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Attention Foodies : Contribution Invited

If you have been following me for some time, you must be knowing how “cheap” I am ๐Ÿ˜‰ I travel in the cheapest way possible. But there are certain costs that can’t be controlled much. The cost of food and water are some of them. One cannot eat really cheap, unhealthy food while travelling. ย As I amย NOT a big time foodie I am able to control that cost somehow by eating cheaper foodย to survive.

But at times you get opportunity to reduce this cost further by cooking by yourself and not eating outย from a restaurant.

My experiment with Food

Recently it so happened that I got a chance to stay with a friend of mine while travelling. There was all the facilities to cook. Then I didn’t know what to cook, how to cook and so on. But as I was on a tight budget I had to do something about the cooking part.

Then I found Oats in the fridge. Just oats!ย  Nothing else, no milk, nothing.

I boiled water and added oats. Then I found pickle jar in the fridge. Pickle, One of the best friends of bachelors who are still learning to cook. So I justย added a bit of pickle in the already boilingย oats and mixed it thoroughly. And my food was ready! No curry, no milk, no sugar, I didn’t need any of them.

Here is the picture to prove that I too can cook ๐Ÿ˜‰

My Food experiment
My Food experiment

Hope you have enjoyed my pathetic cooking experiment.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

ย What you can do to help me

Here is a chance for you to help me and other travellers during their travels. If you are a foodie, food blogger or simply someone who likes food, please do share simple recipes for travellers that they can make with minimum resources at an economical cost.

Here the oats will costย around ย โ‚น40 for half kilo. It will be enough for a day probably. Very economical and healthy. So if you know such recipes ( better ones ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) please do share. Do share the postย and ask other bloggers who loves food, ย if they can contributeย an easyย recipe. Help me compile a collection of easy recipe for the travellers on the go.ย  Hopefully I can try some of them during my next trip.

Thanks in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

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98 thoughts on “Attention Foodies : Contribution Invited

  1. Hmmm i find khichdi is easy to mk if u carry rice n lentils w u, instant oatmeal is good for breakfast, if u hv some veges, boil or steam them n mix w butter n salt, any kind of salad w something chunky is easy to make. I used to carry my spices in small containers when i used to travel. It was light n simple.

  2. Spanish omelette is the best solution! I will send you my recipe ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I have some doubts about your skills … You seem a good cook but you have opened the bag of oats on the wrong side ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. I make Spanish omelette ๐Ÿ˜€ But i’d love to see the authentic recipe. So send me.
      haha.. didn’t you read that I found the oats in the fridge?! It was already opened by someone. My tiny OCD wouldn’t allow me to open a packet in that way ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. Making breakfast any time of the day is reasonably easy and cheap. Scramble an egg. Toast some bread with butter (or without). Add some cheese and tomato if you have some and you have a breakfast sandwich. Magic!

  4. You can join – Foodaholics in Ahmedabad on Facebook. I got this idea from the group. You can also ask this question and get great response from the community ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I don’t know any good recipes, as I usually buy fast food instead of make it myself ๐Ÿ˜› but I am enjoying looking at some of the ideas here…making me hungry again ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  6. quinoa is a great protein all by itself, and tastier than oats. you might try carrying some tiny packages of Super Greenfood, you mix it with water, a complete meal. I found some in Goa last time there!!!

    1. Oh I never knew. In fact I am hearing about quinoa for the first time. Anyway I said I am not a foodie. So no wonder ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thank you for the info. Now I will search for it.

    1. Thank you for the recipes. But I think its too complex for me ๐Ÿ˜€ You definitely have some cool vegan recipes. I was a vegan for 2 weeks ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. You can make bread pulav. Just cut or tear bread in chunks that are bite sized. Then tamper with Cumin, onion, potato or any other vegetable you want. Add spices, even pickle if you want. I use Sambhar powder. Toss in the bread pieces, and its all done.

      1. Necessity is the mother of cooking for me ๐Ÿ˜› Well you can make curd sandwich. Instead of going for bread and all those shenanigans, just chop veggies like cucumber, carrot and tomato, season with salt and pepper and beat these into thick curd. It will look like a sandwich spread. Spread it in bread and make a sandwich. Or simply use it as a dip. Low cal, energy boosting, healthy food.

  8. I’m really lazy, I eat instant oatmeal (plain) and put in a bowl, sprinkle with Cinnamon, put in 2/3 cup spring water, and I use maple syrup, but if there isn’t anything like that, just sweet with fruit. I eat a piece of toast with it, and fruit for after. Takes 5 minutes to fix, and voila. done. You zap it in a microwave for about 1 minute, 30 seconds.

  9. With Maggie gone, I see that someone is already on a hunt for recipe ๐Ÿ˜›

    I think Corn flakes/cereals work wonders for me. I also make omlette and toast the bread (on the pan) and then the rest is history. Oats is great as you have mentioned.

    If you want heavy food, cooking rice is not hard at all provided you have the equipment and I just fry some lady finger with it ๐Ÿ˜›

    Finally if you are going for fruits, choose banana. It has the most calories and proteins, so will leave you full for the next couple of hours at least. And then again have one more ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. I never liked Maggie. I think I ate like max 10 times in my entire life ๐Ÿ˜›
      cornflakes are not in my “cheap” options ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Yea, bread omelette is my favourite these days. And yeah, cooking rice isn’t a big deal which I came to know once I did it. And I can make some curries too. But they are not travelling recipes. Fruits are good option anyway. Even the tennis players are eating banana during the breaks ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. I like oatmeal. You opened the box upside down ๐Ÿ˜€
    You can cook noodles 3,4 minutes and mix and pour some ready to eat sauce (like spaghetti sauce). ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. no. I didn’t open the oat mean bag upside down, I just found it in the fridge ๐Ÿ˜› My lil ocd wont allow it ๐Ÿ˜›
      Yea good suggestions, But I don’t like noodles much. You can see almost everyone is talking about maggi. It is 2 minutes noodles!

      1. Honestly, I really didn’t think you opened it upside down. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have seen your kitchen sink and clock on MM! I buy frozen Naan from the Indian store. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Off the top of my head, French toast should be easy to make. All you need is bread, milk, eggs, sugar and if available, some cinnamon powder & vanilla extract. Mix milk, an egg & sugar together, enough to dip and soak in a few slices of bread. And shallow fry until slightly brown on both sides. Tada! ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. That is a good idea. But i’d prefer bread and eggs. And drink the milk with sugar ๐Ÿ˜€ That way it is quick and easy. Too lazy to mix, dip and fry ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for the suggestion ๐Ÿ™‚

          1. French toast is my supper some of the times ๐Ÿ˜› minus the cinnamon and vanilla extract. Peasants like us can do without cinnamon powder and vanilla extract I guess, it is for rich people ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

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