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!

Sep
8

What I Feed My Child

Important Disclaimers: #1: Negative comments, either directed toward myself, my choices in child-rearing, or towards those choosing or not choosing to follow a vegan (or any other) diet will not be published. #2: We have not had Fergus tested for food allergies and do not have any reason to at this time. However, his father…

Aug
13

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Smoothie

This smoothie takes me back to the not-so-healthy days of my youth, when I would always grab the little foil-wrapped chocolate-covered cherries out of a box of chocolates as my first choice for an indulgence. This drink is healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast, but still guaranteed to satisfy your cravings for a real treat…

Jul
12

Raw Food Breakfasts – American Women’s Club Special Class

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 9:00am – 11:30am 1,950 Thai baht for AWC Members / 2,350 Thai baht for non-members Starting your day off with ‘raw power’ can make the difference between a successful and not-so-successful day. Join us in a special weekday class, Raw Food Breakfasts, for the American Women’s Club of Thailand as we prepare…

Jul
11

Intro to Raw Foods

Intro to Raw Food Class

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10:00am – 1:30pm 2,500 Thai baht Join us in a special class, Intro to Raw Foods, geared to introduce you to the joy of raw food, step by step. Learn how to prepare five basic raw food recipes which you can easily prepare in your own kitchen, again and again! No food…

May
16

Açai Superfood Bowl

‘Açai superfood bowls’ are apparently native to Brazil, where the açai berry palm thrives. However, in recent years, the açai bowl phenomenon has spread to the US, and it is a popular menu item at healthy cafés. What is essentially a smoothie in a bowl is created by blending the fruit and combining it with…