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What does an adventurer eat ?

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What does an adventurer eat ?

Edition #1 – it’s hot out there!

Cooking when you’re on a road-trip, with limited resources, can become quite tricky very quickly: with only a small camping stove, the little gas cooker and one or two pots, you have to get creative! And when it’s that hot outside, you mostly want to eat something fresh.

With the space you have in your campervan, it is important to pick your food well so that you can prepare quick and easy tasty meals!

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A few easy adventurer recipes for summer!

Here are a few recipe ideas that you can make with very few kitchen tools. This list is not complete, there are millions of other recipes waiting to be made by you in your van !

Of course, we’re not discussing taste and colours, these are just ideas (tasted and approved by the Blacksheep team).

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Taboule

le taboulé du baroudeur en road-trip

For 2 people.
Taboule is very practical to make especially if you are a few people on the road-trip: it is easy to cook big quantities and to keep the rest. If you make it at the beginning of the road-trip, it will probably last you until the end!

200g of couscous
400g of Roma or beefsteak tomatoes
150g of onions
half a cucumber
the juice of a lemon

3 tablespoons of coconut or olive oil
fresh parsley, coriander, mint (you should have a tablespoon of each)
salt and pepper

Pour your couscous in a bowl and cover it with fresh water for 30 minutes, time for the water to be completely absorbed. Pour the same amount of water than of couscous. When the water is absorbed, pour the lemon juice on top, mix it all with salt and pepper. Then, cut the herbs and pour them in the salad, with the rest of the ingredients. Adjust the seasoning if needed and place the bowl in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

la salade du baroudeur en road-trip

The fabulous
Greek salad

This refreshing salad is super handy and easy to achieve for anyone willing!

2 ripes tomatoes
half a cucumber
half a small red onion
25g of olives

80g of feta cheese
coconut or olive oil
a few measures of oregano
salt and pepper

Cut the vegetables into small cubes, and slice thinly the read onion, before adding everything to the bowl. Add the olives, salt and pepper as well as the oregano, and spread the feta all over the salad. Pour a little bit of oil on top, and you’re good to go!

Bruschettas

les tartines du baroudeur en road-trip

Buy a large loaf of bread that will last longer than a traditional baguette and in which you will be able to cut large slices to create your bruschettas. Here are a few ideas, but feel free to create yours!

Avocado, soft-boiled egg, mint and coriander
Smash your avocado, spread it on the bread and add the seasoning as well as the egg that you have cut in half.

Avocado and grilled shrimps
Smash your avocado, spread it on the bread and add your grilled shrimps.

Red peppers, sauté mushrooms on ricotta
Spread a thick layer of ricotta on the bread, put the peppers on top and then the mushrooms

Vegetables and parmesan cheese
Cut your chosen vegetables in little pieces and spread parmesan all over it.

Guacamole, pepper, tomato, goat cheese
Smash your avocado, spread it over the bread and put the peppers and the tomatos on top. Finish with the goat cheese.

Goat cheese, tomatoes, onions, lemon juice, fresh cream and corn
Put the cream on the bread, then the tomatoes, onions and corn. drizzle some lemon juice and finish with the goat cheese.

Tomatoes, mozzarella and rocket

la crepe salee du baroudeur en road-trip

Salted
crepes

Because with crepes, there’s something for everybody, because it’s quick but also cheap, eat crepes! You can make your own dough and buy them pre-made in any grocery store.

 
A few ideas:
ham, eggs and cheese
chicken, pepper, mushroom and goat cheese
smoked trout / salmon, fresh cream and chives
goat cheese, honey and rocket
vegetables of your choice and goat cheese

And if you really don’t have anything to eat… look around you! A little bit of fresh grass, a sprinkle of earth, a pine tree sap sauce, some creativity, and you’re sure to be delighted :)!

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