Frittata Two Ways + New Zealand


After a month of winding roads, lush mountains, unbelievably turquoise lakes and sheep covered hills we are now in Melbourne. Our little campervan adventure on New Zealand sure was pretty unreal. We had the most beautiful and magical nature experiences combined with all the crazy shit that happens when you cram two adults, a 4-year old and a baby inside a minivan (why didn’t anyone warn us that there is no storage space in those vans…). But it was all fun! And right there, in between two car seats, a bag of dirty laundry, a floor covered in spilled out chia seeds and a fire larm that constantly was playing tricks on us, this happened! (PS. forget everything I might have said previously about getting married.)

We also had two breakfast events at Little Bird Organics in Auckland. We had so much fun, thank you to everyone that came!



One of our favourite things with the trip was to stop at the small farm shops with honesty boxes along the road and pick up homegrown boysenberries, vegetables, manuka honey and eggs. It was really fun and challenging to cook in our mini campervan kitchen. We basically only had one frying pan, one pot, one mixing bowl and a knife.

Most mornings and evenings on the south island were pretty cold so we started the day with warm oat porridge and ended it with warm turmeric milk and star watching. On our dinner repertoire was improvised curries, farmer’s frittatas, bean & quinoa salads and simple rye bread sandwiches.

This is a little video we did on the road. We cooked a frittata only using produce that we got from the local farmers. Even the sheep’s feta cheese was handmade by one of the farmers. Click here to read the full recipe on our youtube channel.

We are in such a good mood today that we wanted to give you two recipes for the price of one! So we are also sharing our Root & Spinach Frittata Muffins here below.



These frittata muffins are pretty useful and really uncomplicated to make. You just fill up muffin cups with whatever vegetables and cheese you prefer, top them with beaten eggs and bake. Here we have made them using roasted roots, goat’s cheese and spinach. Sure, it’s an extra step to roast the roots but it is definitely worth it, as they add a delicately sweet flavour and nice texture. The proportions in these frittatas are heavy on the vegetables because that is how we roll. If you are in a rush you can also just add some raw tomatoes, spinach and broccoli instead of the roots.

Root & Spinach Frittata Muffins
makes 12 muffins
We usually don’t measure any exact amounts when we roast roots. Just fill two baking sheets with diced roots and if you are lucky to get any leftovers, use them in a salad or on top of a sandwich. Next time I might also try adding a spoonful of mustard to the egg mixture, as it usually goes really well with roots.

1 small/medium sweet potato
4 small parsnips (350 g)
1/2 small butternut pumpkin
1-2 tbsp cold-pressed olive oil or coconut oil
10 free-range eggs
3 sage leaves, finely chopped (+ more for garnish)
100 g goats cheese, crumbled
6 large spinach leaves, torn in pieces
sea salt and black pepper

Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F. Wash and peel all the vegetables, cut into cubes and place on a baking tray. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to cover. Roast in the the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, prepare the egg mixture. Remove the vegetables from the oven when done and leave the oven on.
Line a muffin pan with paper liners or grease the pan with olive oil or coconut oil. Divide the roasted roots, spinach and cheese into each of the muffin tins. Pour over the egg mixture, let it sit for a minute to let the egg work its way into the tin. Brush a few sage leaves with a little oil and garnish each muffins with one leave. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until the egg mixture is just set. Ready to serve.
PS. We are having a few events in Melbourne and we’d love to see you there.
1. We will be selling and signing books at Pressed Juices in South Yarra (286 Toorak Rd) on 14 Feb between 10am-12 pm (UPDATE: Note that we have changed to an earlier time to avoid the heatwave on Saturday). This is a free event so you can just show up, have a cold-pressed juice and a chat with us.
2. We are also doing a live cooking event (similar to what we did in Auckland) at the the awesome cafe Combi in Elwood on 23 & 24 Feb between 6.30-8.30 pm (same event on both days). We will talk about our approach to food and demonstrate six new and exclusive (and delicious!) breakfast recipes. There will be lots of tasting, handouts, Q&A time and information about the ingredients, as well as a delicious goodie bag filled with some of the finished recipes for you to enjoy at home.  Click here to get your tickets!


  • Wow! It looks like you had such a wonderful little adventure Such memories your little ones will have from these times. I'm also admiring your ability to cook such wonderful food in the back of a camper. Amazing!
  • The video is just unreal!Love you guys :)
  • Ana Sanchez
    Hello, I am new to your blog, and I've really impressed with your work! Great site, photography and the recipes look absolutely amazing! I was wondering how do u come up with these recipes? what's the process? Any have books or site that inspire you the most? I am interested in creating my own recipes - healthy and simple. Any tips of advice will be greatly appreciated.
  • Delicious fritatta and beautiful photos.
  • this is a beautiful looking recipe and i am definately going to have to try this out as soon as looks so yummy thanks for sharing
  • Dina
    Made the Frittata muffins last night. They were Delicious!!!! Thank you for the recipe!!! We are going to make them as part of a Birthday brunch for our daughter, she will be 3 next month. She Loved them (we put her favorite veggies in). Thank you Very much for the inspiration that you add to our meals!!!
  • laura
    I made this in the weekend and its really good! I love your blog, I am allready 16 years vegetarian and its nice to see all these good recipies! I also bought your book and I can't wait to make everything!
  • Esther
    Hi dear gkstories, you mentioned drinking warm turmeric milk in the evenings... can you please post a recipe you use for this? I would love to know what kind of milk you are using for this. Does it help for better sleep? Thanks so much for your wonderful inpiring book/blog- the pictures, the stories, the information... and congrats to the engagement;)
  • A road trip looks like so much fun with you two (or should I say four). AsI sit at home with a blizzard going on outside, this video helped warm things up just a bit. Thank you for that.
  • Geez! Reading this makes me wanna jump to the kitchen already! I'd love to have your kinda adventure one of these days! Thanks for the recipe link!
  • Beautiful post and blog guys! Please check your email for the message I just sent you. Looking forward to speaking with you! -m
  • Super amazing photos!! Specially the one of the sky, looks so unreal! Awesome frittata muffins recipe too :) Definitely worth trying!
  • Anna
    Have found amazing inspiration on your beautiful blog and you have inspired me to start a healthier life together with my family. Thank you so much! Was wondering if you could provide more specific information about the vitamins and minerals as well as other supplements that Louise posted that she takes regularly (brand name and product name). I understand that every person is different and requires different amounts and varieties of supplements but it would provide a very useful direction of what to check out more carefully :-). Would be greatly appreciated as this market is such a jungle... Keep enjoying your trip! All the best, Anna
  • This recipe looks great, will be making it asap. Just wanted to say how inspired I am by your latest book! I am a photographer and training to be a naturopathic nutritionist and you guys have it all wrapped up right here. And.. Huge congratulations on your engagement!!
  • Liz B
    Looks great guys!! I love Luisa's grin and goofing around in the van ;)!! Looks like you're having a blast! Love and happy times for you! xx Liz
  • Alyssa
    Love the video and the recipes. Making the frittata tonight. Would you be willing to share your recipe for warm turmeric milk. I am just starting to learn about the health benefits of turmeric. Thanks!
  • Julia
    Hey David and Luise, the NZ pics look gorgeous and unreal. Would you please share where you rented the campervan? Would you make another choice this time? I'm planning to travel NZ with my boyfriend and baby soon... Thanks a lot! Greetings from Germany!
  • congratulations! such a beautiful video too. so lovely to see a little slice of nz through someone else's eyes.
  • I have so been enjoying your instagram feed. It looks like you are having the time of your lives in New Zealand and Australia. Keep it up, guys! you are so inspiring. And love the recipes!
  • Megan
    I love Elsa's strawberry stained cheeks! My little boys are the same way, I need to hide fruit if I want to have any!!
  • Everything you touch is so beautiful and inspiring! Thank you guys for another gorgeous post. I am an adventurer at heart too and have just loved following this trip of yours! And YAY MARRIAGE! Ah I could not be happier for you both!
  • That picture of the stars is awesome!!! I want it framed!!! And congratulations!!!!
  • The Occidental Vegan
    They look delicious. Will have to find a egg substitute; however, the simplicity is wonderful.
  • Wow, this sky looks unreal. So beautiful. New Zealand was in my plans but when I see your pics and video It's going on top of the list! Thanks for the recipes, beautiful and so special that always send me right in the kitchen! sending out warm thoughts!
  • You guys are such an inspiration with every recipe, project, video or photograph! I love the mini frittatas, they include all my favorite ingredients!
  • What an awesome video! Very, very cool and the landscape in New Zealand looks to die for. I've been enjoying your pics on instagram so to see it all in a little youtube clip is extra special. Thanks for sharing your adventures and beautiful food with us.
  • Frittata in a family van, in New Zealand, fun and wholly dreamy, thank you for sharing and enjoy the rest of your trip.
  • Biggest congratulations for the engagement! But were you sure she's going to say yes?;))) With two kids it's the perfect time to get married;) (I got engaged before we had kids, now we have two, the younger one just a little older than Isac, but we're still not married ... )

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