So, I was listening to ABC AM radio Friday morning and they were interviewing Richard Di Natale. I was quite surprised to hear him singing the praises of dairy farmers, basically putting his full support behind them. I found the transcript online, and here’s the quote:
“On the dairy industry, for example, we’ve got a range of policies that would look after farmers rather than at the moment you’ve got the old parties and the National party who I keep hearing from people right around the country, are just deserting farmers and not representing their interests.
They’re more interested in supporting the fossil fuel industry, the mining industry. You’ve got that revolving door between the National party politicians and the coal seam gas industry.
People are fed up with it. They want a group who is going to represent their interests and they’re seeing that in the Greens.”
Basically, he’s looking for the dairy farmer’s vote in this election.
Today’s comic was inspired by a conversation with a friend. I think many of us have revolution in our hearts, but she made a good point by saying we shouldn’t burn everything in a riot, because we’d have to plant a lot of trees to counteract the greenhouse gas production. Let’s make it a green revolution. A revolution for everyone.
It’s always nice to be asked to a meal where your companion is genuinely excited for the food. Pair that with the joy of finding somewhere you loved in times P.V. (pre-vegan) had added vegan options to their menu and, generally, you know it’s going to be fiesta time for your taste buds!
Such were the circumstances when Montezuma’s of Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, announced on Wednesday that they were now able to ‘veganise’ any of their vegetarian menu items by switching the cheese and sour cream for vegan replacements. This would add a $2.50 fee to the price of any meal.
If you’re a bit of a food obsessed individual, like myself, you maybe find yourself sitting in front of your computer at odd hours reading Wikipedia articles on obscure food related topics, and developing a working knowledge of things that might seem interesting only to yourself (a basic history of the ‘base sauces’ recognized by French cuisine, maybe?). Sometimes it may seem there are certain food traditions that are simply out of reach to vegans while still remaining within the realm of practicality. It’s always a pleasant surprise when you are proven to be wrong, and I was recently with a visit to Ginza Miyako on North Terrace.
For years I’ve just wanted to go to Sydney. You know, Adelaide is my home sweet home, but I couldn’t help but get a little hung up on the fact that I’d never seen the two architectural structures that people from elsewhere probably associate most strongly with my homeland. It seems silly, but it was almost like a little pilgrimage, and totally fitting that we set out on Australia Day to get there.
So, maybe I’m a tad too late to be making a Christmas post. I’ve been busy getting cheery (cheery comes in an assortment of glass sizes and flavours!). But I’m gonna tell y’all about what I got for Christmas, why it was amazing, and why you should go get some yourself.
Cutting carbs has once again become the flavour of the month in dieting. My hypothesis is that, at least in part, much of the success people have removing foods like bread, pasta, rice and potatoes from their diet comes more from an overall reduction in calories consumed than it does with some evil imbalance of macronutrients. For those of us who can’t bear the thought of having stir-fry without the rice or veggie-mince without a steaming side of mashed potato, maybe our good friend the cauliflower can help us out…
There’s a new vegan restaurant in town! Such excitement.Here are some deets:
Location: Shop 1, 210 Hutt Street, Adelaide
Phone: 82150013 or 0429 035 004
Bookings: Probably a good idea! Everyone’s getting on it.
Facebook: Click here to visit the Pure Green Vegan Restaurant Facebook page and check for opening times.
So, before I get to the food (ie ‘The Important Bit’) let’s talk atmosphere:
Those amongst us who are veterans of the vegan dining scene most likely aren’t expectant of the bright and refreshing newness that Pure Green Vegan provides. While shiny ‘just out of the box’ Stanley Rogers cutlery isn’t necessarily a benchmark for fanciness, the tables greet you with placemats in warm reds and yellows, as of yet free from the wear of overuse, decorative coasters, and are set to accommodate an entire three course meal, an experience which is new to me as of yet amongst Adelaide’s vegan eateries. Not that I would make the faux pas of rejecting the beauty of up-cycling, it was just ‘different in a good way’.