One of my favorite things about Bali is the food. Clearly. Because of the strong expat culture around the island there are a ton of vegetarian and vegan options. There’s also the strong Balinese influenced meals, which can easily be made vegetarian. One of my favorites is Gado Gado, a blend of steamed veggies, tofu, and tempeh with a creamy peanut sauce. Mmmm..
When I’m back in New York I don’t get to share many meals with family, since they live in Miami. Instead of connecting with real people, I’m usually scrolling through Instagram on my phone or doing something else completely irrelevant (which I shamefully admit!). Here in Bali I’ve been traveling with a lovely group of friends who I get to share dinner with pretty much every night. It’s such a special thing to connect without technology; after all, that’s the real kind of connection.
I came across the Billion Dinners app where you’re able to track your family meals. Their goal is to have 1 billion meals tracked, pretty amazing. When we eat with others, we are happier and healthier (lower obesity levels, lower risk of substance abuse, smoking etc.). Our phones have completely taken over our lives (me included!), so why not use technology to enhance human interaction and create more intentionality in our lives.
Go to billiondinners.org/10in2/ to sign up for the mailing list and track 10 family dinners through the DinnerCall app by November 15, for the chance to win $100 in free groceries. To get started, just download the Dinner Call app and begin tracking your family dinners. “Family” can include friends and loved ones too, like mine!