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Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.
– Margaret Mead

→ December 8, 2013

Krupnik – Polish Barley Soup

Two weeks ago I visited the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum. It’s located in the north part of the town, where there used …

Simple Sautéed Okras

The first time I ever tasted okras was when I was traveling in Vietnam. I think I might have been in Nha …

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that’s the essence of inhumanity.
– George Bernard Shaw

→ December 7, 2013


I had never heard of ratatouille until I saw the film of the same name. The story follows a little rat named …


Hummus is one food that I loved when I first tasted it. It’s a common dish in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. …

Cabbage Stir-Fry

In most Chinese restaurants, they usually offer at least one vegetable stir-fry. This is usually the only option for vegetarians as the …

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
– Nelson Mandela

→ December 6, 2013

Classic Potato Salad

Last week I went to see the movie The Dark Knight Rises with my friend François. Since he had to work and …

Homemade Apple Sauce

If you are a vegan baker, apple sauce is definitely not a strange ingredient. It is often used as a healthy alternative …