Posts Tagged ‘Family Friendly’
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.
Red Rock is conveniently close to the exciting city of Las Vegas. It is a wonderful getaway if you’ve had enough of the lights, or a great place to explore if you have avoided the city because you thought it only offered lights. The park offers a variety of activities, good for a variety of interests and skill levels.
Here is another delicious and easy granola bar recipe for your next trip. Banana Chocolate Walnut Granola Bars are delicious anywhere you take them- even sitting at home!
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.
The long wait is over and Aimee’s babies are finally here. To celebrate, make these delicious Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins!
Don’t throw away your leftover oatmeal! Make this hearty Oatmeal Apple Bread instead. Enjoy it for breakfast or as a snack with a little dab of salted butter.
Garlicky lima bean spread is a flavorful addition to any sandwich or great as a dip for crackers or vegetables. It makes an easy make-at-home addition to any camping trip, and sticks to your ribs, filling you up on the trail.
Barton Flats Campground is a beautiful and accessible camping spot close to Los Angeles and closer to Big Bear. It is a great place to take your family in the summer, as well as in the Fall when crowds and the weather cool down.
This is not so much a recipe as it is a guide to creating delicious Campfire Flatbread Pizzas. Make it a pizza party by having everyone assemble their own!
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 potato salad is a lighter and fresher version than most, feeling more like a salad than a heavy side dish. Its a great seasonal dish that can be made in advance when you’re hungry and don’t feel like cooking (which happens a lot in the summertime).
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.
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.
This recipe transforms tempeh into something delicious and familiar. Tempeh hot wings are the perfect appetizer to heat up a cold crisp evening outdoors.
Tofu “egg” salad is a good recipe to make at home and bring with you on a camping trip or picnic. It is a great vegan alternative to the family favorite egg salad sandwiches.
One of the most decadent desserts we’ve tried, these Peanut Butter & Jelly Brownie Sandwiches taste great warmed over a campfire. They’re gooey and delicious!
Nothing like a little heat and spice to warm up a cool night out under the stars. This Indian Spice Fire Roasted Zucchini is fun to make with a group of friends.
Pumpkins are not just for carving! Dump that box of pancake mix and try this easy pumpkin pancake recipe – for Fall or Halloween – whatever is your fancy!
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.
Finally a Vegan Sausage recipe that will do the real thing justice! These Vegan Sausages are seriously delicious and deliver on flavor, texture and satisfaction.
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.
Natural dyed Easter eggs create brilliant colors and are a safer, more sustainable solution this Easter and Earth Day weekend.
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.
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.
Whether you’re looking to for an Asian-inspired meal or immunity boost, this Orange Tofu Stir Fry is such to hit the spot.
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!
Backpacking recipes should balance speed, ease, and filling nutrition, and using a backpacking recipe formula over one recipe will keep your meals interesting.
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!
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 Mascarpone Cheese & Smoked Pasta with friends sitting by a crackling campfire.
Quesadillas are fantastic made over a campfire. Here’s an easy recipe for Campfire Mushroom and Corn Quesadillas, but you can make them with any fillings you like.
A twist on an easy potato salad recipe, we add caramelized onions, tomatoes, and Indian spices, turning an easy picnic recipe into gourmet outdoor cooking.