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 Post subject: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:29 am 
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Sometimes when I visit my family in their tiny very vegan unfriendly town or don't know the options where I will be travelling, I like to have a little back-up.

My secret weapon is this little pesto package:
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I can make pesto pasta, pesto chickpeas, pesto tofu, pesto anything!!! Mwahaha.


I also like to bring along a little container of chickpea salad. That way I can be all "Oh you guys are having meat sammiches for lunch? Yeah I'll have a sandwich too. A BETTER SAMMIE! Yummayummayumm."

How bout y'all?

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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:09 am 
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Last time I visited I brought three jugs of almond breeze with me and hid them in my dad's cupboards, so now I have them for future visits. I also bring along some vegan granola bars everywhere, in case all I can find for lunch is an apple.

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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:14 am 
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I don't actually do this because I don't travel much but small things to keep with you are a good idea. http://www.minimus.biz/

As is oatmeal and miso. Miso less so because you have to refridgerate it but it can go in pretty much anything or be made into a simple soup.

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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:33 am 
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i buy a cheaper version and it's my go-to when i'm traveling here in BR to unfriendly places. in the summer in the US, pesto is def a lifesaver- it makes foccaccia, salads, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:39 am 
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I don't have much of a back-up and it's quite sad. In the past I've made sandwiches and have brought along crackers and Luna bars, sometimes fruit (if I have any), but that's about it.

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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:44 am 
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You guys have just solved my holiday dilemma. I'm going to swing by WH on my way home and get a jar of olive stuff, maybe some bruscetta and some type of pesto mix. I'm off to my brother-in-law's tomorrow and they are serving chicken picatta and penne vodka. I like to have something similar (in this case italianish) when I celebrate holidays with my family but I don't feel like crowding the kitchen and making my dinner while they are trying to get food on the table for 20 people and usually at family gatherings I'm too busy talking and having fun to go into the kitchen and cook.

The rest of the holiday I will be at my Mom and Dad's in PA and they've already veganized the side dishes and figured out vegan alternatives and got a few things for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:09 am 
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I never would have thought of getting that pesto! I usually just see "pesto" and assume it's not vegan. That'll definitely come in handy.


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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:12 am 
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I don't find myself in that situation much, but I like individual miso soup packets, clif bars, Primal Strips, and a bag of tortilla chips with some salsa and guacamole. I love the pesto idea, though! I've seen that stuff in the store and always assumed it wasn't vegan. Is it good?

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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:14 am 
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My dad was actually the one to buy me that pesto. I would have assumed it wasn't vegan as well. It's not bad for something out of a packet!

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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:08 am 
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I like the Dr McDougall soups. I keep a ton of them at work.

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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:20 am 
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Veggie stock poweder and nooch. Almost anything can be made tasty with these babies and I'll be able to survive until I can get some proper grocery shopping done!

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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:42 am 
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TXvegan wrote:
I like the Dr McDougall soups. I keep a ton of them at work.


McDougall soups are good, not cheap though in my view... (and you need hot water for them)

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White beans in tomato sauce are also practical.
Dutch proverb: hunger makes raw beans sweet. (but luke warm canned ones are better)
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And there is always... (in the U.S that is)

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I also often have salted cashewnuts at the office.


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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:47 am 
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I travel semi-regularly for work, here is what I bring

Trail Mix/Nuts
granola/power bars
Soy Jerkey
Cookies
Peanut butter (when i can find it in little containers, last time i was in a hotel i jacked a bunch from the breakfast buffet)

Thats really about it. unfortunatly when i travel I go out to eat, and i cant really bring food to restaurants, especially when i am out with clients. But i always have something back at the hotel room to eat. Also i ONLY travel with a carry on, so i cant take that much stuff with me. between a small carry on bag, purse, and laptop bag, this is all I can manage. (no soy milk sadly-black coffee or tea when i travel)

Peanut butter comes in really handy in the mornings if all there is to eat is dry toast.

Its a pain in the a@@ to be honest, traveling with dietary restrictions like this. I usually loose a couple of pounds per trip...not always a bad thing for me actually. but then i eat like a pig when i get home. so counter productive weight loss


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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:52 am 
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Veg_Eric wrote:
TXvegan wrote:
I like the Dr McDougall soups. I keep a ton of them at work.


McDougall soups are good, not cheap though in my view... (and you need hot water for them)


I buy them in bulk from my local supermarket when they mark them down to 99 cents each..about the same price as a tin of kidney beans would cost in AH.

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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:54 am 
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Hey Chicki, I don't know where you're located, but Justin's Organic Peanut Butter sells single-serve nut butter (peanut and almond)! I can get it at most of my local grocery stores. It's expensive compared to buying a jar of peanut butter, but it's super handy to travel with!
http://www.justinsnutbutter.com/products.php


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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
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There's other types that are vegan, too. But yeah. Tasty Bite!

You can heat it up if you want, but if you're hardcore you'll eat it out of the bag.

And Lara Bars of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:58 am 
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a small tupperware of earth balance & the juice box size containers of rice milk, for breakfast. i like milk in my coffee & i disprefer dry bagels/toast.


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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:06 pm 
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I bring a few luna bars if I'm going somewhere without a Whole Foods or health store.

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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:44 pm 
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Hummus. You can find hummus anywhere, even in my meat n' potatoes hometown. I'll dip in veggies, especially carrots, blue corn chips or pretzels, spread it on toast or bagels, and throw it on sammiches.

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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:24 pm 
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I make sure I'm well stocked with Luna, Clif and Larabars. If nothing else, I can eat those until I find something better. I usually also try to have a box of soy or rice milk and a can of chick peas. So many possibilities with a can of chickpeas!


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 Post subject: Re: Secret Weapons for Vegan Unfriendly Places
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:32 pm 
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Meggs wrote:
Hey Chicki, I don't know where you're located, but Justin's Organic Peanut Butter sells single-serve nut butter (peanut and almond)! I can get it at most of my local grocery stores. It's expensive compared to buying a jar of peanut butter, but it's super handy to travel with!
http://www.justinsnutbutter.com/products.php



Im in southern california...never seen them (so sad)

i love those tasty bite things too. i have put them in my carry on before, i usually get them taken out only about half of the time. Freaking TSA likes to argue over wether they are liquids or not.


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