Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Veggies and the Beach

We spent Spring break at Avila Beach. Unfortunately, it wasn’t very warm, but we still had a great time, especially since my aunt came with us.


We stayed in a place with a kitchen, so we cooked almost all of our meals, which I much prefer to going out to eat. Somehow prepping food and cooking doesn’t feel like work when I am on vacation. Plus, I made sure we ate enough veggies, which can be difficult to do when eating out. Here are some of our meals:

Breakfasts

Avila Breakfast

Lunches/Dinners

We loved walking to the pier and buying wild, fresh, local fish.


Questions: Do you bring your own food when you go on vacation? I always bring some food when I travel, even when we don’t have a kitchen. Most places we travel to have at least a small fridge. And I always bring a cooler. Some of my go-to travel foods are nuts, lots and lots of veggies, cheese, yogurt, hemp seeds, fruit, beef jerky, avocados… I also like to bring a piece of ginger root to make ginger tea as well as some lemons to make warm lemon water. Or do you prefer to take a break from cooking/food prep and enjoy eating out on vacation?
 
Be well,
Andrea

16 comments:

  1. Hi Andrea! So glad you had a wonderful vacation!

    I always bring a can of nuts with me. They round out for me...can serve as a quick small snack, or help flush out if breakfast is less than stellar, etc. But beyond that, no. I am able to make do with restaurant fare. :) And I LOVE to eat out. Love love love. I guess after 40 years of cooking, I'm kind of 'over it.' LOL

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    1. If you plan right, you can certainly make good choices in restaurants. It's funny, while I do get burned out from cooking at home (because there is often little time, etc.), I actually enjoy it when we are on vacation. I love making things when I have time... :)

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  2. Your food looks delicious and you are clearly loving the time spent enjoying life with family on vacation.

    You just can't beat it.

    All the best Jan

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  3. The last option. The past couple of years we stayed in agriturism accomodations in Italy where you could eat homemade meals for cheap which was delicious and a great way to really eat in the country where you are staying.

    Looks like you had a great couple of days.

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    1. When I travel to another country, I do like to experience the local food! :)

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  4. Great photos - your son is getting so big! It looks like a fun vacation even if it was cool. I do bring some food with us when traveling but I like to eat local food when we can.

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  5. We like to rent a house/townhouse when we vacation so we have a full kitchen. We will typically eat out one meal a day - and then cook the rest at home - saves so much $$!

    It looks beautiful even if it was chilly!

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    1. Yes, it does save a lot of money!

      It was beautiful. In fact, we probably explored a bit more because it was cool.

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  6. Looks like a fun relaxing time. We do take a cooler and food with us. I cook some things ahead. We usually stay some where that at least has a fridge and a microwave oven. I do enjoy eating dinner out and not having to cook or do dishes! We just got back from a trip to Monterey. I made hummus and chickpea omelets to take as well as veggies, fruit, nuts, soy nuts, roasted chick peas, herbal teas and vegan snack bars.

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    1. Yes, going out a few times is fun! Love what you brought on your trip to Monterey!

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  7. We enjoy going out to eat when we travel, but we've taken advantage of a kitchen when we can get it! I always bring food on travels, like homemade bars and fruit and vegetables. I'll have to bring ginger root next time - what a great idea!

    Sorry to hear about the cold weather, but your pictures are beautiful! Glad you had a good time :)

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    1. Thanks, Jessie! And, yes, ginger root is a great to take on trips!

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  8. Always, always, always bring my own food! It's a health thing as well as a financial thing for us. After all, one restaurant meal for the nine of us is outrageously expensive and often unhealthy!

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    1. Yes, bringing your own food does save a lot of money in addition to being healthier!

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