Monday, 21 September 2015
Vegan Mofo Day 21 - What three endless food supplies would you take if you were going to be stranded on an island?
Ok, I was glad when I read that our nutritional needs were met and these were extra items. I don't know what I would have chosen otherwise!
First up is what I would think of as my luxury item. It's rare that a day goes past when I don't have a little bit of chocolate. Often a couple of sqaures of a good dark chocolate is enough to take the edge of that craving. There is always chocolate in the door of my fridge, it has it's own special section. If I had to choose a particular type of chocolate for my island I would choose raw chocolate as I'd feel I was getting extra nutrients from it. I've found raw chocolate to vary in style and taste. British wise I'm a big fan of the snappy varieties that Om Bar and Raw Chocolate Company make and also the latter companies chocolate covered raisins, gojis and mulberries. I've also really enjoyed the raw chocolate my Aussie pen pal Sally has sent me which are brands that we can't get here. I discovered Sally's blog Of The Kitten Kind a few Mofos back and we regularly send each other food parcels. My latest parcel had these amazing treats.
Next up would be my necessary item. Where I come from chips (fries) and gravy is practically a regional dish. Indeed gravy goes on sausages, pies and of course a roast dinner. It's a real Northern staple food item. I love gravy. I love gravy a lot. I actually like my food swimming in it. In Britain we tend not to make our own gravy like all the interesting US recipes I see on the internet. We have granules and we just add boiling water. Easy peasy, yum.
My third and final item is what I would think of as my comfort item. Herbal teas. Don't get me wrong I'm definitely not anti-caffeine but I try to limit cups of tea to two a day and coffee to one. I get cold easily and have got rubbish circulation so drinking hot drinks really helps keep me warm. I also find something really comforting about herbal teas. I started drinking peppermint tea when I was a teenager back in the eighties and people used to think it was strange and I'd get the mickey taken out of me but herbal teas are seen as pretty normal these days and it's great to see such good choice out there.
These are just four of my current faves.I like both fruit and herbal teas. From top left going clockwise we have - Chocolate Chai, Rooibos with red fruits, Pukka Nightime blend and Mirabilia Olive Leaf Tea with Pomegranate. I can't wait to read what everyone has picked today!