STOCKING THE PERFECT CAMPING PANTRY

Not sure what do pack in your pantry when you're on the move? Here are a few handy ingredients that can combine to make hundreds of different meals!

Packet Foods

  • Long life milk
  • Custard powder
  • Plain flour
  • Self-raising flour
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Tomato Paste
  • Cereals
  • Instant meal packets (soups & sauces)
  • Dried peas
  • Long life cream
  • Cocoa
  • Chocolate chips
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Gravy Powder
  • Instant Polenta
  • Rolled Oats


Common Condiments

  • BBQ & Tomato Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Stock (Beef, chicken & vegetable)
  • Oil (for cooking)
  • Chutney


Tinned Foods

  • Baked beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn Kernels
  • Bean Mix
  • Beatroot
  • Pineapple
  • Fruit Mix
  • Carrots (baby)
  • Tuna
  • Chickpeas


Herbs & Spices

A great way to pack herbs & spices while travelling is in small jars/containers or labelled ziplock bags. 

  • Salt & Pepper
  • Curry Powder
  • Chilli
  • Mixed Herbs
  • Cinnamon
  • Mustard
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
  • Garam Masala
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger


RECIPE IDEAS

Chickpea Curry

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil 
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Garam Masala
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (14 oz) can coconut milk
  • 1 (14 oz) can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • Handful cilantro, chopped

Method

  • Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat and add the onions, sauteing until translucent but not browning.
  • Add the Garam Masala, turmeric, ground ginger, cinnamon, and if you like a bit of spice you can also add some cayenne pepper, and stir briefly to toast the spices so they become fragrant.
  • Add the coconut milk, tomato paste, and salt. Stir until the tomato paste is completely blended into the coconut milk, then add the chickpeas.
  • Cook over medium to med-low heat, stirring frequently until the sauce thickens to your liking – 10 or 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare your sides (rice, bread, etc).
  • Serve the chickpea curry with a squeeze of lime and garnish with plenty of cilantro.
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