Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand is heaven for vegetarians and vegans. My in-laws are the authors of The Great Life Cookbook, as well as macrobiotic vegan chefs in Ithaca New York. We knew they would love a vegan Thai cooking class from Vegan Heaven while traveling with us in Thailand. I served in the Peace Corps in Northeastern “Issan” Thailand from 2003-2005. That was before I gave up eggs and dairy and started eating mostly vegan. Eating out as a vegetarian in a small town did have its limits. Eating paht pahk roo-ahm (friend mixed vegetable) got old that first year before I became

Nature has already made these fruits perfect, so all we have to do is add water and blend them up!  There's no need to add anything else to this healthy smoothie. Papayas are usually pretty big, so you can peel, seed and cube one and freeze the leftovers for later. The same goes for pineapple.

More info coming soon! In the meantime, check this out: Get a tour of the FREE APP to translate vegetarian and vegan food requests into Thai. I made a hard copy of this Guide to Being Vegetarian in Thailand with my Peace Corps Thailand buddies Shawn Green and Peter O'Brian.  The amazing Thai Vegan Chef and restaurant owner May Kaidee turned it into an app for everyone and it has thousands of downloads. Go straight to the free app downloadCook vegan Thai food at home with these 7 Vegan Thai Cooking Tips From Famous Chef May Kaidee 

I discovered May Kaidee Vegetarian Restaurant in Bangkok near the end of my Peace Corps service in 2005. The owner glided across the dining room, dressed in golden Thai flames and perfectly wrapped fabric. She was dancing, she was singing, and I was in love.https://youtu.be/0BNowUrDKngIt is clear in her vegan Thai cooking classes and cookbooks: May Kaidee is a chef who feeds your soul.On my last day in Bangkok, I finished producing the first book I ever co-authored, “Guide to Being Vegetarian in Thailand”. I victoriously wrangled 5 copies from the Peace Corps office printer. This was before smart phones and wifi. I