Traveling Has Left Me With A Loss

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Upon embarking on a trip, I left my friends and family with a promise to tell them all about my amazing adventures once I returned. As I traveled, I would see something and make a mental note to tell everyone about it. How green the trees were in Finland, how friendly the people were in Thailand, and how annoying my roommates were in Prague. Continue reading

Vegan Travel Tips

I get a lot of questions about being vegan when I travel. “Isn’t it hard to find vegan food?” “Is it really worth the hassle?” The truth? It’s not too hard to find vegan food if you don’t mind foraging grocery stores rather than restaurants and as any other vegan can tell you, it might be a hassle but we’re not going to eat meat so just drop it.

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Anyway, so how do you find vegan food when you are traveling? Let’s start in the airport. More often than not you will always find vegan options here, whether it’s fruit, Continue reading

Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola | VEGAN |

 

Don’t you just love coconut? Maybe I’m a bit obsessed but I put it in like everything these days. Granola, oatmeal, as body lotion… It’s just so good. I know the coconut train has already come and gone but I think we need to bring it back. What do ya’ll think?

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Not All Pretty Places Are Peaceful

AdobePhotoshopExpress_62a0550248544365a12485d1b4d9dbf6When I first arrived in Krakow, I knew only one thing that I HAD to see: Auschwitz  Concentration Camp. It sounds a bit deranged, to go to such a place of evil, but I soon realized I was one of many who wanted to see this historical site. In fact, over a million people visit Auschwitz each year! Who would have thought something so uncomfortable to face, would be so popular? Whatever the reason, history may not be pretty, but as George Santayana once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.  Continue reading

Oh La La, La Vieille Ferme

July 5th was my last day for my first semester back in school in three years. Somehow I made it through with only a few breakdowns, which is great considering the classes were accelerated month-long summer courses. I reckon I did alright!

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And so to celebrate I decided to splurge and spend not $4 on a bottle of wine but $7! Continue reading

Hello Lithuania

adobephotoshopexpress_1b4325aa010a436fbbb1d5001dad9a69Before embarking on this past round the world trip, I didn’t know much, or really anything, about the Baltic States. I couldn’t tell you any of its history, what there was to do there, or even what countries made up the Baltic States! But after a few weeks exploring the three countries, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, I was in love. Perhaps it was the nouveau architecture, the laid back lifestyle, the warm and friendly people. I’m not sure. All I know is that I didn’t want to leave. Continue reading

Cauliflower Leek Soup | VEGAN |

Going to culinary school it’s really awesome being able to try a variety of foods that I’ve never tried before. Leeks are one of those things.

For a lot of people, leeks are very common. They use it in almost everything. In my house? I don’t remember us ever eating leeks… ever. Not until culinary school did I taste this strange plant. Was I hesitant? A little… Just from the look I expected it to taste like green onions and in a way it kind of does. But it’s better. It has more flavor, it’s more onion-y than green onions in my opinion.

So this find was very exciting for me, because hello, it’s a new ingredient to start using, and I think I finally found a good replacement for celery. I know I know, celery is great blah blah blah. No. I don’t like celery. I can tolerate it but if given the choice to leave it out, it’s not going in. Leeks? Yeah, you’ll be my celery replacement in mirepoix from now on my friend.

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Intro to Deutscher Wein

Ah, Germany. A Land of beer, pretzels, and wurst. While I love beer and pretzels, (wurst not so much unless it’s a vegan version) I’m not here today to talk about any of those things. Instead, I want to talk about German wine. The regions, what they make, and some important things to know about these incredible wines.

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Germany has some incredible wines and is a country that I feel doesn’t get enough credit. Continue reading

On The Road: Sydney to Perth | Part 2 |

Hey ya’ll, and welcome back to my page! Today is part 2 of my Sydney to Perth Roadtrip series, so if you haven’t already, be sure you check out part 1 here first! Let’s get started!

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So we drove from Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s wine regions, to Jervis Bay, which is Continue reading

Chaos in Bangkok

Bangkok.A charming city filled with engine exhaust, construction, noise everywhere, lady boys charming you on the corners, and delicious (although sometimes iffy) street food everywhere. Oh, what an exciting place it is!

My first taste of Thailand started off as I got off of my plane and proceeded towards customs. There were no lines, only people standing in one noisy and crazy mess. I looked around at all of the signs, one saying to check in before customs, another saying customs. Where do I go? What do I do? Which line? Where is the line? I thought to myself, wishing that my friend whom I was meeting there later was already with me. My normally cool and calm nerves getting more and more anxious as the amount of people around me grew thicker.

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I walked around looking lost for a few minutes before seeing someone with blonde hair Continue reading