Cinnamon Quinoa Granola

Serving suggestions: Quinoa granola, fresh fruit and strained greek yogurt are a match made in heaven! I enjoy it with pomegranate, pineapple and a little drizzling of honey, because it’s not a super sweet granola. This is also an awesome breakfast or snack to take on the trail. Ingredients: • 5 cups rolled oats •…

The New York Bagel: How, What, Where, Why

When you sit down to eat your bagel, it’s like unwrapping a tiny present excessively hidden under many layers. You firstly open a large plastic bag, then remove a second smaller paper bag. Inside the paper bag you’ll find a bagel, but it’s usually double wrapped. Finally, it’s there, so much satisfaction fighting through all…

America’s Finest – Lunch at Eleven Madison Park

Expectations can certainly be a killer. I chose to turn a blind eye and not run wild on the Internet to eliminate any potential spoilage. This seemed like a reasonable thing to do at the time, however knowing this restaurant is rated 5th best in the world creates expectations in itself. After a stressful few days…

Roasted peach chilli sauce

Serving Suggestions: You can’t go past a good avo on toast and with the addition of some spice it can be transformed to another level. I usually top mine with sweet chili sauce, but this roasted peach chili sauce is even better! This is also a good base for a unique Mexican salsa to make…

Squash blossoms stuffed with queso fresco and charred Mexican chillies

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serving suggestions: Eat these beauties while they’re fresh and crispy and serve with a fresh salad dressed with olive oil and the lime juice from those limes you zested earlier. The tanginess pairs perfectly with the cheese filling and crispy beer batter. A good hit…

A Colombian Adventure: Fishing in the Caribbean

The Caribbean coast of Colombia offers many pleasures the rest of the country simply can’t. One of my favourite’s is the constant availability of fresh fish. There’s something so special about eating a freshly caught fish on a picturesque beach – you can’t compare it with any other dining setting. One way to heighten the…

Doing it on your own: Trekking in Bolivia

There’s a certain type of traveller that thrives to create adventures on their own. They smirk at the thought of organised tours and package deals. They feel smug whenever they walk past an oversized group of tourists eating mundane tourist friendly meals at the tourist specific restaurants. They don’t mind using up hours of their…

A trip to the Peruvian Amazon Jungle

The journey is often just as impressive as the destination. That’s how it feels lounging in my colourful hammock drifting along Rio Hullaga in the Northern Peruvian Amazon. It’s not actually a picture of tranquility; yes I have slept through most of the journey, but my hammock it tied to a big, old, rusty cargo…

Santa Cruz Trek Unguided

We came to Huaraz for 3 reasons. To hike Santa Cruz, the most popular trail of the nearby Cordillera Blanca, to recover our tired legs with a few ales at Sierra Andina brewery, and to eat a mean curry after a 9-month curry hiatus. The curry was amazing. Head to Chilli Heaven for a huge…

Trekking Pasta with Salami and Garlic

This recipe is one of our camping/trekking favourites. Mix things up with different flavouring packets or sauces. Remember that the powdered flavouring packets weigh a lot less than sauce. Read about our most recent trek to Santa Cruz, Peru and other cooking tips here. Serves: 2 Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 100g salami, roughly chopped…

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