Who is the Vegan Chickie?

Well, I am a dreadlocked, vegan, Australian living in New Zealand. I’m a freelance writer and I have a teeny tiny problem with procrastination. I’m messy and a little neurotic, I go to bed late and I like to sleep in. I’m rarely in photos because I’m usually the one behind the camera. I’m a feminist, a eudaemonist, an environmentalist, a daydreamer and an activist – among other things.

Most of all though, I’m passionate about veganism and about food, and about showing the world just how easy and satisfying it can be to live a cruelty free life.

Basically, I love food and I love to eat. I also love to write, and take photos. The combination of all those loves inspired me to start keeping this blog (well that, and my efforts to procrastinate when I was supposed to be writing my 2008 NaNoWriMo novel!).

Ultimately I want this to be a place to write about my experience as a vegan foodie, whether it be to share recipes, or to complain about that Italian restaurant down the street doesn’t offer a single vegan dish. I’d also like to use this space to share with you some information about veganism and animal rights.  Some of the recipes will be my own, some will be my husbands (who is an omnivorous chef, experimenting with vegan cooking) and some will come from various vegan cookbooks in the mountainous pile of books that are stacked in my kitchen. It stands to reason that most of the restaurant reviews will be Queenstown reviews but as we go about our lives there are sure to be a few restaurants in other cities or countries that get a mention.

Anyway, this concludes the ‘about me’ section of the blog.. lets get cooking!

NOTE: When this blog was started, I was vegetarian, so some of the earlier recipes may not be 100% vegan, I can only think of one (the vegetarian calzoni’s) but if you are vegan, you might want to check just in case before you get cooking.