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(Tucker is the Aussie slang word for food)

What comes to mind when you think about camping?  For us it conjures up images and memories of time spent around the campfire with good food and good company gazing up at the stars.  Of course turning this idyllic picture into reality requires a bit of forward planning when it comes to meals.  This is the place where you will find tested recipes of scrumptious treats and meals you can either prepare in advance while still surrounded by the luxury of modern technology at home or that is easy to throw together at the campsite.  Some recipes were passed on in my family from one generation to another, others I have sourced from media.  Wherever possible I will give credit to the creators.  Feel free to share your favourites here too.

In addition, we also created a space to share with you our experiences with various eateries.  We are always on the look out for interesting and quirky eateries that serve authentic food - you know, just something other than the standard old hamburger or fish & chips.  Let the feast begin!

 

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No Bake Nut and Date Delights

It looks like we are in for a long, hot summer.  Now while the temperatures and humidity certainly make life a tad uncomfortable at times, I enjoy the positive influence summer has on our diet.  We basically live on fresh, tropical fruits, smoothies and salads.  However, every now and again our bodies crave a sweet treat and this is where these nobake nut and date delights shine.

It was my very first rawfood recipe.  The taste and simplicity resulted in this recipe becoming a regular feature on our summer table.  What I love even more is that you can use it as a base and allow your tastebuds to dictate your next creation by adding different ingredients.

Ingredients 

2 cups dates

2 cups nuts

Method

Place dates into a food processor and blend until it forms a paste.  Dried dates are often too dry to blend into a paste, I add 6-8 prunes overcome this problem.  I also like to add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to this mixture.  Transfer paste to a mixing bowl.

Place nuts into the food processor and pulse until finely chopped.  You can use a mixture of nuts and even add seeds like pumpkin and sunflower seeds.  At this stage you might also want to add some flavouring to your base mixture - a dash of salt, cinnamon or chilli.

Add the nuts to the date paste and mix well.  Roll into bite sized balls before rolling it in sesame seeds, shredded coconut, cocoa or toasted quinoa.  As a special treat we sometimes roll the balls around maraschino cherries - pure delight!

No bake nut and date delights