Today I would like to take you on a trip to the Middle East. Somehow, lots of vegan dishes come from the Middle East: tabbouleh, fresh fruit salads, falafel… and mujadara. Mujadara, also spelled as mujaddara or m’judhara, is also known as the “poor man’s meal”, and dates back to medieval times in Arab history….Continue Reading “Mujaddara stuffed peppers – vegan Lebanese delicacy”

This was my fridge in February when was the last time I did this to pay my dues! Each of us has different reasons for doing the things we do. We’ve been hurt, told what to do, we’ve heard we’re not good enough. At other times, we were encouraged because our talents were noticed. We’ve been exhausted:…Continue Reading “30-day vegan “no-spend” bootcamp: save money and train your mind and body!”

I recently got a message from an old friend, reminiscing our school trip to Milan, when we spent a week of staying up studying at muggy, hot Italian nights, and drinking bottled spritz in the study room. However, about 10pm we suddenly got hungry and realized there were no cafeterias nearby, so we’d have to walk…Continue Reading “Things I miss being a Central European expat in North America”

When I think of pierogi, I think of Sunday afternoons with my grandma, in northern Poland, when my age was a one-digit number. She would make the dough and let me roll and shape it and then carve little circles out of it using a glass, while she’d be making the potato and cottage cheese…Continue Reading “[Poland] Memories of pierogi / vegan gluten-free pierogi”