There are a few reasons why we fell in love with this dish: It is easy to make, nutritious, inexpensive, and you can find the ingredients in this list almost anywhere.
On the road, ginger eggs bring me back to my home; home to my friends in Boston, my family in Mexico, and our apartment in Seattle. They are easy to prepare and make affordable breakfasts tasty.
We were greeted with blue skies, long lines for the money exchange house, scores of classic 1950’s cars, and all kinds of people making their way through the city. With no cell phone service, no WiFi, and no plan, we felt like we’d traveled back in time.
When you are on the go for so long, it is important to have good and healthy food that’s also easy to transport and, most importantly, not messy while eating. Empanadas are perfect for that! Beach day, chicken bus, loads of driving, hiking, you name it!
It is amazing how long-term budget travel changes your preconceptions of what’s a schedule, what’s a route, what’s a plan. We woke up that morning with no idea that we would be sleeping on a bus and waking up in a city bordering Belize the next day. That openness to change is both liberating and terrifying for someone like me who loves and finds comfort in plans.
The floor of the church was covered with candles in various stages of melting, eggs, soda, and copal, a native form of incense. Entire families were crouched on the ground praying aloud in Tzotzil, a local language belonging to the Mayan language group. The women rubbed eggs, soda, and other items over the bodies of small children to rid them of evil spirits.