Another snow. More motivation for our exit from these parts.
This exit, referred to among us as The Escape Plan, is a very complicated, very demanding, very simple little plan. Involved is one sailboat, equipped with all the modern technologies of navigation and power supply, one two person crew knowledgeable in old time navigation, several languages, and familiar with every piece of equipment and hardware on above sailboat. The wind.. and a dog and cat.
A critical part of the plan we are now addressing is food.
In January we began our ''nothing with faces" diet. This was an experiment in which we took meat completely off the menu.
"So you must eat a lot of beans?" was the classic assumption, and, while there are a lot of wonderful ways to fix rice and beans while at sea, for now, its mostly been experiments with fresh veggies, seeds, and nuts, with interesting sauces over some kind of rice, noodle or barley. Without meat to fall back on, we had to be more creative with our cooking, and are eating a more varied diet. Our fruit intake has doubled, as it now substitutes processed sweets, that we used to occasionally munch out on. This is much cheaper, and makes us feel better in the morning. We found baked kale chips are great remedy for that potato chip addiction. Oatmeal bars with bananas, nuts, coconut and dark choc. are easy to make on a cruising boat, keep a good while, and are an excellent way to satisfy a sweet tooth. You see, we are not total ascetics. We like flavor. Our sacrifice and self-discipline, is based on practicality and pleasure.
This is where vegweb comes in. So far every recipe from this site has been incredible. We have made some delicious, nutritious meals that are simple enough to prepare at anchor. And that's what we're ultimately after.
Making sushi on a boat is simple, fun, yummy and cheap!