Saturday Round Up: Election Edition

No matter where you are, if you’re a politics geek like me then you’ll know that the sun rose on a pretty different Australia this morning. Last night was election night, and no matter how you feel about the outcome, there’s no denying that there have been some pretty major changes. In true Australian style, social media was abuzz- not so much with opinions about our new Prime Minister, but more about which polling station was offering the best cake stall or barbecue. So with the relationship between politics and a free feed in mind, I thought I’d see how some of my favourite blogging locals prepared for their election night.

Kate at The Spade and Spoon got passionate about foreign aid cuts (a girl after my own bleeding heart!) and reflected her views on the candidates by making these vegan devils on horseback appetisers.

devils on horsebackSandy from Vegans Eat Yummy Food Too put my junk food feast to shame with her healthy baked and blistered potato chips, as part of her great vegan bake-off theme. Perfect for watching the votes roll in on TV!

DSC01294Keely has been preparing some amazing-sounding Egyptian food over at Gormandize this month. I’d probably been feeling a bit more chipper this morning if I’d had a pitcher of her orange blossom lemonade last night, rather than a case of beer.


Johanna from Green Gourmet Giraffe got deservedly outraged about the lack of vegan and gluten free options at polling booth sausage sizzles, and went home to whip up some sausages that we can all enjoy.

Elections CollageLinda at The Lentil Institution got through election night with the help of some healthy vegan comfort food– lentil burgers, baked potatoes and pumpkin with dukkah, and a rainbow salad… perfectly paired with a Coopers sparkling, of course. The beer helped Linda to look on the bright side, namely the re-election of a couple of great advocates for the ban on live animal export.


Lastly, Vegan in Melbourne embraced the election day sunshine and spring weather and put together these beautiful tofu rice paper rolls. I need to detox after my ‘eating my feelings’ binge last night and I can’t think of anything that looks more perfect than these.


Take care today, Australians! I think more than a few of us are feeling a bit delicate (read: hungover), so head outside for a pick-me-up beverage of choice in the sunshine. At least we’ve all still got that, right?

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10 Responses to Saturday Round Up: Election Edition

  1. Johanna GGG says:

    sounds like you had a big night – just hope Tony Abbot wasn’t driving you to drink already :-) thanks for including my post and for highlighting some of the other election posts – it is great to see the aussie election featured here – off to check out some of them

  2. Hannah says:

    Yep, the election result pretty much solidified my desire to stay in Canada for the time being. Shudder.

  3. Kate says:

    So great to feel not quite so alone after looking at some fellow Aussie election posts. A case of beer Erin? Jeepers!

  4. Amy says:

    Australia represent! (by a mob of crazies). :)

  5. Yes the election night was a bit depressing. I’ve had to break out the comfort food! Thanks for featuring my Egyptian Lemonade – I really can’t recommend it enough! Those rice paper rolls look like the perfect detox after my election eating and drinking!

  6. What a great round-up theme, Erin! Really sorry it didn’t turn out as hoped. Tony Abbott should have given his acceptance speech in his budgie smugglers. That might have given everyone a much needed laugh :-)

  7. Jojo says:

    Great round up Erin! Thanks for alerting me to those devils on horseback.

  8. It’s been a solemn week in Melbourne, that’s for sure. Nice to know I wasn’t alone in wanting to stab something, Kate! Toothpicks are a great idea. ???? Thanks for including my post – must work on my photography!

  9. Whoa, it’s like those devils on horseback apps were made just for me! Delish.

  10. Sandy says:

    hahaha yep our local school cake stall was apparently a hit – we were hoping to buy back our vegan cake but someone had already bought it – i hope they liked it and don’t put it to waste 😉
    thanks for the link up to my recipe :-)

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