Vegan’s Choice, Newtown

Vegan's Choice Newtown - Chelsey Crafts Review

Vegan’s Choice is a hidden gem on what I like to call the vegan end of King Street in Newtown. The family run business stocks a large selection of frozen yum-cha items that they serve in their restaurant Green Gourmet which is just next door. Their homemade sauces are also available in store making it […]

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Baked Zucchini Chips (v, gf)

Vegan Baked Zucchini Chips - Chelsey Crafts

Try baked zucchini chips next time chip cravings hit for a healthier snack alternative. I am yet to meet a soul that doesn’t like chips. What if you could have chips but they could be healthy and guilt-free too? This recipe makes the tastiest yet relatively healthy snack. Pack them in lunch boxes, serve them […]

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A Sydney Staycation

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Staycation | a holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions. Am I the only one that loves that staycation is an actual word in the dictionary? I also love how easy it is to work out how old I was in […]

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It’s Vegan Time at Doughnut Time!

Vegan Doughnut Time - Chelsey Crafts

You know it’s Doughnut Time when… It’s Friyay It’s your/anyone’s Birthday A new limited edition flavour is released Doughnut Time creates a 100% vegan donut! Doughnut time first dipped into the foodie scene in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley in February 2015. Seemingly overnight the puntastic, eye-catching donuts took social media by storm and consequently started popping up all […]

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Vegan Fine Dining at Otto Ristorante, Wooloomooloo, Sydney

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Extraordinary service paired with innovative Modern Italian cuisine created using Australia’s signature style of simple, seasonal ingredients done well – Otto Ristorante along Wooloomooloo Wharf is the perfect place for a special dining experience. Luckily for me, a close friend (now my new roomie) treated me to a special dining experience at Otto Ristorante earlier this year for […]

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The Pursuit of Presence: The Past

Chelsey Crafts The Pursuit of Presence Series

One undeniable factor affecting your relationship with this present moment is your relationship with your past. It would be ignorant to pursue the present moment without taking into account how you got here. One thing my Dad said to me when I was young that stuck with me was “Think of your life like you […]

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Orange and Almond Bliss Balls (v, gf, rsf)

Vegan Orange and Almond Bliss Balls - Chelsey Crafts

When I started this blog 4 years ago it was mainly to use this space as an outlet for creative expression. Over the years, and the 163 blog posts, I have been surprised and even touched by the connections made possible thanks to the blogging community. Today I want to take the time to express how much […]

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4 Ways to Remember a Loved Companion Animal

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After 11 years, with a painfully heavy heart, it’s time to say goodbye to my Leonardo Da Pucci – AKA Lance, Dimebag Barrel, The Ninja Turtle, The Bean. It’s hard to imagine life without a loved one, although taking the time to say goodbye and having something to remember them by definitely helps. There are […]

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Three things that are making me happy

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Along this blissful, challenging, exciting, rhythmic adventure it helps to stop now and again to appreciate moments of happiness, however small they may be. I have been feeling myself falling into that typical mid-winter slump and I am doing everything I can to try to keep balanced. I know it’s natural to ebb and flow. I guess […]

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