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1  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / 'Italian' Vegetable Stew with Brown Rice on: April 12, 2010 08:02:08 PM
Last night I was going to make vegetable curry, but I really didn't feel like curry so when I found some tomato paste in the fridge I decided to make an 'Italian' vegetable stew.  I added sweet potato, potato, carrot, red lentils, spinach, tomato, mixed beans, chicken stock, dried herbs (basil, oregano, rosemary and parsley), garlic and tomato paste.  All slow cooked for two hours.



And for the rice I used brown rice and added some barley, split peas and yellow lentils for variety and extra protein. It turned out really well and my boyfriend, who said he wasn't hungry, chowed down a massive bowl of it.  I think it might be a keeper.
2  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: Stitch'n'Bitch in Brisbane?<<NOW ORGANISED>> details on page 2 on: March 27, 2010 11:50:40 PM
I've been meaning to come along to this since forever, but I'm quite shy!  Are you all still meeting on Tuesdays?
3  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: Brisbane on: March 21, 2010 10:09:13 PM
There is a Brisbane stitch'n'bitch organised over on this thread:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=84027.0

I really should start going along myself.  Smiley


EDIT:  Oops, just saw that you've already posted on that thread.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vintage Vogue Wedding Dress on: June 15, 2009 05:56:01 AM
The dress is absolutely stunning, you did an amazing job!  Thank you so much for sharing.
5  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: need aussie recipe on: June 07, 2009 07:46:52 PM
Sausage sizzles are pretty Aussie.  Just bbq some sausages and sliced onion and serve on a slice of bread with tomato sauce.

Damper is really easy to make and is best served warm with butter or golden syrup (or both).  http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/6793/plain+damper

Pikelets are another easy one. http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/15295/pikelets 

Sausage rolls and party pies served with tomato sauce.

Vanilla slice with passionfruit icing.

And I'm not sure if it's an Australian thing, but every party I went to as a kid had cubes of cheese, frankfurt and pickled onion skewered on toothpicks.
6  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Need soft veggie meals! dental surgery = :( on: May 23, 2009 11:04:04 PM
Mashed vegetables were the staple of my post-dental surgery diet.  I grew quite fond of mashed potato, mushy peas and gravy, but you can pretty much mash any vegetable and add a bit of sauce for flavour.  Any kind of soup is also pretty good.  I also had a lot of yoghurt, rice pudding (I wish I had known about tapioca pudding back then too, because it would have been great), custard, smoothies with added protein powder, dahl with rice and mac cheese (I overcooked the pasta slightly so that it was nice and mushy).

I also found it easier to eat smaller amounts of various foods throughout the day rather than larger amounts at meal times.  I had a lot of trouble chewing (and some trouble swallowing at first) and spreading it out helped me to feel full for longer and made eating less frustrating.

Hope some of this helped.
7  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 4/1/09 - Macrame is Back-rame! on: April 01, 2009 05:52:41 AM
Totally diggin' the hawt man-cram!  Grin
8  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Any ideas on how to make Baked Beans Interesting? on: March 29, 2009 12:49:22 AM
I used to mix my baked beans in with some broccoli and mashed potato and then have it on toast with cheese melted over the top.  That was pretty tasty.  I also sometimes use baked beans as a nacho topping and I've heard that baked bean pies are pretty awesome too.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: FROOTY LOOPS on: February 08, 2009 10:54:51 PM
These look amazing!  For some reason the bottom one makes me think of a birds nest... and I love it!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Cute ruched cardigan (super easy to make!) on: February 04, 2009 07:06:03 PM
That is just awesome!  I'd love a tute, as soon as I saw it I thought to myself 'I need that in green'.  Cheesy
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