Festival food Amandish style!
Going to a festival this summer? Here’s a couple of tips and recipes to good, simple and healthy food. Food that you can bring to a festival, so you don’t have to live on fries and burgers that will fill your stomach but empty you wallet.
Today’s tip menu:
Burgers with fresh greens (veggie and meat kind!)
Muesli bars that taste like candy!
Peanut butter and jam
Eggs, fresh fruit and juice for breakfast, yes please!
First things first:
I bought a cooling-bag in a local store and made a big ice-cube in a plastic bag (about 25 x 20 cm) – it melted slowly over the 3 days I was away, thus keeping everything in a reasonable temperature throughout the festival.
To make things easy I bought a disposable grill. If you aren’t allowed to have open fire by your tent, there is probably an open area where you are allowed to grill and so.
A friend of mine bought frozen hamburgers. If you take them out of the freezer when you have to leave, they will survive the trip to the festival in a bag – and still be fresh for the grill the first night.
I made veggie burgers ala Amandish. Make the ‘dough’ in the morning before leaving and put it in a cool box or bag. If you have the time for it, bake them a little on the pan before packing it and finnish them on the grill. If you don’t have time for it, it is doable to grill them while there!
Besides that you just gotta bring what ever you like in a burger!
Boil 1 kg of potatoes and cut them in blocks. Pack them in a box of their own in then in a cool box.
Then mix following:
500 g of greek yoghurt
3-4 table spoons of mayo
4 small pickles
2 spring onions
Chives (if wanted)
Salt and pepper
Pack it in a sealed box and in the cool box. Mix the potatoes in when you are ready to eat at the festival. This will give you a delicious and fresh potato salad for on the side. And I will have you know that leftovers, kept next to the big ice-cube, worked perfectly as well!
Wether you want it for breakfast or just for snacking, this bar is delicious at all times!
100 g of chopped almonds
100 g of shredded coconut (or coconut flour)
70 g of honey
25 g of coconut oil
3 egg whites
3 table spoons of cocoa
3 dl of oats
What to do: Melt honey and coconut oil together in a pan, then mix the rest of the ingredients and spread it on a baking sheet. Bake it for 5 minutes at 200 degrees C. Note: they are supposed to be soft when you take them out – cut them to about 12 bars and let them cool and harden.
Peanut butter and jam
Peanut butter is almost an oldie but still a goldie. Jam, however… Here’s a simple (!) recipe, without massive amounts of sugar. I made a little jar suitable for a couple of days’ supply. Should you want more, just add up!
Ingredients: 2 big handfuls of berries (I used mixedberries), 3 table spoons of sugar and lemon juice.
What to do: put the berries in a pot with some water in the bottom. Add your sugar and let it simmer for about 30 minutes while stirring in it every once in a while. When the jam begins to thicken you can take it of the heat and add as much lemon juice as you find delicious. Pour it into an old jar and keep it cool. Delicious for breakfast or in a PJ-sandwich!
When you’re hung over and on a festival, breakfast might not be something you really care about or want to make a big thing of! This way, however, you can get an easy and delicious (and healthy) breakfast in no time.
Tip 1: boil a couple of eggs before leaving home and don’t peel them until you are ready to eat them. In a cool box they can stay good for at least a couple of days.
Tip 2: bring some fruits like banana, apples and oranges that you can cut and eat fresh by your breakfast.
Tip 3: Buy a liter of juice that you can drink with your breakfast, some bread for your peanut butter and jam and enjoy a quick, sufficient breakfast!
Enjoy your festival and the food!