Peru’s Desert Coast
Finding good, affordable food every day, multiple times a day, consumes so much of my time. For the past couple of weeks, we’ve only been staying at a place for 1-2 nights and our accommodations haven’t had a kitchen I could use. As a result, we’ve been eating all of our meals out. Enough!
Tonight, we had a picnic along the promenade of Lagoon Huacachina, Peru. We had leftovers from lunch: grilled fish (overly salted) with plain white rice and a boiled potato. I added a head of raw broccoli to the meal that I washed with our purified water in the bathroom sink. As we sat crunching on the broccoli, I dreamed of making it into a pureed soup with a drizzle of a spicy Peruvian rocoto pepper sauce and a crusty baguette.
Peruvian food is delicious, but it tends to all be the same half a dozen dishes – and only one or two of those I can eat. Vegetables are rarely the star in any of the dishes, and I’ve been craving really good salads and sautéed greens.
Tomorrow, we leave for our final stop in Peru’s desert coast: Paracas and will be back in Lima by the end of the week where one of our meals will definitely be at the Raw Cafe. Our time in Peru is growing thin. We’ll culminate our time in South America with a week in the Amazon Rainforest before flying back to Florida in the middle of May.
For now, I am focused on enjoying Peru’s desert coast and seeking out hostels with kitchens.