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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

From My Empty Fridge

I am back from Cancun! It was a great time with lots of relaxation by the pool and ocean. The training was taken down a few notches too -- I did pool aerobics and beach volleyball, and only a little bit of running and spinning on the stationary bike.

Food in Cancun was no problem, but that's because we were staying at Club Med, which is all-inclusive, and is kind enough to list the ingredients of all their foods. There was tofu at every lunch and pasta and salads at every meal. I had some yummy refried beans, lentils, and sesame tofu.
This is tonight's dinner. My fridge is empty since I haven't had time to grocery shop since my return and I'm absolutely exhausted!!! So, I scrambled some tofu with frozen peas and broccoli, with a generous pinch of spices, including paprika, garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder, and Bac'uns (that's fake/vegan bacon bits). On the side is a sweet potato with a little Earth Balance margarine.

And finally, here is an impulse purchase: Skittles at the duty-free store in the Cancun airport. Skittles in the USA have gelatin while Skittles purchased elsewhere have hydrogenated vegetable fat. I'm not going to pretend they're healthy, but they do not contain animal collagen or bones.

6 comments:

Veg-a-Nut said...

So glad you had a good time. Cool that you were able to find vegan food.

nature lover said...

Thanks for answering my question. That food looks yummy!!

Urban Vegan said...

Welcome back. I love the Mayan Riviera. Sounds like you had a plast. Good point about products varying from county to country.

theONLYtania said...

Sounds like a fun trip! It's good to back off on the training every once in a while.
I would looove to go somewhere where I don't have to worry about the food! Personally.. I think your empty fridge dinner looks pretty good!
Ohh man.. I LOVE Skittles. Is there any way I can order them and get them imported? Seriously!

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

OMG Skittles are made with animal bones?!?!?!! I don't normally eat that kind of stuff anyway, but I've been known to eat Skittles if a super bad sugar craving comes over me. Whoops! At least I know now.

Tuco said...

For trying to scramble a dinner together from what was in your fridge, that meal seemed pretty darn good!