Restaurant Reviews

Green Gourmet – Newtown

Newtown has quite a few vegan/vegetarian places to eat and Green Gourmet is one of the oldest establishments in the area. Normally, we go to Green Gourmet St Leonards because it is closer to home but we were in the area during lunchtime two weeks ago and decided to pop in for a vegan yum… Continue reading Green Gourmet – Newtown

Restaurant Reviews

Govinda Restaurant – Aguas Calientes

We arrived in Aguas Calientes after a funny train trip from Ollentaytambo. The funny thing about it was that staff on the train put up this fashion show to sell jumpers. Well, only in Peru, I guess:) Aguas Calientes is the town at the base of the famous ancient city; Machu Picchu (see the last… Continue reading Govinda Restaurant – Aguas Calientes

Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant El Vegetariano

Restaurant El Vegetariano had quickly become our favourite spot in Lima, we went there most nights. It is owned by the former owner of Bircher-Benner which is another famous vegetarian retaurant in Lima. This was the first vegetarian restaurant in Peru where we tried the vegetarian version of Lomo Saltado (they call it Lomolife Saltado). Although… Continue reading Restaurant El Vegetariano

Restaurant Reviews

Eight Treasures Vegetarian Restaurant – Singapore

It was a lovely surprise to discover Eight Treasures Vegetarian Restaurant only two days before our return to Sydney. The moment we stepped in, we were greeted by a friendly and helpful waitress who turned out to be the owner’s friend, helping out for the day. Immediately, recommendations were made and we were on a different style of… Continue reading Eight Treasures Vegetarian Restaurant – Singapore

Restaurant Reviews

Singapore Vegetarian Food Guide

Before we travel, I normally put together a list of vegetarian/vegan places to eat –a print-out from, that is- so that we will not go hungry at our destination country. I bind the booklet nicely, add a nice cover –for this particular one, I chose Gustave Caillebotte’s The Floor Scrapers- and make it look… Continue reading Singapore Vegetarian Food Guide


Cruelty Free Festival 2011

We try to attend Cruelty Free Festival every year although the last two years have been incredibly unpredictable for us as my mother had a stroke and eventualy passed away last May. This year though, there  will be over 60 stalls selling cruelty-free products. A couple of years ago we had the most delicious soy-chai… Continue reading Cruelty Free Festival 2011


Jonathan Safran Foer

We have had the opportunity to host Jonathan Safran Foer in Sydney as part of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.


I left some bread outside for possums tonight

I love possums unlike a "real" local because thay are considered as pests over here in Australia. I think they are cute and they seem to love me back because I leave some apples and bread outside the backyard or maybe because I name them like "bushy tail" or "rat tail" I don't know. I… Continue reading I left some bread outside for possums tonight

Product Reviews · Sanitarium Range

Sanitarium Vegie Roast with Rosemary and Mint Glaze

This is a vegan roast made from plant protein and it comes with a little bag of rosemay and mint glaze. Can be purchased from major supermarkets in Australia. Cooking Instructions: Lightly coat vegie roast with a vegetable oil of your choice and rub in rosemary and mint glaze provided. Place on greased baking tray… Continue reading Sanitarium Vegie Roast with Rosemary and Mint Glaze


The Cruelty Free Shop

From vitamins, to non-toxic candles and everything else, this is your one-stop shop for exciting vegan products in Australia. Everything is vegan, everything is cruelty free. Prompt delivery and good communication even when things go wrong. The Cruelty Free Shop stocks the widest range of vegan food and certified cruelty-free products in Australia. The orders… Continue reading The Cruelty Free Shop