Last Friday, I headed to Charleston, South Carolina for a few days and it was, in a word, lovely. Charleston is absolutely beautiful and basically the definition of southern charm.
I attended YALLFest, an amazing YA book festival on Saturday. I went for the first time in November 2014 and it was just as inspiring this time around.
I thought it would be fun to post what I ate every day since it can sometimes be a challenge to travel when you’re gluten-free and dairy-free.
Airport breakfast: Overnight oats (banana, 1/2 cup oats, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 3/4 cup almond milk — recipe from one of my favourite bloggers, Angela Liddon of Oh She Glows) with a scoop of peanut butter
Full disclosure: I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to catch two early morning flights, so I ate two lunches.
Lunch #1: Chicken, avocado, Mary’s Crackers
Lunch #2: Kitchen 208, which has a beautiful patio on King Street, Charleston’s main street
Salmon arugula salad
Snack: apple with peanut butter (my usual 3 p.m. snack)
Dinner: Rue du Jean, an amazing French restaurant
Steak frites (aka the best steak frites ever — seriously)
Breakfast: Another Broken Egg Cafe
Salmon with a salad full of vegetables and jicama
Mary’s Crackers (to get a healthy carb in)
Lunch: I went grocery shopping at a local market
Canned salmon, avocado, Mary’s Crackers
Snack: apple and peanut butter
Dinner: Sticky Fingers
Rib and BBQ chicken plate with cole slaw and french fries
Breakfast: Eli’s Table, one of my favourite restaurants in Charleston
Steak and two poached eggs, the best breakfast potatoes ever
Lunch: Closed 4 Business
Bunless burger with bacon, a few french fries
Mary’s Crackers (for another healthy carb)
Snack: banana and peanut butter
Dinner: Rue du Jean again (because it was amazing)
Trout almandine with green beans and french fries
Full disclosure again: yes, I ate a lot of french fries on this trip. And enjoyed every single one.
Breakfast: Another Broken Egg Cafe again, I got the same salmon and salad
Airport Lunch: Canned salmon, avocado, Mary’s Crackers
Snack: banana, part of a spinach and chicken salad with quinoa, two packages of peanuts on the plane ride home
Dinner: Home! Salmon, sweet potatoes and peas
Have you been to Charleston?