Posts made in September, 2014

VeganMofo Round Up: We crossed the finish line!

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Everything Else | 8 comments

Yum!

Wow. I can’t believe that VeganMoFo is more or less over.  When I started, I set out to go around the world in 20 recipes. I’ve managed more than that! Over the course of the past four weeks, we’ve visited 24 countries, from China, to Indonesia, to South Africa, to Ghana, to Turkey, to Azerbaijan, to Brazil, to Mexico and many places in between! It’s been fun sharing my reflections about some of the countries I have visited and I’m fairly proud of the recipes I have created over the past month as well. 

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Mexico: Mexican Pizza

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Mexico: Mexican Pizza

Believe it or not, Mexico is the last stop on our VeganMoFo world tour! I wasn’t intending to make Mexico our last stop. That honor was going to go to Puerto Rico. But I had a bit of a recipe fail and so decided to switch gears. And I’m glad I did, because the recipe I’m sharing today is a pretty great way to end this crazy month. 

I went to Mexico City in 2008 for the International AIDS Conference. I really didn’t get to spend a lot of time exploring the city, and even when I did manage to escape the conference center, I didn’t really take that many photos.

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Trinidad and Tobago: Vegan “Saltfish” and Coconut Bake

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Recipes | 5 comments

Trinidad and Tobago: Vegan “Saltfish” and Coconut Bake

We venture into the Caribbean today to visit Trinidad and Tobago.  

I am lucky that I have been to so many beautiful places on this earth. And one of the most beautiful just may be Tobago!  My friend Tanya’s family owns a gorgeous guest house in Tobago, perched on rolling hills. I arrived in Port of Spain in Trinidad on a Friday evening, she met me at the airport and we took a $20 and 20 minute flight to Tobago to spend a little bit of time enjoying the pure and utter beauty of that island. It’s hard to describe the majesty of it. It is so incredibly lush and green, with tall mountains looming over the deep blue ocean.  

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Guatemala: Rellenitos de Platano

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Recipes | 4 comments

Guatemala: Rellenitos de Platano

Today we head north to Central America on our VeganMoFo world tour to linger for a while in Guatemala. I’ve been to Guatemala twice and while I spent some time in Guatemala City, I spent most of my time in the small, but absolutely lovely Antigua. And both times I really loved it. I think I’ve walked down every single street in Antigua at least twice and possibly thrice. I adored browsing its art galleries, scouring its stores for little treasures, bargaining with Mayan women for trinkets, and exploring its bustling fruit and vegetable markets.

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Argentina: Raw Alfajores!

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Recipes | 2 comments

Argentina: Raw Alfajores!

Argentina is the next and last stop in South America for our VeganMoFo world tour! 

It was eight long years ago that I visited Buenos Aires and I’m sure that in the intervening period much has changed, but much has probably remained the same.

I remember that I really enjoyed walking the streets of the city and exploring its neighborhoods. I loved the Recoleta Cemetery, with its rows and rows of elaborately decorated crypts and mausoleums, including that of Eva Peròn.

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