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30 Days Meat Free

This weekend makes a full month since giving up all meat. I won’t lie, I miss chicken. I miss schnitzel.

I also wanted to make mention of the excellent LCC pizzas that Alec and I are addicted to. We always get the same, bocconcini, basil, tomato. It’s a classic.

Jeff de Bruges Chocolates

Alec and I discovered a new chocolate shop while walking to Wynyard station, Jeff de Bruges chocolates. I think it’s a French chocolate shop – it’s delicious! On the expensive side, but really, really lovely.

Harry’s Cafe de Wheels

Alec had an offsite at Woolloomooloo yesterday and asked me to join him when I could escape from work. We went to the Tilbury Hotel, and popped out to Harry’s for a pie. I haven’t had a pie at Harry’s in years, and was pleasantly surprised with how good they are!

Ibises cooling down in Hyde Park.

My vege pie with mashed potatoes, peas and gravy. SO delicious and cheap – around $5.50.

Nice place to sit and eat pies.

The original famous Harry’s.

Alec was kind enough to post with his pastie.

Green Gourmet

I discovered this restaurant on Happy Cow, which has vege restaurants all around the world. Green Gourmet is actually vegan, and has all kinds of funny meat substitutes, and has “not chicken” and so on dishes. Very funny.

Everything was green, including the chopsticks.

The shop front. I risked life – literally – to get this silly pic. I was in the middle of dashing across the Pacific Highway and turned around to take it – in front of on-coming traffic.

Fried rice.

Veges (we got takeaway).

Alec’s noodles and tofu.

It was pretty good! We ordered WAY too much food, including chestnut sang choy bow, which was really great. We scoffed it before having a chance to take pictures…

Green Gourmet
538 Pacific Hwy
St Leonards, NSW 2065
(02) 9439 6533

Brief Melbourne Flirtation

I had to fly down to spend a day in Melbourne for work. Apart from the unexpected chill factor, it was a very groovy city that I popped into.

You can’t get hot chocolates like this in Sydney!

Tired and hungry at a funky cafe.

Cool sign in the cafe.

My breakfast. Heavy on the eggs.

Olah’s half-a-pig brekkie. Holy crap!

Easy Like Sunday Arvo

I had the puppies this weekend so Alec and I took them to lunch at The London in Rozelle with some friends. The London is a pretty cool pub – mostly because it allows dogs inside. The food was a bit pricey, but was still nice, and the company was great.

Girls looking glam.

The boys at the guys’ end.

I try on B’s sunnies.

Profile view. I think I must get a pair.


All of the food groups. Sugar, chocolate and fat.

My boscaiola. It was supposed to be with chicken. I asked for it without chicken and they gave me bacon instead. Weird.

L’s vege nachos.

Alec’s schnitzel.

Dessert – mousse. It was yummy. Not sure it was $13 yummy, but still good.

The girls chill out.

Pat me muuuuuuum.

The girls meet a new friend. Butt-sniffing ensues.

B makes some new friends.

Chocolate Heaven

Alec and I stopped at San Churro again today for chocolate.

I think I will adopt this as my motto.

The “Hot & Cold” – hot chocolate with white chocolate ice-cream.

The awesome mugs. I want one!

Alec tries the “azteca” – it has a bit too much chili in it.


Churros – deep-fried dough with chocolate dipping sauce. Fat with fat. Mmmmmm.

The cafe/store.

The churros being deep-fried.

Kayaking at Rose Bay

I spent Friday afternoon kayaking at Rose Bay with my team and an agency. It looks pretty grim in the pictures, but it was a really warm day and the water temp was beautiful.

We spend about an hour and a half kayaking across the bay and doing some races. I thought I would find it easy because of all of my climbing, but it used totally different muscles and I could feel the burn pretty quickly.

I had a really great time and really enjoyed it. It was quite amazing to be so close the the water and to look around and see so many beautiful things across the harbour, like all of the Sydney icons and beaches.

We paddled from here directly across. I don’t know how far it was, but it certainly FELT like a long way.

These are the little kayaks we used.

The harbour – grey but still beautiful.

Pho Xic Lo

We tried a new Vietnamese place in Chatswood last night.

Photos taken on my handy iPhone.

Vegetarian spring rolls.

Some kind of extra hot and spicy thing Alec had.

My vegetarian fried rice. As the waitress described it “with no veges”. Hmmm!