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…

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…

Lima Restaurant guide – food you should eat in Lima

Normally when we visit a new city we tend to head straight to tripadvisor to help us decide on where we should go for ‘special meals’ (to beak up the monotony of budget eats like avocado on bread). While in Lima we were extremely lucky to have spent our time with two passionate foodies (one…

Central Restaurant, Lima

I was almost annoyed, knowing that in a matter of hours I would be handing over hundreds of dollars to this establishment, yet they’re making me wait… I’m happy waiting for a coffee shop to open, but I knew there was a team of people inside, why couldn’t they just open the damn doors so…

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…

The Blue Rate – Not Quite the Blessing it Might Seem

It might seem like a traveller’s dream hearing that you can almost double your money when travelling in Argentina, but we now know it can be quite the opposite… Basically Argentina has a huge inflation problem – it officially runs at 20%, however in reality it’s somewhere around the 40% range. (i.e. you can’t trust…

TANGY PULLED PORK RIBS, COLESLAW AND ONION RINGS

Cooking time: 3 hours and 15 minutes Serves: 6-8 Serving suggestion: create a ‘slider’ using my all time favourite food – the bagel! Make toasted sandwiches with cheese using the leftovers. Ingredient list Tangy Pulled Pork Ribs 1.5 kg pork ribs, cut into big chunks 100ml olive oil 4 spring onions, very finely sliced 1…

Lucuma Pie Recipe

This is an incredibly tasting dessert and it’s super simple (if you can find the damn fruits). While it isn’t the healthiest of sweets I do feel better that the shining ingredient is still technically a fruit. Recipe credits: Our Peruvian foodie friends Flavia and Renzo Preparation time: 50 minutes (plus 8 hours setting time)…

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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