Orange Is The New Black

Orange Is The New Black

I am so in love with oranges right now.

They seem like such a summer fruit right? all that yummy juice running down your chin on a hot summers day?

Autumn here in Sydney, sees orange trees all over the city suburbs laden with fruit. On my walk the other day there was an orange tree so laden with fruit hanging over onto the pavement, so I picked a sneaky couple and brought them home.


They were so, so delicious.

But the most amazing fruit of ALL in season right now is

Buddhas Hand


heres what wikipedia tells us about them

I’m going to go buy one so I can scent my cupboards with them.

I saw them at the fruit market, they are a citron and smell divine.

Great plant based food ideas for Autumn

Great plant based food ideas for Autumn

Autumn is a great time for us to help increase our  families and friends  awareness of the benefits of a plant based diet, by making some awesome autumn dishes that provide all the essential vitamins and minerals we need to keep us strong and healthy.

invite your pals around for a night of Uno or some other fun game and serve them up this tasty soup that will have them begging you for the recipe.

you will need to soak the beans and the lentils overnight or for at least a couple of hours.

Shauna’s Delish Autumn Soup.

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Coming Out Of The Dark….

I know, I do use a LOT of song titles in my blog headings..Is because I’m a musician. I’ve made my living throughout my life from music and have been a sucessful singer for 45 years.

Wow, even just seeing that makes me say wait…what?? wow 45 years…go me!!


Last year I switched to a plant based diet. I started this business and blog. I feel amazing.

I had a spinal injury which no amount of plant foods, yoga or pilates could fix. The only way it could be fixed is with surgery.

Drs say to you…It’s just “keyhole surgery” its not a very invasive process. WOW…really?

2 hours under anaesthsia, heavy grade antibiotics delivered via IV, anticoagulants, oxycondone,panadol,anti inflammatories….yikes….

17 days later and I feel like I’m just waking up from a dream. I told them at hospital that I was a vegan and thankfully after the Surgery I didn’t really want to eat, the first meal served to me looked like something the cat ate and then threw up onto a plate.IMG_0778_2mmm,mmm canned creamed corn served on white bread that’d been toasted about 2 years ago. GROSS!!!!!!

fortunately I’d taken some plant based milk and some nuts and fruit with me and so made my first meal, LSA ,fruit and soy milk..had a picture, accidentally deleted it,oops


this was lunch…nutmeat directly out of a chilled can and sliced..the veggies were however, fresh and that’s what I ate, leaving the grey food to slowly die ..again.


this was dinner..mmm,mmm

seriously the worst food ever.frozen beans, vegetarian sausages and packet potato…nutritious?

so glad I’d taken nuts and fruit with me to hospital.

after release, 2 days later, I came home to wonderful vegan meals that had been prepared by my friends.

why are hospitals serving this muck to people? what is the nutritional value  in any meal served to me? minimal at best.

#grateful for friends meals.

veganspiel: If EVER you need to go into hospital,seriously think about what it is you’re going to have to eat. get friends to bring in salads and fruit. remind them that you’re convalescing at home and will need help.


The Sexiest Brownie In The World

I’m in love with this brownie


Truly. Madly. Deeply. This is the sexiest brownie in the  world. The Sofia Vergara of the brownie world. (I like women, so if you’re a  man lover..pick yours..the Johnny Depp of the brownie world..whatevs)…this is a-sexual, its the brownie to beat all brownies…deelish and a no fail. A friend sent me this recipe ages ago and I’ve made them a few times and they are always a winner! and again…AVOCADO!!

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