Ethiopian Food – A Mind-Blowing Eating Experience

You know when you find out about one of the most flavorful and vegan-friendly cuisines in the world and you can’t possibly understand how you didn’t know about it sooner? That’s exactly how we felt after our first life-changing mouthful of Ethiopian food.

Our newest food obsession began at the Ethiopian restaurant, Teff, in Stamford, CT – which might be one of the most unlikely places to first try Ethiopian food but we digress. The cuisine was at the time completely new to both of us but we could clearly see a resemblance between it and one of our favorites – South Indian Food.

Let’s just say our first meal at Teff was all the introduction we needed to become hooked on this mind-blowing cuisine. As avid lovers of spices, the food seriously hit all the right spots and we could not get enough.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls have taken the world by storm and are by far the hottest food trend out there. They come in all kinds of flavors and can be found pretty much anywhere in the world. We had our first experience with this creamy delight a little more than a year ago in Koh Lanta, Thailand. We fell in love after the first spoon full and has ever since kept seeking out smoothie bowls everywhere we go. Bali has so far proven to be the place offering the biggest variety of these delicious bowls and this is also where we got the idea to start making our own. We’ve made all kinds of smoothie bowls with berries, tropical fruit, different kinds of plant based milks, and, of course, chocolate. Our favorite so far has been this amazing and protein packed smoothie bowl with chocolate and peanut butter!

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Indian Food in Georgetown, Penang – Everything You Need to Know

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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Vegan Food in Ubud: Our Top 10 Favorite Restaurants

Celebrated as the arts and cultural center of Bali, Ubud is a traditional town filled with museums, temples, and amazing restaurants. Located amidst the mountains, the weather here is cooler and the rice fields are abundant. Best of all, there is no shortage of vegan restaurants in Ubud which makes this laid back jungle town a vegan food lover’s paradise!

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Vegan Food in Canggu: The Top 4 Spots You Shouldn’t Miss

Canggu is an up and coming beach hangout located just north of Seminyak in Southern Bali. The town is spread out over 10 kilometers of beaches and is home to some of the world famous surf breaks that Bali is known for. In recent years Canggu has attracted surfers from all over the world, a crowd of beach loving hipsters, and a growing vegan food scene.

We jumped at the chance to eat our way through Canggu which is undeniably Bali’s second most vegan friendly destination after Ubud. These are our top 4 recommendations of restaurants you shouldn’t miss.

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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. In fact, momos are sold everywhere and are literally eaten by everyone in the country. Nepalese momos come in several versions and the veg momos are always vegan. For the most part, momos are stuffed with cabbage, onions, and ginger but are sometimes filled with potatoes and other vegetables.

Momos are usually served steamed or fried accompanied with chutney – a spicy dipping sauce that the locals call ashar.

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Eating Vegan in Thailand – Helpful Thai Phrases and Tips

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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