Cycling with panniers full of camping gear, clothes and inflated dreams will burn a lot of calories!  So one of the best things about touring with a bike is that you can stuff your face!  Eating copious amounts of snickers and swiss-roll cakes is all very well until your body begins craving some nourishment!

Quick, healthy, simple and readily available ingredients are the order of the day for the recipes below


Fasta pasta


  • Garlic
  • Onioin
  • Green beans
  • Stock (any is ok – for this recipe i used vegetable)
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Pasta Tortillini
  • Cheese (ideally parmesan – but whatever’s available; i used cheddar cheese for this)
  • Oregano/basil

Heat your pan, add garlic and fry for about a minute.  Drop your heat a bit and add onion, gently fry until slightly brown.  Throw the green beans in and continue to cook for another minute. (Green beans can be replaced with any other vegetable that has a crunchy texture, such as shredded carrot or pepper.)  Pour in the stock and follow with the tin of chopped tomatoes.  (It can be a bit of a nuisance carrying tins, so you could always replace the tin of chopped tomatoes with a carton of passata… i haven’t actually tried this, but i’m sure it’d be lovely…one would hope!) Add the pasta and simmer for three to four minutes or as directed on the packet of pasta.  Adding in some cheese at the end will help thicken it up a bit. To finish, add basil or oregano or whatever herb or spice is at hand!

Wrap of Crap



  • olive oil
  • Peppers and mushrooms
  • Red Kindey beans
  • Garlic
  • avocado
  • Tortilla
  • lime
  • cumin
  • Salt

Heat the olive oil in a hot pan.  Fry the peppers and mushrooms until tender and slightly charred.  In a separate bowl mash the red kidney beans and add a clove of garlic along with cumin.  Fry the mashed kidney beans for 3 – 4 minutes.  Mash the avocado with lime and salt to make guacamole.  Slightly toast the tortilla by applying a little oil to it and placing it on the hot pan.  Spread your ingredients out on the wrap, roll it and devour!

Hobo Muesli



  • Milk
  • Bread (ideally wholemeal)
  • Banana
  • Dried Fruit
  • Seeds & Nuts
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon

Pour about a cup of milk into a heated pot/pan.  Add two to three slices of wholemeal bread.  Slice a banana in.  Throw a handful of fried fruit and seeds and nuts into the mix.  Drizzle with honey and sprinkle some cinnamon over the top.  Let all the ingredients simmer for about two minutes after which breakfast will be served!

More recipes will be added.



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