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 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

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

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