Salt Sugar Sea

DIY Sprinter Conversion Van. Fresh Organic Recipes. Travel Stories and Inspiration from the Scenic Route with Baby and Pup

Smashed Avocado Toast

Easy Smashed avocado on toasted bread

For a simple morning fix or easy snack, Smashed Avocado Toast is undoubtedly impressive.  The preparation is pretty fail proof, getting a good avocado is where the deliciousness of your results may yield some variance. When picking avocados at the grocery, always seek avocados that are an all over solid color, without blemishes. Next you need to ask yourself, “Hey self, do I want to eat avocados now, or later?”.. Read More

Sweet Potato Hash with Avocado

Sweet potato hash and avocado in a warm flour tortilla

Warm Sweet Potato Hash with Avocado is a flavor sensory overload! Naturally sweet, sweet potato, savory caramelized red onions, melted mozzarella, and fresh avocado.  A delicious egg-free vegetarian breakfast, to spice up that standard American bacon and eggs breakfast.  Wrap it all together in a warmed tortilla, and you won’t miss the eggs, not even a little bit. If you omit the cheese, we can have a little extra fun.. Read More

Citrus Roasted Kale with Sea Salt

Roasted superfood kale with fresh squeezed lemon and sea salt

Salty, lemony, kale-y?  Citrus Roasted Kale is all that, and more.  Often referred to as the “The world’s healthiest food”, kale holds an extensive list of nutricional benefits.  Some, of the many, being that kale is high in anti-oxidants, vitamin C, A, and K. Much hardier than spinach, kale holds its shape and does not shrink down as much when cooked.  Roast it a little longer for more crisp and.. Read More

Beet and Carrot confetti 

Farmers Markets, they get me every time.  The smiles on the vendors faces, the samples, tables overloaded with beautiful selections of fresh fruits and veggies, I have to fill my bags, there’s no way around it.  But with just a 50 quart ARB fridge in the van, we run out of cold room fairly quick, and I’m presented with the challenge of finding new ways to quickly use these farmers.. Read More

Perfect Chargrilled Tomato Salsa with garlic

Easy camping chargrilled Tomato salsa

Whole tomatoes, onion, and raw peppers are charred over the heat of an open flame.  They are tossed with a squeeze of citrus, cilantro, and a healthy amount of fresh cut garlic until……Bam!  Salsa.  Amazzzzzing Salsa.  Chargrilled Tomato Salsa.  By far the best salsa I’ve ever made.  So good in fact, I may never make salsa any other way again.  Except maybe this way, which is fantastic too, but in.. Read More

Vanilla spiked Mountain Oats

Beach front in the summer & snowy mountains in the winter, that’s the dream.  But how to make it reality on an income that doesn’t support an ocean front balcony and cozy cabin in the woods?  Just seek a remote job that can run with a simple wifi connection (thanks babe) and move your family into a rolling home. #vanlife Now we have an ocean view and a snow view!.. Read More

Roasted Romanesco

Saying goodbye to the beach for now, we are on the move inland, to small town wine country.  Opted to follow a sign dispaying “farmers market today”.  The Husband hates farmers markets, but knows I love them so made the detour for me.  He let the pup run around the empty field nearby, and came back with these pretty orange-yellow-pink wildflowers.  Coke cans make for a nice travel vase!   .. Read More

Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Garden fresh red and yellow heirloom tomatoes tossed with a squeeze of lime to bring out the flavor. A super easy salsa that’s a perfect addition to any table…. or campsite.  I made this salsa from a big variety bag of fresh picked tomatoes my brother n law brought out to our campsite.  I have not had fresh picked tomatoes in a while, and forgot how amazing they are, it’s.. Read More

Black Bean & Cheese grilled Tostada

Simple vegetarian lunch that is easy to prepare beachside or at your campsite.  Especially if you’ve got one in these little table top propane grills on hand.  We use this thing for everything.      I’m not typically a fan of store bought tortillas, but recently discovered these green chile tortillas below, and they are fantastic!  My sister n law made enchiladas with them, and they were super tasty and.. Read More

simple cilantro parsley Pesto (V)

I make pesto a variety of ways, but this is my go-to version.  It’s simple, quick, totally vegan, and cheap too!  Traditionally pesto is made with basil and pinenuts, but can be made with any green and any nut.  I usually add a chile for spice, because everything is better with a touch of heat, but up to you, works fine without it if you prefer. I make it with.. Read More