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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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Rossmount Nursery Gympie - Cooloola Farmer's Trail
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Where to camp along the Cooloola Farmer’s Trail at Gympie and Noosa Hinterland, Queensland

Rossmount Nursery Cooloola Farmer’s Trail is on again! So if you are travelling or not far from the Gympie or Sunshine Coast regions, September 10-11, make the most of it. You can spend a weekend or see it in a day trip – just bring an empty belly – there is good eating and good camping to be had.  Check this out online at https://cooloolafarmtrail.com.au/farm-trail/ This trail was on my priority trips, last year. So I can vouch for quite a few of these personally – and we enjoyed lunch just this month, at the newest of them all! On the

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Winter warmer recipe Cauliflower Soup
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Winter warmer recipe: Cauliflower Soup

I love that this delicious soup has converted cauliflower haters to cauliflower fans. Perfect for a winter campsite! My family love this soup – it is our winter favourite. It is creamy and delicious, and best of all simple to make, with very few ingredients. You wouldn’t even know it was dairy free. I guess you could serve with cream, but it is so flavoursome – you don’t need it! Ingredients: one cauliflower 3 bacon rashers, chopped 1 large onion, chopped chicken stock 1-2 litres pepper and salt Method: Combine bacon and onion in large saucepan, cook, stirring, until onion

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Camps Community Cook Book - Rabbit Stew for Easter by Valerie Elliot
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CAMP COOKING: Rabbit Stew for Easter

Easter memories and an Easter bunny – in a pot! Have you ever cooked rabbit? Well, here’s the recipe, so now you can… Valerie Elliot said Koondrook Wetland Reserve, in the Gunbower State Forest, New South Wales is her favourite campground. it is also close to the Barham Club and shops. Valerie told us, “When we camp at Koondrook, my nephews and husband go out shooting, and have permission and gun licences to do this. They get a few rabbits, and I love it.  “My husband, our family and friends have been camping near the Murray for about 40 years. We

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Chip Butty
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Why are chip sangas (or chip butties) so popular?

We’ve heard that free and donation sites have been crazy busy, but on last weekend’s jaunt, it simply wasn’t the case.  Only two other vehicles camped up at Ravensbourne Recreation Reserve and three at Allora Rest Area, in South East Queensland. You can see these freedom camps below. Did you make it to Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers – what a show! Perhaps travellers are further north still? What has your experience been this year? We hope you are travelling. If not, you may appreciate our new CAMPS Ambassadors sharing their favourite campsites, parks and pies around Australia! A big welcome to

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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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