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    Re-using, recycling, new uses for old things.

    I got the idea for this thread from this one. My gardening bench is an old door on a couple of saw horses, an old microwave is a cupboard for seed storage, an old wine holder is now used for holding small hand tools...
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    R.i.p mum

    Mum in law passed away on Thursday 8 th of February. It wasn't unexpected and she passed away peacefully in her sleep. Just feel so sad.
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    Only in australia

    Yesterday on our way home from visiting mum in hospital we stopped to buy lunch at the Botanic gardens. We put our order in and sat down to wait, heard a surprised squeal from the kitchen. The cook very calmly walks out backwards and makes a quick phone call. 2 minutes later a young lad shows up...
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    Cordials and syrups etc

    Basic pineapple cordial Ingredients: Pineapple Skin and core from 1 pineapple Water Sugar ½ teaspoon Citric Acid Method: Place the pineapple skins in a saucepan. Cover with water. Bring to the boil and let simmer for 1 ½ - 2 hours. Make sure that the liquid doesn't boil down; keep topping it...
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    Stuffed spiced risotto cakes

    1 tsp cooking oil 85 g (3 oz), peeled weight, onion, finely chopped 85 g (3 oz) leek, finely chopped 25 g (1 oz) arborio or other risotto rice 500 ml (18 fl oz) vegetable stock 85 g (3 oz) grated courgette 15 g (1/2 oz) fresh basil, chopped 25 g (1 oz) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs vegetable oil...
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    Fruit curry

    Ingredients 2 onions ½ fresh pineapple ½ fresh small papaw 1 tablespoon oil 1–2 tablespoons curry powder 1 green apple, peeled 2 bananas, sliced ¼ cup desiccated coconut ⅔ cup coconut milk ½ cup sultanas 1 or 2 tablespoons soft brown sugar ½ teaspoon salt Method 1. Cut the onion...
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    Raw blueberry cake

    500g raw cashews 375g blueberries, plus extra to garnish 1/4 cup goji berries 2 tbs maple syrup 300g raw macadamias 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup desiccated coconut 125g medjool dates, seeded, chopped 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 frozen banana, chopped 1tsp vanilla extract...
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    What should i call this ?

    I had some stale bread, I had about a cup and a half of pumpkin soup left from last night. I created this 3 slices stale bread, 1 and a half cups of pumpkin soup, 1 vegan egg, ( I used a teaspoon of brown flaxseed ) sweet mustard pickles, pepper to taste Preheat oven to 160 Celsius, mix...
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    Rice is nice

    Carrot pilau 275 g / 10 oz brown basmati rice , 5oo ml/ 18 fl oz of water, 1 teaspoon cooking oil, I teaspoon of salt 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, ( yes another measure of oil ) 1 teaspoon cumin or caraway seeds, 1 onion finely sliced, 2 cinnamon sticks each about 2 inches long broken up, 4...
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    Anyone else grow their own veg ?

    I don't do as much as I would like, but I do have pumpkin, eggplants, onions, chillis, sweet basil, lemon grass, pineapples, potatoes, capsicum and tomatoes in at the moment. Starting to get a new bed ready to plant in the near future. Oh better not forget the pawpaw trees, 1 has some fruit just...
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    A few mushroom recipes

    Mushroom Stroganoff 550 g of mixed mushrooms, 1 red onion diced, 2 cloves crushed garlic, 425 ml vegetable stock, 1 tbsp tomato paste, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp cornflour, 2 tbsp cold water, 115 g plain yogurt of your choice, 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, freshly cracked pepper to taste. Put...
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    G'day from Australia

    Hi, I'm an aussie. Been vegetarian for most of my life (drove my parents nuts) Been making vegan choices more and more in my life. Not sure if it's a moral thing or not. I don't mind feeding my 5 indoor cats and 1 outdoor boy meat based food, and I can cook dairy and egg based food for my M.I.L...