Setting the scene
Over spring break (or the week after because I planned it wrong) I chose to spend a few nights in a tiny home in the middle of the woods in western Virginia. 140 square feet for my partner and myself. There are about 30 homes throughout the wooded area, each with a name. We stayed in Joanne. I’d always been curious about what the experience would be living in such a small area. While I would not want to live in one long term, a few days surrounded by nature with only essentials was the perfect way to unplug from reality.
Bringing Savvy Along for the Ride
Armed with only two burners, a sink and a few pots and pans, I had to get creative with snacks and meals. Now because this was a tiny home, I had to think tiny when packing, so bringing the set of 8 was out of the question. To really put some of the Savvy & Well spices to the test, I brought two along to see how they help in such a small environment. I chose a sweet and savory, Mojo Citrico, and Choco Chai. I will also add that water was coming from a tank, which I had to be mindful of when cooking as to not overuse.
While we only made one entrée and a few snacks, I was able to use Savvy spice blends for it all. Dinner our last night was simple, using some of the provisions provided we made spaghetti. A bag of pasta and a bottle of marinara made for an easy cook. To add an additional layer of flavor and to really enhance the simplicity of the pasta, a generous amount of Mojo Citrico was added to the sauce. Three ingredients later and a delicious meal is created!
I got a little more creative with the snacks during the afternoon. I picked up a few ingredients at a local store to make what I’ve always called Muddy Buddies. For some context, it’s just chex cereal coated with chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar. It’s something I grew up with and is super easy to make! To put a different spin on it, I added in Choco Chai with the powdered sugar to coat them. Adding the cinnamon and clove flavors really gave an old classic new dynamic flavor!
For a healthier snack, I went with plain raw peanuts. Going plain lends itself to any flavor profile you could want. Again the mojo really stood out and created a super flavorful taste without adding extra salt or calories! To get the spices to stick to the peanuts, I coated them in a touch of olive oil first, just enough to get them coated but not so much that it gets messy.
Bring Savvy along when you travel
Savvy & Well can fit in any environment to make any meal or snack taste amazing! Whether you are staying in a tiny home in the woods or a 50 room mansion, Savvy spice blends can travel wherever you go to make any meal amazing!
Have you gone anywhere or done anything unique with Savvy & Well blends? Let us know in the comments! We always love to hear your ideas and inspiration.