Recipes

Quesadillas for Travelers

12 March 2011

Quesadillas always remind me of after-school snacks, and the “Mexican” version of a plain hamburger. Cheese and tortillas — it doesn’t get much simpler for a picky child. Except that quesadillas were never my favorite; in fact, I wanted nothing to do with them when I was a kid. Not being a cheese lover, it [...]

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3 Traveler-Friendly Vegetarian Recipes

19 February 2011

As it turns out, I don’t always have to rewrite recipes to make them traveler-friendly. I was searching this week for recipes that sounded good enough and were simple enough to modify and/or update to turn into on-the-road recipes, but I found several that were, with minor modifications, already there. So, today I’m doing something [...]

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For Love of Peanut Butter

9 February 2011

If you’re like me, and you’re American, you probably carry a jar of peanut butter around with you while you travel. While traveling in Europe, I’d mark myself as American every time I walked into a hostel kitchen with peanut butter in my hand. Apparently the only reason European markets even stock the condiment is [...]

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A “Super Bowl”

6 February 2011

I’ve been on a soup/stew kick lately—I suppose it’s the time of year that inspires it. When I lived in Hawaii, I never made soup, not once. Now that I’m back in a place that enjoys “soup days,” I have been making the most of it. Since today is Super Bowl Sunday, I thought I [...]

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Winter Soup for Travelers

19 January 2011

I’ve been back in Alaska now for just over a week, after a trip to Southern California and Park City, Utah. I went to visit friends and family and get a little skiing in over the holidays. The weather in California was a little rainy but still warm (to me), and in Utah I got [...]

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The Traveler’s Christmas Dinner

22 December 2010

I was fortunate last year to be able to spend the holidays with an English friend and her family, and I really enjoyed having a new Christmas experience. I was happy to have a family to spend it with, even if it wasn’t my own. We shared a meal—actually, several meals, because the holidays are [...]

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