Patacones (Deep Fried Plantains) with Garlic Lemon Mayonnaise Recipe

Plantains are the best. I can’t find any information on the Internet that says you can substitute plantains for raw (green) bananas but I would definitely give it a try if you can’t get your hands on these. You won’t want to eat them raw because they leave an awful furry feeling in your mouth…

Broccoli, Garlic & Lemon Pasta Recipe

When we signed up for a week of volunteering coffee-picking at a finca (agricultural estate) in the north of Ecuador, we arrived to the most beautiful farmhouse with an outdoor kitchen stocked full of farm grown veggies and exotic fruits. We could cook whatever we wanted; the only rule was that it had to be…

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…

Pumpkin Soup with Caramelised Beetroot

This is a real simple one, and cheap too! Serves: 2-3 Cooking time: 40 minutes Ingredients 1 small onion, finely diced 2 cloves of garlic, finely diced 1 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon curry powder ½ butternut pumpkin, cut into medium chunks 1 medium carrot, cut into medium chunks 1 small beetroot, cut into 1cm cubes…

Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is one of those foods that brings me back home more than any other food. Mum always has a fresh pot of chicken soup in the fridge during winter and quite frankly I’ll eat it any time of year. When I’m missing the comforts of home this is definitely my go-to food to…

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