It's now been a week since I arrived in Ecuador. Though I'm still dipping my toes into the culture here (culinary and otherwise), I can already tell that life as a vegan or vegetarian here is tough. Or, at least, it can be. On the surface, it shouldn't be that hard. I mean, we're in a country . . .
After on-and-off vegetarianism for several years, I finally decided to commit fully to veganism a couple of weeks ago. Suddenly, one evening, it just hit me that I needed to do it and it needed to be now—not a gradual transition, but right now and forever. Earthlings may not have played into that . . .
Korean food is so special. It's something I had very limited exposure to while growing up in Atlantic Canada. OK, I never really had any until I moved to Wonju in 2012. But, it grew on me quickly, and dakgalbi, the expat favourite, quickly rose to the top of my list. . . .
Cooking for budget travellers isn't always the most creative endeavour. Food is one of those beautiful necessities in life. I appreciate cuisine as one of the great joys of international travel, but sometimes you just want to be as stingy as possible. Street food can be great and cheap, but in . . .
I find myself in a stark contrast of landscape—rolling hills of pale, dry grasses looking down on freshwater lakes. This is BC’s Okanagan Valley. To be honest, I never knew this existed in Canada: a place rife with cacti and rattlesnakes, where people make their livings growing fruit and making . . .