Picnics and Camping

camping in new zealandCamping is such a wonderful experience and it is by far my most favourite type of holiday to take.

I have been lucky enough to drive around sleeping in tents and camper vans all around Australia and New Zealand and I have learned quite a few tips and tricks along the way.

It is important to stock up on the camping essentials well in advance of your trip. There are a number of smaller bits and pieces that you might not have thought about yet, so the earlier you start brainstorming your needs for your next trip, the better.

It’s also a good idea to read a number of high quality reviews of various types of products before you make any significant purchases too. Having got some great advice from some really good sleeping bag reviews online, I was able to choose a set for my partner and I so that we were comfortable in those cold nights in the outback.

Food supplies are also important. You’re mostly going to be picnicking if you are heading out into the middle of nowhere so make sure you have got a lot of food that will last a long time, either canned, vac-packed or otherwise safely sealed. If you have some kind of fridge in your camper van or car then all the better. Just make sure you don’t run your battery flat keeping your sausages cool.

The picture at the top of this blog post is one I took of a fellow camper as they drove along Mount Cook Road in New Zealand. It has to be one of the most stunning places to go camping on the entire planet with its immense mountains and luscious backdrops its hard to take a bad photo, no matter which direction you point your camera!

I would highly recommend this type of camping trip to anyone – so much so that I’m going back there myself in a few months because I really just can’t get enough of the open road and especially when it is in such a stunning place.

Reasons Why Juicing Is Healthy

pineappleThere are several reasons why juicing is healthy for anyone. Checking through the explanation of this content will give a comprehensive information of juicing effect in the human body. Basically, the first reason to centralize on is loose cravings for snack foods. There are several benefits that are attached to losing cravings for junk foods such as getting enough nutrients and fagged out on snack items. Another cogent reason for drinking juicy product is to improve your skin. When a smoothie juicy drink is taken per day, your digestive system will be improved. This in-turn will help your body to have better skin texture.

Checking on this point will also add as reason for taken juicy content into our body system. Eliminating waste from your body is the point in question. When juicy contents are consumed such as vegetables and fruits, the fiber products found in the named food items will help to eliminate waste from your body. This will also give the body the required strength to glow with a difference. Spots such acne, pimple and other related body disturb will eventually be removed from their loose space. This will in-turn give you the best skin texture that your body deserve.

Losing weight at the moment is becoming widespread. People always want to look smart, fit and healthy. Drinking a smoothie product will help to accomplish this mission. When a given juicy product is taken into the body, it goes on and on to reduce the total fatty content in you. For this reason, it is important to take or drink a juicy content per day. You will become fit, smart and have total weight reduction for better. Finally, energy is the source of life continuity. Without energy called strength nobody will be able to do a task. Taking juicy drink on a daily basis will help to restore energy. This linkĀ http://www.thehappyjuicer.com/the-benefits-of-juicing/ has more information on the subject.

Benefits Of A Pressure Cooker

Not long ago, families cooked meals over on open flame. Oftentimes, this took place in the fireplace inside of their homes. Pots hung from the hearth and meals were generally prepared in a single pot. This was an effective cooking method for many years; however, it took a lot of work to operate a household in this manner.

Fast-forward to today and we see that a wide variety of cooking methods have developed over the past 100 years. We have our common stove top stove, the common oven, the confectionary oven, the microwave oven, the Dutch oven, the barbecue grill, the toasters, the steamers, the poachers, the smokers, and of course, the pressure cooker. Let’s take a look at the benefits of the pressure cooker.

First of all, cooking with a pressure cooker is healthy. Pressure cookers help to maintain the nutritional value in foods by cooking them quickly and by using just a little water. Important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients are lost using different methods that require longer cooking times and use more water.

Additionally, Less salt is required when using this method. The super-hot steam helps meats retain their moisture and intensifies the natural flavors of the meat. Vegetables remain colorful and crisp, and contain a higher level of nutritional value.

new pressure cookersCooking with a pressure cooker is also highly efficient, and this saves time and money. Longer cooking times requires cooks to use more electricity, and pressure cookers cook food 70 percent faster than traditional cooking techniques-which saves a lot of energy. Beef stews can be made in about 21 minutes, and roasted chicken will be ready for the table in about 30 minutes or less.

Pressure cookers are very safe to use. Today’s designs are accident-proof and contain numerous valve and vent safety features. The pressure release mechanism allows pressure to vent at a certain temperature. Cooking with this method helps to keep the kitchen clean as well. Splatters are nonexistent, which makes clean-up a snap. Not to mention that they last forever and require very little maintenance. You really can’t go wrong when choosing this method of cooking. The benefits are endless so go choose a new pressure cooker today!

Pack A Smoothie For Your Next Picnic

Are you running out of ideas for great tasty picnic food?

We were until recently when a lightbulb went off in our heads and it occurred to us that we can bring a ready-made smoothie. If you have a great blender for smoothies then you can make a couple of batches at home before transferring them to a travel-cup and keeping them on ice in your hamper.

This is a great way to enjoy something healthy at a time when you might otherwise be eating cakes, sweets and other naughty treats!

Here are a few tips on how to make a smoothie.

So next time you’re out of ideas remember this and you’ll be able to whip up a delicious picnic snack that everyone will enjoy!