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Machboos

Machboos

Once every four years there is one magical month, the World Cup, during which I watch an average of four or more hours of soccer a day. This past week we have been parked outside my brother’s house, so in addition to celebrating Thanksgiving with 

Nomad Holiday Shopping Guide

Nomad Holiday Shopping Guide

Season’s greetings, everyone! It’s that time of year where we’re all searching for gifts for loved ones, and I know that a lot of you, like me, would much rather give your money to a small business owner for whom it will really make a 

Buslife Thanksgiving Guide

Buslife Thanksgiving Guide

Here are all of our recipes for your vanlife Thanksgiving. We have both angles covered here: you can follow the elegant path and roast a turkey on your stovetop with pumpkin pie or crème brûlée for dessert, or you can knock out the feast quickly with our Thanksgiving turkey burgers and pumpkin mousse so that you have as much time as possible to explore those empty trails on turkey day. Either way, you’re coming away with a good meal and a great day.

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Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse

I love mousse as a camping dessert because it is just about as close to effortless as you can get. All you need is a powered whisk and a few minutes, and you can make a really delicious, decadent dessert. This recipe has all the 

Thanksgiving Turkey Burgers

Thanksgiving Turkey Burgers

There’s more than one way to do Thanksgiving. In the past I’ve shown you how to roast a turkey and bake pumpkin pies on the stovetop, this year I’m going to show you the opposite end of the spectrum. With these Thanksgiving turkey burgers and 

Mom’s Cranberry Sauce

Mom’s Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving approaches, and boy do I have a lot of recipes for you over the next ten days. We’ll start here with my mom’s recipe for homemade cranberry sauce. It’s sweet, it’s tangy, it’s aromatic, and the addition of chopped walnuts even gives it a nice texture. With a total cook time of about 15 minutes, you’ll never go back to the jelly in a can.⁠ Continue reading Mom’s Cranberry Sauce

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

As we said goodbye to the Pacific northwest and started our journey back to Colorado for the holidays, the seasons quickly changed for us. Hugging the coast in Oregon and California, the weather stayed quite temperate, but as we entered the great Nevada desert, the 

Green Curry Wonton Soup

Green Curry Wonton Soup

This dish was the second course at our most recent forest feast, and was my favorite of the night. A Thai-inspired take on wonton soup, it consists of chewy little wontons stuffed with scallion and basil-infused shrimp and pork, floating in a simple coconut and 

Grilled Chicken with Vietnamese Pesto

Grilled Chicken with Vietnamese Pesto

This dish has been bouncing around in my head for a while. The Vietnamese pesto in my cookbook is one of my favorite creations, but the recipe it’s a part of is also likely the most complicated in the book. Instead of using the pesto with udon noodles and claypot pork, this little appetizer simply slathers it over grilled chicken skewers, making it much simpler to get to that delicious flavor. Paired with the lime-ginger dipping sauce from the salad rolls recipe, you have a whole new dish made simply by recombining a couple of favorites. Continue reading Grilled Chicken with Vietnamese Pesto

Pumpkin Shakshuka

Pumpkin Shakshuka

I love shakshuka, but it is really easy for the tomato base to overwhelm everything else. If you’re looking for a seasonally appropriate, low-acid alternative (no antacids necessary), check out this recipe for pumpkin shakshuka. The pumpkin base is creamy, aromatic, and delicious, with subtle