Bike Touring Recipes
With markets available along the way, you can get ingredients almost daily, making weight less of an issue than backpacking, but perishable items are still excluded. Bicycle tour recipes are somewhere between backpacking and car camping recipes, allowing for lots of creativity and satisfaction.
A quesadilla salad is the perfect addition to a quick camping snack or basic camping meal. This quesadilla salad adds freshness and crunch to a quick and easy camping meal.
Orange Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip is easy to make, and is the perfect snack for on the trail. Make it at home and take it backpacking, or make orange honey mustard pretzel dip at camp for your day hike.
Point Mugu State Park is a great local spot about 1 hour out Los Angeles, just North of Leo Carillo State Park. Take your pick of a site with a view on the Pacific or in the shade of Sycamore Canyon.
Tempeh Beef Stew is just what you need for a cold night out in the wilderness. It will give you a warm and comforting feeling to get you through the worse of any conditions – or sleep like a baby in beautiful weather.
These tempeh barbecue sandwiches are healthy and hearty. They are perfect for a fun night by the campfire, or to take with you on a day trip during this fitness-focused time of the year.
A lovely company called Essential Eating: Sprouted Foods is doing a giveaway for their delicious and healthy products. Here is a recipe for Sprouted Whole Wheat Pasta with Swiss Chard Pesto to go with the product review and giveaway.
Corn dogs baked in a Pie Iron over the campfire. This corn dog recipe can be made in a dutch oven or on a stick, and is an exciting traditional camp recipe with an excellent twist.
This North African inspired Date and Chickpea Stew with Coucous is a light but hearty and filling meal with a nice blend of sweet and savory flavors.
This Summer Fruit Salsa is our first celebration of Summer. Use any fruit that’s in season, but I really love it with stone fruits like peaches, plums and nectarines.
Vermicelli Noodle Salad is a cold asian noodle salad that can be made at home before your trip. It goes great with our Asian Wraps recipe and or is a great camping recipe on its own.
Asian Wraps with Peanut Sauce is a great recipe to make at home and take along with you on your picnics or camping trips. The effort is all in the prep, but it’s well worth it.
This Cauliflower Potato Soup is creamy, without the cream. You can certainly make it at camp, but if you make it at home and freeze it, the giant block of frozen soup will let you put less ice in your cooler.
Veggies and Dumplings is a take on the traditional Chicken and Dumplings recipe from the south. It is delicious and hearty cooked over the campfire in a big dutch oven.
Here is a salad I’ve been making on camping trips for years. Its got a nice hit of protein from the lentils and almonds, but is still packed with freshness for Spring.
Campfire potatoes are a hearty, smoky and flavorful addition to any camping breakfast. Serve these next to grits and eggs, or inside your breakfast burritos to please every camper no matter their taste buds.
Chili dogs are way better than your typical camping hot dogs on a stick. This chili dog recipe is pretty straightforward, but involves gourmet straightforward ingredients (including beer), which makes all the difference.
One of the secrets to great camping food is to make part of your meal at home. This Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, Olives, and Spinach recipe is a perfect example, because you make the pesto at home and then toss it with the pasta at camp.
Orange Coconut Macaroons are sturdy cookies that have an amazingly bright light flavor. Take them with you on any kind of trip for the perfect snack to pick you up and make you feel great.
Adding sweet potatoes to tostadas is an unusual addition, but it’s delicious! The great thing about this Sweet Potato Tostada with Chipotle Lime Sour Cream Recipe is that you can set out all the ingredients and let everyone make their own.
Looking for motivation to stick to your healthy eating New Year’s Resolutions? Try this recipe for Orange Miso Rice Bowls. It’s hearty, fresh and a snap to throw together!
This comforting Beef Stroganoff dish is the perfect companion on your Fall camping excursions. This one is a crowd pleaser whether you’re going for the filet mignon or Smart Strip strips version.
A chewy, nutty, and easy version of the same old same old camping food, oatmeal. Overnight steel cut oatmeal will make it easy to get up and out of bed!
An easy chopped spinach salad that gets pizzazz from ume plum vinegar and walnuts. A delicious and fresh fall treat.
These veggie loaded grits cakes are fantastic both hot and at room temperature. Grits cakes even make a great backpacking recipe, as they keep surprisingly well.
Ramen is not a new thing for backpacking but this recipe is Not Your Average Ramen! Toasted Nori, corn and butter bring this classic backpacking meal to a another level.
Couscous is a backpacking staple, so why not make it for breakfast too? Our breakfast couscous is cooked with dried milk, raisins, and pistachios.
Summer is here and what better to celebrate than with this Grilled Salad. This Grilled Salad recipe is a great way to use your fresh garden veggies and a nice way to switch it up from the usual tossed salad.
There’s nothing wrong with a good ol’ BLT, but for those want to pass on the bacon, we present the COLT sandwhich – Caramelized Onion, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich.
Soyrizo Stuffed Mushrooms – a Mexican-inspired appetizer just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Pop these on the grill or in a skillet, and grab yourself a beer. They’ll be ready in no time at all.
Tortilla soup is a quick and easy meal to make that is hearty and warming enough for camping. Make tortilla soup on your next backpacking trip.
Make a meal out of this aromatic Thai Coconut Soup using a blend of fresh herbs and savory ingredients. This easy Thai Coconut Soup recipe is great with tofu, chicken and noodles and your favorite veggies.
We fancy up your typical campfire bananas by stuffing them with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a bit of dark rum in this recipe for Grilled Bananas Foster.
Sandwiches are convenient outdoor food items, but always get squashed. This pressed sandwich is the answer to the problem because it is meant to be squashed.
Peppermint Oreo Dirtballs are quick no-bake treat to make for any occasion. Ditch the measuring cups and get your hands dirty making these Dirtballs!
A delicious vegetarian Dried Plum and Caramelized Shallot stuffing for your backpacking, car camping, or at-home Thanksgiving needs.
Take Thanksgiving outside this year and include this campfire roasted sweet potatoes recipe. It is sweet potato casserole gone wild!
Here’s a recipe for a creamy mushroom soup that you can even take backpacking! Enjoy with a grilled cheese sandwich next to a toasty campfire.
A little bit salty, a little bit sweet. A little bit crunchy, a little bit chewy. Maple Olive Oil Apple Chips will satisfy all your cravings while you’re out on the trail.
A homemade easy caramel sauce that is best dipping apples into. Caramel apple dip is the perfect snack to take on a fall outdoors trip, whether picnicking or backpacking.
A quick and easy pasta recipe with a gourmet twist. Share a bowl of Marscapone Cheese & Smoked Pasta with friends sitting by a crackling campfire.