Sunday, 20 March 2016

Gluten-Free Vegan food porn!

My Girlfriend is keen on food, to say the least, & we make (& eat) lots of good stuff, even though, ideally, I should be fasting at the moment ':D
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Here is some of it, it's all made from scratch, Gluten-free & Vegan :)
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Christmas dinner 2015. Roast pumpkin, steamed cauliflower + cheezy cashew sauce, Caesar salad, Hassleback potatoes + gravy, Meaty baked jackfruit, Chickpea patties, steamed peas, & Miso broccoli salad, with a glass of sparkling grape juice on the side.
It was a damn good dinner.
Caesar salad recipe from - ohsheglows.com

Fresh watermelon slushy.

Veggie Pho with Rice noodles & Tempeh.

Rice paper roll feast! Complete with various dipping sauces + MIB.

Burger, level 9000. Burger base is mashed chickpeas + Jackfruit.

Congee #1.

Congee #2.

and, our Souvlaki-ish chickpea flour wrap. Recipe for the wrap is at - Happygut.ca
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Hope that gives you all some inspiration to make something delicious!
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If you are keen on Gluten-free Vegan food, feel free to join my Facebook group - Vegan Gluten-free Food Ideas :)

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Ready for Minecraft 1.9

Version 1.9 for Minecraft has finally arrived! We've been right into it lately, here are some Minecraft moments to get you in the spirit...
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That epic moment when you finally find horses :'D

Foyer in an experimental house design.

Bedroom concept; green theme.

Taking in the sun... flowers. (This pic captures my GF perfectly)

Horses enjoy sunsets too.

GLIDING - YEAH BOI!!!
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FYI, the texture pack I'm using in all these screenshots is Jolicraft, which I am urgently hoping is updated for 1.9 *fingers crossed*
Currently my preferred pack for 1.9 is John Smith Legacy, make sure you select the right version if you want to give it a try.
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Game on everyone ; )

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Tomato & Cucumber harvest.

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Some of the varieties here include...
Toms-
*Gold medal
*Chernyi Krim
*Indische Fleisch
*Orange Cherry
*Red Fury Boar
*Mortgage lifter
*KBX
*Mexico Midget
*Rams Horn
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*Lemon cucumber
*Potato cucumber
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We grow everything using simple organic methods, we can't wait to get some acreage & grow even more :D

The cute things...

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1. Our little white fluffer helping himself to some strawberries, no wonder there's never much out there...
2. Lovely green succulent in the morning sun, I'm developing a deep love for these plants (like so many others). I want to start a ridiculous collection!
3. A small pink succulent, I love the pink ones!
4. A raw, vegan cake that my girlfriend made, we decided to have some for breakfast. Totally delicious!
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Enjoy your Sunday : )

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Beautiful places: Mount Buffalo, VIC

A few weeks ago we stayed out at Mount Buffalo, the area is amazing, & exploring the mountain was so much fun, summer is the time to go for wildflowers, they were everywhere! We did a bit of rock climbing, walking, & swimming (though not as much as I would have liked). Check out these pics, words cannot do it justice-
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I'm back + Thoughts about natural living.

Hi, I'm back!
I've been to Queensland, Thailand, & Malaysia, and now I'm living in a huge house deep in the suburbs (how depressing)... My travels we OK, good experiences I suppose, but traveling really isn't my deal. 
My greatest aspiration is to live in a little house that I have built myself, grow my food, harvest rain water, plant trees, wash/sleep outside (if I so wish), collect/chop/store firewood, actively live quietly & simply. I would spend my time doing things that make me feel content; taking photos, drawing, painting, exploring, swimming, gardening, + whatever I feel like! No expectations or demands from other people, or society in general, just simple living.
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This is the kind of house I would like to live in...
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Something small, simple, natural, functional. I will NEVER understand why people want big, expensive, fake, crappy houses that don't even function properly (cold in winter, hot in summer, etc)
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I have been thinking that instead of aiming to build bigger houses, we build more houses, just big enough for 2 people to live comfortably, if those people choose to have a child, then they build another snug 2 person house on the same property, so once their kid needs more space, he/she begins shifting into the new house. Once that child is all grown up, if they choose to have a baby, they do the same, & so-on, & so on. This way the family stays together, but everyone has their own space & privacy.
So instead of those horrible housing estates, why not only build small, natural, north-facing houses that are passive solar, & self sustaining, & they should come with set amounts of land, with strips of greenery separating properties, & good amounts of dedicated natural habitat for wildlife. House sizes should be kept small, just enough for 2, with a maximum size limit, rather than a minimum.
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Snug & comfy!
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Natural & beautiful!
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For some ideas about building small, check out TinyHouseSwoon, a blog dedicated to tiny houses. There are all kinds of incredible builds to check out, like the 'Aurora Cabin'...
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Another great site is CabinPorn, you can find some inspiration from the beautiful photos on this blog...
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Sunday, 26 July 2015

'Back to Eden' documentary, watch for free! :D

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'Back to Eden' is a fantastic documentary about growing food naturally, in accordance with nature :) Regardless of your religious standpoint, the knowledge shared in this film is invaluable! Proving that gardening can be easy, everyone can get growing!
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Watch it for free > ***LINK***

Sunday, 19 July 2015

The truth about money

Let it be known that I loath the current state of the world, in particular '1st world countries'. Actions are fuelled by greed, & many people value money above all things, even willing to destroy lives to have more of it.
Unfortunately I (like so many others) am caught in this flawed, corrupt system, I too rely on money, however, I hate money (or at least the current monetary system).
There are no easy fixes to be had, & I certainly do not posses all the answers, but as can easily be seen from a bit of world observation, humanity is headed for big, big problems if we do not rethink our priorities, & begin living cooperatively rather than competitively.
Recently I was shown a documentary that really opened my eyes to how completely flawed our current system is, this is a 3 part documentary called 'Money as debt'.
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This is something that affects everyone, & everything, & I urge everyone to watch it to gain a better understanding of the root cause of just about every problem we face today.
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WATCH IT BELOW FOR FREE...
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Part 1 -

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Part 2 -
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Part 3 -
 

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So, what do you think?...