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diegotailwind

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Tired of pasta, any suggestions?
« on: April 01, 2010, 10:03:40 PM »
I did a 2 weeks trip and I already got tired of pasta. Since I am planning a longer trip, i was hoping someone can give me some tips to spice them up (I am far from being a chef) or something else cheap to cook, fast and easy to make. Any suggestions?

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Re: Tired of pasta, any suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 08:06:02 AM »
I like steamed veggies and ramen.  I also use dehydrated refried beans and tortillas.  One excellent meal is a box mix of Red Beans and Rice.  Soup in a box and a can of green beans.  Grains.

This page has 22 links to information about food while bike touring.  Not all of them will be of interest to you but several have lots of food ideas.

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Re: Tired of pasta, any suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010, 03:12:48 PM »
Laos got pretty boring with food. Sticky rice was good but the green river weed seemed to be all that was ever put with it.

We mixed sticky rice, coconut milk (or milo) and banana. It certainly put a spring back in our step.

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Re: Tired of pasta, any suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 04:41:30 AM »
I have been making pan cakes a lot lately (the thin ones). 1kg of flour costs 40 Euro cents in most countries in Europe, it makes a meal for 4 persons. I just mix it with water and a bit of salt. No eggs or milk. You need some oil for frying. It is not fast at all and takes a fair bit of fuel, but it is fun and tasty and something different than pasta. When you have a fire going you can fry on that.
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Re: Tired of pasta, any suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2010, 11:03:08 AM »
What about couscous ?

You can get pre flavoured ones just add a bit of boiling water and then you done. Or add our own flavour, salad etc. Couscous is good with lots of things meat or no meat and takes seconds to cook.

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Re: Tired of pasta, any suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2010, 08:11:26 PM »
Box of Rice A Roni, add a small can of white meat chicken, couple drops of olive oil, and BAM! quick easy and good.  Feeds two hungry riders.   If your really, really hungry or have a third rider add a can of Rotel tomatoes or a small can of corn.   

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Re: Tired of pasta, any suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 03:55:15 AM »
For a question like this it makes all the difference if you say where you are going.

that said, a lot of the suggestion given  lack good nutrition. for a good combo protein and carb meal, go for beans and lentils. Learn how to cook them before you go. You can soak the beans in a plastic pot with lid overnight so that cooking does not take so long. some beans and things cook faster than others. chick peas and brown lentils are quite good. also split peas.

Eat these with rice.

there are plenty of recipes on line and just simplify them down to their basics to get the taste acceptable whilst not having to carry a lot of ingredients.

Minimum ingredients for these sorts of food are
olive oil
fresh garlic
tomato paste
herbs and spices at least one of each  for different meals. I like oregano and cumin.

if you can access fresh vegies you can boost the meal up with those.

For a yummy rice dish make rice pudding adding sultanas.

How can you make pancakes without milk and eggs?