One of the most challenging moments on TYW (if there are any) is the grocery shop at the beginning of the trip. The three words to go by when shopping for food is easy, filling and local. Here are a couple of our favourite DIY dishes that follow those three words and will keep you and your crew satisfied all week!
Fruit Parfait (serves one person)
- 1/3 cup of granola
- Sliced up fresh fruit (strawberries, raspberries, bananas…)
- 1/2 cup of yogurt (use greek yogurt for a healthier alternative)
This meal is quick and tasty. First grab a small bowl and fill it partially with the yogurt of your choice. Sprinkle granola on top of the yogurt and repeat to create two layers. Grab the sliced fresh fruit and place it on top. Bon appetite!
Fancy Pancakes (makes 12-14 flap jacks)
- 110g Pancake mix – note that you can substitute water for milk in all pancake recipes
- 2 Eggs
- 275ml of milk/ water depending on your preference
- Fancy ingredient (be creative): blueberries, chocolate chips, bananas, ham/cooked bacon
Lazy days can always be complimented with some delicious pancakes! Most grocery stores will have pancake mix and for a cheap price. We have listed the basic pancake mix ingredients above, but double check the bag incase it calls for others.
Pour the pancake mix into a large bowl, followed by a pinch of salt. Take two eggs and crack them, pouring the egg contents into the bowl. Add the amount of water or milk indicated on the package (usually 200ml). Mix thoroughly with a whisk or fork, until there are no more lumps left in the batter.
Heat a butter in a frying pan. Once the butter has melted take a ladle full of pancake mix and pour it into pools in the pan, keeping in mind the size you want. Add the “fancy ingredient(s)” of your choice to the pancakes. Flip to the other side after 1.5 minutes or when it is golden brown. You can do this as many times as you like. Serve warm with maple syrup or lemon juice and sugar. Yum!
Note: If you feel your crew will eat more than this recipe makes, then double the recipe.
Crazy Quesadillas (serves one to two persons)
- 2 Tortillas
- Block of cheese
- 1/2 a tomato sliced
- 1/3 of an onion sliced
- 1 jalapeños cubed
- 3 Cooked chicken strips
On one tortilla layer cheese, cooked chicken, sliced tomatoes and onion and sprinkle jalapenos on top. Then place second tortilla on top. Put a pan on the stove at a medium-high heat. Take some butter and fry it in the pan. Once butter has melted place the quesadilla on to the pan and fry for 15 seconds on one side then flip to the other side. Continue flipping sides until the tortilla is golden brown or when you can see the cheese is thoroughly cooked, then serve it up!
Not your regular Potato salad (serves 3 people)
- 10 small red potatoes
- 1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 3 tbsp Olive oil
- Fresh basil or coriander
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of pepper
This is a great basic for the boat! First boil potatoes for 5-10minutes. Once cooked take potatoes and put them in the fridge to cool for 30 min. Take them out after they've finished cooling and cut them into cubes, then place them in a large bowl. Add balsamic vinegar, olive oil, fresh basil or coriander, salt and pepper then stir. Voila your meal is ready!
Spaghetti and hotdogs (serves 4 people)
- 4 hot dogs chopped
- 8 oz uncooked spaghetti
- A jar (1 lb. 8 oz.) tomato sauce
- 1 Cubed red and yellow peppers
- 5 Cubed artichokes
This is a fun one! Poke uncooked spaghetti through chopped hot dogs. Boil a pots of water. Add pasta and hot dogs in the pot and let it boil for about 10 minutes then strain the water. Add butter and mix it into the pasta. Next include the red and yellow peppers, artichokes and tomato sauce into the pot. Stir then let the pot sit on low temperature until ready to serve.
The Skipper Burger (Serves 8 people)
- 4 lbs raw ground beef
- 8 slices of cheddar cheese
- 8 burger buns
- 1 white onion sliced
- 8 cooked bacon strips
- 2 tomatoes sliced
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
Separate the ground beef into 8 paddies making sure there about 1” thick. Heat olive oil in pan at medium heat. Cook patties for 12 minutes (for medium rare), flipping them once. Place cheese over each burger and wait until cheese is melted to remove burgers. Dress the burgers however you like using the bacon, tomatoes and lettuce. Don’t forget your condiments!
Never cooked on a boat before? See what its like in TYW's clip "Lunch at Sea":