Re: Vegetarian questions?
Sun, August 17, 2008 - 8:08 PM
i'll echo what other's have said:
you can bring some perishables - just plan to use them up in the first couple of days. a nice salad is a good way to ground yourself after a day of setting up camp.
--meatless jerky (there are a few brands -soy, seitan and tempeh. either try them out first, or get a few in case you don't like certain flavors. you can always give away the stuff you don't fancy.) i haven't found any l like, but i keep thinking maybe it will taste better on the playa.
--nachos. I crave salty crunchy fatty things, and this year i'm making dashboard nachos with the tiny cans of sliced peppers, sliced jalapenos, sliced olives, instant refried beans, tortilla chips, salsa, and cheese (the cheese will keep for 4 days in my cooler). i'll make up a big batch (one bag of chips) and share it with the rest of the camp. cooks on dashboard on an aluminum-foil covered piece of cardboard.
--canned soup - minestrone, with some crackers. its good heated up or not. (heat on the dashboard...)
--instant hummus and instant tabouli (you can bring a small can of diced tomatoes, or just one real tomato), with crackers and some nice olives.
--Target sells wine in mini juice boxes (aseptic boxes - just like the mini soy milks)
--salty nuts/trail mix- its easy to share, and goes well with beer.
--bagged popcorn. lots of camps show movies... but they never seem to have popcorn.
--i've learned to limit my intake of TastyBites. sometimes they don't seem to agree with me. (bad combo of heat, spice, and high-salt, high-fat foods and then add drugs and alcohol...). Last year I brought three and ate 1-1/2. This year I'm bringing one packet, and some pre-cooked rice (Trader Joes). I'll heat both by putting them on the dashboard of my car. (I'm all about dashboard cooking this year!)
--Clifbars -- I save these for emergency rations. i stuff one in the bottom of my camelbak in case i'm in the middle of deep playa and get hungry. i don't like to eat them at camp -- too gummy. you have to be really hungry to eat one in the heat. they get soft. (i go through about 4/week at home.)
CornStar wrote:Im newly a vegetarian, so I'm having to rethink this years food supply. Any suggestions as far as easy, simple, sustaining foods for the playa. To be honest cooking is something I try to avoid while I'm burning, so I'm looking for alternatives that will keep me up and going but that aren't anything too intense to have to deal with. Thanks
The Bee wrote:Tasty-Bites!
Absolut Jeenyus wrote:DoctorIknow wrote:And, it seems everyone agrees a body needs much less food out there than one thinks.
I must have missed that meeting.
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