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Vegetarian vacation

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Created January 21, 2012 at 3:56 AM

I'm going on vacation for two weeks with a close friend who is an ovo-lacto vegetarian. I'm trying to compile as big a list as possible of paleo/vegetarian meals, or options that we can each supplement in our own way. What are your favorite paleo-friendly, vegetarian-friendly meals?

I'm looking for as much spice and variety as possible - we've got two weeks to plan for. Thanks!

747f9c27424619fe3ae717c7455c292e

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on January 23, 2012
at 01:31 AM

Yeah, I need to get a stick blender I think - old hand crank's not cutting it...

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on January 22, 2012
at 08:54 AM

paleo mayo is an art. you are trying to mix water and oil that dont usually mix. i use a stick blender, that helps. put your egg yokes, water, vinigar, mustard,in first and slowly add oil. you can feel it thicken as you blend. watch someone make it on you tube.

747f9c27424619fe3ae717c7455c292e

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on January 22, 2012
at 04:04 AM

Any tips on making the paleo mayo? My two attempts were tasty, but didn't really set up.

747f9c27424619fe3ae717c7455c292e

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on January 22, 2012
at 04:03 AM

In answer to @legup: we'll be on an island outside of Savannah, GA, cooking all meals ourselves. Thanks for all the ideas so far!

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on January 21, 2012
at 05:02 PM

I agree Matt. Toxin avoidance is the prime directive IMO

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on January 21, 2012
at 05:37 PM

Some veg dishes that I make which are pretty paleo.

  • Veggie quiche
  • Cheese soup (this everyone goes nutso for. I use a small amount of rice flour instead of wheat flour to thicken)
  • Eggplant "parm" (don't fry the eggplant, broil it then layer ricotta and other cheese with tomato sauce)
  • Fritatta with veggies and potatoes
  • Veggie and cheese casserole. I like to do this with cooked broccoli and yogurt and grated cheese, just bake it in the oven until bubbly.
  • Ratatouli (not much protein, but my mom always served it with mozzarella melted on top)
  • Moroccan baked eggs in tomato sauce. Spicy and delicious!
  • Coconut flour pancakes topped with fruit (or maple syrup if you're feeling decadent)
  • Veggie fried rice
  • Yogurt parfaits with berries and nuts
  • Coconut bacon (No seriously, this is amazing. Cut strips of coconut meat and pan fry in coconut oil with a lot of salt. It's a big hit a parties.)
  • Lastly, my bf and I are big fans of the "ploughman's lunch" where we'll just sit down with a platter of cheese chunks, pickles, olives, avocado slices, hard boiled eggs, whatever else is lying around. Maybe a bit of mustard for good measure. Sometimes I'll have some meat, and he'll have tofu, but usually not. It's one of his favorite meals.

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on January 21, 2012
at 04:57 PM

No such paleo rule that requires X amount of animal flesh per day. Enjoy your time with your friend on vacation, that's priority #1! If you can do the vegetarian thing and keep largely gluten-free and minimize your refined oils, you'll be just fine. 2 weeks without meat won't be problematic.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on January 21, 2012
at 05:02 PM

I agree Matt. Toxin avoidance is the prime directive IMO

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Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

on January 21, 2012
at 07:19 AM

for me its a no brain-er as i already eat two vegetarian meals each day. one meal each day is meat and eggs. the big ass salad with paleo mayo is as tasty as they come in my book. second place is a big bowl of butternut squash soup puree with salt and butter. i just drink it, who needs to waste time with a spoon. dang i eat well.

747f9c27424619fe3ae717c7455c292e

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on January 22, 2012
at 04:04 AM

Any tips on making the paleo mayo? My two attempts were tasty, but didn't really set up.

Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

(3125)

on January 22, 2012
at 08:54 AM

paleo mayo is an art. you are trying to mix water and oil that dont usually mix. i use a stick blender, that helps. put your egg yokes, water, vinigar, mustard,in first and slowly add oil. you can feel it thicken as you blend. watch someone make it on you tube.

747f9c27424619fe3ae717c7455c292e

(610)

on January 23, 2012
at 01:31 AM

Yeah, I need to get a stick blender I think - old hand crank's not cutting it...

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on January 21, 2012
at 04:17 AM

Will you be eating out or cooking for yourselves? Where are you going? Not to be nosy, but the folks here might have some great advice that would be specific to the area you're traveling to. If you are cooking for yourselves, salads and veggie sides with your choice of meat would be easy. Taco night with meat/beans (and you could be using a lettuce leaf instead of a tortilla). If you are eating out, Mexican food or Indian food. I'm assuming your friend eats beans, and you could get a simple roast meat dish at either place.

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on January 21, 2012
at 06:11 PM

I would suggest checking out some raw vegan recipes/restaurants, which should be grain free, dairy free, and meatless. If you prefer to have some meat, you can always carry along some beef jerky or bison jerky for snacking/road food/airport survival, while your friend can have fruit and nuts.

For more Paleo hacks: http://paleohacks.com/questions/91734/vegetarian-vacation#ixzz1k7P5k1Gk

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on January 21, 2012
at 04:27 PM

  • Salads
  • Stir-fries
  • Breakfast scramble with eggs, veggies, maybe potato
  • Curries
  • Pancakes made from egg and banana (or other paleo pancake recipes)

Most of these are veggie heavy, and easy to add protein separately. For salad you could top with chicken and they could top with tempeh, for example. Stir-fries can be topped with egg if you didn't want to cook up separate proteins. Curries are also easy in that you can cook up your proteins separately and add them at the end, be it ground beef, sausage, quorn, tofu, or tempeh.

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on January 21, 2012
at 06:00 AM

I would have eggs for one meal a day for sure. A salad for another meal. I would eat seafood on my salad and let them pick what they would like...

Russet potatoes and sweet potatoes with all of the trimmings would be another dish.

Soups are also really good.

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