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The Perils of Eating Costa Rican Fried Chicken and Chocolate — By Jennifer Shipp

I know that rice and beans is a staple here in Costa Rica, but what I wasn’t expecting to find was a fried chicken stand on every street corner here. And it smells really good. We don’t eat the fried chicken because it’s probably fried in lard (and John is allergic to beef), but we do try to soak up the aroma when we go into Alajuela because it is positively intoxicating in a comfort-food sort of ...
Grocery Stores and Food in Costa Rica — By Jennifer Shipp
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Grocery Stores and Food in Costa Rica — By Jennifer Shipp

We are not strict vegans. In fact, you couldn’t even say that we’re strict vegetarians. Our diet is based on what works for our health and basically it’s vegan + chicken. For many years, we were vegetarians who snarfed down large portions of cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products at every meal. Then, we learned the truth about milk and dairy products (that they’ll kill you—see the documentary Forks over ...
Dogs, Birds, Hamsters, and the Flying Tomato — By Jennifer Shipp
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Dogs, Birds, Hamsters, and the Flying Tomato — By Jennifer Shipp

The Flying Tomato was a restaurant that John really wanted to go to in La Fortuna. He was excited about it because it was the first real vegetarian restaurant that we'd found in Costa Rica that we'd be able to go to and that was featured at Happy Cow (an important online resource for vegans and vegetarians). It had excellent reviews and his expectations were very high.We had gone to the orphanage in La ...
Sick After Breakfast Smoothie — By Jennifer Shipp
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Sick After Breakfast Smoothie — By Jennifer Shipp

John made a “smoothie” tonight out of the oranges that we have growing in our backyard. These oranges are actually green and we had to look them up online to make sure they were indeed “oranges”. He squeezed the juice carefully and then he was going to use some bananas that I bought yesterday to add some substance to the much coveted “smoothie” tonight. Unfortunately, however, the “bananas” were plantains, ...
Scarcity Value — By Lydian Shipp
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Scarcity Value — By Lydian Shipp

Food variety, and food in general, is rather scarce these days.Plain potato chips and dry bread with honey are the two snack foods that we have in our house right now. Dinner consists of either beans and rice with hot sauce or pasta with vegetables. Oatmeal is for breakfast. Today, we added a rare (but plentiful) new food to our snack time. A CLIF bar! Mine was chocolate-mint flavored. So was my ...
Finding Food ‘n Stuff — By Jennifer Shipp
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Finding Food ‘n Stuff — By Jennifer Shipp

Today was our first official day in Costa Rica. We woke up here, in our little vacation rental.  It is a Friday, so all of us had work to do. John programs for the web, I am a writer, and Lydian is doing classes through the University of Nebraska high school homeschool program. Yesterday we endured three flights to get here over the course of 10 hours: Denver to Dallas; Dallas to San Salvador, and San ...
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