• Gary Rose posted an update in the group Group logo of Food On & For The RoadFood On & For The Road: 6 years, 1 month ago

    Anyone out there eating besides me? πŸ˜‰

    • I do, what’s for dinner Gary? πŸ˜€ – I wish I would have some good cooking stories or recipes to share too but I don’t really cook when cycle touring, but I feel it’s going to change soon since I have been spoiled by my wife’s great cooking skills for too long now, so I probably won’t last a week without something tasty, will report back when I’ve…[Read more]

      • Hi Toni,

        In reality when we are on the road, other then the dehydrated food we carry we really don’t change our diet much. It just takes some planning to get everything ready with only one stove. Since your wife is a great cook, maybe like us (Diane and I) the two of you can take on different duties around the campsite. Let her cook and you…[Read more]

  • Gary Rose posted an update in the group Group logo of Food On & For The RoadFood On & For The Road: 6 years, 2 months ago

    β€œWhat do you want for supper?”
    That is the question every evening at home and the normal response is β€œI don’t know.” So what do we eat while on the road?

    As I said in another post we start off with a couple days of food. This food is normally the same type that backpackers use. You know the β€œcomplete meal in a bag” the ones where you jus…[Read more]

    • Nice one. I’m going away for 4 days next week with a mate on a little tour, we’re going to have a crack at taking nothing at all for food, and no cooking gear. Could be interesting!

    • lol, this really is your kind of group Gary :D… Nice!! I love these Pizza and Beer evenings (take out to the base camp) πŸ™‚

      • “lol, this really is your kind of group Gary πŸ˜€ … Nice!! I love these Pizza and Beer evenings (take out to the base camp) πŸ™‚ “

        I figured if I was going to start one, it would be something that I like to do. Eat ;-). Normally we will eat the Pizza at the Bar/Restaurant. πŸ˜€ That way we can mingle with the locals and talk about the area and w…[Read more]

  • Gary Rose posted an update in the group Group logo of Food On & For The RoadFood On & For The Road: 6 years, 2 months ago

    I promised everyone lunch just before the site hack.

    I do have to admit that one day last summer (2010) on a weeklong tour (I was riding with three other guys and not Diane), I ate multiple Ice Cream sandwiches for lunch and washed them down with electrolyte drink, but that is not normal. Too make things even better I had ate 2 Ice Cream…[Read more]

  • Gary Rose posted an update in the group Group logo of Food On & For The RoadFood On & For The Road: 6 years, 2 months ago

    Since I started this group, I guess I should post something other then replies to other postings in the group.

    I’m just going to address breakfast in this post. First thing is to make COFFEE since there are two of us we carry an 8 cup peculator, remember we are traveling with a B.O.B. YAK trailer. After the coffee is ready we then boil s…[Read more]

  • Darren posted an update in the group Group logo of Food On & For The RoadFood On & For The Road: 6 years, 2 months ago

    As an easy option I like Tastybites, particularly the bombay potatoes variety. Served with pocket bread it’s a quick, easy and tasty feast.

    • Are you working for Tasty Bites Darren πŸ˜€ Looks like a perfect Ad this post LMAO πŸ˜€ – wow this cooking group is real fun! Gary wrote me up because he got inspired by your cooking question the other day. πŸ™‚

    • Where do you get those Tasty Bites from? I might see if I can get my hands on some

      • Woolworths Leon. They are about $4.00 a pack and generally sit high on the shelf in the rice, pasta, etc isle. The cardboard box contains a foil sealed pack that you simply heat in boiling water and serve. When you have finished your meal you can use the water for washing up.

    • This is interesting, Tasty Bites are available here in Kentucky. I wonder if they are in our area, the Middle Of Nowhere. Will have to look for them.

  • Gary Rose posted an update in the group Group logo of Food On & For The RoadFood On & For The Road: 6 years, 2 months ago

    So far so good. I have to admit that Leon stumped me with a couple of his dishes. Semolina and Couscous. Both are terms that this American had never hear. After a quick Google search I have learned that the two are related and both come from the grinding of wheat.
    Thanks Leon, this group is going to educational. For me at least.

    • no worries! Great thing about cous cous is how easy it is to prepare. Just get 1 cup of cous cous, add 1 cup of boiling water, cover, then walk off for 5 minutes and it all absorb in and “cooks” it, although it really just rehydrates and warms up technically.

      I’ll often fry up some onion and meat (like sausages or chicken meat) with some…[Read more]

      • Warning: that breakfast option is a seriously heavy calorie bomb though, and therefore totally excellent!

    • I love couscous a lot but it never occurred to me that it could be an easy cycle touring meal. Me too I am learning a lot here, this group will most likely change my food behaviours on the road and safe me from spending money in restaurants when am graving something good πŸ™‚ Thanks!

      • Yeah man, I very rarely have my evening meal in a restaurant – my sit down “nice” meal is usually lunch, in a cafe somewhere, I find if it’s mid ride day I choose better food options as well. Evenings for me I just like to restock the muscle glycogen immediately after I stop with quick release sugars, have something simple for dinner as early as…[Read more]

        • Other thing about the early dinner setting up camp, you can usually grab some fresh ingredients like meat half an hour or so beforehand, no need to refrigerate, just cook it up fresh.

          • Then it’s time for icecream or chocolate Leon.

            The nice thing about cycle touring is buying local ingredients on the go. If all goes pear shaped, boil up some noodles and chow down.

  • Leon H posted an update in the group Group logo of Food On & For The RoadFood On & For The Road: 6 years, 2 months ago

    I usually carry a base “kit” of some mixed herbs, some cous cous (dry, light, packs down small) and/or semolina. Sometimes beef stock. A classic my mate does is simply boil beef stock, chop and onion and throw it in. Throw in a few handfuls of semolina to give it some bulk, serve with bread straight out of the pot. That will fill you up…[Read more]

    • Great idea to carry a base kit Leon… I like the “light and packs down small” part πŸ™‚

      • Thanks Toni – other advantage of the base kit is everything in there will keep for years and years and years with no refrigeration πŸ™‚

        • Cool πŸ™‚ And yet another advantage: less problems with local cuisine in remote regions LOL – I remember the road side restaurants in countries like cambodia, oh boy – I am not at all a picky eater but that was really bad at times – needless to say I got sick as well a couple times πŸ™

  • Leon H posted an update in the group Group logo of Food On & For The RoadFood On & For The Road: 6 years, 2 months ago

    I love this group. I could go on and on and on about camping recipes, generally I eat whatever I can find. The general rough rules I stick to is something like creamed rice, porridge, semolina in the morning – basically I just get whatever and boil it up with sugar and water/milk, even make it the night before and eat it cold. On the road I…[Read more]