easy backpacker recipes – couscous recipe

backpacker recipeCouscous is very hostel-proof since you only need to drench it with boiling water. This easy backpacker recipe is a perfect dish for a large group of people, so if you’re going to host a dinner party just multiply the ingredients below and invite other travellers to have dinner together, like a real Moroccan family.

Ingredients (serves 2)
3 tbs of olive oil
ts of cumin/cinnamon/corinader*
3 cm of fresh ginger, g Continue reading

easy backpacker recipes – peanutbutter recipes

easy backpackers recipes - peanutbutter Start your day with an energy boosting PB-Banana smoothie. Blend 1 tbsp peanut butter with a banana, 1/2 a cup of milk (soy, almond or cow), 1 tbsp of honey or chopped dates and an avocado. This easy backpacker recipe is also great anti hangover stuff!

In case you wonder what to do with the rest of the peanut butter jar, here are some tips:

  1. Prepare the healthy Elvis Presly sandwich by toasting some bread with peanut butter and sliced banana (and honey when available). nom nom!
  2. PB on a sandwich with sliced cucumber is a good combination if you prefere a salty lunch.
  3. Use it as a dip, serving PB with fresh fruits like pear, banana and apple.
  4. Fill some dried dates up with peanut butter as a healthy snack. Continue reading

easy backpacker recipes – noodles

backpacker recipeInstant noodles, cornflakes and canned hotdogs are probably the most common easy backpacker meals you’ll spot in a hostel kitchen. Here’s a new idea. Forget about your ’just add water-noodles’. You can do better than that! Noodles are cheap, really simple to prepare and you easily turn them into a healthy meal. They’re quick as well, imagine that it will take as long as Mr. Scruff’s Fresh Noodle song to prepare them.

We substituted normal noodles for buckwheat noodles, because buckwheat is energizing, nutritious, and a good source of magnesium and fibers which makes this dish a perfect base for a night out.

Ingredients (serves 2)
200 gr buckwheat noodles
2 hands full of mushrooms (shiitake or any other kind of mushrooms, shitake or any
1 tbsp olive oil
Seasalt and pepper to season Continue reading

easy backpacker recipe – hamburger

backpacker recipeEverybody likes burgers and off course we have the best easy backpacker recipe for you! At Amstel, we are famous for our summer Burger BBQs. It has been known to start a good party or two. Home made burgers taste so much better than the ones you buy in the supermarket, but if you’re really running out of time, you could use those as a base as well.

Ingredients (serves 2)
1/2 zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
1/2 eggplant, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
2 tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch rounds Continue reading

easy backpacker recipes – lemon pie

backpacker recipe

Imagine travelling with a bunch of new friends and then you discover that one is having his birthday the next day. What’s better than a home made birthday cake? Here’s the easy backpacker recipe of a super easy water-in-the-mouth lemon cake that’s going to impress everyone and doesn’t request a lot of baking tools. Heck, who needs a birthday? Start baking already…

Ingredients
250 gr butter
500 gr all-purpose flour
4 eggs Continue reading

easy backpacker recipe – ceviche

backpackers recipeCeviche is a traditional Peruvian dish consisting of fresh fish cooked raw in lemon juice and served with sweet potato and corn. We created a million different variations, always based on local or seasonal ingredients. Here’s one of the easiest, hostel proof ceviche recipes. We used rosemary, but you can add any herbs you desire. Coriander and basil go well together as well.

Ingredients (serves 2)
200 gr. White fish filet (dorade, cod, seabrass, …), raw shrimps or a mix, in chunks
1 Zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
1 Onion, chopped in rings Continue reading

easy backpacker recipes – chicken salad

hostel recipe

This is a lovely summer salad. It’s quick, tasteful and low in carbs. Perfect to prepare in our hostel kitchen. We give you the basic recipe, which is delicious already, but feel free to add your own favourite ingredients to this easy backpackers recipe. We often ’pimp’ this salad with avocado slices, roasted almonds, fennel and grapefruit, for example.
INGREDIENTS (serves 2 people)
200 gr. chicken breast (preferable organic), cut into little slices
250 gr. cherry tomatoes
4 oranges
1 tsp mustard1 tbsp honey Continue reading

25 easy backpacker recipes and a brand new kitchen

25 hostel recipes

So we emptied the Amstel House idea box this winter and saw ‘hostel kitchen’ on the top of the list. Having travelled the world ourselves we know how nice it is to have a hostel kitchen. It’s a great place to meet fellow travellers. Preparing and sharing tasteful meals together, borrowing each other’s ingredients and recipes. It creates a bond… We decided to put our magic kitchen building wands to use and build you a nifty kitchen. It caters to all your needs and is free to use for all our hostel guests.

Easy backpacker recipes
O and if you think you’re rubbish in the kitchen, we have another surprise. We are going to spoil you with yummy easy backpacker recipes that you can cook up while traveling. Easy to make, cheap and using just a few ingredients. We will post 25 easy backpacker recipes in total starting today. So start making new friends already to share your tasteful dishes (and grocery costs..) with!