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!

Apr
20

Raw Copenhagen

Our family traveled to Scotland in December, and we decided to make a weekend trip from Aberdeen to Copenhagen to experience some Christmas cheer, which is sorely lacking in our Bangkok home. I booked us in for two nights at the Tivoli Hotel and Conference Center, which was a wonderful hotel for children. Whimsically-themed rooms,…

Apr
14

Easy Zucchini Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes, Olives & Basil

Making pasta out of vegetables offers a low calorie alternative to traditional carbohydrate-rich pasta bases.  Part salad, part entrée, this zucchini pasta is heavy enough to satisfy your hunger, yet light enough to keep you off of the couch after dinner. Ingredients: 1 shallot, peeled 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise ¼ cup black olives,…

Mar
3

Raising a Human: The 11th Month

Oh, baby!: It’s the 11th month, and Fergus can now travel! He is moving from one piece of furniture to another while standing. This has him migrating around the perimeter of rooms at a surprising speed. The 11 month saw two exciting events come and go. First, he received a haircut! Although his hair is…

Feb
7

A Weekend in Vientiane

Our family trio recently took a weekend trip to Vientiane, Laos for a little exploring. Baby Fergus was a little less than 9 months old, and the trip from Bangkok was a breeze. The center of Vientiane is small, condensed, safe and very walk-able, even with a stroller in tow. If you prefer, you can…

Jan
13

Raw Holiday Treats

Advanced Raw Chocolate Class

Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 9:00am – 12:30pm 2,500 Thai baht *This class is currently sold-out. To be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations, please contact us at info@jennifermsrobertson.com.* There is no need let your waistline expand during holiday celebrations!  Spice up the holiday season, raw food style, by expanding your taste buds…