Coconut carrot soup with ginger

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This is one of my favourite soups. It is sweet, spicy, creamy, and a bit salty. Turmeric contains compounds with health benefits (e.g. anti-inflammatory, antioxidant). The most important is curcumin. Curcumin is not well absorbed into the bloodstream. Black pepper, … Continue reading

Creamy Banana Oatmeal

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This is my breakfast since years. It is very easy to prepare, nutritiously balanced, and filling until lunch time. Since it doesn’t require any plant-based milk and is very adaptable, it is easy to prepare almost everywhere in the world. … Continue reading

Kimchi

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Kimchi is spicy, fermented cabbage flavoured with garlic, ginger, and chillies which I learnt to love when I spent some time in Seoul. Most Koreans eat a little kimchi with each meal or at least once a day. It is … Continue reading

Cacao Energy Balls

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Those energy balls are great as a snack. Since they are high in fat they satisfy for a longer time. I also use this recipe to make a (raw) cake base. If you can’t find Medjool dates, use maple syrup. … Continue reading

Ajvar

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A delicious roasted bell pepper and eggplant spread that we discovered with delight on our trip in Southeast Europe. Grocery stores have countless varieties. The best Ajvar we ate in a family in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It is sweet, sour, salty, and … Continue reading

Useful Things to Know as a Vegetarian or Vegan in Vietnam

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Some Asian cuisines like Chinese, Thai, and Korean are traditionally based around the five taste “elements”: spicy (metal), sour (wood), bitter (fire), salty (water) and sweet (earth). The Vietnamese cuisine has the same tradition. All of those five tastes are … Continue reading

Useful Things to Know as a Vegetarian or Vegan in Bali

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It is very easy to find vegetarian, vegan or even raw food in Bali. Especially in the touristic areas of Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, and Ubud. Also the less touristic Sanur, where we did pet sitting for six weeks, has some … Continue reading

Useful things to know as a Vegetarian or Vegan in Laos

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My first time in Laos in 2015 I ate a lot of rice soups and fruits. Culinary, it definitely wasn’t my highlight in Asia. Since Laos was colonised by France, until it won autonomy in 1949, the baguettes are part … Continue reading