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Meals that keep well for travel!

Postby Darcy » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:11 pm

I often go away for a few days to skating "bootcamps" and am stuck in a cheap fridge-less hotel room for a few days, with no access to cooked vegan food and with limited access to supermarkets.

I *really* want to eat well during this time and not just eat bread or bars. So I often cook up a big batch of something (like curry) and take loads and hope for the best. After about 24 hours though it's always looking a little wrong!

So I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for meals that travel well? They don't need to be particularly compact like for camping.

What do you take with you when on the road to make sure you have something to eat?

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Re: Meals that keep well for travel!

Postby baldy » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:29 pm

Builders bars.

If you have a kettle then coucous, oats and noodles are good.
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Re: Meals that keep well for travel!

Postby mabli » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:30 pm

instant potato with a bit of marmite, spinach and some marinated tofu chunks if you're feeling flush.

drop spinach and olives into the cous cous its yummy :)
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Re: Meals that keep well for travel!

Postby baldy » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:38 pm

[quote="mabli"] olives
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Re: Meals that keep well for travel!

Postby mabli » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:48 pm

[quote="baldy"][quote="mabli"] olives

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Re: Meals that keep well for travel!

Postby thestoatyone » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:26 pm

Firstly I'd make sure I had some well sealed boxes, cliplock style would be best. Then it's packed lunch time; my current fave is Moroccan style cous-cous with roast Mediterranean veg, houmous and harrisa paste, although an all time big hitter is buckwheat (cooked, well drained, possibly wrung out in a towel) tofu, some fried up bok-choi/shitake mushrooms and a teriyaki sauce poured over the top.

Olives

any dried fruit.

make your own flapjack with seeds and dried fruit.
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Re: Meals that keep well for travel!

Postby baldy » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:55 pm

[quote="mabli"][quote="baldy"][quote="mabli"] olives

?

I meant that olives are so good, they can just be the meal in themselves, maybe with some nice bread and a beer.
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Re: Meals that keep well for travel!

Postby mabli » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:37 pm

oh good I thought you were disrepecting olives...

If you buy really cheap olives and add them to the really cheap flavoured cous cous from asda then add spinach its a really, really tasty meal
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Re: Meals that keep well for travel!

Postby Gulliver » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:12 pm

Bring along some dry noodles and grab salad bits from the supermarket? Humous keeps for a few days before going smelly. Enormous amounts of trail mix?

Or look around for Chinese/Indian/Japanese takeaway places around? They usually have something vegan.
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Re: Meals that keep well for travel!

Postby xrodolfox » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:14 pm

if I have a room, I keep two dozen bananas and two jars of natural peanut butter with me.
if not, I have tofu, and eat it raw.

also: lots and lots of fruit.

Then, I'll stash nuts and raisins, but they don't last long on my watch.
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Re: Meals that keep well for travel!

Postby Darcy » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:05 pm

All of this sounds good!

Except for, erm, instant mashed potato and marmite!?
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Re: Meals that keep well for travel!

Postby stateofflux » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:24 pm

Maybe buy something like this, you just add water boiling water, I assume you're in the UK and I've yet to encounter a UK hotel room without a kettle for tea. You could throw in some tinned braised tofu and any pre-packaged finely chopped veg (like stir fty mixes) and you have a warmish meal.

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Re: Meals that keep well for travel!

Postby Darcy » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:01 am

I really like this soup idea because it sounds like a healthy yummy meal and not just something "instant".

I think my problem is that I want veg and veg doesn't keep well. Maybe need to lower my expectations!

Although... this past weekend I hung some soya milk and salad out of my hotel window in a plastic bag which which has opened up a whole new world of hotel room possibilities. Except the salad froze on night two.
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Re: Meals that keep well for travel!

Postby V VII Hero » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:36 am

trail mix
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