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I´m Elin – a smiling and adventurous woman with curiosity to all the stuff and people I still don´t know. I´m a scientist by profession, for the moment taking a gap year to study journalism, travel, blog and soak up sweet moments. I´m Norwegian, now based in Ghana. Love veggie food, travel, reggae, lazy days, culture, dancing and cats. Read my full bio.

 

Vegetarian Recipes

I believe in the message of the Slow food movement which very short is summarized “good, clean and fair food“. I also believe in reducing the intake of all kinds of meat and seafood for the sake of the animals the environment. I get inspiration for cooking when I travel and explore other food cultures – and I share my recipes with you!

Travel

Slow travel encourages you to LIVE the places you visit. Try to challenge the cult of speed – see and live, not just look! In my opinion travel becomes so much more fun when you get local friends and try to get a glimpse of the everyday life of people from other cultures. Step out of your usual comfort zone, experience, enjoy and learn. Happy travel!

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Recent posts:

Ghanaian recipe: red-red

Ghanaian recipe: red-red

March 15th, 2014

Red-red is a popular dish in Ghana, and it is normally made vegetarian. To my knowledge, the spots in Ghana will prepare this dish without any broth from meat or fish, but you never know….if you want to be sure to avoid meat and fish, ask them if they use meat or broth from meat, fish or stock cubes in their stew. The Read more....

Travel Photo - Musicians in Mali

Travel Photo - Musicians in Mali

March 8th, 2014

Mali is a country so rich on musical culture. When you visit the country, be rest assured you will be able to see a concert with one of the talented musicians in the country while in Bamako. Make sure you also follow the sound of any music instrument when you walk in the streets! I met this guy playing the ngoni (simRead more....

Where to stay – Jumbo Stay Stockholm

Where to stay – Jumbo Stay Stockholm

March 4th, 2014

I had a “flying start” of my trip to Ghana, sleeping in a Jumbo Jet! I was quite excited about this special accommodation, and loved the original idea. Jumbo Stay is a hostel built inside an old Jumbo Jet – including rooms, bathrooms and a restaurant. The welcome I was welcomed by a smiling receptionist, late in Read more....

Ghana recipe - groundnut soup

Ghana recipe - groundnut soup

November 8th, 2013

Groundnut soup is common to find in every chop bar in Ghana, but unfortunately all soups are cooked with meat or fish. To eat great veggie groundnut soup I go either to Asaase Pa or Rising Phoenix in Accra when I´m in Accra – or I cook it myself! Just a few weeks ago I got the chance to stay in the kitchen of a veRead more....

Adventure junkies climbing Mount Afadjato

Adventure junkies climbing Mount Afadjato

October 21st, 2013

Most times when I travel I enjoy the flexibility of being a solo traveler – you make your own plans, and you can change the plan last minute if you feel like. However, sometimes I love to join a group to hook up with other people – but I´m careful when I choose the operators for such trips. During my stay in GhanaRead more....

Travel Photo - Baboon in Mole NP

Travel Photo - Baboon in Mole NP

October 9th, 2013

I visited Mole National Park in northern Ghana last week, and had this baboon trying to visit my room. The baboons were patrolling the veranda of the rooms looking for a possibility to sneak some crackers from hungry visitors – and when you were inside the room they were even knocking the door and glimpsing through tRead more....

Travel Photo - Festival au Desert

Travel Photo - Festival au Desert

September 13th, 2013

The ambience of the desert festival is one of the most amazing things I have experienced - the magic of the desert combined with the rhythms of music and the experience of the Tuareg culture. Unfortunately Festival au Desert has been in exile for a few years now because of the situation in northern Mali – but there iRead more....

Photo Essay: Chale Wote street art festival 2013 - Reimagining African Folklore

Photo Essay: Chale Wote street art festival 2013 - Reimagining African Folklore

September 11th, 2013

Last weekend I visited the Chale Wote street art festival in the streets of James Town, between the Usher Fort and the Light House. This was the third year the festival is on, and the first time the festival had a two days program. Chale Wote means “Man, let´s go!”, or it may also be a reference to slippers worn oRead more....

A six course vegetarian meal in Stadscafé de Waagh

A six course vegetarian meal in Stadscafé de Waagh

September 6th, 2013

Some meals are stuck in your memory forever – this six course vegetarian meal in de Waagh in Nijmegen is one of the meals which is still on my mind! In the stylish, but still cozy restaurant, a group of bloggers were delighted over this gourmet meal – the two young trainee chefs who ruled the kitchen for the night imRead more....

Travel Photo - Black Market in Durban

Travel Photo - Black Market in Durban

August 30th, 2013

Victoria Street Market is a lively market where you can buy anything from clothing, jewelry, souvenirs and off course spices. The market itself is nothing special actually, but a good place to stock up on spices. However, if you pass the bridge over to the black market it is all of a sudden a totally different enviroRead more....