cowboy pizza
October 6th, 2015 by Off The Grid

If you tuned in for Friday’s Off The Grid Podcast I was getting ready for a hurricane. I off grid rocket stovecelebrated the storm by cast iron cooking out on the rocket stove with a new recipe.. Cowboy Pizza!! We were supposed to get 6 – 12 inches of rain along with some strong wind. Keep in mind that all of this was in addition to the 7 straight days of rain that this area just soaked up so the ground was all set for some trees to fall down. Nothing really happened though. As always it best to be prepared and this turned out to be a very good exercise in prepping. Over the last year I really thinned my belongings down a lot and this included food storage as well. Timing for this weekend worked out really well for making good use of the time indoors and out on the rocket stove for viddles! lol 🙂

“Some people feel the rain and others just get wet.”

Friday night I got in really late after picking up a bag of ice for the off grid refrigeratorcowboy pizza jalapenos because I still have no power here in the camper. It was raining.. SCRATCH that.. it was pouring cats and dogs! I did my best but still got soaked by the time I got off grid to the camper. Saturday proved to be pretty mild compared to what the weather man was calling for. Most of the day was spent inside the camper cleaning up, sorting stuff, rearranging, and going through a cool box of food my brother brought out the weekend before (it rained the whole weekend too). Mid afternoon I decided to venture out to the grocery store for cooking out on the rocket stove grill with a new recipe I wanted to try called Cowboy Pizza. I fired up the rocket stove, grabbed a cast iron skillet, and started cast iron coking here off the grid. Yup. I celebrated the storm by having my very own hurricane party all by my self! lol With the smell of wood smoke surfing on the wind I began to relax. I know I mention the rocket stove a lot but I love cooking out on it. When you cook a Cowboy Pizza with a good old cast iron skillet then your truly cast iron cooking! 🙂 Do you have a mouth watering recipy I could try out here on the grill? I would love to try it out here on the Off The Grid Podcast.

 

Show notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: Always be prepared with the ability cook a good meal out on the grill!
  • If you want to try making a Cowboy Pizza for yourself get the recipe on the Cast Iron Cooking page!
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cooking on rocket stove grill
September 15th, 2015 by Off The Grid

Today or um tonight’s episode was recorded late one evening about 11 o’clock off the grid while cooking with a cast iron Dutch Oven on the grill. I was a little tired so if my energy was low that was why. The days here in the camper have been flying by really fast and fall is on the way. With the fire going on my off grid grill (rocket stove) I put a small 12 inch grate over the top so I could use my Dutch Oven to cook dinner. Tonight’s cast iron cooking menu featured smoked sausage Jumbolia with fresh peppers, onions, raw honey, and yummy spices! If you have been following the Off Grid Podcast you know that I love to cook. Once I get the power issue straight I will be cooking a lot more so if you have a good recipe to share I would love to try it! You can check out something new on the Cast Iron Cooking page. Do you have a really good recipe to share with everyone or that I can try? If so please contact me!

As I enjoyed the refreshing night air with the scent of wood smoking on the rocket stove grill I stopped from time to time to admire the heavens above. Because this is off the grid in mother natures back yard I also paused from time to time to listen to all the wild insects and animals teaming in the surrounding forest. Reflecting back on the last few days I have not been getting much done recently in the off grid camper but tonight I was going to eat good! Earlier in the night a very small and very cute baby owl flew right over my car as I was pulling up landing on a branch just long enough to say hello. 🙂 Tonight’s episode was recorded back in mid August. Podcast shows should be up to date withing about a month.. just in time for the cooler weather lol. This means more cast iron cooking outside!! Whoo hoo!! 🙂

 

Show notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: Whether your aware of it or not your energy level will drop if you do not eat!
  • Eat good, try a recipe, share a recipe, send in a recipe of your own and check out Cast Iron Cooking.
  • Got questions, comments, or tips about living off grid? Please post and share them here or Contact me!
  • Please help support this show and the off grid community by checking out Off Grid Singles.
  • The Off Grid Podcast is now available on iTunes and Stitcher so please Subscribe and rate the show!
  • If you like the show please tell a friend about the podcast 🙂

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cast iron cooking power pancake
September 3rd, 2015 by Off The Grid

Cooking with cast iron off the grid is always a great way to start the day and this morning was no different with a new recipe called a Power Pancake! This morning I ran out of bread so breakfast was getting switched up from french toast to a hearty Power Pancake made with granola and eggs! Normally I love a good breakfast to start the day with french toast but since I kept forgetting to buy some bread I decided to try a new recipe. If you are a fan of cast iron cooking this may already be part of your daily routine but for the rest of you cooking with an cast iron cooking power pancake 2old cast iron skillet can be a treat anytime. 🙂 I like to add a particular special set of spices to my french toast including cinnamon and nutmeg which is amazing by the way! I use coconut oil instead of butter anytime I am using my cast iron because not only is it healthier but it also good for high temperature cooking (up to 425 degrees). This morning breakfast was getting flipped up for my new creation the Power Pancake and the flavor profile for this combination is phenomenal! The Power Pancake looks like an oatmeal pancake. lol If you would like to give this cast iron cooking breakfast meal a try you can check out the full recipe on the Cast Iron Cooking page. Each morning off the grid is always a special one and the simple pleasures of cooking with a good old cast iron skillet for breakfast can really make your day!

Also mentioned in this mornings podcast I was looking forward to the weekend because my cousin was coming out to help work on the off grid camper. Today’s episode was recorded back in late July 2015. Shows are being posted fast to get you guys and gals up to date! 🙂

 

Show notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: The simple enjoyment from cooking breakfast in a cast iron skillet can make your day! 🙂
  • Got questions, comments, or tips about living off grid? Please post and share them here or Contact me!
  • Please help support this show and the off grid community by checking out Off Grid Singles.
  • The Off Grid Podcast is now available on iTunes and Stitcher so please Subscribe and rate the show!
  • If you like the show please help support this journey off grid by telling a friend about the podcast 🙂

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