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Tiny Home Culinary Adventures: Day One - Grilling Greatness with Sides

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

Welcome to the first day of your culinary journey in your cozy tiny home! Today, we'll kick things off with a delightful array of grilled dishes using your trusty outdoor charcoal grill. These recipes are not only delicious but also easy to prepare. Plus, we've got your shopping list all sorted, including the ingredients for our suggested side dishes, so let's get started on our flavorful day of grilling greatness at the cabin.

Breakfast: Grilled Avocado & Egg

Ingredients:

- 2 ripe avocados

- 4 eggs

- Olive oil

- Salt and pepper

Instructions:

1. Cut avocados in half and remove the pits.

2. Brush the avocado halves with olive oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

3. Grill the avocados, cut-side down, for a few minutes until they develop grill marks.

4. Crack an egg into each avocado half and continue grilling until the eggs are set or fry egg with pan and mobile cook top.

Sides for Breakfast: Fresh Fruit Salad and Grilled Tomato Slices

Ingredients for Fresh Fruit Salad:

- Assorted fresh fruits (e.g., berries, melon, grapes)

- Honey (optional)

Ingredients for Grilled Tomato Slices:

- 2 ripe tomatoes

- Olive oil

- Salt and pepper

Instructions for Fresh Fruit Salad:

1. Cut the assorted fresh fruits into bite-sized pieces.

2. Optionally, drizzle with honey for added sweetness.

Instructions for Grilled Tomato Slices:

1. Slice the tomatoes into rounds.

2. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

3. Grill the tomato slices until they have grill marks.

Shopping List for Day One Breakfast:

- 2 ripe avocados

- 4 eggs

- Olive oil

- Salt and pepper

- Assorted fresh fruits (e.g., berries, melon, grapes)

- Honey (optional)

- 2 ripe tomatoes

Lunch: Grilled Vegetable Salad

Ingredients:

- Assorted vegetables (e.g., zucchini, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes)

- Olive oil and balsamic vinegar

- Salt and pepper

- Mixed greens

Instructions:

1. Toss the assorted vegetables in a mixture of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.

2. Grill the vegetables until they're tender.

3. Serve the grilled vegetables over a bed of fresh mixed greens.

Sides for Lunch: Garlic Bread and Grilled Pita

Ingredients for Garlic Bread:

- 4 slices of bread

- Butter

- Garlic powder

- Parsley (optional)

Ingredients for Grilled Pita:

- 4 pieces of pita bread

- Olive oil

- Za'atar seasoning (optional)

Instructions for Garlic Bread:

1. Spread butter on the bread slices.

2. Sprinkle with garlic powder and parsley.

3. Toast the bread slices on the grill.

Instructions for Grilled Pita:

1. Brush the pita bread with olive oil and sprinkle with Za'atar seasoning.

2. Grill the pita until it's lightly crispy.

Shopping List for Lunch:

- Assorted vegetables (zucchini, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes)

- Olive oil

- Balsamic vinegar

- Salt and pepper

- Mixed greens

- 4 slices of bread

- Butter

- Garlic powder

- Parsley (optional)

- 4 pieces of pita bread

- Za'atar seasoning (optional)

Dinner: BBQ Chicken & Corn

Ingredients:

- 4 chicken breasts or thighs

- 4 ears of corn on the cob

- BBQ sauce

- Salt and pepper

Instructions:

1. Season the chicken breasts or thighs with salt and pepper.

2. Grill the chicken until it's thoroughly cooked.

3. Grill the corn on the cob, brushing with your favorite BBQ sauce.

Sides for Dinner: Coleslaw and Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients for Coleslaw:

- 1/2 cabbage, finely shredded

- 2 carrots, grated

- Mayonnaise

- Vinegar

- Sugar

- Salt and pepper

Ingredients for Grilled Sweet Potatoes:

- 2 sweet potatoes, sliced into rounds

- Olive oil

- Paprika

- Salt and pepper

Instructions for Coleslaw:

1. In a large bowl, combine the shredded cabbage and grated carrots.

2. In a separate bowl, mix mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.

3. Toss the cabbage and carrots with the dressing.

Instructions for Grilled Sweet Potatoes:

1. Toss the sweet potato rounds in olive oil, paprika, salt, and pepper.

2. Grill the sweet potato rounds until they are tender.

Shopping List for Dinner:

- 1/2 cabbage

- 2 carrots

- Mayonnaise

- Vinegar

- Sugar

- Salt and pepper

- 2 sweet potatoes

- Olive oil

- Paprika

- Salt and pepper

Snack: Grilled Pineapple

Ingredients:

- Fresh pineapple slices

- Honey

- Cinnamon

Instructions:

1. Grill the pineapple slices until they develop grill marks.

2. Drizzle honey over the grilled pineapple slices.

3. Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon for extra flavor.

Shopping List for Snack:

- Fresh pineapple slices

- Honey

- Cinnamon


Day one of your tiny home culinary adventure is all about grilling greatness. With these simple yet delicious recipes and your well-prepared shopping list, you'll be well on your way to enjoying an array of flavors in your charming tiny home. Stay tuned for more culinary delights in the days to come!


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