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Amanda Niehaus (easypeasyorganic)
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Attended University of Iowa
Lives in Brisbane, Australia
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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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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.
#recipe   #vegetarianrecipe   #philosophy   #food   #healthyeating  
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 saw her through the scratched glass. But did she see me? #sandiego   #sandiegozoo   #ape   #bonobo   #primate   #zoo   #animalphotography  
This is not a post about food. If it were, I might tell you how I sat on a bench in the shade of the primate exhibit and pulled a baguette from my backpack, how I tore it into large pieces and smeared the soft insides with butter from tiny plastic cases, how I used my sharp eye teeth to rip ...
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A Fruit-Themed Vegetarian Dinner Party and Anise Olive Oil Crackers
We recently had a dinner party for a bunch of our friends, because yes I'm crazy and I love doing this shit and you know you do, too, so stop being afraid and just invite some people over and feed them. dinner party for 8 - because friends are awesome Nelle...
A Fruit-Themed Vegetarian Dinner Party and Anise Olive Oil Crackers. We recently had a dinner party for a bunch of our friends, because yes I'm crazy and I love doing this shit and you know you do, too, so stop being afraid and just invite some people over and feed them.
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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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Through the Looking Glass
This is not a post about food. If it were, I might tell you how I sat on a bench in the shade of the primate exhibit and pulled a baguette from my backpack, how I tore it into large pieces and smeared the soft insides with butter from tiny plastic cases, ho...
This is not a post about food. If it were, I might tell you how I sat on a bench in the shade of the primate exhibit and pulled a baguette from my backpack, how I tore it into large pieces and smeared the soft insides with butter from tiny plastic cases, how I used my sharp eye teeth to rip ...
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Apparently Brisbane will get around 400-500mL (16-20") of rain tomorrow today alone - before the storm continues on its merry way down the coast, bringing even more rain for everyone. Robbie tried to convince Nelle that we're all going to spiral away in the winds to a land called Oz, ...
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I'm a scientist and a writer
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  • 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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