About the Blog

In September 2008, my husband Kevin and I set off with a cat and a couple of boxes to Mumbai, India. My original blog, The Robertsons of Mumbai, was created to serve as an informative report to our families, and changed into a healthy living expat chronicle as we were transferred to Pattaya and Bangkok, Thailand a year and a half later. Six more years of raw food, stomach bugs and arachnids posed an ever-lingering threat, and plenty of Thai mispronunciations ensured that our journey was often-tragic but always-comical. In January 2016 we moved to Dubai, U.A.E., where we continue to reside. We hope you will benefit from these posts if you are a traveller, mother, household manager, health food fanatic, or lover of cultural adventures. Click on a category that interests you and settle in with a nice cup of vegan chai, lemongrass tea, or Arabic coffee!

Mar
17

Raising a Human: The 1st Month

The 1st month – It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. But mostly the worst of times. If this was not the most taxing month of my life both physically and emotionally, I shudder to think of what else God has in store for me. I really wish I would have done some…

Mar
12

Basic Green Juice

Basic Green Juice

This simple basic go-to recipe for ‘green juice’ will have you hydrated, alkalized and energized in the morning. Extra lemon and ginger can be added, according to your personal preferences. Ingredients: 2 cucumbers 2 stems of kale 1 green apple or pear 1/2 lemon 1/2 inch knob of ginger, peeled Instructions: Run all ingredients through a…

Feb
18

Mama Needs a New Dress

You know it’s time for a new dress when you are photographed with a Thai celebrity: With  pop star Lydia at the SPE Awards, Plaza Athenee, Bangkok, Thailand, 2013 Twice (the same celebrity): With pop star Lydia at the SPE Awards, Grand Hyatt, Bangkok, Thailand 2012 Two years in a row. Wearing. The. Same. Dress.…

Feb
2

Strawberry Valentine Tart

Strawberry Valentine Tart

This healthy Valentine tart is incredibly easy to make, and can be enjoyed as a breakfast, snack or dessert. Try it with fresh peaches in place of the strawberries when they are in season. Crust Ingredients: 2 cups raw (unsalted, unroasted) nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts) Scrapings of ½ vanilla bean, or 1 tsp…

Jan
17

Banana-Mango Soft Serve

Banana Mango Soft Serve

Dairy-free healthy ‘ice cream’ is only a few minutes away when you have creamy fruits such as bananas, mangos and even durian in the freezer. When these raw ingredients are blended, they produce a delicious end product which rivals that of fast food chain ice cream desserts, with no added sugar or other chemicals. This is also an…