Hello everyone! I have been travelling for work, and not cooking much at all because I’m staying in a hotel room. No Vegan Test Kitchen recipes have been made, and no new recipes have been created. But, I’ve still been eating! Can’t survive without that 🙂
Today I’m posting pictures of what I’ve been eating over the last few days. It IS possible to be plant-based and vegan, even while travelling and with limited ability to cook!
Breakfast at the hotel has been very vegan friendly. Usually I eat oatmeal with brown sugar and walnuts, with fruit on the side. Pineapple and blueberries are my favorite, but the hotel rotates with apples, honeydew, and cantaloupe as well.
I found a microwavable container of organic brown rice at the local grocery store, and topped it with a pop-top can of vegetarian baked beans for a super fast lunch on a particularly busy workday.
I’ve been attempting to pack lunch to take to work, since that is cheaper and healthier than eating out. The food pictured below is cherry tomatoes, snap peas, an apricot, blueberries, and a big container of brown rice, corn, asparagus, hot sauce and salsa. I ate all of this by lunchtime, and was still hungry when I got back to my hotel!
Today I brought pretty much the same lunch as pictured above, but I also brought some raisin bran and unsweetened almond milk for some extra calories.
For a dinner one night this week I made a giant pile of couscous with sauteed onion and asparagus. I had some oil-free refried pinto beans (that were SUPER delicious) on the side.
I haven’t made all my food though – the picture below is of the unlimited salad bar at Jason’s Deli. I also ordered a plain baked potato that turned out to be gigantic!
And, I went to a little Japanese restaurant that had lots of vegan options. I ordered a soba noodle bowl with tofu and veggies. On the side they had a lovely vegan miso soup, and I ordered some edamame. It was fantastically yummy. I will definitely go back there before I leave!
I’ve eaten more than this, of course, but usually I don’t stop to take pictures of my food!