(except from the obvious like friends and family):
ICA MAXI, My local huge supermarket with everything a person can dream off. I miss knowing exactely where everything is and being able to get everything I want (stuff that used to be an obvious thing to get is not at obvious here).
My food processor, I cook a lot. And a lot of what I cook I use my beloved food processor for. Every now and then there is a blender at the hostels but the engines are not good. I am pretty sure we broke that blender in Arequipa when we made home made pesto (sorry!!).
Healthy snacks. The word healthy is not very existing on this continent yet. All the snacks you find are chips, chocolate and every now and them you do find an energybar (90% sugar in it). I usually bake my own energybars (with my beloved food processor hehe) and there is not a chance to get anything similar here. Finding granola without sugar have also been a challange. Actually, finding anything without added suger, good luck.
Coffee. Yes, this is the coffe continent. Yes, it is filled with amazing coffee farms. And yes, they even now by law have to keep 10 % of their coffeebeans (they used to export it all) but still they make really bad coffee. Proper foamed milk is impossible to find (crap, I am a coffee snob).
Isn't it funny how everything is about food? I guess it's all about habits and what we are used to.
I really do think that I am going to start shop differently when I get back home. Going to do my best to shop in season groceries and avoid stuff that's been shipped over half the globe.
Environmental questions are huge worldwide at the moment but even more among travellers. It's an awareness that forms when you travel and you get to see cause and effects in other countries and among other societies. What are your guys vision on the enviroment right now, do you care or would you want to learn more?