Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The belly rules the mind

Elisa and I aren't food snobs exactly, but we both praise Michael Pollan as a demi-god and love to garden.
So when we contemplated what to eat on our ride, I knew that it had to be done right. Yes we had cliff bars, and PB&Js were brought along for last ditch energy food, but I decided that the only way this would be a satisfactory ride was if I jumped in the kitchen and cranked us out some delicious nosh.
I was worred about eating things that would make us feel sick, that were too heavy, or downright disgusting. After scouraging the internet, I decided to go my own way, and I think we were all pretty pleased with the results. I was so pleased with our meal that I decided to share it with you all.
1. Pita sandwiches with homemade hummus, red bell pepper, cucumber, and carrot
2. Pasta salad with red onion, yellow bell pepper, pine nuts, and balsalmic vinegrette
3. Mollases cookies
4. Various Fruits

It was amazing and pretty perfect for a ride - protein, carbs, vitamins and minerals, ginger for tummies, roughage, so good!


  1. Sounds delicious!

    I'm working on developing a bar that would be full of goodness but easier to carry than most food. Still, the spread you describe would work for me right now. Yum!

  2. hot dogs are a good option, too.

  3. Pasta salad is one of my favorite bike ride foods. Mniam!

  4. The pita and hummus sounds like a good idea. My husband and I usualy have cliff bars, fruit and PB&J. I was recently thinking about trying to make my own hummus. Is it easy? Any suggestions for when making it?

  5. Your food was INCREDIBLE! Seriously...Anna is the best.

  6. Great selection of foods for any occaision.
    Cycling food could be worthy of its own blog/book in its own right.

  7. My kid, who is a cyclist, built a backyard garden several months ago. It's amazing how much stuff he's gotten out of a small plot. We stopped by his house two days ago and he loaded us down with veggies.

    You'd think broccoli is broccoli, but the fresh-picked stuff was so much better than what you get in the produce section.

    You can see his garden at

    Check out the live tomato cam.

  8. Not snob, Connoiseur! Sometimes they overlap, but a connoiseur is someone who want's more than just sustenance. They are looking for an experience.

  9. I love this post! (Checking in late I know, only discovered it today).
    Adore Michael Pollan and Alice Waters. Your food choices are spot on. I hope to go wild harvest elderberries this summer like I did last year. Do you wild harvest? AND Any chance you'll post garden pics?


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