100 Recipes in 50 days. That’s the goal. Before I can go further though, I need to start at the beginning.
No matter your industry, you should always be researching what you do; learning, growing. In blogging, they tell you to have a niche. I always knew I wanted to write about travel and food- but I knew this was an extremely large category. How do I niche?
Then a few weeks ago it dawned on me- no many people (especially in the United States) are helping vanlifers come up with recipes that fit their needs. They have limited space and, more often than not, limited equipment.
I started researching. Googling vanlife recipes and still couldn’t find much. YouTubers have “here’s what I eat in the van” videos but this is not one of the main pillars of their content. This is the gap I’ve been looking for.
It allows me to enjoy quick, simple, easy-to-make meals and other aspects of food that I haven’t allowed myself to explore before.
Why 100 Recipes in 50 Days
Now that I’ve figured the main pillar of my content out, I’m ready to get it out there. We eat three, or more, times a day, right? That means if we eat three meals and one snack, we will have experienced two hundred times we’ve put food in our mouth. If I can just be thoughtful and write about half of those times for the next fifty days, I will have over one hundred recipes for you to put into your collection.
The recipes will
- Typically be less than 10 ingredients. If there is more, I the extra number of ingredients will have recipes that you can use with the ingredients . For example, BBQ chicken has 13 ingredients- three of them will have links to other recipes you can use with those ingredients.
- The only things I can use to cook on are a two burner camp stove, or my instant pot (with air fryer attachment). I also plan to use a propane bottle top camp stove. I recognize that not everyone will have access to a plug at all times but when you do- the instant pot is a must. It is multi-functional.
- I will also have a blender I use but that is the extent of the equipment.
- I may have some cold items but nothing that needs to be kept in a freezer- if there are freezer items, the assumption would be that you use it immediately. Our fridge in the van is cooler style and we stick our frozen items at the very bottom in order to keep it frozen for about three days.
Okay, ya’ll, let’s go.
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