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 

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 

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 

Avgolemono

Avgolemono

While avgolemono is often referred to as a Greek dish, the method of combining lemon juice, egg, and broth and heating it until thickened is common not only in Greek kitchens, but also in Turkish, Arab, Balkan, and Sephardic Jewish cuisines as well. This technique 

Skillet Flatbread

Skillet Flatbread

With all the baba ghanoush that you’re making after reading my last recipe, I am sure that you are in dire need of a flatbread recipe. Thankfully, I have a good one for you. I have been making this recipe for years. All you need 

Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush

We are quickly running out of summer, but the weather here in Oregon hasn’t yet noticed. In the heat of late summer, nothing is more appealing to me than a nice mezze platter piled high with dips, bread, cheese, vegetables, and pickled things. And the 

Stovetop Focaccia

Stovetop Focaccia

Focaccia is an easy bread. It is always delicious and, unlike many breads, it doesn’t require much finesse. The herbs and oil give you a delicious, crispy crust every time, with a spongy, open crumb. I could eat focaccia with olive oil at every meal 

Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup

Egg drop soup, also called egg flower soup, is about as simple as it gets: a nice broth, lightly thickened with starch, and filled with lovely ribbons of egg. It is easy to make at home, and is something that we eat pretty regularly because