Beans does not mean Heinz

It’s fair to say I haven’t quite got into the spirit of the food here in Mexico yet, as I don’t often eat out at one of the numerous stands or restaurants that offer the typical Mexican comida. Mostly I make my own vegan creations using the same ingredients though, and that’s generally good enough for me for the moment. Yes there’s a limited choice for me – plenty of tortillas and beans but beyond that it’s hard to pick out new things and get people to understand what I do and don’t eat.

However when it comes to fruit and other things I’ve got plenty of options and though I miss (in particular) the BC blueberries it’s been more than compensated by mangoes, pineapple, papaya, melon, oranges, guava…and now plenty of coconut! This area has lots of coconut dulces (sweets) and though much of it also contains milk I’ve found enough without to keep me in coconut dessert for many a day.

Entering Puerto Vallarta I knew I’d have a lot more flexibility, though I’m used to getting just one or two options (it’s almost disconcerting to get lots of options…). So the first place on my hit-list proved to be the only one I needed. Good food, plentiful portions (buffet), and very reasonably priced. For breakfast it’s got a mix of Mexican dishes (including beans of course, plus pancakes that I skipped on) and I went back again for dinner. I piled on the vegetables (grilled and fresh), various salads (tomato and basil was particularly good as I haven’t had basil for ages) and some hot grilled veg with soy chunks (pretty tasty). Alas I had to pass on the stuffed peppers and creamed cauliflower. And I topped it all off with a small portion of (non-Heinz) beans…

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And for those of you who have no clue what the title means, or just want to remember a classic, take a look at ‘clever’ Kev…

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Author: kieran

vancouver, fair trade, bike touring

2 thoughts on “Beans does not mean Heinz”

  1. mangoes, pineapple, papaya, melon, oranges, guava…

    I think you’ve got a better deal than just blueberries! 🙂

    and fresh coconuts… oh boy!

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