Cooking in a campervan, that must be hard and boring. Instant pasta and noodlesoup, that's all we can make in a campervan right? Well, get your gascooker out, because today I will show some easy and tasty campervan recipes!
Let's start cooking!
Below I have listed a couple of good and tasty recipes and without doubt I will tell you that there is something for everyone! There is even some sweet stuff included! Also, these recipes are quite easy and you can adjust them to match your personal taste. Have a look :)
Yep, that had to be the first one. Because everyone loves burgers right? Are you a vegetarian? No problem, replace the meat with some soyburgers and you are ready to go.
What do I need?
- Patties - Onion
- Buns - Cheddar
- Salad - Oil or Butter
- Tomatoes - Salt and Pepper
- Cucumber - Mayonaise and Ketchup
Start off by heating up your pan with some oil. In the meantime, slice the tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions. Throw a couple of patties in the pan and let them sit for about 2 or 3 minutes. Tip: don't press the patties down with a spatula. This will release all the juices.
Flip your patty and throw on some salt and pepper. After 2 minutes is time to get your buns and cheese out. Roast the buns a bit and put a slice of cheese on the patties.
Put on the lid of your pan for about 1 minute to get the cheese melted. After that, you are more than ready to build your burger. Enjoy :D
The Easy Salad
Yes, another easy and yet so healthy. Just like the one above, you can alternate this recipe to your liking. :)
What do I need?
- Tomatoes - Feta cheese
- Cucumber - Onion
- Olives - Bread
- Basil - Olive oil
- Pepper & salt - chicken
Get your gas cooker out and heat up a pan. Cut your bread in small pieces and let it soak up some oil and let it sit in the pan until it gets crispy. Get your chicken out and cut in into small stripes. Season it to your liking and bake it until it's all cooked. Meanwhile, cut up the rest of your salad fillings. Throw everything together in a big bowl and mix it together with your feta cheese. Top it off with a couple of basil leaves and dinner is served. Tip: make extra so you have a nice lunch for the day after.
So simple and yet so good. Surprise surprise, you can adjust this recipe as well. Get your favorite meats, veggies, and noodles out and let's make some stir fry!
What do I need:
- Beef - Brocolli
- Noodles - Soy sauce
- Chinese cabbage - Black bean sauce
- Carrots - Coriander
- Spring onion - Chili peppers
- Garlic - Red onion
- Olive oil - Pepper & salt
Chop up the garlic and red onion and fry them in the pan with a little bit of oil. After that, throw in your chili peppers and your beef. If your beef is halfway done, get all of the veggies in the pan with a tablespoon of black bean sauce and a tablespoon of soy sauce. Get your noodles ready in and lay them on a plate. Get a big scoop of your stir-fry on top of the noodles and finish it off with spring onion and coriander. Dig in!
We all love the van life, but it can get a bit expensive and we all know that New Zealand is not the most cheapest country there is. However, there are things you can save money on and sometimes that means buy spending a bit. Below are some tips you might want to keep in mind. :)
Invest in kitchen equipment
First thing first, have a look at your kitchen equipment. If you are on the road for quite a while it is really worth that extra bit of money to invest in a second gas cooker. Also, have a quick look at your pots and pans. It's always handy to have at least two or three pans. One pan for boiling, one pan for frying and one extra if needed. That is basically all need. And of course not, you really don't have to buy the most expensive pots and pans you will see, but investing a little bit in a good pan is going to make your campervan cooking life so much easier!
Invest in ingredients
Spending money on herbs and other ingredients can be quite expensive, however, it's going to make everything you cook so much better. Fresh ingredients can expire, but if you go for dried spices, it won't go over date. Even though fresh is the tastiest option, dried will save you a lot of money and it won't go over date that fast. So, start with stocking up a couple of your favourite herbs. You don't have to spend a lot of money at once. Get one or two herbs and later on buy some more :)
Have fun trying these recipes! :)