Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ultra-Eating Boy

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There is a very likely chance I will be chubby and out of shape when I return from Guyana. As I mentioned yesterday, I am struggling with getting out and running. I also have been sitting a lot more with work and during my leisure time. I am NOT however, having a difficult time getting out and eating and drinking all that Guyana has to offer. I thought with a very tight living allowance, I would be eating nothing but Ramon(which I have had), but I actually have gone to the market on several occasions and loaded up on some good local veggies.

I do eat most of my meals at home, but my landlord and I have gone out several times and had many local delicacies. As well as plenty of good-cheap local beer, Banks, which is made with barley and rice(definitely not following Germany's purity laws). And today I ran out of my sandwich stuff so I walked across the road from work and got chicken, chowmein and this amazing chick-pea concoction for $2!!! And it was super-filling. Last night I had a fried egg. Not like a pan-fried egg, this is a hard boiled egg that is then put in a batter(like stuffing) and fried. It's delicious. Each one only costs about 70 cents.

For that price, it actually may be cheaper to eat out! But not as healthy. I'll probably still pack a lunch and stick to those treats for the weekends! Otherwise I'll be ultra-eating boy. Hmmm. Actually that's probably already closer to the truth:)

Two of the dishes I've made. Rice is almost always the main ingredient in most meals with local, fresh veggies.

This is an eggplant stuffed with garlic, onion and tomato roasted. Eat it with a spoon:)


  1. what else is in the 'chickpea concoction?' I'm a big fan of chickpeas!

    1. Here's the recipe:)
      "Boil and Fry Channa"

      1 12 oz can chick pea

      2 tbsp oil

      1/2 sweet pepper

      1 plum tomato chopped

      1 small onion chopped

      3 sprigs fresh thyme

      1/2 tsp chopped garlic

      1/2 tsp Paprika

      1/2 tsp garam masala*

      1/2 chicken bouillon cube

      black pepper

      Heat sautee pan with 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Add tomatoes, onion and peppers. Cook about 3 minutes and add the garlic and thyme. Cook for another 2 minutes then add chick pea, paprika, black pepper, garam masala, bouillon. Stir to combine and let it cook for about 8-10 mins. Serve hot and enjoy!

  2. Mmmmmmm... Looks good! How's the water quality for washing your veggies?

    1. I soak them in purified water and then still cook them. No raw veggies for me while I am down here!

  3. I love your blogs Dan keep them coming! Be safe!