Saturday, June 28, 2014

What Geli Eats: Food in the Peace Corps

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is about what I eat, and I can see why.  When you live without electricity (so no kitchen appliances whatsoever) and it also takes you a 30 minute hike, 20 minute truck ride AND another hour long bus ride just to get to a decent grocery store, things can get complicated.  Though I've always loved to bake, I never really had the time or motivation to experiment with day to day meals, and that is one thing I certainly do have all alone in my hut- time.  

Over the past few months I've learned a lot about cooking in less than ideal situations and can proudly make anything from birthday cakes to pumpkin curry on my little gas stove.  So, I figured I'd share a few of the things I've been whipping up, and maybe even make this a more frequent post.  Because hey, delicious food is awesome, and if I can make it in the middle of nowhere, it's a near guaranteed success.  

Breakfast: Most days I just have coffee and some fruit, but sometimes I like to mix it up, especially if I have a big work day ahead.

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins 

Home-made wheat bread, toasted, with PB&J

Cinnamon Roll Sampler: PB&Chocolate, Original, Orange, and PB Banana. yummmmmm

Lunch & Dinner
Veggie Soup with a salad and homemade vinaigrette dressing

SO proud of this one- Black bean burgers on a home-made bun with hand cut fries

Chunky Hummus with almonds, veggies, and tortillas

Lentil Stew with home-made bread

Veggie Stir Fry

Another super delicious one- baked squash with curried quinoa and a spinach apple salad.  

1 comment:

  1. Abby,
    Your blog reminds me of great coffee and fruit for breakfast and always interesting and tasty dinners. And, oh yes, the travel (especially the foot travel that took me more than double your 30 minutes) to get things (and drinks!) I take for granted.
    I love you.