Food

Healthy Asian Food in Dubai

Until recently, I had a fear of Asian food here in our new home of Dubai. I avoided it like the plague. Why, you might be wondering? The main reason is that I’m hyper-sensitive to MSG. I get a terrible (terrible!) headache, heart palpitations, and generally feel like I want to jump out of my…

Green Tea Truffles

Green Tea Truffles

Japanese Kit Kat candy bars come in numerous unique flavors, to say the least, one of which is green tea.  I never would have imagined how good the combination of green tea and white chocolate would taste until I first made these Green Tea Truffles.  If you are not a fan of green tea, you…

6 Tips for Staying Healthy at Holiday Parties

The winter holiday season is full of opportunities to party like you mean it with friends and loved ones, no matter what country you may live in or what religion or culture you are a part of. Unfortunately, celebrations this time of year often involve overindulging on food (especially sugar!) and alcohol, which can really…

Raw Italian Food @ The Eastin, Take 2

For the second time this year, Chef Edoardo Bonavolta at Luce restaurant on the 14th floor of the Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn in Bangkok has created a special raw Italian food menu, this time available for the entire month of October, to coincide with the Vegetarian Festival here in Thailand. A tasting menu of six courses is…

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…

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…

Marine Biologist Goes Vegan and Takes on Chile With Cheese

I first had the pleasure of meeting Consuelo Hermosilla during a fishery statistics course in Vigo, Spain that we were taking as part of our PhD degrees. When we met, I was just getting started on my raw food journey, so it did not really come up in conversation very much. However, we kept in…

Zucchini Pasta

Raw Marinara Sauce

Raw marinara sauce is a great basic recipe to have in your raw food ‘tool box’, as it can be enjoyed with both raw or cooked pasta, used as a pizza topping, or even thrown into baked pasta dishes such as lasagna. Sun-dried tomatoes really help give this sauce it’s flavor, so be sure not…

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…