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US adventures part 2: Portland & Let Live conference
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Monday, 28 June 2010

WEDNESDAY 23rd: Portland, OR & Blossoming Lotus

I had organised the blue Super Shuttle to pick me up from my hotel in Beverly Hills and drive me to the airport for my flight at 13:25 to Portland, OR.  I got picked up at 10:15 and we only had one couple to pick up en route.  Waiting at the LA airport is not fun at all.  There's no good food places, just the regular unhealthy, fat-ladded, rubbish that is everywhere nowadays.  Why don't we have more choices than 4 similar "restaurants"?  So I thought I would wander around the airport for awhile as I like to do that, but there wasn't much of an area to wander around in.  So I ended up giving a few friends in the US a call, chatted to a lovely family from Eugene and uploaded and edited my photos from LA.

My flight left at 13:25 and I arrived in Portland, Oregon at 15:40 and the weather was beautiful! My shuttle bus driver had said that it was raining in Portland on the trip to the airport and I was very impressed that the weather had cleared for me!  My good friend, Imber and her husband Mark picked me up and we headed to Blossoming Lotus for a late lunch/early dinner.

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US adventures part 1: LA
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Thursday, 24 June 2010

MONDAY: Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, 30 Days and Real Food Daily

To begin my US adventures, Adele and I had a sleep over the night before and she took me to the airport the next day.  Cam met us there to say goodbye.  My flight left at 11:00 on Monday 21st June.  The 13 hour flight wasn't that bad.  The plane was completely full and I will be sending a recommendation email to the airport I flew with as they don't seem to know the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian - why is this so hard?!  I had a pasta meal, roll and cooked vegetables (right next to scrambled EGGS!) as my three meals on the way to LA.  Not as good as Qantas vegan meals...

I arrived at LAX airport at 7:00 Monday 21st June so I had another Monday but will be losing two days when I return to Brisbane.  The airport wasn't as big or as busy as I had heard it would be, customs etc wasn't a problem either, there was just a lot of waiting around.  I was pretty exhausted as I'd slept a bit on the flight but not too much.  I had watched a movie called A Single Man with Colin Firth and Julianne Moore, actors I love and had flicked through a few programmes on the flight as well as listening to my own tunes on shuffle - love the shuffle button - is there anything better?!  The weather in LA was not as summery as I had hoped, it was overcast, windy and I was still wearing my scarf and jumper.

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How to make Scrambled Tofu - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Friday, 18 June 2010

Here's my recipe and video for how to make (gourmet) scrambled tofu:

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
How to make Hommus or Hummus - video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 16 June 2010

I really love hummus - here's an easy video on how to make it:

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
What do Vegans eat?
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Tuesday, 15 June 2010

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To coincide with relaunch of vivalavegan.net, here's the condensed version of the What do Vegans eat? seminar that I gave

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How to make Raw Chocolate Coconut Fudge - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Friday, 11 June 2010

Here's the latest raw video on how to make Raw Chocolate Coconut Fudge:

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How to make Raw Banana Icecream - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Thursday, 10 June 2010

Here's an excessively easy how-to video for making Raw Banana Icecream - with frozen bananas!

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
How to make Raw Yoghurt - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 09 June 2010

Here's an easy video on how to make Raw Yoghurt:

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Leigh-Chantelle interviews Amanda Benham - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Tuesday, 08 June 2010

Here's my interview with Amanda Benham - local Brisbane dietitian, nutritionist and owner of Brisbane's all-vegan store, The Green Edge:

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
Leigh-Chantelle interviews Carolyn Wagner - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Monday, 07 June 2010

Here's my interview with Miss Earth representative, Carolyn Wagner:

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my US adventures!
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 02 June 2010

I'm heading to the US at the end of June for about 5 weeks for some Animal Rights conferences.  I am hoping to get some media and promotion for vivalavegan.net when I'm there as well aiming to interview a heap of US vegans.  I am looking forward to meeting in person my MySpace and FaceBook friends whom I've known online for years!  Please see below for my press release:

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Leigh-Chantelle interviews Justin from Hellhound Hotdogs Vid
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Saturday, 29 May 2010

Here's my interview with good friend, Justin (Jud) who runs the all-vegan hotdog cart in Brisbane:

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
Leigh-Chantelle inteviews Rico, Brisbane abolitionist - Vid
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Friday, 28 May 2010

Here's my interview with friend and local Brisbane abolitionist, Rico:

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Cameron Blewett interviewing Leigh-Chantelle
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Thursday, 27 May 2010

Here's an interview Cam did with me a few weeks ago - also check out my interviews with Cam & Adele.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
Leigh-Chantelle interviews Cameron Blewett - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Here's an interview with my good friend, Cam:

On the same night I also interviewed Adele & Cam interviewed me.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
Leigh-Chantelle interviews Adele Walker - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Here's an interview with one of my good friend, Adele:

On the same night I also interviewed Cam & Cam interviewed me.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
How to make Raw Tomato Pasta - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Monday, 24 May 2010

Here's a savoury raw recipe how-to video for Raw Tomato Pasta:

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
How to make Raw Chocolate - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Friday, 21 May 2010

Here's a how-to video for Raw Chocolate - the cashew cream goes very well with it!

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
How to make Raw Cashew Cream - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Thursday, 20 May 2010

Here's another video for a raw recipe, this one is Raw Cashew Cream, which you can use as sweet or savoury (just don't add the agave)

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
Chris Jackson interviews Alistair Dark - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Here's my crazy friend Chris interviewing the good-natured Alistair:

See my own interviews with Chris & Alistair.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
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