Hopefully, this means I will be able to blog more than I have been in the past few weeks. I will certainly have enough to talk about because for the next 9 days I will be in Belgium (and Amsterdam, Netherlands for a day).
I’m here visiting a friend from high school. She was an exchange student my senior year and visiting her in Belgium has been the plan for about 15 months.
It's only the first day here, but here is most of what I've eaten.
Disclaimer: I'm the kind of vegan who, if I accidentally ingest animal products, I don't worry too much, especially while traveling. I just try to do better next time.
These are the snackables I brought with me for my flight. I only ended up eating some of the sunflower seeds and both oranges. But I'll have the rest for my return.
One of my oranges and half of the sandwich I bought at the airport after a Hellish drive through Boston. I was so flustered and ready to eat, I didn't notice that the sandwich had lemon aioli until after I had paid and it was being made. Next time, I'd have them replace the aioli with hummus. Oh well. The sandwich also had arugula, roasted red peppers, and mushrooms. Normally it had had mozzarella, but I ordered it without...obviously.
Grazing on roasted, salted sunflower seeds.Before the flight from Philadelphia to Brussels, I bought a fresh orange juice and Mya bought guava and we mixed them. I didn't get a picture, but rest assured, it hit the spot.
US Airways remembered my vegetarian (vegan) meal. It was certainly nothing to brag about, but mediocre vegan airline food is better than mediocre omni airline food. No complaints.
Once I arrived at my friend Katherine's house, we ate breakfast. Since the koffiekoeken that they normally get at the bakery is not vegan, I enjoyed good bread with raspberry jam and rooibos tea.
Koffiekoeken is basically pastries, often filled with puddings or jams or covered in icing. I'd say a cinnamon roll would qualify as a koffiekoeken, but I might be wrong. My hope is to find some vegan koffiekoeken while I'm here, though.
After some grocery shopping and an hour and a half nap, I ate more bread and some carrot pumpkin soup. This may or may not have had chicken stock in it, but I didn't ask. It was good, however, and was a good afternoon lunch.
Mya and I then took a walk around an old Baron's house. It was beautiful.
When we got back, we had some tea and cookie biscuits. They were vegan!
I'll post what we had for dinner later on, but I wanted to post something before bed. This is Belgium so far. I think I like it!