Tag: Ecuador

Kirsten Gum’s travels in Ecuador, where she has also taught raw food classes and catered raw retreats.

Eating for 40

Eating for 40

[ 0 ] December 8, 2010 |

One of my favorite new finds is huaycatay, an herb that looks like a pot leaf and has a very distinct perfume-like taste. I've experimented with it this past month and love it for sweets, but it can also go very savory, which is how we decided to use it.
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Know Your Llamas From Your Alpacas

Know Your Llamas From Your Alpacas

[ 0 ] November 16, 2010 |

Llamas and alpacas are the animals you see most here in Peru, at least up at this elevation. I had never really given them much thought before arriving here. They are awkward, cute animals who seem one part curious, the other half scared to death. There are actually two more lesser-known types called the vicuña and the guanaco -- four in all.
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Raw Food in Peru

Raw Food in Peru

[ 2 ] November 10, 2010 |

I'm not sure how many of you realize it, but I have lived in Cuzco, Peru, for a couple months. Don't you worry, I still have my community in Vilcabamba, but I'd felt a calling to Cuzco as soon as I arrived in Ecuador, so I packed my Vitamix and dehydrator and hopped a bus!
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Nutopia in Ecuador – Meeting of the Minds

Nutopia in Ecuador – Meeting of the Minds

[ 0 ] November 9, 2010 |

One of the reasons for getting back to Vilcabamba in October was to be part of a free global gathering of conscious-minded individuals. The slogan is “Now, Now or Never, Ever – Nuptopia 2010″. The conference was to be two weeks long and filled with interesting speakers (like myself) and to hold space for discussion more »
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Peru via Ecuador

Peru via Ecuador

[ 1 ] November 8, 2010 |

My really close friends are so used to my crazy schedule, so this won’t come as a surprise to them.. but I’m now in Cuzco, Peru. When I left the states a couple weeks ago, I was returning to Vilcabamba, Ecaudor, a place I’ve called home for this year. When I arrived however, my living more »
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I’ll Try to Do Right

I’ll Try to Do Right

[ 0 ] September 2, 2010 |

They solo fly solo and soar in the jet streams. I’m again amazed by the swiftness of the lessons these days, lots of learning which calls for a clear mind. I’ve been happy with my attempt at balance with chaos around me. I somehow feel… lucky to be able to do this with a reasonable more »
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