Usually when you feel like taking an adventure you look to do something different, often doing something different means doing something far away… or sitting on the toilet watching all the celebs with their banging bods and oodles of money on a yacht somewhere (and realise you don’t even know how to spell the word). Recently, I was looking to do something adventurous with my Mum. Now that we live in different cities we either see each other at things or we try and have a normal weekend i.e.

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Living in a share house or with a partner or your family or just generally been known by the moniker Ms 1800-Dial-A-Party, I rarely make dinner for one. And usually when I do it’s a great moment to indulge in breakfast for dinner. But, more regularly now I have one night every fortnight or so where I get to make dinner for just one. So I’ve decided to showcase some of the things I eat when I’m alone and for one night only make them presentable for your viewing pleasure.

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Before I became amazing on Instagram stories – i.e. last weekend. I embarked on a personal journey of attempting plastic free July. Plastic Free July is one of those self-defined things… kind of like 48-hour famine was not but you made it so you could eat lollies but not real food. So I decided I would not purchase any food related items with plastic. Let’s be clear I was fully aware I would fail at the outset,

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As you probably know by now, I aim to be a weekday vegetarian for environmental reasons. In winter, in Canberra, this can be very difficult to achieve without gaining a large amount of pasta weight. So for the last year I’ve been experimenting with delicious sides that are filling warm and full of vegetables (only vegetables). So here are my favourite two winter vegetable sides that will leave you with a sunny disposition.

Crown of Corn

It’s more of a mane than a crown,

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I remember when I first moved to Canberra I was intent on going to the Farmer’s market. It had been a ritual for me in Sydney, although I must admit the markets in Sydney are open later so it was less of an effort. Anyway, I moved to Canberra 3 years ago, nearly to the day… so as you can imagine the seasonal vegetables were very… white. Years on I’ve embraced seasonality and the cold and there is nothing better than a delicious winter soup!

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As discussed in my many other posts on Myanmar (because I want to do it justice guys! As much justice as one can give experiences 6 months laterz – my b) I knew very little about Myanmar before I left. So how was I meant to know that there are legit THINGS TO DO IN MYANMAR – like holiday things, like relaxing holidays – rejoice!

First Up Kalaw:

I loved Kalaw,

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So there is something you should know about me. I’m a fungi. I love mushrooms. Turns out mushrooms are more polarising than I thought but as a weekday vegetarian they are my staple (that and eggplant). My fave mushroom dish of the moment are these fab, flash and healthy baked mushroom burgers. Yum-mayAugust.

My first ever mushroom burger was sah fancy, it was a beetroot bun with goats cheese and crumbed mushroom and could only be described as expensive and unachievable.

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Things to do in Mandalay got me a bit stuck, I couldn’t think of anything. I do remember though that the absolute first thing you should do, is cruise down the road to Mandalay, which turns out to be a River. Then I opened my diary for a refresh and I was glowing! So, for something a little different I thought I’d share you some things to do in Mandalay by posting a segment from my travel diary slightly edited that showcases my enamoured feelings for Mandalay and a list of the places I could trace back to below!

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MMM Salted Caramel Slice, I posted these beauts on my old blog nearly two years to the day ago! Maybe I just grow a winter sweet tooth… or you know a winter layer (hardy har har, I’m so funny). Anyway since 2014 salted caramel has left the niche market and entered the mainstream. So let’s all sell out together and enjoy this fantastically messy, addictively salty little treats (depending on how you cut them… ).

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Myanmar – the magical country that opens and closes to the world at large like a revolving door. Some of you may know I have strong Burmese roots, although I’ll be the first to admit, I know very little about Myanmar. This past summer I jumped at the opportunity to visit this mysterious country while in the neighbourhood. I did all the classic things to do in Myanmar and a couple of added highlights at the end of my trip.

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