Ali Kimbrel

Adventuring in Muhazi: Kingfisher Beach Hotel

Getting out of Kigali is always a refreshing change of scenery and we’re lucky we have so many beautiful places to visit here! A few weeks ago, some friends and I decided to take a day trip. We went north to a part of Lake Muhazi I’ve only been once before. I...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 12:38 PM

How To Visit Rwanda In 10 Days

This is my tried and tested 10-day itinerary for showing off Rwanda to friends and family who visit. I planned it to make sure to hit (almost) all corners of the country and have visitors see each province. This is a starting point, and of course add in your own favorite spots. Your favorite...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 6:21 PM

Recipe: West African Peanut Stew

I found this recipe many years ago after eating an Ivorian dish with my friend in Kenya and wanted to try to recreate a vegan version. It’s delicious, filling and healthy! I’ve adapted this a bit for the Rwandan context to use locally available foods. Ingredients: 2...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 2:25 PM

Veganism’s Gender Problem: 5 Reasons Why More Men Are Not Vegan

Veganism has a gender problem in that the vast majority of vegans are women. Veganuary showed that of the over 250,000 people who registered in 2019, only 11% identify as male. Worldwide, on average only 33% of vegans are male – most vegans being likely to be female and under 35....

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 2:19 PM

Vegan Products: Finding Alternative Made-In-Rwanda Essentials

Being vegan isn’t only about not eating animal products, but also not using animal products. As I mentioned in my first article, the ethos of vegan-ism is to avoid the exploitation of and cruelty to animals. Anything that causes unnecessary harm or death to another sentient being...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 2:15 PM

Beer! (And Other Alcohol Too)

It’s not only foods that are or are not vegan, but alcohol too. Some alcohols are made with honey or have milk in them – Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kahlua, and milk stouts for example – but the less obvious non-vegan drinks also use animal products during the filtering process...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 2:08 PM

8 Top Athletes You (Probably) Did Not Know Were Vegan

As the Kigali Peace Marathon is coming up this weekend, I wanted to talk about athleticism and vegan-ism. Some of the world’s most famous athletes are vegan, despite pre-conceptions. A common misconception or myth is that a vegan diet is deficient in protein. This is...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 2:06 PM

Beans Vs Beef

Plant protein is the healthiest protein. For a long time, we were told that ‘white meat’ is healthier than ‘red meat’ meaning chicken is healthier for you than beef. A recent study shows that white meats are just as damaging as red meats to cholesterol levels...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:41 PM

Vaccines & Vegan-ism

As a public health professional, learning that some vegans choose to forgo vaccinating their children because some may contain trace amounts of animal products or be produced using an animal product - for example, the yellow fever vaccine is produced with eggs - is concerning.  ...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:31 PM

How to visit Rwanda in 10 days

This is my tried and tested 10-day itinerary for showing off Rwanda to friends and family who visit. I planned it to make sure to hit (almost) all corners of the country and have visitors see each province. This is a starting point, and of course add in your own favourite spots. Your favourite...

Friday, June 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

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