We have been making the most of having access to an oven recently. Stocking up on supplies of spicy seed mix… for sprinkling over salads, soups or mushy avocado on toast. So easy to make ahead and keep a stash in your van for travels. Ingredients: Pumpkin seeds & Sunflower seeds (or any seeds you […]Read More Roasted Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed Recipe
When we left the UK our van kitchen consisted of three open shelves, a spice rack, a fridge, a large drawer for fresh produce and one cupboard above our hob for everything else. After traveling for a year we found it a bit restrictive having to keep travelling to a shop or market every couple […]Read More Van Store Cupboard Essentials
It’s Autumn, it’s Blackberry season. We clearly went blackberry picking. A LOT. This season we were staying on the drive of family so we were excited to get a crumble on as a rare treat. If we are in the van we usually make blackberry pancakes which is just as delicious! We talked about seasons. […]Read More Blackberry Hunt
We love all the health benefits of probiotics. We don’t usually have money in the budget for supplements on the road. This fermented Sauerkraut recipe is the perfect option for us as it’s easy to make in a van, cheap and full of goodness. It only takes a few minutes to make, suiting our food […]Read More Fermented Sauerkraut Recipe
Bin Dive #1 We visited a large supermarket chain at 8pm on a Wednesday to find a nice old lady already rummaging through the bins. We loitered patiently in the car park waiting for our turn. After she had already taken three carrier bags full of fruit & veg we still were able to take […]Read More Our First Week of Bin Diving for Van Food
The main barrier to our Campervan travels before we set off was worry about money. Could we find ways to make money for survival on the road as we travelled? Would we have enough money for our family to live? What is a realistic travel budget? We saw lots of information online about solo travellers […]Read More 10 Euro a Day Family Travel Budget
Ingredients: 175g (or about 2 mugs) Risotto Rice 1 Onion 1 Clove of Garlic Half a Courgette 25g (or a handful) of Grated Parmigiano Stock Cube Water Salt, Pepper or a Pinch of Paprika for Seasoning. (Serves 3-4) Boil the Kettle. Fry the chopped onion, garlic and courgette for a few minutes until tender over […]Read More Vanfood – Budget Italian Risotto
In our self build camper we have a double gas hob and a kitchen sink with a cold water tap that runs from an electric pump. Initially we were tempted by the many kitchen gadgets, hot water options and some bargain deals on camping ovens for campers. We eventually decided the whole point to Vanlife […]Read More Essential Kitchen Equipment for Family Vanlife.
Child friendly, lightly spiced autumnal curry, golden turmeric colour and cosy fire side cooking to warm the hands over after a breezy afternoon out in the elements. Ingredients: A knob of coconut oil (or cooking oil/butter) 1 teaspoon each of turmeric & garam masala Small piece of chopped ginger 1 Onion 4 or 5 cloves […]Read More Van Camp Cooking – Chicken Curry on the Fire.