Micronesian Round-Up

When we first looked at coming here, to Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, I googled. Naturally. What I found was pretty disheartening. I found tales of woe from vegans, stories of vegetarians who ate fish, or gave up and left the veg-life for good. I admit, I was worried. Three months later and we’re leaving…

Pizza on Pohnpei!

Its official. Well, even more official-er than before: You can too be vegan in Micronesia. The Rusty Anchor, a bar with pool tables and one of the best views on the island, has started making wood fired pizzas, and get this, the owner has learned to make them vegan. As we leave Pohnpei for the…

Go Local – Karat Banana

One of the most amazing things here is the variety in bananas. For a girl from the land of one variety- that I don’t even know the name of, because they’re just “bananas” – its a little baffling, to be honest. I don’t know how many varieties there are, I’ve been told around 40, but…

What’s for breakfast, Micronesian vegan?

What do you for the most important meal of the day when toast is not an option (bread here is sweet and has nasty un-vegan bread improver), you don’t eat eggs or bacon, and the sweetness of the cereal has done a number on your usually-sugar-lovin self, and you just can’t take it anymore? If,…

What’s for dinner Micronesian vegan?

Knock on wood, but I think we might finally have working internets that won’t wildly vary and drop out all the time. Now there’s just the near-daily power outages to get between me and some quality blog time. So many stories of lizards, the gym in the jungle, boat trips and new jobs, but this…