What John Hughes Movie is Your Favourite?

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What a question, huh? It's a tough one. Although I was technically a '90s teen and not an '80s one, I find that the themes of John Hughes movies are pretty timeless. I just watched Pretty in Pink on Monday and it still hit me right in that bit in my chest that feels things. And his comedies are never not funny. I still watch Planes, Trains and … [Read more...]

Hidden Veggie Pizza Scrolls

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I won't bore you any more today with tales of my non-eating children (although the eldest is getting a bit more adventurous), and while I serve up veggies in their natural form every day, I also sneak in the ones they're not eating. Balance is everything, haha. I've been using hidden veggie sauce on pasta, in sandwiches, on pizza, basically … [Read more...]

Tell Me Everything // Win a $150 Booktopia Voucher

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Veggie Mama the blog has been in existence for four and a half years. Older than both those brats up there. And it's time for me to stop yabbering about my damn self for a second, and find out more about you. I have a wee survey (wee = little, not wee = wee) that I'd love for you to fill out if you have five minutes to spare. There's a $150 … [Read more...]

Things to See + Do on the Sunshine Coast

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I lived on the Sunshine Coast for 12 years, and I never even meant to move there, or stay there long. I was at uni on the Gold Coast in 2002 and my mum had just moved to the Sunshine Coast. I visited a few times, and ended up packing my things and hanging out for a bit in between uni semesters. Three years later I met a boy, and we got married, and … [Read more...]

Five things you didn’t know about energy (but probably should)

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This is a sponsored post for Origin Energy When I first moved to Melbourne, nine people out of every 10 said to me “but what about the cold?”. I admit, it isn’t something I’ve had to worry about for the last 20 years living in Queensland. I’m pretty sure we didn’t even get the heater out last winter, let alone turn it on. So suddenly the cost of … [Read more...]

Check Yo Self, Internet

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  I have this friend. She's a blogger. She's super-nice, and she puts up with way more shit every single day than I could deal with in a lifetime. She barely speaks a word about it, but it would have to be like being pecked to death by hens - every day, every time she does her work, someone, somewhere is bitching at her. She posted a … [Read more...]

Cauliflower and Leek Soup

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As most of my recipes seem to be, this one for cauliflower and leek soup is a happy accident. Halfway between the "shit, I'm making a white bean soup and we have no white beans" to "no problem, I'll make potato and leek soup" to "aaaaaaand we don't have enough leeks for that and nobody wants to eat mashed potato soup" to "bingo!" when I found a … [Read more...]

Keeping it real

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Just as my floor is a pile of utter detritus 99% of the time, my kitchen usually comes up trumps more often than not. So yeah, I've got half a box of crackers ground into the carpet at any given moment, but dammit, my benchtops are sparkling. DO NOT ASK ME ABOUT MY BATHROOM.   (do you have a chore that you care about more than … [Read more...]