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Vegetarian Chilaquiles (not a vegan recipe…yet)

Vegetarian Chilaquiles (not a vegan recipe…yet)

Vegetarian Chilaquiles (not a vegan recipe…yet) During a recent vacation in Mexico, one of the most popular dishes our group (made up of all omnivores, plus me) ate was chilaquiles, also known as Mexican lasagna. It’s quick to throw together and can be made with just vegetables, or enhanced with beans, if you so...

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Russian Korean Carrot Salad

Russian Korean Carrot Salad

Russian Korean Carrot Salad Here is a very simple and easy carrot salad that you can throw together at the last minute and take to that holiday potluck. Or if you find yourself with too many people and need more food, this can round out any meal. Carrots are cheap and nutritious, and even...

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Vegetarian Thai Cooking Class

Vegetarian Thai Cooking Class

The first thing I did upon arrival in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was head to May Kaidee’s Vegetarian Restaurant. It’s on Ratchapakinai Road, next to the Sumit Hotel, about 4 doors up from the Thai Red Cross office, which is easy to spot. I had a bowl full of something luscious, with coconut milk curry...

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Organic Lunch in Tokyo

Organic Lunch in Tokyo

On the way back home from Thailand, I opted to take a 12-hour layover in Tokyo and go into the city to walk around. I miss Japan just enough after having lived there sixteen years ago to want to visit every now and then, and I had some spare yen to spend. I took...

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Sweet Thai Snacks

Sweet Thai Snacks

Despite my uncomfortable and worrisome, bubbling and unstable abdomen, I decided to brave the trip to Warorot Market, an enormous warren of shops. Typical of markets throughout Asia, this one filled the three or four stories of the concrete building, plus all the space in the side streets adjacent to it. At home, we...

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Thai Crepes and Batik Class

Thai Crepes and Batik Class

I spent the day at Chiang Mai Batik Painting School with Ann, the teacher, at her home. She served me some snack/dessert cakes she had gotten at her daughter’s school. They were like miniature crepes, stuffed with a filling like you’d find in eclairs, and rolled like burritos. The Thai name sounded “like Tokyo,”...

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Cafe Pandau, Organic Dishes

Cafe Pandau, Organic Dishes

I went to lunch with the wife of a friend, to celebrate the 26th-year anniversary of my becoming a vegetarian. Thanksgiving Day, 2003 was the last time I ate meat. I had my last fix of turkey and went, well, cold turkey after that, and have never looked back. I did at one point...

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The Secret to Those Delicious Pancakes

The Secret to Those Delicious Pancakes

During my cooking class at May Kaidee’s Vegetarian Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand, one of the other students asked Duan, May’s sister and the woman in charge of the shop, what the secret was to their pancakes. “We use a mix,” she replied, “and coconut milk.” “Ah, it must be the coconut milk,” my...

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Animal Cruelty and Animal Love

Animal Cruelty and Animal Love

I chose to spend my Thanksgiving holiday by “volunteering” at the Elephant Nature Park. I was picked up by a van at my guesthouse and rode with ten other tourists from Canada, the U.S., Brazil and the U.K. for an hour and a half to the sanctuary. Once there we were given a safety...

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Thai Thanksgiving Feast

Thai Thanksgiving Feast

Happy Thanksgiving to you all back home in the U.S.! It’s a day ahead here in Thailand, so my Thanksgiving was celebrated one day before the U.S. I went to visit my two Thai massage friends at their shop and took some Pad Thai, Penang Curry, and rice from my favorite vegetarian Restaurant here...

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