Superfood Spices: DIY Amla and Turmeric Capsules

We all know the importance of staying healthy especially while traveling in places where it can be difficult to control your diet and where you are constantly subjected to all types of foreign bacteria, different sleeping patterns, drastic changes in temperature, etc. To ensure our immune systems are always top notch we load up on spices.

Spices are powerhouses of nutrition. They are packed full of antioxidants, offer major nutritional benefits without calories, and are easy to pack which means that they are perfect to take with you on your travels. Two of the healthiest spices that we try to consume every day and that we always pack when we go traveling are amla powder and turmeric.

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Everything You Need to Know about South Indian Food in Georgetown, Penang

One of the most fascinating aspects with Penang is the bustling and colorful little India. It covers the area of about 4 X 4 streets and is packed full of shops selling saaris, Bollywood movies, Indian pastry and jewelry. It is also home to quite a few very authentic Indian restaurants. Thanks to Penang’s influence from Southern India and particular Tamil Nadu, most of these restaurants are Pure Vegetarian, which in other words means that this little India is a vegan paradise!

South Indian food differs quite a lot from the northern Indian cuisine in the fact that less meat and dairy products are used (hence the vegan friendliness). Also, the curries are in general lighter and not as thick as a typical northern Indian curry and they have a few special dishes that you rarely find in the northern parts of South Asia (see below).

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Momos – A Homage to Nepal’s Beloved Dumpling

Momos are a delicious type of South Asian dumpling and a favorite in Nepal. They are essentially mini dumplings that are mainly stuffed with cabbage, onions, and ginger but can also be filled with potatoes and other vegetables. They are usually served steamed or fried accompanied with a sambal or chutney. Other ways momos can be prepared are in a spicy chili sauce or in a momo soup with noodles and assorted vegetables. Not only a specialty in Nepal, momos are widely enjoyed in Bhutan, parts of Northern India, and Tibet where they are believed to have originated from.

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How to Travel Sustainably

Let’s face it. The Earth is in shambles and we are the ones to blame for it. Our love for plastic, consumption of animal products, and addiction to fossil fuels is literally killing the planet. Our oceans and waterways are contaminated, our forests are shrinking, pollution is at an all time high, animals are dying and the health of humanity is at risk, yet very little is done to fix it.

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Eating Vegan in Thailand

Thailand is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and for a good reason. The affordability and ease of traveling the country coupled with the food, beaches and friendliness of the locals makes it a hot spot among many. In fact, Thailand was the first country I started my first major backpacking trip in 2013 and is a place I often find myself returning to. So what is the deal with eating vegan in Thailand?

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A Guide to Bali’s Vegan Friendly Cuisine

Bali is perhaps one of the easiest tropical destinations to visit for any vegan. Not only due to the abundance of tempeh and vegan restaurants serving world class food from all corners of the world but because of the amazingly vegan friendly cuisine.

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