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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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First up, I totally stole that name from my friend Jenny after she called my vegetarian burrito bowl said name. I love it!

This recipe is wonderful for when you want to whip up a quick and easy dinner but JUST DON’T HAVE THE TIME. Using primarily left overs, fresh veg and canned goods it answers all your one pan, fresh and warm cravings in one easy bowl. The bowl on it’s own is quite filling and perfect for an office lunch –

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