Breakfast Frugal Food Hacking on the Road

Corona virus has tilted the game in travel in general, and to make matters even more interesting, every business/institution has its own approach, which makes travel more unpredictable, and creative when you are willing to approach it that way. Yes, there is consistency with federal and state laws, but there are myriad little variations that may affect you quite poignantly, depending on what’s important to you. Here is a glimpse of my current experience, along with some hacks to fill in gaps. Continue reading “Breakfast Frugal Food Hacking on the Road”

Asian Tuna Salad [Winter Pick-Me-Up]

There is quiet magic in ginger, garlic, and basil, and here we extend their flavors subtly with crushed white pepper and coriander to get your taste buds sambaing joyously. This is a simple, quick, and frugal salad that is light and very satisfying due to the unusual flavor combination. The important thing is to have fresh ingredients and whole spices (i.e., peppercorns, not ground white pepper). Raw ginger and garlic complete the picture. Now, let’s meander along this trail of flavors. Continue reading “Asian Tuna Salad [Winter Pick-Me-Up]”

Avocado Pineapple Cabbage Salad in Ginger Basil Turmeric Vinaigrette

Avocado Pineapple Cabbage Salad in Asian-inspired Ginger Basil Turmeric Vinaigrette. Enlarge

This sweet, sour, savory, creamy, crunchy salad will get your senses dancing and put a spring into your step!

Imagine… creamy avocado chunks, crunchy green cabbage, and sweet pineapple in a this jazz septet vinaigrette: ginger, basil, turmeric, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and evoo (extra virgin olive oil).

This Asian-inspired salad is also extremely healthy and even frugal (costs about 60¢ if you score avocados on sale as I often do, i.e. 49¢ a piece). In addition, it has no animal ingredients if that is important to you (I love meat, but I oft eat vegetarian).

Read on for how to make it in about seven minutes. You can easily have it as an entire meal, or it works well before or after your main course. Continue reading “Avocado Pineapple Cabbage Salad in Ginger Basil Turmeric Vinaigrette”