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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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It’s quite in vogue now to pimp your instant noodles, so it seemed timely to share my own spicy miso ramen recipe. The fanctastic thing about this recipe is it is so adaptable allowing you to add toppings to your hearts content, or if you need to save some money 5 key ingredients will make a very filling basic broth.

This recipe has one caveat, I love ramen, so I’m under no false pretences that this recipe is not a real ramen,

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I love street food.

I have been known in my family to have an iron gut, drinking water in countries where even the locals don’t. While that specific example was a youthful mistake I did replicate in Vietnam, I did try all the things!

In Ho Chi Minh we had a pretty set menu. Essentially, we just went to a handful of places again and again. These are my top three – but even then it was hard to narrow it down to such a pithy headline!

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Having your parents over after moving out can be an anxiety inducing experience. Your house has to be spotless, any signs your independence involves light touch binge drinking hidden and you have to prove you paid attention at home and can now cook.

Luckily, I’m here to help. I know, I know, you don’t make friends with salad but these are salads to impress anyone (including your mum)! So, put on some stretchy pants because these salads rock and are very,

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This summer I took my first extended holiday since uni! A bunch of my friends had been accepted to do their medical rotation in Ho Chi Minh city for five weeks… so I decided to join them! This was my first trip to Vietnam so it was a bit of a shock unlike the resort style holidays usually grammed, our holiday was decidedly more urban. Here is a run down of my itinerary and tips for travelling in Ho Chi Minh a Ho Chi Minh City Guide if you will!

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A relaunch isn’t a relaunch without some fanfare. So to celebrate a new chapter here at #LittleLaurensAdvenutres I’m going to be pulling out all the stops – new and old show stopping recipes that you really should eat. And to boot most of these are hip pocket friendly! Cue my easy roast chicken dinner!

A roast chicken isn’t the most fashionable, cutting edge dinner you could think of sure, but nothing, and I mean nothing,

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Welcome to Little Lauren’s Adventures Accidental Relaunch!

I’m Lauren and I’ve been at the reigns of some kind of blog in this space for nearly seven years! Last December my server completely crashed! It was incredible, mainly because I feel the internet has a reputation of being invincible.

This crash was a mixed blessing: gone are any embarrassing posts written during growing pains or late teens. Gone are the struggles for a blog identity;

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This is not some grand announcement that I have changed my ways. This is to flag you may notice a lot more vegetarian friendly recipes creeping into the blog.

I’m not really a flexitarian, I’m just an omnivore trying to eat less meat.

It all started in the dead of Canberra winter. I noticed that I hardly ate any vegetables. I would have a delicious, warm and filling dinner but it would have maybe one vegetable in the whole thing.

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Last year was my first year of full time work, it was wonderful but at the end of the year I had managed to save literally zero dollars. I actually saved more whilst unemployed, I didn’t even make large adult like purchases like a car or holiday. This is likely due for my penchant to “treat myself” for ridiculous achievements… good job Lauren you went to work today – doughnut time!

Anyway, this year I decided to change things up,

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