What is it about eating beside a campfire that makes food taste more delicious than ever? Perhaps it’s the little extra effort it takes to get it all together when you’ve ditched your safe, cosy kitchen for the wild pursuit of cooking at a campsite. Or perhaps it’s that eating outside is so appealing and makes for a refreshing change to sitting at a dining table, or maybe it’s the campsite company… Whatever it is, eating and camping is a relationship that should be worked on, developed and actively encouraged by all campers. So ditch the tins of baked beans and jarred pasta sauces and try something different the next time you’re camping that will delight anyone that finds themselves lucky enough to be sitting around your campfire.
Today’s Friday Foodie recipes come from the spectacular Love and Lemons, a blog that was established in 2011 by Austin-based couple Jeanine and Jack. Together they cook and shoot with the lightest of touches and I love, love, love reading and revisiting this ever so alluring blog. Jeanine writes the super healthy, largely vegetarian and gloriously colourful posts and recipes and together they taste and photograph them. It didn’t take them long to reach the great heights of winning the Best Cooking Blog award from the readers of Saveur magazine. No small feat.
I know you’ll love this blog as much as I do. Once again, I’ve chosen recipes that I think would be fantastic to make on and for your next camping trip. So get cooking happy campers!
Blackberry and lemon zest crostini, recipe here.
Sambal salsa and black bean tacos, recipe here.
Almond-ella spread, recipe here.
Ginger kombucha cocktails, recipe here.
Pea tendril and pistachio pesto, recipe here.
Peanut soba spring rolls, recipe here.
Spicy watermelon and avocado salad, recipe here.
Tomato coconut shrimp curry, recipe here.
Images via Love and Lemons, with thanks.