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Campfire Recipe Ideas

After trying Rob’s ‘Secret Special Campfire Beans’ recipe over our last camping trip, it got me to thinking about campfire food and wondering whether it was possible to find any decent recipes. Admittedly my camping cooking skills are rather limited, to boiling food in a bag, roasting it on a stick (yes, smores) or saying ‘screw this’ and heading to a pub for someone to do the hard work for me.

However, a quick look on Pinterest proved that there are a plethora of delicious campfire recipes available that don’t require any bushcraft or rugged culinary skills. Listed below are a few of my favourites to try the next time I’m in the great outdoors.

Camping Mac n’ Cheese

As if a campfire wasn’t cosy enough, teaming it with homemade mac and cheese, baggy sweaters and smores, makes for the ultimate hygge evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shrimp-boil Kebabs

A slightly refined version of my stab-it-on-a-stick-and-stick-it-in-the-fire method, this handy recipe idea gives you a mixture of meat and veg that creates an entire meal on a stick – what’s not to love?

After Rob made everyone pancakes with strawberries and maple syrup during our last camping trip, I’m convinced there’s no better way to start a day’s hike. The chefs at Hick Country have come up with a number of breakfast and in particular, pancake ideas for camping (read: BEER PANCAKES!? When can I camp again?)

Do you have any any favourite go-to camping recipes? Tell us below!

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Three Simple Post Workout Recipes for Dinner

Like many people, I tend to squeeze my exercise in after work – there’s no way you’re getting me out of bed before six on a weekday, and even less of a chance of that happening on a weekend. Which is great and all, except when it gets to 9-10 at night, and I’m tired, hangry, and losing the will to care about anything except stopping that growling noise in my stomach.

While it’s really tempting to simply say screw it and order a takeaway or grab a supermarket pizza, after the initial food cravings have subsided, the rest of my body will complain about the junk I gave it to eat after it put out all that effort for me.

With spring races quickly approaching and a particularly difficult 6C climbing route mocking me after my every failed attempt,  I knew I had to do better for my body if I was to beat these challenges. And so a compromise was reached – I would cook dinners that were nutritious, delicious, and most of all, easy and quick to make, and in return my body would put out its best effort.

Listed below are my now go-to post workout recipes for weekday dinners. They’re quick, healthy and can easily be tailored to your own tastes – I prefer to throw in extra vegetables and cheese where possible!

#1 Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes

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Brought to you by the talented folk at the Minimalist Baker, there is nothing to not love about this recipe. With the delicious combination of sweet potatoes, cherry tomatoes, and a lemon, garlic and lemon sauce with a liberal helping of spices and herbs, this is one of those unique recipes that is equally healthy and appetizing (although if you want to crumble some feta cheese over the top, I’m right with you there). Plus, it only takes 30 minutes to prepare and cook, which is perfect for those late evenings at the gym.

If you’re like me and hate spending money on small-portioned, over-priced lunches at work, then this recipe is simple to have as a lunch the next day. Just double the ingredients and microwave when you want to eat.

 

#2 Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables and Haloumi with a Basil Dressing 

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This particular post workout recipe is good when you’re feeling a little under the weather. With lots of tomatoes, peppers, lemon and garlic, all those Vitamins A and C make this meal an ideal boost for your immune system.

Simply chop everything up, whizz the lemon, garlic and olive oil in the food processor, and combine together to roast in the oven for 40 minutes. Ten minutes before the end, add the haloumi slices on top. For those wanting an additional protein hit, simply roast a chicken breast with the vegetables, or add a salmon fillet – the dressing goes great with fish!

#3 Chorizo Pilaf

Okay, so maybe the hearty amount of chorizo partially cancels out the health benefits of this recipe, but chorizo is too good not to include! Also, if you are looking to make this healthier simply add some chopped okra and broad beans.

Add sliced chorizo and onion to a pan on medium heat, and cook until brown. Add the spices, then the rice and vegetables with the stock, and let everything cook for approximately 15 minutes on a low heat.

Throw in some parsley and an extra squeeze of lemon at the end, et voila!

Credit to the Minimalist Baker, Waitrose and BBCGoodFood for the images – there’s no way my food sticks around long enough for me to take a photo of it!

What are your go-to recipes after a workout?

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