Once again, I apologize. I’ve not been very good about posting. Like always, my excuse is finals week, which is now over. NOW, I’m in Costa Rica studying abroad for 7 weeks. I will be taking a few classes here and living with a host family and my hope is that I’ll be able to continue posting and keeping everyone updated on the amazing food that I will no doubt be eating.
For now, I’ll let you know what I’ve eaten on my travel day. Disclaimer: my camera needed batteries so I don’t have pictures of what I ate.
The first thing I ate was a banana on the way from my dad’s house in New Hampshire to Logan International Airport at 3:30 a.m. I wasn’t exactly hungry, but I knew I needed to eat something.
I didn’t eat again until after I arrived in Orlando (around 9 or 9:30) where I picked up a fruit bowl consisting of cantaloupe, honey dew melon, pineapple, and grape. The pineapple was the best part. The melons were not very juicy.
What was really exciting though was that I found Hail Merry macaroons in original and chocolate as well as Justin’s peanut butter cups. Of course, I had to get both. Since I’ve tried the original macaroons, I decided to go for the chocolate. To die for. They melted in my mouth and the ingredients list was super simple: shredded, coconut, cocoa powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla bean, and sea salt. I was pretty content after that.
On the airplane I ate a Rise raspberry-pomegranate energy bar that I picked up at Whole Foods on Saturday, as well as complimentary Terra Chips blue potato chips.
Dinner was a huge improvement in terms of quantity and quality. We went to a restaurant on a mountain top, overlooking four counties at night. It was dark except all the the lights from the cities.
I had rice and beans with Salsa Lizano, THE Costa Rican condiment that is amazing. I don't even know how to explain it. It's not spicy, but has so much flavor. I also ate a potato dish, salad, bread, and sweet plantains. To drink I had bottled water and a lemonade. It was heavenly, as Costa Rican food usually is, but even more so after a long day and not eating for over 6 hours.
Breakfast was equally delicious and looked a lot like dinner. Gallo pinto (rice and beans done a little differently than the night before), potatoes, sweet fried plantains, fresh pineapple, watermelon, and papaya. The fruit was incredible, juicy and flavorful and an all-around amazing way to start the morning. If this is how I will be eating all the time, or even most of it, I could get used to it.