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Cooking & living more healthy in a camper van

When we decided to live in our motorhome and pursue a more wholesome and healthy life, it was clear from the beginning that this would entail more than simply working less and surfing more. One facet of this new life is the challenge of cooking in a motorhome. Especially when your culinary expectations exceed eating variations of pasta every day.

In the three years since founding MYMARINI, I have lived a less than healthy lifestyle since it seemed impossible to get the business rolling and also end my work day in time to make it to the grocery store, not even to mention the weekly farmer’s market. There is a German saying that translates into “a healthy mind/spirit lives in a healthy body” which was always somewhere in the back of my mind until it became a voice too loud to ignore. Seeing the chance for us to improve our overall health and wellbeing was another inspiring factor to just get in the drivers seat of our home on wheels and start a new life.

There are so many things I am looking forward to! Starting the day with a complete breakfast instead of just coffee, checking the waves first thing instead of my inbox,  buying groceries that are fresh an in season and not packed in plastic, creating less waste in general and actually seeing more women in MYMARINIs and talking to them rather than trying to respond to all of my feedback emails.

Don’t get me wrong! I love feedback mails!!! I am so inspired and grateful for all of the wonderful feedback! The feedback motivates me to want to make each new collection better than the last. What I don’t like, is that the day doesn’t seem to have enough hours in it for me to get everything done and answer all of the emails. I want to actually interact with these great women that are wearing the MYMARINIs and focus more on the actual product than spending my time hitting away at the keyboard of my computer. And of course I also want to be ON my surfboard more!

Since space is limited in our new life on the road, we are in the midst of figuring out what essentials we can’t live without, what things we don’t need, and also realizing what we haven’t needed in a long time but still have. Since this slimming down process is all encompassing, it slightly overwhelms me. In order to make this task a bit less daunting, I decided to break it down into different areas, starting with the kitchen.  For me, cooking is a form of relaxation and meditation. I can quickly decide what items are must-haves and what I am willing to give up. Already there are two items that I cannot do without: Our enamel plates from merci merci   and our acacia tree cutting board from Pension für Produkte via Minimarkt




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