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San Choy Bau Recipe
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San Choy Bau Recipe

  San Choy Bau is one of those dishes my kids keep asking for again and again. It’s a great one for camping because the ingredients store easily (oyster sauce should be kept in the fridge), and you only need one pan. The same amount works as a starter for a large group (gem lettuce leaves work better for this) – or feed the family as an easy carb-free lunch. I normally use chicken mince but pork mince works well, too. It can be made ahead of time and reheated when you want it!  Ingredients 1 packet dried shitake mushrooms

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Tomato Pesto Pasta
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Recipe Hack: Tomato Pesto Pasta

Thanks to Amanda Brownhill for sending this in to the Camps Australia Wide Community Cookbook! It is featured in the Camp Recipe Hacks and we tried it out on the last night of our Outback QLD road trip this year. We had stopped into a caravan park at Gayndah, and welcomed a simple meal that used up all our scraps. Very easy, versatile and yummy! Fry bacon and onion until crispy. Add 1/4 jar or 3 tablespoons of pesto. Fry off. You can add mushrooms, herbs and pepper at this stage if you want to. Add long life cream and heat

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Tom Yum is yum-yum!
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Tom Yum is yum-yum!

Contributor, Mandy Holmes from Cygnet, Tasmania said this recipe in the Camps Australia Wide Community Cookbook “is a great one pot dish that can be scaled up for feeding the hoards, made for one, made vego, gluten free and uses up all those odds and sods in the esky that on their own aren’t enough to construct a meal from. Ingredients don’t need to be measured, just taste as you go”. EXCEPT the Tom Yum paste. My family would urge you to measure it well, very well if you are a first time Tom Yum maker, like I was last night!  Admittedly,

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Camps Australia Wide - Pudding Recipe
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Butterscotch Self Saucing Pudding – Yum

Kathryn Bothe said her recipe for the Camps Australia Wide Community Cookbook is just like golden syrup dumplings, but so much easier. One for the camp oven. Pudding ingredients 1 cup self raising flour ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup milk ¾ cup sugar Sauce ingredients 2 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoon golden syrup 1 ½ cups hot water 1 tablespoon butter Method: Pudding – mix all ingredients together and place in cake tin or similar. Sauce – place all ingredients in a saucepan and stir over low heat of coals until butter melts. Pour melted sauce over pudding mix. Place cake

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Coconut Cake Recipe
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5 ingredients in Letty’s Coconut Cake Recipe

Letty Casey contributed this recipe to the Camps Australia Wide Community Cookbook. She says, “it is such an easy, mess-free cake to make and so versatile and very fulfilling”. With no eggs, and no butter – it could get you through some “Mother Hubbard” moments when travelling remotely. Best eaten on the day it is made, we used self raising flour. Ours soon disappeared! Ingredients: 1 cup flour (plain or self-raising) 1 cup shredded or desiccated coconut 1 cup sugar (white, raw or brown) 1 cup milk ( or replace it with ¼ cup powdered milk and ¾ cup water)

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Veggie Parcel Recipe
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Recipe for you: Veggie Parcel

Jason Crossman said this recipe was passed on from his uncle, an easy and tasty way to prepare vegetables when camping. Even the kids will enjoy it! We certainly did. Super simple, it was beautiful with our steak. And a bonus – no washing up! Remember, most of the recipes in the Camps Australia Wide Community Cookbook are transferable e.g. camp oven dishes will cook  up in a slow cooker or pressure cooker, even a regular oven. We cooked this at home, under COVID lockdown. Thanks Jason!  Ingredients: 2 carrots – grated 1 zucchini – sliced 1 large brown onion

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Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe
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A crowd-pleaser: Simple Camp Oven Spaghetti and Meatballs

And it did! When our youngest glimpsed into the pot, he looked up super impressed! We eat meatballs, I have three different recipes for them I love. But it was the first time he ate meatballs that were cooked WITH the spaghetti. I guess, after ditching many carbs during a health kick for Heatley and I, he was just delighted to see pasta! After he consumed two huge bowls of it, he said it was the best ‘guinea pig’ recipe, (newly tried from the CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE COMMUNITY COOKBOOK) yet. In our COVID lockdown, we cooked this on the stove

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Stir Fry Chicken recipe
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Chicken tonight? Try Stir-Fried Chicken with Chillies and Peanuts

Delicious! The teen particularly loved it – I think because it was so saucy. He said for me to add more chilli next time! (This was probably because instead of four small chillies I had one larger red chilli.) I did also add bok choy, and shallots (or spring onions), too. We served Stir-Fried Chicken with Chillies and Peanuts with brown rice, for added fibre and lower GI. It was all part of COVID cooking – whipping up recipes from the Camps Australia Wide Community Cookbook during lockdown.  Highly recommend – thanks to Doug Minnnis who contributed this recipe to the new

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Camps Stew
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Recipe for you: Camp Stew

This tried and true recipe was sent into the Camps Australia Wide Community Cookbook by contributor, Kennith Ayres. Like Kennith says, it was very easy to make and tasty. Here is perfect camp grub: one pot, ingredients are generally to hand, and it took no time. My photos definitely don’t do it justice! We served it with carrots, peas and broccoli. Toast or a crusty roll would have been fine, too! I did add lots of salt and pepper, and replaced one of the spuds for a similar sized sweet potato. The consistency was perfect, I didn’t need to add

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