If you haven’t read any of my Hotel Cooking 101 posts, I am a HUGE fan of cooking while traveling. Don’t get me wrong, I love eating out and trying foods in new places, but even just one meal in (for me, it’s always breakfast) can save you a lot of money. AirBnbs are easiest since you’ll get a kitchen, but I’ve also included 5-ingredient recipes you can make using a stove or hot plate (like you’ll find in a Residence Inn-type place) or using a grill, which can sometimes we found near an outdoor pool.
If you’re interested in traveling your own cooking appliance, I LOVE the Cuisinart Oven Central or George Foreman Grill.
What you need for all 5-ingredient recipes: oil/ghee, salt & pepper. Read More
Trader Joe’s has a major cult following and I’m definitely one of them. I became a fan of them in college due to their cheap prices BUT it has also come in handy on the road where I can stock up on frozen foods to heat up in my hotel room. I have been known to arrive in a new city and head to Trader Joe’s right away. Here are some of my faves: Read More
Sure you can pick up a cupcake nearby but what if you have a serious craving for a homemade Rice Krispie treat or you have specific dietary restrictions and going to a bakery isn’t so easy? I tested (and I mean tested A LOT) of mug cake & desserts recipes you can make in your hotel room. Turns out that most of those recipes DON’T work or contain thousands of ingredients that don’t make it travel friendly. Here are my faves: Read More