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Eating My Way To Fruitarianism in Hawaii

 

We often hear from peeps who tell us they are going travelling but haven't a clue what they're going to eat. That's one kind of problem. I choose to go places where I can't decide what I am going to eat. In Hawaii- I didn't make a choice. I just ate it all! It has been a long time since I have adventured somewhere brand shiny new. A whole new environment to explore and loads of crazy weird fruits to eat!

I figure pictures say loads and so I will just share some of the best delectables! Honestly- if this were available where I lived, I might actually turn into a fruit platter (me, as a giant walking fruit platter! Sounds like today's tweetable)! Enjoy the show!

Every morning started with cutting up the market finds. I'd either make us smoothies, or a fruit plate and pack some up for our day out.

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A little noni action on walk.

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Passion fruit found along the road. That squinty mouth is what straight up passion fruit makes me do.

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Is there anything better than fruit in the shape of a star? Nope.

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Just standing under a canopy of chocolate pods.

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Best. Avocado. Ever. Tree ripened. Meghan enjoyed.

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Turmeric root. Leaves and all.

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Market findings. Those furry round brown things are called Chicu and they taste like steamed cinnamon covered apples. That root/bum looking thing is jicama (amazing with sea salt sprinkled on) and that weird spikey fruit is a sugar apple. It's not like an apple at all.

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Breakfast in the jungle!

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Papaya and apple bananas with lime, sugar apple, star fruit and those round things are called longon. You peel them and they're just like lychee.

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This fruit kind of makes me queezy to think about but tasted good at the time. It's called egg fruit and has the same consistency as the yolk of a hard boiled egg. But it's sweet. It reminded me of a cross between boiled egg yolk and those candy peanuts that come in pastel colours.

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The slices on the left are yacon root (what they use to make yacon syrup). So sweet and crunchy that we had them with our breakfast. The brown slices on the right is the chicu.IMG_5865
And soooo many coconuts!

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And stuff made from coconut. Coconut and passion fruit (dairy-free of course) ice cream.

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Rambutans were a definite favourite!

Beach mango! We picked these right off the tree, peeled with our hands and made a right old mess of ourselves devouring it.

IMG_0695Those mangos came off the biggest, mightiest mango tree I have ever seen!

Deeelish! I would run, swim, hop and skip back to Hawaii in a flash. What a land of treats! I won't be missing the tropical fruits for too long. I am back on the plane next week to head to St. Lucia for my annual retreat.

Question Of The Day: What was your best ever food discover while adventuring in a land far from home?

17 Responses to “Eating My Way To Fruitarianism in Hawaii”

  1. Eating My Way To Fruitarianism in Hawaii: We often hear from peeps who tell us they are going travelling but hav... http://t.co/P1ImvkRW
  2. looks AMAZING. Hawaii is def at the top of my dream trip list!!
  3. Kristin said…
    Oh wow that looks like heaven! I LOVE going to farmers' markets and local family owned foodstores when I am on vacation- always the best way to eat :)
  4. I got reaaaaaaaal fruity in Hawaii! http://t.co/h98uu2mH #travel #holisitic
  5. Taryn said…
    I'm with you Meghan - I vacation according to food as well. Be still my heart... I'd do anything for any of ripe off the tree fruits. There is a fruit in Trinidad called Pomerac that you must try one day!
  6. ok i need to know where in hawaii i got to go to be able to experience all these fruits???--really i am serious--do tell!
  7. Ricki said…
    No wonder people want to go to Hawaii. :) Were you at some kind of farm, where they had trees off which you could pick your own fruits? I can't imagine the market offered that service!! ;-)
  8. Jill said…
    Amazing pics Meghan it all looks so delicious ! I am curious to know if the trees you picked the fruit of were just wild, and could be picked or if this was a place that let you pick your own fruit.
  9. Shannon said…
    Such wonderful pics! Oh and the fruit...yum! This past September I was off in New Orleans - a little work and a little solo vacation. I had a great time re-exploring the area and one of my delicious finds was a small hole in the wall popsicle shop that made wondefully delicious all natural popsicles. Oh so darn good. My mouth was singing. The best one I had - I had to visit a few times of course - was plum cardamom. Oh so good!
  10. Shannon said…
    Such wonderful pics! Oh and the fruit...yum! This past September I was off in New Orleans - a little work and a little solo vacation. I had a great time re-exploring the area and one of my delicious finds was a small hole in the wall popsicle shop that made wondefully delicious all natural popsicles. Oh so darn good. My mouth was singing. The best one I had - I had to visit a few times of course - was plum cardamom. Oh so good!

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