Archive for October, 2007

Baking soda…or covert cocaine operation?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

I don’t really appreciate how nice it is to have your very own kitchen and a well-stocked pantry until I am in a foreign country with an empty kitchen and very little inspiration to cook. I smuggled “Vegan with a Vengeance” with me to Peru, hoping it would provide some sort of light in a […]

A few meals at home.

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

I haven’t been carrying my camera everywhere, so you’ll have to excuse the lack of photos of food when we’ve eaten out. But here are a few photos of some of our home-cooked meals, in an unfamiliar kitchen with a hovering hostess…making the process of cooking less than ideal. Breakfast at first (when it was […]

Buying locally and supporting more than just the local economy.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Hopefully everyone knows by now how important it is to buy food and products produced locally. If not, check out this website for a more detailed answer. Overall, it’s better for the environment (fossil fuels used in travelling, more preservatives for shelf life), your health (fresher products contain more nutrients) and supporting your local economy […]

Hierba Luisa

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

A new food discovery that I have made while in Peru is Hierba luisa, a grass-like plant that tends to grow easily on the coast of Northern Peru. I bought a box of Hierba luisa tea at the market because I didn’t know what it was and I wanted to try it. It has a […]

Foods on the Peruvian Coast

Monday, October 8th, 2007

I’ll be living on the coast of Peru for the next month, volunteering at Otra Cosa, a vegetarian restaurant (and international volunteer agency). All of the tips of the restaurant go to different charities within the community. I’m currently learning the menu, which is a mix of Peruvian and Meditteranean foods. With all the cooking […]

Vegetarians fare well in Lima, Peru.

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Peru, like most countries in the world, are pretty heavy on the carnivorous side and not very understanding of why someone would choose to be vegetarian.  At least that was my impression entering Peru.  That has been blown out of the water.  Meat eaters will have their fill, don’t be mistaken, but there are lots […]