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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tasty Travel Tidbits

 I get questions occasionally about what we eat when we're traveling so much.  We have been gone from home for 9 and a half weeks right now.  I guess my 3 guiding principles would be
  1. Simplicity
  2. Economy
  3. Adaptability--making do with what we've got. 
 An example of adaptability in the kichen is above.  See that thing that looks like an egg carton with dishes on it?  That is a dish drainer in disguise, or you could say an upcycled egg carton.   The one leaning on the wall is in reserve, since these things don't last very long.  They get soggy.

And those 3 principles are along with the usual concerns for healthy and delicious.  

 Another example of making do, is using that messy can of chili as a rolling pin to make tortillas.  I'm on a mission to make the perfect tortilla, thwarted in part by my desire to use whole wheat flour.  At the moment our accommodation has electric fry pans so I've tried 2 recipes, and we like 'em, but they're not any where near perfect yet. 
 Recently we've started carrying our own spices around, (those green things are Tupperware salt and pepper shakers) mostly at Paul's initiative.  They are garlic, cayenne pepper, salt, and cinnamon.  Garlic may not be just a spice.  Paul eats it raw, more like an ordinary vegetable, and he's killing every germ around.  We also carry fructose to substitute for sugar. 
 When we don't have anything else to cook in, we use the electric tea kettle to boil eggs for breakfast.  My husband doesn't think it's breakfast if there's no eggs.  He has hypoglycemia and depends on a high protein diet to keep feeling good. 
 Occasionally we have to eat a cat fresh from the fridge.  They are best when very fresh.  :-)   OK, I'm just kidding.  We made friends with this cutie who we nicknamed Ricebowl because he was a like a rice Christian, just friends for the food he could get out of us.  But we enjoyed his curiosity.  He had to know what was in the little fridge.  "So...

"So whether therefore ye eat or drink, do all to the glory of God."
1 Corinthians 10:31

"Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?"Matthew 6:25.

I don't know too many people who travel as much as we do, but I'd love to hear others' ideas for eating on the trot around the globe. 

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