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Easy Asian Style Warm Lamb Salad Recipe

Ever look at your hostel ready meal and think “gosh that looks ugly”. It’s often the case with meals we whip together in ramshackle kitchens late in the evening, no matter what you do they just look ugly. Which is why this Asian style warm lamb salad recipe is one of …

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French Provincial Vegetables and Mussels Recipe

Looking for an easy, yet delicious Sunday night meal while you are travelling. Then check out my French Provincial Vegetables and Mussels Recipe. Although it is French-inspired, you can pick up these ingredients all over the world and many different markets.  Markets! I can’t rave enough about markets, about the …

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Singapore Stir-Fry – a Cheap Hostel Meal

Cooking in hostels isn’t always easy but it is always worth it! In Singapore we stayed at the Green Kiwi Backpackers in Bugis.  Which was only a short walk from Little India home of a massive fresh food and wet market. Lingo: Wet Market, is where people kill (usually) and …

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Healthy Chicken Fajita’s with Lettuce Cups

Finding different and healthy ways to cook up a feast for a few travel friends without resorting to Spaghetti Bolognese (don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a  big pot of spag bol, and you can make it healthily and cheaply – this is just an alternative for …

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Tuna Pate Recipe – a memory indulgence!

This tuna pate recipe is a favourite for giving me flashbacks to crystal clear water, sunshine and terracotta coloured roofs! We all know that our senses are strongly linked to our memory – we have all had that moment when walking through a shopping centre and a whiff of someone’s …

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Fresh Canadian Salmon Red Thai Curry

A recipe for winning friends at your hostel or buying off the friend who has lent you her floor. Feeds four… or more if you have stuffed yourselves at the markets and only want a small light dinner. If you haven’t already read or heard about Granville island then you …

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Cheap Goon Garlic Mussels

Australia can be an expensive place to eat – especially if you would like to eat healthily! Those who are backpacking the east coast of Australia generally live off 2 minute noodles and goon (a sack of cheap dirty wine). Occasionally they may branch out and get a meat pie …