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

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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Last November Chris joined me for the first time to a vegan restaurant. One of our dishes was Carbonara. He was so amazed about the similarity to the traditional Italian version that one evening I surprise him with my own … 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

Lavender cinnamon semolina pudding with chocolate sauce

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Did you know that you can eat lavender? My godchild inspired me to this recipe. Prepared in less than 10 minutes. Love to surprise my hosts with it. Lavender has a distinctive taste with hints of mint and rosemary and … Continue reading