Useful Things to Know Before Visiting Egypt

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Ten years ago when I was in Egypt for the first time I stayed in an all-inclusive resort on the beach in Sharm El-Sheikh. It was nice for a short vacation, but I didn’t learn much from the culture. The … Continue reading

Kimchi

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Kimchi is spicy, fermented cabbage flavoured with garlic, ginger, and chillies which I learnt to love in Seoul. It is tasty with so many things like Tofu Scramble, Brown Rice, and Buddha Bowls. And it is very healthy because of … 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

Useful things to know before you visit Thailand

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Amazing food, beautiful beaches, massages, cheap, rich cultur, safe, tropical fruits, smiling people, and sun are only a few things I love about Thailand. The first time I visited Thailand was in June / July 2012 for three weeks with … Continue reading

Travel as a vegan in Eastern Europe

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It wasn’t hard to travel as a vegan in Eastern Europe. The Mediterranean climate produces delicious vegetables and fruits. Grains, nuts, and seeds are easy to buy in most grocery stores. So if you have a kitchen it is easy … Continue reading

Travel in Eastern Europe with Couchsurfing

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For me travelling is about the people I meet and the connections I make. Plus I acquired an interest in history which was pretty much non-existent before I started to travel six years ago. The Ottoman Empire controlled most of … Continue reading

Vegan Carbonara

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Carbonara is a pasta dish with bacon, egg and cheese and is one of the classics of the Italian cuisine. After my boyfriend raved about a vegan version we had in an Italian restaurant, I was inspired to surprise him … Continue reading

Traditional Mediterranean Hummus

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Since a dear friend introduced me to hummus, I have been preparing it quite often. The word originates from the Arabic and means “chickpea”. It is an oriental specialty consisting of pureed chickpeas and sesame paste. It goes great together … Continue reading

Muhammara Dip

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Muhammara is a roasted red pepper dip from the Middle East with walnuts, pistachio and pomegranate molasses. It tastes sweet, sour, smoky, salty, and is a little bit spicy. For a nut-free version, use sunflower seeds instead of walnuts and … Continue reading