Eating When Traveling
Some people say their eating changes when they go on vacation.
Mine? Not so much.
Those prices are in Aruban Florins, not dollars. There is 1.77 AFL to the dollar. So basically, the broccoli and the snow peas were about $1.25 each. Food is cheap here compared to California grocery stores.
Unfortunately, you never know what they’re going to have since many, or most, produce is flown in. It’s pot luck. Or veggie luck, so to speak.
And cheap cantaloupe and grapes were in stock.
And I was in luck with cheap dishes! The last dishes I bought were from Target a few weeks ago. I was overdue, right?
Basic but will make for a good photography plate for some kind of dessert I plan to create. Not sure what dessert yet, though.
I love this plate and check out the price…
…2.45 AFL so about $1.25, not even.
I’m thinking that Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls would look great on that plate.
1. When you travel, do your eating habits change?
Some people say yes, dramatically.
Mine, no, do not really change much at all.
I still eat plenty of fresh and raw food. Simply prepared food that doesn’t deviate far from nature’s intention. Salads with raw veggies, a little edamame, and a basic light dressing like Orange Spice Vinaigrette. (Gena touched on this in her post yesterday, which included her recipe for Vegan Summer Vegetable Gratin)
In fact, when it’s warm and humid out, I crave fruits and veggies even more. They are light, full of water, and just taste great. Frozen grapes anyone? Although frozen Bread Pudding Raisin Cake isn’t too shabby, either.
I do enjoy partaking in local fare, but I also stay true to what I know works for me. The locals here love fried food, heavily breaded and battered fish and vegetables, or smoked meats.
Those are things that I just won’t eat and so I enjoy some local foods like the locally made desserts. Check out this mini Coconut Cake loaf I found.
Isn’t that just the cutest thing ever?
It’s about the size of my palm, a little bigger. Full of coconut flavor. Dense, rich, not overly sweet but unfortunately it was super dry. Boo! Scott and Skylar didn’t seem to mind but dry is not worth my chew.
So no locally smoked pork ribs for me, but I’ll happily try the local desserts!
How much locally made or locally-sourced food do you eat when you travel?
P.S. Here are my posts since Friday in case you’re catching up: