buildOn Cookbook

Support education and taste the food of Trek

Food is an important part of a school building Trek. It not only gives us the energy we need to work in solidarity with our communities, but just as importantly, it also provides an opportunity to live in solidarity with our communities. Through this collection of recipes, created in collaboration with our buildOn Trek cooks, you, too, can experience the culinary magic of Trek from your own kitchen.

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Recipes from the Field: Nepal

Nepali dishes are known for their bold flavors and heavy use of aromatic spices, like turmeric, cumin, coriander, and cardamom. This collection of recipes showcases these explosive flavors with Trek favorites, such as chai tea, lentil soup, pumpkin curry, and more.

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Recipes from the Field: Malawi

Because of the kindness of its people, Malawi is often referred to as “The Warm Heart of Africa.” Experience an authentic taste of “The Warm Heart of Africa” with this collection of Trek favorites, including okra, nsima with greens and fish, fried eggplant with sauce, and more.

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Recipes from the Field: Nicaragua

Whether the goal is to relive your Trek experience or expand your culinary skills, these easy-to-prepare recipes will bring the delight of Nicaraguan food to your kitchen. This cookbook includes favorites like guacamole, plantain chips with salsa, Nicaraguan rice and beans, rice pudding, and more.

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Recipes from the Field: Haiti

Like Haitian culture, Haitian food is a mix of influences and traditions culminating in uniquely rich and vibrant flavors. When traveling to Haiti, expect to find an abundance of delicious spices, aromatic seasonings, and bold flavors.

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Recipes from the Field: West Africa

In many parts of West Africa, meat is only eaten occasionally, with most meals consisting of vegetarian dishes that pack lots of flavor and nutrition. These ten West African recipes are all vegetarian and come from Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.

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Recipes from the Field: Guatemala

Guatemala, the Land of the Eternal Spring, offers a variety of decadent flavors from sweet to savory; spicy to refreshing; acidic to earthy. Each and every meal in Guatemala provides a diverse taste experience and is a celebration of a communal identity and culture.

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