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Trail Mix For The Stars

December 5, 2007

I don’t “rough it” real well. 

Tomorrow morning I leave for a four-day adventure with the g-squad to a deserted island off the coast of south/mid Florida.  We are driving.  I’m traveling with obsessively healthy people.  Said island has neither store nor restaurant.  What will a Gourmet do?  Pack the most bangin’ snacks ever, that’s what.

Here’s what I’ve purchased for my formerly cheap weekend:

Enormous bag of dates

Huge bag of Tamari Almonds

Maple roasted cashews- tons

Roasted pumpkin seeds- more than enough

Fancy local beer

Fancy white table wine

Jamaican Lemonade spritzers

Organic lemonade in juice boxes

Luna bars- Lemon flavor only

Local banana-walnut granola

Organic yogurt

Organic pita

Spinach artichoke dip

Pirate’s booty- 2 bags

Kettle Chips- salt and black pepper

Red Bean hummus from Flying Frog

Green beans

4 Grapefruits

2 Tangelos

2 organic apples

Organic baby carrots

Black sesame rice crackers

Cream cheese

Organic cucumbers

6 Emergen Cs

2 bags of organic beef jerky

Sesame candies

organic sprouts

The kitchen sink

Everyone in line behind me was totally jealous.  Think I’ll make it through the weekend? 

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 5, 2007 9:58 pm

    What? No chocolate? I’d be throwing m&m’s into the tamari almonds – and not sharing. For road food I also like the wasabi rice crackers they have at Green Life. I’m glad you got the jerky. I think you’re going to need some of that protein to go with all of the carbs if you are going to stay awake and drive. 🙂 I’m not a big fan of the beef jerky, though – I think it’s too sweet. I *love* the pepper turkey jerky and it gets me through many of my commutes to Hickory.

    I know you’ll have a wonderful time and can’t wait to hear about it!

  2. December 6, 2007 10:41 am


    The Dulce de Leche Luna bars are delicious too.

    I send the Emergen C’s with my girl on her TAASC trips to flavor the iodine-purified water–good call!

    What, exactly, are you going to do with the green beans and sprouts?

  3. December 11, 2007 1:31 pm

    Stacey- Turns out lack of chocolate was a huge issue. Luckily, we befriended “Ranger Mark,” who gave us chocolate, wood, bug spray, and additional gifts until we realized he expected “other” kindnesses in return. Yeah, those. Ew. What were three rugged beach vixens to do, trapped on a deserted tropical isle? This scenario could make an awesome feminist soft porn/superhero flick. Luckily, his attention was diverted at the crucial moment by hooligans down the beach. Phew.

    Mama- Green beans were for keeping chilled and munching on in the car as a snack. The sprouts we used all weekend in our pita sandwiches: Pimento cheese, sprouts, cucumber, tomato, spinach, and avocado. Yum.

  4. queen kirstifa permalink
    December 11, 2007 11:35 pm

    Three cheers for the Gourmet Grrl-inspired local seafood grill, and I must say my bean explosion chili and burritos kept it real.

    But let us not forget the (natural) cheesy poofs. That’s what a roadtrip is all about. Meanwhile, my pantry is still stocked with leftover trail mix to last through the apocalypse.

  5. queen kirstifa permalink
    December 11, 2007 11:39 pm

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