Burmese Vegetarian Mohinga Recipe

Mohinga (မုန့်ဟင်းခါး in Burmese) is sometimes called the “national dish” of Myanmar. Traditionally, mohinga is a lentil soup made with fish, but this recipe is a vegetarian mohinga recipe. It can be made vegan by simply removing the eggs. Although not laden with the classic fish flavor, my Myanmar husband still says that this mohinga…

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Burmese Coconut Noodles (Ohn No Khao Swe) — Bagan, Myanmar/Burma

Ohn No Khao Swe (အုန်းနို့ခေါက်ဆွဲ in Burmese) literally means “Coconut Milk Noodles”. It’s a classic Burmese dish full of rich, flavorful ingredients. When I made this dish while I was living in Myanmar with my husband, my kitchen was very limited (ahem, it was a hot plate on a countertop, plus a rice cooker and a cutting…

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Burmese Chicken Curry

Burmese chicken curry is a staple Myanmar dish that is simple, nutritious, and flavorful. This authentic Burmese chicken curry recipe was inspired by my mother-in-law’s chicken curry recipe that she makes every time that my husband and I visit her village. Although, this version does have MUCH less oil (Myanmar curries are notoriously oily, though…

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What is Dragon Fruit and What is it Good For?

What is Dragon Fruit? Dragon fruit is a flamboyant, brightly colored fruit originating from Central America that possesses a delicious taste and is full of valuable nutrients. The fruit is best known for its extravagant decoration and unique name. Dragon fruit is also commonly known as pitaya (sometimes spelled pitahaya), naga fruit, moonlovers, night-blooming Cereus,…

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Hotel Survival – Southeast Asia Edition

One of the unfortunate things about Bagan, Myanmar is that, at the time of this writing, it’s not possible to rent an Airbnb apartment anywhere in the area. Although it’s not that surprising that there wouldn’t be Airbnb or other vacation rental stays in Bagan (disregarding the legal status of these stays), I can’s tay…

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Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Grocery Stores and Markets

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a place with a thriving Caribbean culture and a delicious, unique culinary scene. I can confidently say that I liked Kingstown, the capital of SVG, even despite the fact that it’s one of the largest cities on the island. A firmly Christian nation, it’s important to note that almost…

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie with Almond Butter Protein Boost

  Print Auto Draft Yield: 3 Servings Ingredients 4 Bananas 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder 3/4 Cup Almond Butter 1/8 Tsp Sea Salt 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon Powder 1/2 Tsp Stevia Powder 2 – 3 Cups Non-Dairy Milk (more for a thinner smoothie, less for a thicker smoothie) Unsweetened Coconut Shreds and/or Flaxseeds for Topping (optional) 1/2…

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Tienda Nectar Health Store – Cuenca, Ecuador

This store is like Heaven on Earth for health food nuts and other people that dig the healthy stuff that’s not all that easy to access. Tienda Nectar has a lot of specialty items for health that are exceptionally difficult to find in stores anywhere in the world in addition to offering a huge variety…

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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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