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!

Aug
15

When Juice Fasts Go Wrong

Kevin and I recently watched the film, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” and got hyper-wound-up about going on a juice fast (o.k., mostly Kevin). So, 24 hours later, there I was, filling up the Graco Trekko stroller with mounds of fruit and vegetables for our juicing pleasure. We had done a week-long fast in the…

Jun
27

Thai Lime Energy Balls

Energy Balls

  Lime is such a refreshing flavor, and I can’t get enough of it when it is paired with coconut. Medjool dates will produce the best results due to their soft texture and sweet, almost caramel taste, but if you can’t find or afford them, use the softest and sweetest dates you can find. These…

Jun
15

5 Tips for Visiting Santorini, Greece

  Our family of three recently took a trip to Greece for the Easter holiday, and one of our stops was the island of Santorini, where we stayed for a week. I wanted to balance my church-going with sight-seeing, nature, fresh air and fresh food, and the island was the perfect combination of all those…

May
23

Raw Food the Italian Way at the Eastin Grand Sathorn

Yesterday I had the absolute pleasure of sampling the new Italian raw food (and it’s all vegan!) special menu at Luce Italian Restaurant at the Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn in Bangkok. It’s a rare occurrence for a hotel here in town to take a chance on a totally raw (not heated above 42⁰C) and vegan…

Mar
16

Raw Shamrock Shake

  In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here is a green shamrock shake recipe that won’t leave you feeling sick or let you crash from sugar overload! Of course, this cool, minty drink can be enjoyed any day of the year. This recipe serves one, but feel free to double it to satisfy two thirsty…