Originally Posted by _-pSyLoCkE-_ I have a question about lunchs, or food I should pack or bring with me on trips to other people's houses and whatnot. In case they are making something I cannot eat, or want to eat... what are some suggestions of things I can bring with myself?
Well, this answer is probably more complex than you needed, but i'll tell you what i do.
If i'm going over to a person's home for dinner and they are not preparing anything vegetarian, then i prepare a simple soup and salad to share with everyone.
If i'm going over to someone's house for a visit and we are not necessarily eating, but i may get hungry during that time, i take fruit and nuts with me.
If i'm going on a hike or other sort of outdoor activity, i usually take fruit and raw granola with me.
If i'm going out for a day and i do not know if food will be available to me, i tend to make a number of salads: tomato, cucumber, onion with olive oil, vinegar, and sea salt; chickpeas, red pepper, red onion, parsley with vinegar and olive oil; mixed greens with pine nuts and citris fruit; nuts and fruit.
If i'm visiting a friend for the weekend, i'll take a whole lot of groceries: frozen--mixed berries, tropical mixed fruit, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, and stir fry mix; not frozen--nuts, seeds, beans (usually sprouted and unsprouted), fresh fruit, mixed greens and salad trimmings, eggs, dairy products (yogurt and cheese usually), sprouted bread or tortillas. generally, while visiting friends, i prepare the meals throughout the weekend (except meat). this is why i bring so much.
if i'm simply taking my food around for the day, i carry fruit and nuts, hard boiled eggs, cheese, a large salad of some sort (which also includes beans or beans are in a separate salad), silverware, a napkin (cloth), and also water. That usually lasts me the whole day. Sometimes, i make iced tea with lime to carry around with me.
Does this help?