Traci’s blog, singingvegan.com, has recipes from Lake Villa Guatemala and stories about ex-pat life. Here are some recent posts.

Singing Vegan Musings on vegan lifestyle, music, and expat life

  • Annona Time at Lake Atitlán
    by singingvegan on September 9, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    We’ve started seeing the first annonas of the season in the Panajachel market. Oh, how we love a good annona! And how we detest a bad one. I tried my first annona on my second trip to Guatemala. It was late November 2009, near the end of the season. The first one was delicious, sweet ... Read more The post Annona Time at Lake Atitlán appeared first on Singing Vegan. […]

  • Happiness in a Pickup Truck of Rambutan
    by singingvegan on August 4, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    We were on the way to the Panajachel market when we brought the motorcycle to a sudden halt. “Ooooh,” we said together as we gazed at the back of a pickup truck full of rambutan fruit. Yes, happiness is ours. At this time of year you’ll find them in the markets around Lake Atitlan. The ... Read more The post Happiness in a Pickup Truck of Rambutan appeared first on Singing Vegan. […]

  • Quinoa Tabbouleh (Vegan, Gluten Free)
    by singingvegan on July 31, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    One of Guatemala’s blessings is our wonderful markets, filled with fresh local fruits and vegetables. Yesterday I went up to one of my favorite vendors, where I often buy basil and leafy greens. There was no basil on display, so I asked for it. The vendor pulled out a small paper bag: “Sí, hay.” She ... Read more The post Quinoa Tabbouleh (Vegan, Gluten Free) appeared first on Singing Vegan. […]

  • Mushroom Nut Loaf (Vegan)
    by singingvegan on July 31, 2017 at 12:31 am

    I made my first vegetarian mushroom nut loaf back in the 1970s. Back then it was filled with cheese and seemed like a ton of work. Much as changed since then:  no more cheese, and I have a food processor to grind the nuts and a great chef’s knife for chopping other ingredients. It no ... Read more The post Mushroom Nut Loaf (Vegan) appeared first on Singing Vegan. […]

  • Super Green Soup!
    by singingvegan on July 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    I’m a bit of a soup junky. I make soup several times a week: sometimes hot, sometimes cold, but always flavorful and satisfying. You may have seen my recipes for Creamy Curried Cauliflower Potato Soup, Creamy Tomato Soup, and Gazpacho. This time, we’re going green! This soup is a powerhouse of nutrition. Tons of greens and ... Read more The post Super Green Soup! appeared first on Singing Vegan. […]