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My South East Asia Adventures in Tweets
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Friday, 15 February 2013

I've got a blog on my Leigh-Chantelle.com website about my South East Asia adventures - all in Tweets.

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Here's the rest.

Here's the Blogs:

(to come)

  • Part 10: Luang Prabang & Laos
  • Part 11: Vietnam
  • Part 12: Magelang, Java
  • Part 13: Surabaya & Jogja, Indonesia
  • Part 14: Penang, Malaysia
  • Part 15: Ubud & Sanur, Bali
 
How to make Scrambled Tofu by Leigh-Chantelle Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Friday, 01 February 2013

Foodie And Friends wrote a lil' blog on one of my how-to recipe videos for scrambled tofu:

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Here's the text:

Here is a simple method to use tofu as an egg replacement for a “scrambled egg” breakfast.  Leigh-Chantelle from vivalavegan.net shows us how to make a delicious and healthy alternative to scrambled eggs.

She uses firm tofu and simply breaks it up with her hands.  Shes adds it to a hot wok, adds sliced cherry tomatoes and baby spinach. The mixture just needs to be warmed up.  She adds some simple spices, tamari and sweet chili sauce.

In just a couple of minutes, you have a recipe that can be part of a breakfast, brunch, or even dinner.

This is a healthy and simple recipes that fits our nutrition guidelines.

See the original post.

 
Vida Vegan Con: Lifestyle Blogger Conference & Seminars
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Monday, 07 January 2013

The Vida Vegan Con is happening again! This year (again) in Portland, OR in the USA the second vegan bloggers conference will take place at the Portland Art Museum from Friday 24 May - Sunday 26 May.

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I'm speaking on the Saturday about Ethics Beyond the Plate and Vegan Invasion: Community Building

On Sunday I'll be speaking about International Activism.

Here's the Agenda for 2013. (This is what happened last time)

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Top 10 Blogs, Articles, Videos & Pins for 2012 Viva la Vegan
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Friday, 04 January 2013

It's that time of year again, I know you can't wait to find out the Top 10 VLV list of Blogs, Articles, Videos & Pins for the year that was 2012. Well here they are:

The Most Popular Blog - What Do Vegans Eat? the NEW Book by Leigh-Chantelle

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The Most Popular Article - Vegina's Veganism: Necessary But Not Sufficient

The Most Popular Video - How to make Vegan Cheese sauce with nutritional yeast flakes

The Most Popular Pinterest album - Vegan & Animal Rights Events

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Vegan Video Baking Tutorials with Indonesian translations
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Friday, 07 December 2012

Since I've been over in SE Asia, I've attended many veg events and even have another one in December around Christmas. I have been speaking at these events along with giving food demonstrations of my vegan recipes including my Vegan Cheese Sauce:

Download the recipe HERE.

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SE Asia Adventures: Part 9 - Mae Sai, Myanmar & Chiang Mai
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 05 December 2012

Tuesday 6 November – Bus from Chiang Mai to Mai Sai

I finally arrived at 01:20 at the Chiang Mai train station – 5 hours late and after 16.5 hours on the train. Exhausted. It was easy to get to the Poi De Ping Hotel from the train station. A driver drove myself and 6 other people to their places. Mine was about 5 minutes away and the drive cost THB100. One of the staff was waiting for me to arrive.

I did a bit of computer work, had a shower and slept for a bit before waking up at 06:30 to call the Green Bus to see if their early buses to Mae Sai were free, but they only spoke Thai on the message. Went back to sleep after realising I’d just have to get the 12:00 midday bus.

When I woke up and had a shower, one of the staff members took me to the bus station – a 2-minute drive on his motorbike – to get my ticket. I paid THB234 (under AU$8) for a VIP back seat 5B. The staff memeber drove me back and I looked around the area for something to eat, but there wasn’t anything. I ended up leaving earlier to get something to eat at the bus station. I ordered noodles with bean shoots, garlic and chilli for THB30. Not that exciting, but okay. I also bought some snacks at the shops and the 7-11 over the road. I realised when walking back to the station that there was a market down one of the side streets, which would have been fun to explore.

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Vegan Christmas Event in Surabaya, Java, Indonesia HELVIExpo
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Tuesday, 04 December 2012

I'm taking part in the upcoming HELVI Expo just before Christmas this year in Surabaya, Java, Indonesia

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SE Asia Adventures: Part 8 - Bangkok & Koh Tao, Thailand
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Sunday, 02 December 2012

Thursday 25 October – Butterworth to Bangkok by train

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The Butterworth, Malaysia to Bangkok, Thailand train was meant to leave Butterworth at 14:20 and arrive the next day in Bangkok at 11:24. I booked a KTM sleeper train with Air Conditioning in a second-class berth ANST. It was the 36-Ekspres Antarabangsa. On Coach 10 #10 at a cost of RM 111.90 (just over AU$34.)

The train arrived at the Butterworth station at 14:45 and finally left at 15:00. The sleepers were down as seats. An attendant had told me that you could sit anywhere until we crossed the Thailand border around 19:00 when the berths (beds) would be made up. A Finnish guy sat with me and we had a bit of a chat. He was studying herbal medicine and Muay Thai in Thailand and had been in Thailand many times.

A lot of people got onto the train until we were at Pandang Besar. This is where we all got off of the train to get our Thailand land visas at around 18:30. Because I was crossing over on land (train) and not by air, I could only get a 15-day pass. It’s 30 days if you fly over. I hope this will be enough time for Thailand. If not, I can always do a border crossing and back.

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Top 50 Vegan Blogs: Institute for The Psychology of Eating
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Friday, 23 November 2012

The Institute for The Psychology of Eating has just released their Top 50 Vegan Blogs

Viva la Vegan! is on it - we're number 32!

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SE Asia Adventures: Part 7 - Veg Events in Sumatra Indonesia
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Thursday 11 October –Palembang

I arrived about 15:20 at the Palembang airport where I noticed a lot of smoke/fog/pollution when flying down. Santi and her partner, Gary picked me up. This was the hottest I’ve been since arriving in Asia on August 7. We drove to Santhi’s to pack some of her clothes as we would both be staying at Jhonson’s (the head of IVS in Palembang) house. We then drove to Taman Golf where Jhonson and his wife, Aphing (nicknamed Cece) live with their two daughters, Vanni and Cici.

Cece cooked dinner: tofu with sweet soy, soup with tofu skin, curry, kang kong, beans and corn with rice:

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SE Asia Adventures: Part 6 - Veg Events in Java, Indonesia
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Saturday, 17 November 2012

Friday 21 September – Solo Square talks

Today begins a month-long journey for me, speaking at various IVS veg events in Indonesia. Sumatra will be in a couple of weeks, first up is the island of Java.

Chindy and Santhi  from IVS picked me up at the Yogyakarta airport with our driver, Siti. We then drove to a hotel to pick up Avara from Living Food Lab and her work mate, Lukman. Avara and her business partner, Steve run the Living Food Lab at Bali’s Green School that I had meant to see when I was in Bali last but still haven’t.

Here's Santhi, myself and Chindy:

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The Viva La Vegan! list of Interviews with Vegan Athletes
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Friday, 09 November 2012

This year marked the beginning of the Viva la Vegan! interviews with Vegan Athletes, Fitness Fanatics and Exercise Enthusiasts worldwide. I have received almost over 100 responses from various vegans from around the world and have had a great responses to them. When I get past 100 responses, I will be releasing a book very soon.

Please see below for the already published articles - in alphabetical order - click on the photo to read the interviews. There are many more to come and will be added as they are published.

Want to be interviewed for a future article?

Dr_Akilah_ElDr Akilah El: Natural Vegan Bodybuilder

Alan_MurrayAlan Murray: Raw Vegan Ultra Endurance Athlete

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SE Asia Adventures: Part 5 - Kuala Lumpur & Penang, Malaysia
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Monday, 08 October 2012

Saturday 8 September – Kuala Lumpur

I arrived in Kuala Lumpur (KL for short) a bit after the scheduled flight arrival time of 00:20. I had met a great guy, Satri on the flight who works with Air Asia. He ended up giving me a lot of tips and helping me when we got to Malaysia. My Telekomsel SIM card synced up to DIGI as soon as I got to Malaysia, notifying me that I could use DIGI in Malaysia easily. Before I knew it I had bought a new SIM card for Malaysia from the DIGI counter and had another SIM card to add to the collection. Note: I had tried to use a "global" SIM card at the beginning of my journey but had not been able to call or receive calls and it was really expensive. Annoying to buy a new SIM card in each country, and not good for the environment or humans but it’s the safest thing for me to do.

I also got some money out of an ATM in the Malaysian currency, Riggit RM. I didn’t need to get a visa in Malaysia as long as I was staying under three months and had a return flight home. I just had to scan both my index fingers at the customs counter. Very easy process, especially after midnight.

I had been advised to only go in a taxi if I had bought a voucher at the taxi stand. So, with the help of Satri, I bought a taxi voucher to go to my hotel that was 50% extra due to being after midnight! RM 78.30 (approximately AU$26 – divide RM by 3). I arrived at Langit-Langi Hotel safely, text my Mum, heard from Vick - one of Dad’s work mates who is visiting his Mum in Malaysia at present - and went to bed.

Slept in and got a bit of computer work done. Checked out at 14:00 and walked around for a bit before Vick, his Mum Gnanma (pronounced “Yanum”), and family friend Sundrum picked me up. Vick was leaving to go back to his hometown Cairns via Singapore and wanted to meet me before he left. As my hotel was close to the airport, it was great that they could pick me up before Vick left. Here a photo (from Vick's camera on his phone) of Vick and I at the airport:

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Upcoming Vegetarian & Vegan Events in South East Asia
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Incase you're not aware, I'm in South East Asia where I will be until mid-February 2013.

My friend Chindy who is the General Manager of the Indonesian Vegetarian Society (IVS) and the Vegan Society of Indonesia (VSI) - who I met in Yogyakarta has organised me to attend, speak and/or give food demos at the following events in Java and Sumatra, Indonesia in September and October.

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Please come along and say hi if you're in the area!

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My SE Asia Adventures: Part 4 - Amed & Nusa Dua, Bali
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Thursday, 13 September 2012

Friday 31 August – Ubud to Bunutan, Amed

At 15:30 we started our drive to Bunutan – just a bit outside of a seaside town, Amed. Jean Paul had got a great price from a local driver in Ubud: for Rp 385 000 (this is about AU$38 – move the decimal place 4 places) he would take the four of us (Jean Paul, his friends Elisa and Verena and myself) about three hours up North East to our new home for the next 2-3 nights. Verena and I had found the place on Agoda last night and were quite impressed with ourselves finding a bungalow for all four of us with a pool and so near the ocean.

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My SE Asia Adventures: Part 3 - Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Thursday, 06 September 2012

Tuesday 21 August – Home Sweet Home & Rice Fields

Had a bit of a sleep in. There are a couple of vegetarian options available at Yuliati's House. I had the fried banana served with fruit and tea:

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Ramona and Frank ended up changing from where they were staying to Yuliati's House for the next two nights.

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My SE Asia Adventures: Part 2 - Java, Indonesia
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Tuesday 14 August - Jakarta

I arrived just after midnight in Jakarta with the tune of The Boys song from K-Pop group, Girls Generation in my head - the plane had this song on repeat as we boarded and exited the plane! My FaceBook friend, Angela met me at the airport and accompanied me in the taxi to my hotel, Onyx Residence, which took a long time to find. It was about AU$10 for the BlueBird taxi (the company that many say is the only taxi you should trust to travel) and the airport fees.

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Go Vegan Essay Competition Winner - How Did I Become Vegan?
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Friday, 17 August 2012

One minute I was a young red-blooded, rugby loving, beer swilling Kiwi male and then all of a sudden – vegan.

Phill Spear is the winner of the Go Vegan essay competition run by Go Vegan in New Zealand.

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My SE Asia Adventures: Part 1 - Bali, Indonesia
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 15 August 2012

I am off on a new adventure. This year instead of escaping the Australian Winter and going to the USA again, I have finally decided to go to SE Asia. I am going for 6 months in total and plan to go to Indonesia, Malaysia, then up North to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. Depending on the Visas I will stay for as long as I can in each country. I don't have much of a plan other than to catch up with friends, take some time out, continue to complete various books I'm in the middle of writing and to explore other cultures for awhile. Can't wait!

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My USA Adventures - The Book by Leigh-Chantelle out now
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Friday, 10 August 2012

I have a new book out, My USA Adventures:

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You can purchase the Print book (ISBN 978-0-9808484-2-7) on the following websites:

Wholesale info on Ingram Books - for Retail Stores, Libraries, Colleges, Schools, Universities etc

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