WOW, the weather was gorgeous in Perth this weekend!  Did you get up to mischief?

My friend and I watched 50/50.  Have you seen it?  We didn’t read the synopsis and mistakenly assumed that any movie starring Seth Rogen was a comedy.  Well, you know what you make when you assume…  It was a really good film but we felt so depressed afterwards that we had to eat a heap of Kustom cupcakes and watch Miss Congeniality to get our sparkle back.

It’s not our fault.  Hollywood made us do it.



Lunched at Empress Cafe for the first time.  We both chose the Char-grilled Veggies and Hummus on Turkish Toast ($7) and shared the Sweet Potato Fries with Tomato Sauce ($5.50).  The prices were great but the food was just okay.  If I hadn’t eaten home-made pizza the night before I would have tried one of their design-your-own pizzas.  I had my eye on one at the next table and it looked pretty awesome.  Next time you will be mine, pizza!  mwahahahaa…  

This meal reminded me of the roast veggies and hummus wrap idea that has been knocking around in my head for a while now.  Giddy up.



I went bird-watching!  Also known as: my friend stopped our long walk in the sunshine to take a phone call and this cheeky little guy threw nuts or seeds or tree parts down at me until I took his picture.  Such a show off.  I think we’ll be great friends.



Had breakfast at the Secret Garden Cafe.  I’ve bought take-away coffees from this café a few times in the past but I’ve never eaten there because I could never find anything vegan on their menu.  Turns out I wasn’t trying hard enough.  I ordered the ‘Veggie Breakfast’ ($17) minus eggs and they replaced the eggs with grilled eggplant, capsicum and zucchini and avocado slices.  Yummo!  It came with 2 slices of toast too, so good thing I was hungry!

Do you remember when all meals were served garnished with a slice of orange and a sprig of parsley?  So cute.  Apologies for the blurry picture – I think I was really excited!



Aaaaand I got even more excited about my first ever visit to Loving Hut!  Perth vegans have been going nuts over the grand opening of this all-vegan café.

This is me getting happy with the Gourmet Pie – soy protein and veggies in a tomato-ish sauce ($5).  Clearly I was having a hippie hair day.  I do brush it before I go to work, promise.



Afterwards, the staff gave us free samples of their amazing soft-serve ice-cream to try.  FREE VEGAN ICE-CREAM!  Oh we were loving that hut, alright!  There would have been photos if we didn’t inhale the stuff!  I couldn’t decide whether I preferred the Chocolate or the Wildberry so I’m just going to have to go back and try them both again.  Purely in the name of research, of course.  Seriously, SO GOOD.

So come on, what did you get up to?  Please tell me you ate as much as I did??




16 Comments on Snapshots from the Weekend

  1. Barb@ThatWasVegan
    July 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm (12 years ago)

    I want one of those cupcakes!!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      July 24, 2012 at 8:41 am (12 years ago)

      hehe, I share…. sometimes… 😉

  2. LindsayisVegan
    July 23, 2012 at 11:57 pm (12 years ago)

    I LOVED 50/50, I honestly thought it was one of the best movies I’d ever seen. But I’m biased since it was completely shot in my hometown of Vancouver 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      July 24, 2012 at 8:44 am (12 years ago)

      It was a really beautiful film and the casting, although surprising, was really quite brilliant.

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      July 24, 2012 at 8:47 am (12 years ago)

      Ohhh thank you so much, Niki! You just brightened up a very cold Tuesday morning! 🙂 Heading over right now to check it out! xxx

  3. Kristy
    July 24, 2012 at 2:46 am (12 years ago)

    Damn that Hollywood! Always making us go eat cupcakes! 😉 They look like they were totally worth it!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      July 24, 2012 at 8:48 am (12 years ago)

      hehe, they’re sooooo good. I’m going to have to eat super healthy all week now to make up for it but it was so worth it. 🙂

  4. Lisa @ The Raw Serenity
    July 24, 2012 at 4:49 am (12 years ago)

    Hahaha crazy girl, love it!
    Your weekend just made mine sound like poo!
    Your eats look amazing, those cupcakes and I could have a dam good time 🙂
    Perth was stealing all the good weather! East side was rainy 🙁 but perfect for the delicious soup and pudding I made 🙂 x

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      July 24, 2012 at 8:49 am (12 years ago)

      Ohh, maybe it’s your turn for the sunshine this weekend and you can do all sorts of crazy fun stuff to make up for last weekend. Although it is nice to have a cosy weekend in sometimes, especially with delicious soup and pudding. 🙂 xx

  5. Jade
    July 24, 2012 at 9:27 am (12 years ago)

    Mmm I love the taste of free food haha! How great was the weather this weekend! I got to actually wear a short dress 🙂 PS – those cupcakes look freaking delicious xx

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      July 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm (12 years ago)

      Oh the weather was as delicious as the cupcakes! And nothing beats free food! hehe 🙂

  6. Somer
    July 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm (12 years ago)

    I think I ate my weight in salad over the weekend. Does that count? It’s been hot and I’ve been super hungry. Big ridiculously huge salads.

    Um, I want vegan soft serve! How fabulous!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      July 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm (12 years ago)

      haha, that totally counts. I LOVE big salads, especially in summer. And I know – who thought of vegan soft-serve?? I love them!! 🙂

  7. Gabby @ the veggie nook
    July 25, 2012 at 8:10 am (12 years ago)

    I’d say a sad movie is a perfectly good excuse to down vegan cupcakes…come to think of it, what ISN’T a good excuse for that?? Looks like you had such a lovely weekend 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      July 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm (12 years ago)

      hehe, vegan cupcakes are always welcome. 🙂