Vegetarian Christmas Meal Ideas

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I know, I know - you're a vegetarian at Christmas and you don't know what's festive enough to eat when everyone else is chowing down on ham. Or worse - you're a carnivore hosting a vegetarian and you don't know what to do. Relax. I got some vegetarian Christmas meal ideas that don't take long, aren't fiddly, but are super-festive and full of … [Read more...]

Veggie Mama on the Road: The Spirit of Tasmania


This is a sponsored post for Spirit of Tasmania.  Q: What do you get when you cross two small children, one mum, and a giant ship that goes between Melbourne and Devonport, Tasmania? A: A bloody good time! Amid warnings of seasick nights, and my own apprehension about taking little kids to a fancy restaurant solo (twice!), there was plenty … [Read more...]

Just Ace

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A few things I think are just ace. With apologies to Grinspoon. How we're almost halfway through December is beyond me. I actually don't know where this year has gone! It hasn't been an easy one, but I sort of didn't realise that when I was in it. It's almost Christmas, which means it's almost time for my beach holiday, and also means it's almost … [Read more...]

Potato and Cabbage Soup with a Jalapeno Lime Twist

Cabbage and Potato soup with a Jalapeno Lime Twist - I was super-surprised at the ingredients in this one, but it really works.

I don't know where y'all are, but it is STILL freezing in Melbourne. Last night I was huddling under a blanket and I've been walking around with constant cold feet. We can still eat soup here, people. Soup in December. SOUP, I tell you! If you're cold too, you might like to warm up with this Potato and Cabbage soup with a Jalapeno Lime Twist - or … [Read more...]

Small Business Christmas Gift Guide


I normally loathe shopping, especially in an actual store, so I've cultivated the fine art of finding stuff online that I turn to again and again. I do try to buy what I can from friends and people with small businesses, and I'm very fortunate to know some terrifically talented friends! So for this year, why not give these guys a go? I have … [Read more...]

Honey Wholemeal Pizza Dough

Honey Wholemeal Pizza Crust - an easy recipe for a spectacular pizza //

Pizza has become a once-a-week staple at VMHQ, and with good reason. Reasons. 1. Breadmaker does all the work. 2. We all eat it (fussies included) 3. It takes hardly any time, and has VEGETABLES (I even make the girls' tomato sauce a hidden veggie one) 4. Pizza. We are also very fortunate to live in basically what is the Deli … [Read more...]



So I've been getting more sleep lately, which is awesome because I'm now almost a functioning member of society, but is also really weird because my dreams are apparently those of someone on the wrong side of some bad drugs. I think I must be catching up on four years of lost REM sleep, because every night is like a party in my head, only nobody's … [Read more...]