Foodhacks tips

Check and double-check everything before leaving

Remember to check your campervan before setting sail. The last thing you’ll need on your trip will be for your car to have a mental break down in the middle of nowhere. It would be a good idea to take your campervan to a car service for a professional assessment.

Pack only the essentials

Remember that it’s a campervan, not a storage facility.  Take only the things you’ll going to need on your trip. Your checklist should contain the following stuff:

  • Clothes For obvious reasons, you’re going to need some extra clothes. Don’t forget to pack socks, underwear, T-shirts, pants, maybe one or two hoodies. Now, even though it’s still summer, it would be a good idea to pack some fleece jackets. The nights can get chilly, especially if you plan on hiking and it’s kind of wasteful to keep the engine running through the night just because you forget to bring a warm jacket. In this article, there is a comprehensive and throughout packing list for a campervan trip you can check.
  • Toiletries Bring along some baby wipes, a bottle of shampoo, one bar of soap, toothbrushes, and deodorant.
  • Food Pack things you can cook over an open fire/gas stove, like sweet corn, bell peppers, beetroot, and potatoes. If your campervan has a minifridge or cooler, you could also bring along some lean meat to make a couple of steaks. Don’t overcomplicate things by bringing a rice cooker or a professional grill. In the wild, beauty lies in simplicity.
  • Miscellaneous Bring along a phone charger, universal adapter, a foldable telescope (if you have one), flashlights, bug repellant, sunscreen, matches, and a couple of additional towels.

Chose where to camp carefully

In some ways, campervanning is a deceitful activity. What we wanted to say was that we often have the drive to stop, park, and set camp anywhere. Spontaneity might be the thing that makes a trip great, but it doesn’t hurt to do some planning. Look for spots designed for campervanning. Be sure you have access to water and a flat parking space (you don’t want the blanket to fall off the bed at night).

Shred Chicken in Your KitchenAid

Make pulled pork or shredded chicken in less than a minute by giving it a whirl in the KitchenAid. You could also use a hand mixer in a bowl.

Cook Pasta in a Skillet

A watched pot never boils, so... don't boil a whole pot of water. Just cook your pasta in a skillet instead.

Peel Tons of Potatoes at Once

Score the potato across the middle and then the skins just peel off post-boiling. Whoa.

Use binder clips for vegetable bags

If you’re low on freezer space, take advantage of every single square inch by hanging your frozen vegetable bags from the wire racks using binder clips.  Yes, the ones you’d find at the office supply store.

Freeze onions

When cutting onions, it is the propanethiol S-oxide (enzymes mixing with the sulfenic acid in onions, or so I’ve heard) that makes us cry. To keep from crying, place an onion in the freezer for 15 minutes prior to cutting it. In fact, why don’t you cut a bunch at once and freeze them in portions for ease of use later? Similar to the ground beef tip above, this tip will save you nothing but time. And tears – lots of tears.

Chill wine or beer (in half the time)

Sure, I think we’ve all thrown a bottle of wine or beer in the freezer to chill, but did you know that first wrapping it in a wet paper towel will chill it in about half the time? Just don’t forget about it, mmmkay?

Leftover fresh herbs? Oil infuse them!

My husband Paul and I are seasoning lovers.  When those fresh herbs start to wilt (or even for the sake of ease later) Paul will throw those herbs into an ice cube tray along with garlic and olive oil and freeze them. Nothing better than herb infused olive oil! Just pluck one out when you’re ready to cook and voila!  The combination possibilities are endless, and everything tastes better with fresh (even if frozen) herbs.