Vegetarian Cooking Class - Anchan Restaurant

Learning to Cook, Thai Style

Before we moved to Thailand, the extent of Thai dishes in my repertoire was a makeshift curry using store-bought green chili paste and coconut milk. Although I knew that I wasn’t preparing anything authentic, I hadn’t realized just how far from a true Thai dish it really was! After taking part in a full day […]

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Mango Gazpacho

Mango Gazpacho Recipe

Mango season has arrived yet again in Thailand! Each year, we promise to make the most of our favorite fruit, and this mango gazpacho is the perfect dish for the season. Temperatures in April and May soar close to 40C (104F), and with the monsoon rains still a few weeks away to cool things down, this chilled […]

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Vegan Food in Ubud - Jalan Sugriwa

Eating Vegan in Ubud, Bali

While visiting Ubud, we had the good fortune of staying at two guesthouses on Jalan Sugriwa, which turned out to have three restaurants offering numerous vegan options. Just out of arm’s reach of Ubud’s big touristy streets, it is the perfect location to visit Monkey Forest and take in a performance at one of Ubud’s several […]

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Vegan in Indonesia

Being Vegan in Indonesia

We spent a month traveling in Indonesia and were pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to find a variety of vegan options. Although we only visited three islands in the archipelago – Java, Bali and Lombok – we certainly got a good taste of the country’s cuisine. All across Indonesia tofu and tempeh are […]

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Vegan Guest Post

Becoming Vegan in Thailand

Editors’ Note: This is a guest post written by Kwa Ganjapanne, a Thai university student in Chiang Mai, who has made the uncommon and often unpopular decision to become vegan. While one can find support in many other countries, vegans in Thailand are rare and often find themselves alone. In her post, Kwa shares with […]

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Vegan Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

I’ll be honest, when I hear the words “Comfort Food”, my mind immediately fills with images of homemade macaroni and cheese. You know, the kind that’s baked in the oven using the trifecta of dairy: butter, milk and cheese. Now, however, when I hear the words “Macaroni and Cheese”, my mind envisions something better for […]

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Vegan Egg Nog Recipe

Vegan Egg Nog Recipe

Last year, when New Year’s Eve came around, Ligeia was bed-ridden with dengue fever. The year before that, we were still vegetarian, so the necessity of a vegan egg nog recipe was non-existent. But this year, ringing in 2014, we were craving the rich, creamy deliciousness of the festive drink. Dispel your preconceptions that egg […]

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Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Never again will I take an apartment equipped with an oven for granted. Oh, how I long for the days I can roast some vegetables or bake a vegan chocolate cake again. We’ve been living in Thailand for almost 2 years, and at the moment we’re in a very basic studio apartment, where our only […]

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How to can food

How to Can Food: A Step by Step Guide

Phrases like “living off the grid” are often muttered in rural parts of beautiful New England. Everyone has advice of how best to preserve vegetables to make eating home-grown food during the frigid winter months possible. Freezing, drying, maintaining a root cellar and canning are all common practices throughout New England’s many rural communities. During […]

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Vegan Thai Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Vegan Thai Pumpkin Soup

As the rainy season here in Thailand comes to an end, and the temperature drops to a brisk 24C at night, it may not be reminiscent of past Autumns, but we were still craving a tasty warm soup. So, I’ve taken advantage of the abundant harvest of sweet Thai pumpkins, but in lieu of those, […]

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Vegan Chili Recipe

Jam-Packed Vegan Chili Recipe

Chili has always been, and will forever continue to be, a staple meal in my life. Of course, the Tex-Mex recipe typically calls for ground beef, and toppings often include shredded cheese and sour cream. With these ingredients off the table, I’ve been able to create a delicious vegan chili recipe that focuses on tasty, […]

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Land of Milk & Honey: Being Vegan in Israel

At first glance, one might think that traveling as vegan in Israel, a country known as the “land of milk and honey”, would be difficult. We were relieved, however, to find it wonderfully simple. Israel’s strategic location at the eastern edge of the sun-drenched Mediterranean works magic for fresh produce. A cornucopia of sweet figs, […]

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Ligeia feasting on the Chocolate Hills in Bohol, Philippines

Vegan in the Philippines

We knew we were going to have a tough time eating vegan in the Philippines, when our request for help to find vegan food was misinterpreted as an interest in the cuisine from the Filipino town of Vigan. Immediately, we were thankful that we always pack high-protein snacks like nuts, seeds and granola bars. Vegan […]

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Vegan Thanksgiving in Thailand

Growing up, Canadian Thanksgiving was one of my favourite holidays. Since it wasn’t marred by Black Friday shopping sales, the focus could strictly be on the vast array of food: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, ham, buttered corn, sweet potato casserole and the turnip that never seemed to find space on my plate. The gluttony […]

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Vegetarian Festival

Today at work Ligeia went to her usual vegetarian eatery on campus to find a very long line, longer than she had ever seen before. In contrast, the other food stalls were not busy at all. Did everyone suddenly go vegetarian? The short answer is “yes”….well, at least for 10 days that is. After doing […]

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We’ve gone vegan!

We decided to go vegan about a month ago but have postponed letting the world know until we used up the butter and mayonnaise that we had in our fridge. Well, that day has finally arrived, so we’re coming out officially as vegan! As you likely are aware, our lives changed when we volunteered for […]

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Rose Apples or Chompoo Thailand Fruit

The Fruits of Thailand

One of the things we are discovering about Thailand is the amazing selection of fruit. Markets are filled with both familiar and unfamiliar fruits to try. As a rule, what we’ve learned is that all the familiar fruits like mango and papaya taste a million times better than we are used to, making it seem […]

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