South America

Vegan Rice Pudding with Bananas – Cuenca, Ecuador

Rice pudding is one of my favorite desserts (or at least… it’s one of my favorite non-chocolate desserts), and it brings back memories of eating out at an Indian restaurant when my family went on weekend outings to the Big City. Finally, I’ve made yummy, creamy vegan rice pudding that can be enjoyed as a…

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Super Simple Healthy Deviled Eggs Recipe – Cuenca, Ecuador

No matter your religion, deviled eggs is a classic that’s hard to pass up. Although I haven’t celebrated Easter in about a decade, I still look forward to this time of year with anticipation. Technically, I guess I could make deviled eggs any time of year (and so can you), but… well, there’s some special…

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El Tokte Health Food Store and Salad Bar – Cuenca, Ecuador

Though small, El Tokte has some nifty goodies. Nearly all of their products are organic and locally-sourced in addition to being items that cater to the vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free communities. El Tokte also offers a make-your-own salad bar from 12:30-2:30 on weekdays. Some of the particularly unique offerings at this store include their wholly…

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Honey Coconut Cookies Recipe – Cuenca, Ecuador

Recently I’ve added whole wheat flour back into my diet, along with the occasional bit of honey. The journey to this decision was long and complex, involving a severe B12 deficiency, a bout of malaria in Southeast Asia, and my engagement to a Burmese man named Naing Naing (who currently requires honey… but someday I…

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