A few months ago, I spent some time doing volunteer work in Kenya through the volunteer agency International Volunteer HQ. I stayed with a Kenyan family and volunteered at an orphanage, Internally Displaced Persons camps, and with the Masai (warrior tribes in Kenya). It was an extremely moving experience. Read more.

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    Welcome to Thailand/ Travel Trail Mix

    Filed under :Almonds, cranberries, dried apricots, filberts, muay thai, nuts, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, raisins, Saenchai, Sinbi, sunflower seeds, Thailand, walnuts
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    Welcome to the mystical Kingdom of Thailand.  After 26 hours in transit, I have arrived at Sinbi Muay Thai camp in Phuket.

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    Pumpkin-Pie Spiced Nuts

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    pumpkin pie spiced nuts

    Aw, nuts!

    These were such as hit at my Hallowe’en Murder Mystery Dinner Party I had to pack them in ziplocks to send home with several guests.  I myself couldn’t resist them and found myself snacking on them throughout the next days.

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    Quick n’ Easy Breakfast

    Filed under :Almonds, bananas, Breakfast, Cinnamon, honey, maple syrup, peanut butter, Quick, Snack
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    I find it hard to grab something quick in the mornings that will keep me happy until lunch (or at least mid-morning snack).  This breakfast, however, is easy, quick and satisfying.

    Slather peanut butter on whole wheat toast, put banana slices on top, drizzle with honey or maple syrup and sprinkle with cinnamon.  You can also add a few chopped almonds for a nice crunch.  YUM.