Monday, October 29, 2007

And then a whole heap of other tiny bad things happened and then Molly ran away and nothing else seems to matter except finding her.

If there is someone reading in Brunswick and you think you see a cat that looks like Molly (see pic below) please email me at bluerthanpink (at) blogspot (dot) (com)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Life sucks when you have no money and:

1. you discover that you need to get your wisdom teeth out: goodbye close to $2000
2. you smash your newish car which you have had for only a couple of months in the stupidest way ever.

I feel so stupid right now, I have driven in out of my car parking space for over a year now with no problems at all. Most of the time I had my old falling apart car but to do it now was just horrible. Come to think of it I had my old car for 8-9 years with no accidents at all. The damage to my new car is significant: the paint is all scraped off along one side, it has at least one large dint and one panel actually fell off. The thing is Mr T actually said lets walk to the DVD store and I said no its too cold. God I wish I listened to him. So how did I do it: I misjudged how far away the wall was and how far my car was turning and hit it on a angle trying to maneuver around the corner of my building from my car parking space. No criticism please, I feel bad enough as it is!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

We heart Molly

It's amazing how much we love her. Its strange my family always had a cat growing up but it is so different now. I have to admit we were hesitant about bringing her into our tiny apartment at the beginning. We were worried that she would destroy things, be bored, run away, and would just be too much trouble. She hasn't done any of those thing, she has just brought us a lot of happiness. Every day I get home from work and feed her and she eats and then within 30 minutes of eating she jumps onto my lap and purrs and purrs and purrs. Sometimes she starts purring before I have even started patting her. It has got to be my favourite sound ever.

Molly taking advantage of a rare thing: an empty coffee table.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Weird food combination trial 1

As per my request Mr T made Green Gourmet Giraffe's Peanut Stew with Bananas.

This recipe rocks and banana does actually go quite well with Parsley. The stew is yummy by itself so even if you aren't adventurous you can make enjoy it minus the Banana salsa, but the salsa adds something special to the dish. I've added it to the huge list of things that we should made again.

Next on the list of combinations to try is either Strawberries and Coriander or Mint and Mustard. Or maybe I will try to participate in time for the latest They Go Really Well Together (TGRWT) #7: caramelized cauliflower and Cocoa.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Vegetarian Restaurants in METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE

Bo De Trai Vegetarian Restaurant 94 Hopkins Street, Footscray VIC 3011 03 9689 9909
Bodhi Cafe 241 Victoria Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067 03 9416 1889
Bowl of Soul 118 Bridge Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207 03 9645 2470
Café Sai 900 North Road, Bentleigh East VIC 3165 03 9563 8599
Calmer Sutra Teahouse 622 Hawthorn Road, Brighton East VIC 3187 03 9596 7563
Crossways Food for Life 123 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 03 9650 2939
Dhal Bar Vegetarian Cafe 376 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy VIC 3068 03 9489 4615
Enlightened Cuisine 113 Queensbridge Street, Southbank VIC 3006 03 9686 9188
Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery 141 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 03 9642 2388
Friends of the Earth Café 312 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066 03 9417 4382
Ganaeshaas Villas 4B Cramer Street, Preston VIC 3072 03 9471 9399
Global Vegetarian 499 North Road, Ormond VIC 3204 03 9578 9566
Glo Health 358 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick VIC 3185 03 9523 7824
Gopal's Vegetarian Restaurant 139 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 03 9650 1578
Greenhouse Vegetarian Food Take Away Shop 804, Prahran Market
163 Commercial Road, South Yarra VIC 3141
03 8504 2163
Greenlands Vegetarian Kitchen 213-215 Blackburn Road, Syndal VIC 3149 03 9803 9668
Gujju's Café & Chat House Shop 1, 141 Waverley Road, Malvern East VIC 3145 03 9571 1188
Hare Krishna Temple 197 Danks Street, Albert Park VIC 3206 03 9699 5122
Invita Living Food 32 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000 03 9329 1267
Invita Living Food 76 Therry Street, Queen Victoria Market,
Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9329 1267
Las Vegan Bakery & Café 22 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066 03 9415 9001
Lentil As Anything Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067
03 9419 6444
Lentil As Anything At The Spot Bar & Bandroom
133 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3058
03 9388 0222
Lentil As Anything 328 Victoria Street, Brunswick VIC 3056 0421 544 765
Lentil As Anything 41 Blessington Street, St Kilda VIC 3182 03 9534 5833
Lord of the Fries Shop 9A, 26 Elizabeth Street (Cnr Flinders Street),
Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9654 5673
Madras Café Shop 10, 30 McCrae Street, Dandenong VIC 3175 03 9706 8659
Magpie House Café 48 Main Street, Upwey VIC 3158 03 9752 5838
Melbourne University Food Co-op 1st Floor, Union House, Melbourne University,
Parkville VIC 3052
03 9347 8716
Moroccan Soup Bar 183 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North VIC 3068 03 9482 4240
Mr Natural Vegetarian Pizza 469 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065 03 9481 7775
Mr Natural Vegetarian Pizza 223 Barkly Street, St Kilda VIC 3182 03 9534 2542
Natural & Healthy Veg. Restaurant 747 Doncaster Road, Doncaster VIC 3108 03 9848 8092
Nostralis Wholemeal Pizza 55 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield VIC 3162 03 9528 4961
Organarchy C/- Student Union, Building 8 Lvl 4, RMIT City Campus
360 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3001
03 9925 1723
Organically Grown 190 Glenferrie Road, Malvern VIC 3144 03 9500 9796
Plush Pizza 85 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122 03 9819 1188
The Rainbow - Silence Heart - vegetarian
280 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121 03 9428 3225
Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant 201-203 Faraday Street, Carlton VIC 3053 03 9347 3848
Soulfood Café 273 Smith Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065 03 9419 2949
Soulmama St Kilda Sea Baths, 10-18 Jacka Boulevard,
St Kilda VIC 3182
03 9525 3338
Tofu Shop International 78 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121 03 9429 6204
Trippy Taco 48a Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066 03 9415 7711
Veg Out Time Shop 8, 63a Fitzroy Street, St Kilda VIC 3182 03 9534 0077
Veg Out Time 366 Chapel Street, South Yarra VIC 3141 03 9827 7570
Vegetarian Nirvana Café 486 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121 03 9428 1408
The Vegie Bar 378-380 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065 03 9417 6935
Vegie Curry Man Organics Café 296 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065 03 9419 1555
Vegie Hut 984 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill VIC 3128 03 9898 2287
Vegie Mum 27 Village Avenue, Doncaster VIC 3108 03 9816 3222
Vegie Valley Vegetarian Restaurant 193 Coleman Parade, Glen Waverley VIC 3150 03 9560 9868
White Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant 185 Victoria Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003 03 9326 6040
Wholefoods Café/Restaurant 1st floor, Union Building, Monash University,
Clayton Campus, Wellington Road, Clayton VIC 3168
03 9905 4156


Chat for Tea Vegetarian Tea Garden 25 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350 03 5331 3898
Conti-Banquet 9 Lone Pine Avenue, Hepburn Springs VIC 3461 03 5348 2005
The Ganesh Mandala Experience 5 Bridge Road, Barwon Heads VIC 3227 03 5254 2711
Health Foods Naturally 59-61 Vincent Street, Daylesford VIC 3460 03 5348 3109
Himalaya Bakery & Café 73 Vincent Street, Daylesford VIC 3460 03 5348 1267
Swing Bridge Café Mouth of Erskine River, Lorne VIC 3232 0408 895 022
Wholefoods Café 2 Baylie Place, Geelong VIC 3220 03 5221 5421

Harriett at This is Vegan Melbourne recently wrote about visiting every veg restaurant in Melb which reminded me that I once had the same idea. As you can see above in blue I have eaten at the majority of veg places but I still have a lot to go. One day I will get there. I really have to find an excuse to go the eastern suburbs.

Speaking of veg restaurants, lentil as anything -brunswick is all vegan now. I only live around the corner so I can't believe I didn't know this. Although, Mr T and I don't go there often because it is so hit and miss sometimes we get great meals other times they are just bland. The only consistently good thing on the menu is the okonomiyaki: Japanese pancake which comes with soy mayo, sweet soy and seaweed flakes. We went there tonight and all the references to egg, yogurt and roti in the menu are crossed out and apparently there is a new menu coming out very soon.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

There is so much coming up

It's hard to focus on homework with so many social events happening.

Last sat night was the rusty chef 2 fundraiser. The food wasn't the greatest in the world and I really don't understand how food not bombs didn't win. But it was fun and there was lots of vegan food and cheap wine so I really can't complain. I stupidly forgot to take pics of the dishes that we voted on but I did take this one of the entrées provided by lentil as anything.

Yes that is a telstra plate in the corner

Food not bombs team right before their mini food fight

Upcoming events include:

17th October Ride to WorkDay (which I will attempt to do)
28th October World Vegan Day

16th December Gossip show
29th December Built to Spill show

28th January Big Day out featuring Bjork, and Arcade Fire: I was so excited when I heard about Arcade Fire playing that I missed my exit on the freeway on the way to work this morning.

These are just the booked in events there are so many more that are on my maybe list. It's going to be a great summer!