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Amanda Niehaus (easypeasyorganic)
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Attended University of Iowa
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The Taste of Things
Bittersweet inverts the terms, she says. Her tongue takes the two in a swirl; later, her heart will divide them.  (inspired by this )
Bittersweet inverts the terms, she says. Her tongue takes the two in a swirl; later, her heart will divide them.  (inspired by this)
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Carnivore
His teeth press my skin into a pulsing half-moon, though he lets go when I do. I forget how it works every time.
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Those Edges
I just felt compelled to re-write my "About Me" page , because when I did it last year I was kind of copying a blog I wanted to be. Which is what they say you should do … but it really oversimplified (?) dramatised (?) who I do want to be. It's something I'...
I just felt compelled to re-write my "About Me" page, because when I did it last year I was kind of copying a blog I wanted to be. Which is what they say you should do … but it really oversimplified (?) dramatised (?) who I do want to be. It's something I've been struggling with a bit, ...
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Chocolate + peanut butter = zero guilt. 
#food   #recipe   #recipeoftheday   #healthyeating  
There's a sting of it in the evenings and the mornings, before the sun beats it out. But there's no snow, no ice, and you can still get a sunburn; the bougainvillea's flowering at the corner of the deck, the passionfruit vines up the house a bit more each day. So it's not much like the winters I ...
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Is a Massage a Week Too Much?
I'm on a bit of a massage thing at the moment, trying to sort out the clench of my shoulder blades and my hamstrings, the twinge in my lower back. Trying to relax. I go to those places at the shopping centres, where tiny ladies lean their elbows into you an...
I'm on a bit of a massage thing at the moment, trying to sort out the clench of my shoulder blades and my hamstrings, the twinge in my lower back. Trying to relax. I go to those places at the shopping centres, where tiny ladies lean their elbows into you and your muscles explode. Amazing.
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How to Be Awesome
You don't need a Thermomix to be awesome.  You just need some leftover veggies, herbs, sea salt, a couple splashes of olive oil and a blender or food processor. A glass jar, a fridge.  You need to look at yourself naked, and be ok. Scars, floppy bits, all o...
Stand at the stove. Watch the water bubble off the bottom of the pot, stir in the veggie paste, tip in the skewers of pasta or the hard kernels of rice. Wait, and they will soften, pull in the flavour of the stock and the salt; absorb it. They will take it in and transform, become their better ...
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Lately in Life - March 2015
sidewinder rattlesnake near Ajo, Arizona Lately in life: I caught up with a past teacher/ present friend in LA. To get to the coffeeshop where we were meeting, I walked up the boardwalk at Venice Beach - on the right, a stark plane of sand; on the left, cha...
sidewinder rattlesnake near Ajo, Arizona Lately in life: I caught up with a past teacher/ present friend in LA. To get to the coffeeshop where we were meeting, I walked up the boardwalk at Venice Beach - on the right, a stark...
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Have her in circles
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It’s a frustrated scream, I can tell. And I want her to see she’ll get through it—but I don’t know which window is hers.
It’s a frustrated scream, I can tell. And I want her to see she’ll get through it—but I don’t know which window is hers.
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#cnftweet
I'm inspired by this , to listen better, see deeper, taste the world. And write a little creative nonfiction every day. Stay tuned.
I'm inspired by this, to listen better, see deeper, taste the world. And write a little creative nonfiction every day. Stay tuned.
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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups (In Ball Form)
Winter's here, Brisbane. There's a sting of it in the evenings and the mornings, before the sun beats it out. But there's no snow, no ice, and you can still get a sunburn; the bougainvillea's flowering at the corner of the deck, the passionfruit vines up th...
There's a sting of it in the evenings and the mornings, before the sun beats it out. But there's no snow, no ice, and you can still get a sunburn; the bougainvillea's flowering at the corner of the deck, the passionfruit vines up the house a bit more each day. So it's not much like the winters I ...
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Hint: awesome starts from the base.
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So stand at the stove. Watch the water bubble off the bottom of the pot, stir in the veggie paste, tip in the skewers of pasta or the hard kernels of rice. Wait, and they will soften, pull in the flavour of the stock and the salt; absorb it. They will take it in and transform, become their ...
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sidewinder rattlesnake near Ajo, Arizona Lately in life: I caught up with a past teacher/ present friend in LA. To get to the coffeeshop where we were meeting, I walked up the boardwalk at Venice Beach - on the right, a stark...
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I'm a scientist and a writer
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writing, ideas, cooking
Employment
  • ARC Research Fellow
    ageing in the wild, present
    http://www.easypeasyscience.com
  • Easy Peasy Organic
    living sustainably, 2014
    http://www.easypeasyorganic.com
  • Minimal Worries
    exploring the world, 2014
    http://www.minimalworries.com
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Brisbane, Australia
Previously
Iowa City - Vancouver - Brisbane
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everyday philosophy :: writing :: life :: shared by Amanda
Introduction
Hi, I'm Amanda. I'm a writer and a scientist, but I don't always write about science. I write poetry, nonfiction, flash fiction, and I read as much as possible. 

I had cancer at 32, and now I study why animals die. Makes sense, right? I'm always seeking balance in my world, and it's not always easy ... but life's a work in progress, for sure. 

You can find me on my website and on my sustainability blog Easy Peasy Organic. Head on over, bring tea :) I'm also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. I'm a local travel expert at Afar, and I sell my photography at Society 6.

See you soon!
Amanda xx
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survived breast cancer, mum of one, world traveler, research fellow, Iowan, urban gardener, cooks a mean vegetarian feast
Education
  • University of Iowa
    BSc Biology, 1999
  • Simon Fraser University
    MSc Ecology, 2004
  • University of Queensland
    PhD Ecology, 2008
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