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4 easy meals to cook when you are abroad.

When you are away from home, food is one of the first things that you will miss. Your mummy’s food is the best in the world and no one will say the opposite. Also if you don’t like cooking and hardly can afford to go to a fancy restaurant, these recipes will help you! These 4 easy meals will save your time and money,  and they will also make you feel warm inside without your mummy’s food. Trust us!


We want to propose you one option per breakfast, two per lunch and one for dinner, keep reading and find out which ones are! 


1. Pancakes (Breakfast meal)


We propose it for breakfast. We love to cook pancakes, don’t we? You will always spend a great time making this lovely and without wasting too much time. 

Ingredients you need:

• 125g (40z) plain flour

• Pinch of salt.

• 1 medium egg.

• 300ml (1/2 pint) milk.

• Oil or butter to fry.

You just need to sift the flour and salt, make a well in the middle and whisk in the egg. Whisk in the milk, then leave to stand for 20 mins. After that heat a pan and coat lightly with oil or butter. Add a ladleful of batter and tilt the pan to coat thinly. The last step is to fry the pancake for 1-2 minutes until golden, carefully turning once.


2. Thai Mango Chicken (1 lunch meal).


This Thai recipe is absolutely delicious and so easy to cook. The key is the mango sauce, you just need to place all the ingredients in a food processor and voila! You get it!

Mango sauce ingredients:

• 2 Ripe fresh mango, fruit scooped out (soft=ripe).

• 1 Teaspoon chilli sauce.

• 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar.

• 3 Tablespoons soy sauce

• 2 tablespoons fish sauce

• 1/2 lime, juice of

• 1 Tablespoon brown sugar.

• 1 Piece ginger, peeled and sliced

• 3 garlic cloves, peeled

• 1 Teaspoon dark soy sauce

• 1/2 cup fresh coriander, including stems, chopped. 

After you mix every ingredient do a taste test for salt, spice and sweetness. The goal for this sauce is to reach a balance of sweet, sour, spicy, and salty.

Once you have the sauce ready it’s time to add it to a wok with the chicken and red pepper slices, stir well and bring to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer (medium-low heat) and cover. Stirring occasionally to keep from sticking, continue cooking until chicken is well done.

Finish the dish with a sprinkling of cashews and fresh coriander.


3. Mushroom risotto (2 lunch meal).


Fantastic to freeze and eat for a week. Risotto is surprisingly easy to make and you can vary the ingredients, experimenting with the likes of chicken, prawns or other veg.


• 1 onion, chopped. 

• Mushrooms, chopped.

• 1 garlic clove, crushed.

• 1 teaspoon butter.

• 150g risotto rice.

• Vegetables that you prefer. 

• Salt.

• Pepper.

• Parmesan.


4. Refried bean quesadillas (dinner meal)


This is a great veggie option to cook for a group of people. Overall, it’s a cheap way to have a weeknight supper with your flatmates.


• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil.

• 1 onion, finely chopped.

• 2 cloves garlic, minced.

• 1 green pepper, chopped.

• 2 tomatoes, chopped.

• 140g (5 oz) frozen sweetcorn.

• 12 flour tortillas.

• 1 (415g) tin Discovery Refried Beans.

• 110g /4oz) grated Cheddar cheese.

• 4 tablespoons vegetable oil.

Veggies, beans and cheese sandwiched in tortillas, then fried until golden on both sides.


Here you go! 4 easy meals! We wish you love them as much as we do!

If you are, for example in the UK learning English, it will be easier for you to study with your stomach satisfied. Our experience tell us that! 😀 

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