Raw Chocolate Workshop at Rasayana Retreat Bangkok

VeganCrush | July 7, 2017 | By

Yay another scrumptious Chocolate Workshop coming up soon next Saturday, 15th of July! Still dont know how to do scrumptious raw chocolate? This is a skill that you never want to miss anymore. We will create 4 different chocolate that you and your family will love and we will EAT and do enough chocolate to take home. And the best part is, it is created with superfoods that will help us to thrive and get this glow going. Oh by the way we will also create some amazing raw Marzipan that is usually not available in Bangkok but too good to be undiscovered! Sooo excited! See you soon.  

Vegan Dark Chocolate and Marzipan

Healthy, vegan chocolate, plant-based

VeganCrush | June 27, 2017 | By

Chocolate Truffles and Marzipan DYI. Sweet Seduction! Dark Chocolate Caramel Truffle with Puffed Amaranth, Chili Chocolate, Chunky Nut Bar and Marzipan Dark Chocolate 💚 Learn how to create your own and healthier version of chocolate with me! I will give you easy tips and tools how to create scrumptious chocolate and you wont want any other chocolate anymore! Most of the chocolate that you can find in supermarkets are made with fat that are hydrogenated that means that liquid vegetable oil is turned into solid fat which are detrimental to your health. Besides of that it contains refined sugar. This means that the sugar cane juice is processed and heated to crystalize, and is then filtered and bleached with bone char, which results in sugar’s pristine white colour. So many products that seem to be vegan at first, could be not, if it does contain sugar, it might be sugar that was bleached with bone char. To avoid that just do it yourself with really easy recipes and tools that I can give you! Have your diet under control and get in touch for a free consultation or simply reach out if you have any questions. I am very happy to show and teach you how to create scrumptious sweets and also meals that will leave you satisfied and happy! 😀

plant-based, chocolate, filled

Marzipan is very typical in Germany and usually made with egg yolk and lots of sugar. Doing it yourself you only need two ingredients to make your own healthy version and soooo delicious Marzipan. I use almond meal and maple sirup combine it well together either with a food processor or simply with a spoon or your hand and add in a pinch of himalayan salt tadaaa! Now what you can do is place in a mold or shape it into a ball and leave in the fridge. It is delicious as it is but you can enjoy it with chocolate too! All you need for the chocolate is cacao butter or coconut oil combine it with raw cocoa powder, carob powder, maple sirup and a pinch of salt. In a mold pour in the chocolate and add the hand shaped marzipan. Place in the freezer for 30min and enjoy! 🙂

filled plant-based chocolate, caramel

Caramel Chocolate with puffed Amaranth is probably one of my favourite chocolate that I often prepare for clients and friends. You can use the same ingredients like mentioned above but before you pour in the chocolate, first add some puffed amaranth or puffed quinoa would also work. Now add the chocolate and on top gently add some coconut nectar. Chill for 30min and enjoy! 🙂 The chocolate will last up to 3 weeks in the fridge. For more inspiration and recipes

Supper Club Event with Coconuts Bangkok News!

Coconuts News Bangkok, cuisine, gourmet plant-based food

On our last Supper Club Event we had wonderful guests from Coconuts Bangkok News coming over. It was much fun and we shared a lot of beautiful stories and loughs. We are looking forward having more Supper Club Events in the future to keep spoiling and inspire you with plant-based gourmet courses. Come and join us next time! 🙂 

Read the full article .. Plant-based chef Maricel Lukkanit has not always been vegan. In fact, she went from omnivore to vegan overnight a few years ago after seeing the documentary “Earthlings.”..

Raw Food Workshop Bangkok – Now every Saturday!

VeganCrush | May 3, 2017 | By

Raw Food Workshop Bangkok

Educate yourself and find out how to create healthy living food!

Every Saturday starting from May, 20th until end of June with different weekly Raw Food Workshops.

Come join us at Rasayana Retreat Center and become more confident in preparing raw cuisine that even kids will love! Cant wait to welcome you and seduce you with scrumptious dishes!

FREE GOODIE BAG´s for the first 5 bookings! Save your seat at morgane@rasayanaretreat.com

Sponsored by Sunshine Market with beautiful organic products.

How to implement more raw food into your diet with simple and quick recipes that will get you started into a new journey of getting your diet back under control and thrive to a healthier version of yourself. 

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Vegan Food in Kerala – Southern Part of India

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Vegan Food in Kerala – Southern Part of India

India is a vegetarian paradise and really worth a visit only because of that! You will not only be charmed by the distinctive varieties of spices and smell but also you will be inspired spiritually with Yoga and Meditation. 

This time I have visited Kerala, the southern part of India. Kerala literally means – the land of coconut trees. And yes you can find them in every corner and they are incredible cheap and a perfect refreshment! You can buy one for only 30 Rupee which is around 50 Cent. The landscape of Kerala is mainly characterized by its coconut groves on the beaches, the large spice and tea plantations in the highlands and the lush greenery.

Ever since, Kerala has been an important trading center for spices. The principles of Ayurvedic diet had an influence on local cuisine in this area. Rice and tapioca had an important role. Meanwhile, the nambudiri, one of Kerala’s religious communities, eat vegan and avoid garlic, onions and ginger. Typical among them is the court muttokos thoran (fried cabbage). The Muslims in Kerala love to eat thin, flat chapati (indian bread). It only contains whole grain flour, water and salt and is then dipped in homemade coconut milk and enjoyed. Kerala is filled with mixed people of different religions, cultures and lifestyles. The diet is usually very simple. The day begins with yoga and meditation followed with a coconut oil bath. For breakfast, there is idli (steamed coconut rice cake) with coconut chutney, appam (steamed rice pancake) or putr (rice with coconut chips). Whether vegan or not vegan, rice is the basis of all dishes. Curries are made from own gardens grown products such as tapioca, tomatoes, eggplant, herbs and spices. Generally, 3 times a day, you eat warm. In the morning, steamed or baked sour-milkers like dosa, appam, uttapam or idli are combined with a curry dish and the standards Sambar (sweetish sour and spicy vegetable curry with lentils) and coconut chutney. Make sure you don’t have ghee (butter) in the dishes.

At noon it is time for a thali plate. On a metal bowl or classic banana leave around a large portion of rice you will get various curries such as thoran, vadas and chutneys. For the creamy consistency usually coconut milk is used and for frying coconut oil. Avoid the court aviyal (contains yoghurt), kichadi (cucumber yoghurt salad), kaalan (yoghurt curry). Dishes with a very creamy consistency usually contain yogurt or milk. If you are not sure just ask the waiter, they speak english well. In the evening the curries are often served with bread (chapati, parota, roti). The water, which is offered is tap water and should be avoided. Instead buy sealed water bottles or even better fresh coconut water!

All dishes are taken by the locals in combination with a portion of rice or various other side dishes in the most authentic way – without cutlery, only with the right hand. Just try it out! If you eat with your hand use your right hand as the left hand is regarded as unclean. If you like it sweet, try the popular keer or kadalaparippu payasam in Kerala. A sweet, creamy gravy which is made from chickpeas, coconut cream, jaggery (unrefined cane sugar) and ground cardamom garnished with roasted coconut chips, cashew nuts and raisins. It taste sooo good, very mild and simply delicious! In addition to typical local desserts, I prefer the rich selection of fruits that can be found anywhere.

Kerala is rich in nature and full of tropical fruits that needs to be discovered! Driving through the country roads can only mean one thing! Many small breaks. 🙂 The lush greenery and the magnificent scenery often invite you to take a short break to explore the beauty and pick rose apples, cocoa fruit, mango directly from the tree. A dream for every gardener and for everyone who enjoys nature! The people are very  friendly and so generous. If you are lucky, you will be invited to eat at a family’s house and you can try the traditional home cooked cuisine. The high educational and life expectancy rate makes Kerala so unique because it is one of the richest states in India. 

During my travels I have met so many wonderful people and prepared easy and delicious raw food dishes that everyone can make. This journey was dedicated solely to support locals with their diet and provide them with tools and methods so that they are able to take control back over their diet and also to get another perspective. Sometimes we are caught up in our bubble and new ideas sometimes leads to a new path that helps you grow into the person you want to become. I have been interviewed by asianetnews where I am talking about veganism while doing a raw food workshop

All in all Kerala has much more to offer than coconuts! The culture as well as the lush and beautiful nature impressed and surprised me very much! The hospitality of the people and their love has touched me. Kerala definitely stole a part of my heart and I already know that this was not the last time in Kerala.