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Moroccan Style Beef Curry

A simple and easy take on a beef curry with Moroccan seasoning. We love the flavour of this and it has become a regular meal all year round.

Twix Bars

Twix Bars

Omnia baked beans

Omnia baked beans

Veggie burrito / tacos

I take back what I said about eggs being the perfect food. In fact, burritos are the perfect food First of all, you can make ANYTHING into a burrito. I’ve even made burritos out of peanut butter, apples, and trail mix. Because let’s face it, everything tastes better when it’s wrapped in a delicious flour tortilla. Premade burritos are an excellent trail food because they are super filling, very portable, and pretty cheap depending on what you put in them. A basic rice, veggie & cheese burrito can cost less $3 per portion and is one of the most nutritious meals you can eat. They can be made in one pot and enjoyed immediately, or wrapped up in tin foil for a summit snack. You can also easily modify this recipe to make tacos instead!

Best Ever Chicken and Cheese Empanadas

We’ve had who knows how many empanadas in the past year. And while most are good, there’s those few that go beyond good to “Oh wow, this is incredible! I’ll have 4 at once…” And these are just like that! Sooo much flavor in these little guys that you won’t be able to stop at eating just a couple

Gouda, Mushroom, & Truffle Salt Mac & Cheese

In this one pot dinner, Gouda and mushrooms come together with pasta in a creamy bechamel sauce all sprinkled with delectable truffle salt to make an irresistible bowl of the most heavenly, elevated, yet easily attainable Mac and Cheese you’ve ever had! It sounds complicated, fancy, and time consuming, but I swear it’s not! Only a handful of ingredients most of which you probably already have and only one stovetop pot and you’ll be in heaven in no time. Before I have baked the final pasta with a breadcrumb topping which I also highly recommend. However, stopping at the stovetop stage does keep the pasta at an incredibly delicious creamy stage that I honestly probably now prefer.

6 Ingredient Healthy Crockpot Banana Bread with Peanut Butter

It’s probably the most moist, sweet banana bread I’ve ever made which makes sense as the only dry ingredient besides baking soda is oatmeal. Otherwise, you’ve got sweetness from 3 ripe bananas and honey. A couple eggs to bind it together. And did I mention PEANUT BUTTER for an extra creamy sweetness and added protein. It’s honestly the banana bread that has it all…or rather it’s the stuff it doesn’t have that makes it so great… and it all comes together quickly in your blender or Magic Bullet!

5 Ingredient Crockpot Pineapple Upside Down Cake

5 Ingredient Crockpot Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Ratatouille chicken

Try using halloumi, paneer or other meat free sources of protein to make this delicious meal suitable for vegetarians

Handmade Butter

If the van is a rocking, I’m probably making butter.

Potatoes, Eggs & Black Bean Breakfast Scramble

This is one of our favorite breakfasts and we have eaten it multiple times per week, for several years. Eggs are essentially the perfect food. Tasty, nutritional, and very inexpensive. When scrambled with the satisfying starch of a potato, some black beans and your favorite hot sauce on top, you’ll look forward to having it day after day. With the cost of this meal being less than $2 per portion, you really can’t go wrong!

Turkey, Rice & Veggie Skillet Meal

We make this meal several times a week! Ground Turkey, pre-steamed rice, and any kind of veggies you want make this meal super versatile and easy to cook. As another one-pot meal, it’s incredibly simple to make, and relatively inexpensive. We like it because it’s really nutritious and also very filling. When we’re extra hungry, we just add more vegetables or meat.

Easy Ramen Noodle Soup

Instant Ramen is not only incredibly cheap, but it’s durable, lasts forever, and those salty noodles are super satisfying. We’ve dressed it up a little to make it more filling and nutritious, but still kept the cost down with this recipe. You can use any instant ramen you prefer, and we recommend trying a brand from an Asian market, as the noodles are much better. Maybe you can even break out your chopsticks for this one!

Booster Smoothie

Incredible refreshing and the perfect morning smoothie to give you a spring in your step.

Brain Power Smoothie

We call this “the Brain Power Smoothie” simply because it’s fully loaded with so many vitamins.

Smooth and Blue Smoothie

We do love our smoothies! This is a fave of ours for a mid-morning pick me up.

Strawberry & Mint Protein Smoothie

A great post-workout or even after a long walk smoothie. Loads of protein and super yum!

Van-Made Granola

APPLE COMPOTE To make apple compote, stew four big, peeled, cored and chopped cooking apples in a little water until they turn into mush. Then mash them up with a fork (or use a food processor)

Dirty brownies

These super-indulgent brownies are easy to make, look incredible and taste even better. Reserved only for those who have a serious sweet tooth! Best served warmed up with vanilla ice-cream.

Sausage and Apple pasties

A moreish, hearty meal for those on the go. This was one of my favourite bakes – simple to make, full of flavour and great for when you’re out and about. You can use readymade shortcrust pastry instead of making your own if you wish.


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