Anyone who thinks that vegan food is boring is crazy. Last night's dinner was super colourful. Yellow, white, and green zucchini, green capsicum, purple cabbage, and orange carrots.
All these colours, plus chickpeas and brown rice, equals dinner. Andy took a few bites before smothering it in sweet chilli sauce; he was surprised at how flavourful it was. My secret: saute onions and garlic in a bit of oil, add brown rice and let it get a bit toasty, then add stock. Just before it's done, mix in the chick peas. Then separately saute the veggies ever so slightly, and mix in the rice.
Brown rice with chick peas and zucchini made a good hearty dinner, and it kept me going all evening. We went out for beers with a few people, and just after we'd gotten off the bus, my thong broke. By thong I mean my shoe--flip flop. And of course no stores were open at 8 pm. Stupid Townsville. I had to walk around barefoot, and put my broken shoe on just before we walked into a new pub. We went to three or four places, and let me tell you: walking around in a broken thong is not easy. I had to sort of squeeze the little rubber part in between my toes. Luckily, a few weeks ago my office mate gave me an extra pair of thongs that she had, so I didn't have to go barefoot today. Now, if these ones break, I'm screwed, because they are my last pair of shoes.
Now for the turkey. When I was walking in to my office this morning (in my one and only pair of shoes), I saw one of the many campus bush turkeys. I had my camera in my backpack, so I tried to take a photo. My crappy camera, in combination with a very mobile wild animal makes for very bad pictures. So here are some blurry photos of an Aussie Bush Turkey. There is a family of these guys that walks around the garden outside my building, scratching around in the dirt for bugs. Sometimes they also get into the rubbish bin to get old sandwiches and stuff.
They're super ugly, but very cute at the same time. Big, black bodies and little red heads, plus scrawny legs with big claws at the end. What a sight! I love sitting outside watching them.