Friday, May 28, 2010


We just returned from a quick trip to the back country of New Mexico. We were at the mercy of restaurants - and in a place where fresh food is hard to come by. I packed lots of travel food, green smoothies to go, homemade granola, bags of veggies, containers of sliced fruit, nuts, and those new Trio granola bars at Costco (kinda sugary - but I didn't want to loose control and eat a pile of ribs). So, we were doing fine, but last night we went to the town's only restaurant and the salad bar was nothin'.

 This is where we ate dinner. Yes. I rode the horse. JK.

I ordered a burrito, hold the meat, hold the cheese, hold the sour cream. What I got was a tortilla filled with beans (kinda greasy - but warm) and rice topped with iceburg lettuce. It was fine. I did have quite a few of Hannah's sweet potato fries. Tasty. But I felt heavy and tired after dinner. Usually I feel light and healthy after I eat.

Tonight we are home again. There isn't much fresh stuff - time to go shopping. I rummaged around the fridge and made this for dinner.
  • Spaghetti squash (slice in half, cover each half with plastic wrap, put 1/4 cup water in a bowl and microwave for 12-15 minutes until done. separate squash from rind with a fork)
  • Spaghetti sauce (classical brand with extra mushrooms and zucchini added)
  • Hummus and toasted whole wheat pitas (I added roasted red peppers to the hummus this time - good)
  • Grapes
While in NM Roland and I went on a 3 mile hike. I realized half way through the hike that there was no way I would have even attempted that pre-breakfast hike 3 months ago and today I was disappointed that it wasn't a longer hike. Cool.

We are going again in July and I already placed an order for a difficult 6 mile hike to the Tooth of Time.

The Tooth of Time!


    The Mitchells said...

    Where do you buy your whole wheat pitas? I bought some at walmart and they were absolutely disgusting! You keep saying you eat them with hummus...

    Robin said...

    I get the pitas at sunflower or that natural food store on academy by sports authority.

    Sally said...

    Awesome. I am jealous of all your visits to the lands near philmont. I hope Hannah is having a blast!

    Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

    That is gorgeous! I want to go hiking with you! I hate when restaurants have NOTHING vegan. I usually make up my own dish- like if they have a meat dish that is served with portabellos, I know they have them on hand so I'll ask them to make me special portabello tacos or something like that. Baked taters are also decent. Or fries ;)

    I don't know if you know this, but be careful with microwaving plastic wrap- some of it can leach into your food.

    I sent my mom the link to your blog because she wants to go vegan for a month- woo hoo!

    Linda said...

    gorgeous country albeit boring restaurant food. You're a good cook. What are smoothies to go? Do you make & freeze them ahead or just hand a fresh one to everyone on your way out the door?