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Camping Recipe – Rice with Chicken and Mushroom Cream Sauce

I love to cook and camp, I feel like they go hand in hand. When I camp I want to eat good, healthy and convenient meals and this one ticks all the boxes.


1 x chicken breast sliced
4-5 mushrooms finely chopped
1 small onion finely chopped
Teaspoon of oil or butter
300ml of light thickened cream
90 second rice
Veggies to serve
Salt & Pepper to Taste

What to do:

  1. Heat pan and add oil or butter, onion and the mushrooms – cook until mushrooms are soft.
  2. Scoop this mix into a bowl.
  3. Add the chicken and cook until lightly brown and add back the mushroom mix and half the tub of cream. Let this reduce for 5 mins
  4. In the meantime add a couple of tablespoons of boiling water to a saucepan and add the 90sec rice. Stir until heated through
  5. Add salt and pepper to the sauce.
  6. Put rice on a plate and serve with the sauce on top and the veg on the side.

Note: I had asparagus which I cooked in some hot water as the chicken was cooking. I then used that already boiled water for the rice.

Creamy Chicken with Rice

Creamy Chicken with Rice

Campfire Dip

I’ve had a fantastic response from Pinners to the photo I uploaded from a trip to Moreton Island.

Ideally you would share this with a few friends and beers/wines in the late afternoon, maybe with some cheeses and dips.

Campfire Dip - Moreton Island

Campfire Dip – Moreton Island


2 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 x tub of pre sliced mushrooms

1 x small onion finely chopped

Tin of tomatoes

1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese

Glove or two of garlic, crushed

salt and pepper



A splash of wine, red, white, doesn’t matter

Chilli to taste

Leftover sausages – I had some chorizo on hand

50-100g of sundried tomatoes or olives chopped finely


  1. In the skillet put the olive oil, onion and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until soft.
  2. Add the mushrooms, cook for a few more minutes.
  3. Add the tin of tomatoes, salt and pepper and any of the optional extras as this point.
  4. Loosely place some al foil over the top and cook for 10 mins.
  5. Grab small handfuls of mozzarella and put them in little piles on top of the tomato sauce. Put the al foil back on and cook for another 5-10 mins until the mozzarella has melted.
  6. Slice the damper and either dip it in or spoon the sauce on and enjoy with your beer/wine.


This can be made in a normal fry pan on a gas cook top if the fire isn’t an option.

Any leftover? Use it as a pasta sauce, filling for jaffles, on top of bakes tomatoes the next day.



Sara’s No Bake Frozen Oreo Cheese Cake

It’s Johny’s birthday tomorrow and I wanted to make him a birthday cake to take into work. Mum suggested that I call my youngest sister Sara for her Oreo Cheese Cake recipe.

Sara SMS’s me the recipe because its wasn’t written down, its just something she made up. Therefore, I decided that this blog would be dedicated to Sara’s marvellous  No Bake Frozen Oreo Cheese Cake.


  • 2 packets of oreos
  • 50g of softened butter
  • small container of cream
  • tsp of vanilla essence
  • 1 block of Philly cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of icing sugar
  • block of white chocolate


  • Get out a round, quick release cake tin approx 20cm
  • line with baking paper
  • process the oreos and the butter in the processor until all the oreo chunks have gone
  • press this mix into the bottom of the tin so that its compact and even, place in the freezer
  • whip the cream and the vanilla essence in a bowl until thick
  • beat the Philly cream cheese and icing sugar in another bowl until combined
  • mix the cream and vanilla into the Philly cream mix
  • crush the white chocolate bar into little pieces and mix into the cream and Philly cheese mix
  • take the frozen base out of the freezer, pour the cream mix onto the base and smooth with the back of the spoon until flat and even
  • put the cake back in the freezer and freeze for at least 5 hours, overnight if possible
  • take out of the freezer about 1/2 hour before you eat


  • use low fat Philly cheese, it tastes just as good
  • get an extra pack of oreos, process and add to the cream mix when adding the white chocolate chunks
  • I found that the above recipe makes quite a small cake so if you want something that sits higher then double the amounts of cream, vanilla, philly cheese and icing sugar.