Two things tend to be typically true when you begin to discuss the food on offer on trains in Britain today – i) it will be ridiculously expensive for what it is, and ii) what it is more often than not is very un-Paleo.
The obvious answer to both of these conundrums is to picnic!
On our way home from St. Ives post-holiday I just happened to have a few tomatoes spare, as well as a small bottle of extra-virgin olive oil, not to mention sea salt and whole black pepper, which rather conveniently came in containers with built in grinders.
As you can see, I simply halved the toms, gave them the merest of drizzlings with the olive oil, the subtlest hint of sea salt, and a bladdy good battering with the black pepper.
Chuck in some raw carrot sticks, a tin of sardines, and my customary sack-o-fruit™ and you had both a Paleo feast fit for a distinguished tribal chieftain, as well as a considerable sum of the old folding green stuff still left undisturbed in one’s porte-monnaie. Hurrah!
One word of warning – preparing tomatoes in this way on a train in Britain will invariably cause your fellow passengers to gawp and stare as though you had stood up on a seat back, stripped naked, doused yourself in petrol, and then begun to sing “Light My Fire” very loudly and out of tune.