Hello from my favorite place on earth!!
As has been the tradition for the last five year the whole family has been in Aruba for the kids Easter break and we are having a relaxing trip filled with lazy days in the sun and relaxed evenings checking out the Island's culture and cuisine.
While my husband and son started their vacation on the beach/at the pool my daughter and I headed out to the local grocery store to pick up a few snacks for the week. I love grocery shopping no matter where I am! We did find some neat locally grown produce including these cucumbers.
Apparently they are native to Venezuela, which is indeed local to Aruba. Decidedly cucumber like they have a nubby exterior with a decidedly lemon flavor. I am not sure if you are supposed to eat the nubby skin but we did and it was good! I will tell you more about the trip to the grocery store later, as it is worthy of a post all it's own.
I am often asked if there is anything "vegan friendly" in Aruba and the answer is a resounding yes! But I am of the belief that you are never far from a great vegan meal if you do a little research and ask a few questions. Dinners, thus far, have been great!
Veggie Pasta and Mirpas: Simple and Delicious
Vegetarian Fajita's at Iguana Joe's ("hold the cheese")
But as good as the food has been thus far, my favorite part of this vacation has been hanging out with the family and enjoying natures magnificent beauty.
My daughter and I have been diligent about taking pictures of the scenery and many beautiful animals and I will be sure to share those with you in another post, too!