We are asked about how to take fresh ingredients into the backcountry constantly. We have a list of go-to tough veggies that we usually recommend, but Brussels sprouts, though hardy, are not on it. Except for around Thanksgiving.
It’s peak eggplant season around here, so on a recent beach camping trip to Morro Bay I decided to campify one of my mother-in-law’s specialties, an Indian eggplant dish called Baingan Bharta. It’s a bit like baba ghanoush in its preparation.
My friend from Florida called me recently and said “I’m being transferred to Southern California- somewhere between San Diego and Fresno. Where should I live?” I laughed and told him to be my neighbor, knowing that he would surely be transferred far away. But then he called back and said his job was 10 minutes […]
The big success of our family’s summer was getting out on spontaneous camping trips. Before kids, this was easy, but with babies it felt nearly impossible.
We’ll be teaching several outdoor cooking classes at the Outessa Summit in Tahoe and Powder Mountain this summer. If you’re a woman with an adventurous spirit, you should take this unique chance to get to the woods with other incredible women and have an amazing time!
Red Lentil Sweet Potato Dal. Dehydrated for backpacking.
Last August I committed to starting a plant-based diet. I was vegetarian for years, but struggled with making the leap to going vegan, mostly because I didn’t want to give up my beloved cheese.
I’m always looking for more options for savory snacks to take when I go out and play.
One of the biggest complaints many have about backpacking food is the lack of fresh veggies. We’ve tried every tactic to get legitimate fresh veggies out there, and it’s possible, but dehydrated kale is the best option we’ve found.
Otherwise known as “The Kombooch Hooch,” this cocktail is delicious. Really.