boulder Canyon potato chips I brought Joe for her b-day! She loves awesome flavoured vegan chips!!!! & so do I =)
It was also time for Joanna to eat some birthday cake!!! We had been so busy and out eating all the time it wasn’t until the day after her birthday we ate cake!
I made Joanna this beautiful three layered cake inspired by the flavours she picked- Pistachio, Sesame and Pear❤

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The next day we had a tasty dinner at the very popular and fabulous 100% vegan restaurant Smith & Daughters

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Then came Saturday! it was Thomas & Morgan’s wedding =) This beautiful couple trusted me to cater the food for their wedding, it was an honour and I truly enjoyed myself! Creating tasty and yummy looking food with plants makes me so happy!❤ Magic Milk Bar will hopefully cater for more events in the future =)

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After a busy day making food it was time to relax and enjoy the food someone else could prepare for me (and for Myke who helped me out)! So Joanna, Myke and I had dinner at Vegie Bar.
I ordered a gluten-free vegan Temproni Pizza.

The next day Joanna and I had a marvellous small picnic gathering for our birthdays in the Royal Botanical Gardens, I will share photos from that day in the next post =)❤

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love missy