Food and Drink in Turks and Caicos

I’m back! It feels SO good to be home after quite the incredible vacation to Turks and Caicos followed by a weekend in Colorado.

I don’t even know where to begin in recapping, but I have to start somewhere so I how about I tackle the food part?!

As I mentioned, while we were in Turks and Caicos we stayed in a villa complete with a full kitchen (serious reviews to come on this villa because it was extraordinary). We did all of our own cooking at our place and went out to eat only a few times.

I loved having our own kitchen and have decided that I prefer it over staying in an all-inclusive resort. Reasons: 1. We can eat whenever we want 2. It helps my digestive system to stay somewhat on track while away from home  3. I know exactly what’s going into my food and 4. I don’t have as many temptations (i.e.: millions of desserts).

We used my meal planning chart as a guide to help with packing food for the trip as well as meal ideas while we were away, and did a pretty good job of sticking to it.

Here come the food photos!

turks and caicos breakfast

We did our produce shopping at a little market near by. There were only a few small markets on our island but we were able to find everything on our list!

turks and caicos market turks and caicos market turks and caicos market

Chicken caesar salad…

chicken caesar turks and caicos

Veggie and turkey bacon omelets…

eggs turks and caicos

Lentil taco salad…

lentil taco salad turks and caicos

My comfy tummy breakfast…

fruit turks and caicos

Homemade piña coladas with pineapple juice, coconut milk, and local rum…

pina colada turks and caicos

Freshly caught red snapper which Dana fileted for us…

red snapper turks and caicos

 

Grilled romaine with olive oil and grilled red snapper…

red snapper turks and caicos

One of our lunch’s out was at a beach called Mudjin. There was a very small menu (and nothing healthy to choose from) so we went with conch fritters and french fries…

conch fritters turks and caicos fries turks and caicos

Romaine salad with carrots, quinoa, olive oil, salt and pepper…

salad turks and caicos

I’m thinking a full-on review is in order for one of the restaurants we went to called The Silver Palms. So, more on the restaurant later. The food was outstanding!

Dana and I split the conch stew….

conch stew turks and caicos

And the lobster tail…

lobster turks and caicos

Both of our dishes were so fresh, simple, and absolutely delectable.

I can’t forget to mention the homemade double chocolate cake with cream cheese chocolate frosting and homemade coconut ice cream on the side….

chocolate cake turks and caicos

My mouth watered just looking at that photo again!

We bought plantains which we drizzled with rum and olive oil and placed on the grill…

plantains turks and caicos

They were SO good!

On our last day we had to be out of our place by 10:00 am or so, and caught a ferry over to the main island Providenciales where the airport was, so we stopped at a beach restaurant for lunch. I ordered the Chicken Caesar Salad (I really didn’t get too creative there did I?) and Dana got the fish tacos.

chicken caesar salad turks and caicos

There you have it! Our vacation food in a nutshell. My belly did a pretty good job holding up to the food while we were away, however I am VERY happy to be home where I can really eat completely normal again.

I have so much more to catch you up on but this will have to do for now! I have mungo loads of laundry and unpacking to do.

I can’t wait to tell you more about our trip!

Hope your week is off to a great start! I missed you all!

 

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