Food Archive

Instant Pot Recipes – Easy Dinner Ideas for Your Next Instant Pot Meal

It’s no secret that I love my Instant Pot. I started with the Instant Pot Duo 6 quart and now have the Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 quart. The smaller size works well for two adults and van life where space is limited. While I work

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes – Simple & Easy Side Dishes

With Thanksgiving only a few days away we wanted to share a few of our favorite gluten free Thanksgiving recipes. Before we started traveling, Thanksgivings were usually spent at mama Russo’s house where family, friends and acquaintances gathered for a scrumptious homemade feast. We’ve

Chinese New Year Dishes to Celebrate Year of the Rooster

As we bid adieu to Joe’s Year of the Monkey, we welcome my grandmother’s Year of the Rooster. Although my grandmother is no longer with us, her Chinese New Year dishes live on. Since we wintered in Florida last year, we had a modest celebration by making pork dumplings. This

Our Whole30 Program Results – Highs, Lows, Discoveries and Challenges

On September 2, while camping at our favorite spot in Flagstaff, I came up with the idea to go on the Whole30 program. For those of you not familiar with this program, it’s about eating real food for 30 days. Unlike plant based eating programs, the Whole30

Best Road Trip Food – Favorite Restaurants Year One

A road trip would not be complete without making a few food stops. Luckily, there is great food waiting ready to be eaten all over the United States. In the first year we put over 14,000 miles on the motorhome and traveled to 22 states. This

Behind the Counter at Philippe the Original

Philippe the Original is an iconic restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles known for its french dipped sandwiches. The restaurant has been featured on popular shows like No Reservations, Diners Drive Ins & Dives and Man vs Food. Joe’s father was a fan of Philippe’s beef dipped

Romantic Meal for Two – Arugula Salad and Shrimp Linguine

If you prefer to stay in on Valentine’s Day and cook a special meal for each other like we do, then check out this romantic meal for two we put together last year in collaboration with Magnus 8 Magazine. Joe and I always stay in on

Where to Eat in Lafayette, Louisiana

Do images of boudin balls, cracklins, gumbo, beignets and po boys make your mouth water? If so, you may want to step away from the computer screen to avoid any water damage to your device. Still reading? Great! This is a round up of our

Pork and Celery Dumplings – Gold Nuggets for a Gold Monkey

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2016 is the year of the Monkey (猴子). Joe happens to be a monkey, but he’s not just any monkey, he’s a gold monkey. To celebrate, I’m making pork and celery dumplings our home on wheels. Dumplings (饺子) play an

Things to Do in San Marcos, Texas

There are many reasons to visit San Marcos, Texas and we had the opportunity to discover a few of the many reasons why locals love this city. Where is San Marcos you ask? It’s in Texas Hill Country along Interstate 35 between San Antonio and Austin. The city is a