Tuesday, January 18, 2011

FYI About Tanzanian Food

Ja-Z and KT have noticed many followers have been commenting regarding the food being served here in Tanzania. We thought we should clear this up. The following is a meal by meal list of what we eat:

Breakfast usually consists of toast along side eggs (hard boiled or scrambled), a variety of delicious fresh fruit ranging from mango, watermelon, pineapple, bananas and passion fruit. Often times there is bacon or sausage and always coffee and tea.

Between breakfast and lunch we take a cookie break, recipes from resident guide Truda.

For lunch we make sandwiches the typical meat and cheese or peanut butter and honey, with a side of vegetables and sometimes amazing guacamole. On special occasions we a treated to Hyrax liver, bee larvae, fresh honeycomb, bush berries or tubers.

Dinner is a standard meal. Typically rice or another starch is served with a curried meat, beef or chicken, and a vegetarian option, usually also curried, and a side vegetables.

Dessert is always BANGIN! Everyone always has seconds...sometimes thirds. So if your wondering about weightless on this trip, its not happening.

PS check back later for yesterday's adventures! We miss everyone at home, hope this satisfies your curiosities.

Signing off for now Ja-Z and KT.

20 comments:

  1. It all sounds mouth-watering!

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  2. These posts are the best....Thank you!!!

    Eating what you are...fresh fruits and tubers, has anyone been ill? How are the other pests...mosquito etc?

    It's obvious you are all getting a bit spoiled. Enjoy every minute!

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  3. Hey Sam...well it seems that you are all eating well....and that makes us all here in the states very happy!!! Im thinking (like some others here i'm sure) that you were all living off of some fruit twigs and an occasional bug!!! well eggs and tubers are a much better choice...hope your taking notes Sam...perhaps you can cook us up some of that Tanzanian grub when you get home!!! love ya....annmarie

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  4. it all sounds great :) Kaitlyn I am proud you are not your mother's daughter when it comes to new food :)

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  5. Elizabeth - You were right, we were concerned that you were starving but now we know you are eating gourmet! You are probably eating better than at school! No worries, you have gotten it all under control except for maybe a random chocolate chip cookie. I bet Truda"s cookies can't compare Yummmm. Love you bunches and miss you.

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  6. Hi Sam,I'm so relieved to know that you're eating well.Sounds like typical American meals except for those special occasion treats.....HYRAX LIVER????? Will that take the place of my chocolate chip cookies for your birthday? LOL....YUM...(3DAYS AND COUNTING) your time spent with the Hadza sounds amazing,so many lessons leaned. I'm sure you're sad to say goodbye, until the next time you may meet.Continue having an awesome time. I miss you dearly.Love You More.....MOM XOXO

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  7. Hey Katie!!

    I just saw you have a blog here, I am enjoying reading about your travels! It sounds like your having tons of fun and an amazing experience. Hope you had a fab birthday and aren't getting eaten by any lions, tigers, and bears. I know you're going to be a bronzed beauty when you get home. Hope the lessons we learned in art of happiness are making your experience better haha! Love and miss you bunches

    ---i don't know if this will say who it is but its Lauren grecs

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  8. Sam! My first post didn't work so lets try this again. Apparently we're all relieved to hear you're eating well. Wondering if you're going to request Hyrax liver instead of Tumpana for Christmas after this trip...I hope not! I'm sure Uncle Paul would like that but not too sure about the rest of us. Cant wait to hear all the stories and see all of your pictures. I loved the one shown on the blog page, hoping you have some good ones of giraffes for me and Annmarie. Stay safe and try to remember everything so you can tell us when you get home! Love Ya - Coley and the Saliba clan

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  9. KT PU and crew - keep the blog coming, it is great to read each day. I was worried that they would have you eating meat by now, but it sounds like htere are plenty of "Kate-atarian" options in the bush! Looking forward to the latest day's adventures - love papa g

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  10. Hi Ja-Z... food sounds yummy!especially all that fresh fruit... Happy that you are so well looked after and getting quality fuel for your adventures. Enjoy! Miss you! love you! Mom

    Happy Birthday to Kate!

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  11. Katie P,

    First off..Paulie's comment made my day..secondly..you dont know how happy I am to know that there are vegetarian options for my gurll. Wow so they can prepare veggie options in the jungle but not in Vita Nova? That ain't right.. you know how fiesty i would get. Anyway the food sounds fabulous and reading about your adventures is super exciting! Keep enjoying it and i am sure you will hear from em again since I am now obsessed with posting on this blog when I discovered this a mere two days ago haha love youu shbooboo!!

    Diannn

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  12. Kaitlyn B, i have no idea what your aunt cyn is talking about??? enjoy all that tanzania has to offer you because your not missing anything here. cold, snow, ice and more snow to come on friday. enjoy the warm weather. love ya Momma

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  13. Hello Dana D!! Sounds yummy what you all are eating! I'm surprised and happy! Learning a lot from the blogs! Can't wait to see your pics and hear your stories! Miss you! Spotted you in the pic with your pretty smile!

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  14. That all sounds amazing! You better be collecting recipes, Errica...I'm expecting a full gourmet spread Tanzania-style when you get back!
    In all seriousness though, it sounds like you guys are having a fantastic experience! I can't wait to hear all about it (and see all the photos)!

    Lots o' love,
    Errica's Favorite Older Sister (and yes, that's a completely unbiased opinion)

    PS - Don't get eaten by a zebra!! :P

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  15. Hello This is Janell Again...I really missing you Joy but I'm glad your are having fun :) And this is from Mommy! "Just wanted to say the pictures are awesome and the menu of what you have been eating sounds good to. Thanks for keeping us posted with how you are doing. Love you much. Mom"

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  16. mmm bee larvae, my fave. so jeals

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  17. Everything sounds delicious. Eggs, bacon and sausage!!! PB and Honey sounds great. I was wondering if there would be local delicacies such as the Hyrax liver and bee larvae on the menu. Everything sounds wonderful. Liz, bring home a receipt or two. Caroline and Megan want to try some of these dishes. No..really… they do! Love and miss you. Keep on having fun and blogging.

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  18. Hi Alex!! Im in Buffalo, its snowy and cold. Sounds like the breakfast is the best with all that wonderful fruit. What is a Hyrax? Lov u, Mommy.

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  19. Well you guys are really lucky, I'm not sure I eat as much here in Glasgow! Liz, are those cookies anything compared to those you made with Theo? He told me all about them and how he loooooved eating them :)
    Enjoy loads! Love you!
    Lesley

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