May 25th, 2004


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A few friends and I are going for a sailing trip this weekend and I am in charge of the last days food. I’m looking for quick and easy meal ideas for a breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We won’t have a refrigerator so the meals need to make use of foods that will keep refrigerated for 3 or so days. Also theses should be meals that will be pleasing to non-veg*n as well as veg*ns.

I tried to look for backpacking food ideas in the community memories but couldn’t find where they were. It seams like backpacking foods should have been discussed at sometime. Can anyone point me to where they are?


here is a recipe for homemade oreos. or oreo-like cookies, if you prefer.

the cookie consists of:
-2 cups of chocolate chips, melted
-egg replacer equivalent to 2 eggs
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-2 1/2 cups of flour (any kind, as long as the flavor won't be overpowering)
-1 cup of dry sweetener
-12 tablespoons/1 and 1/2 stick of earth balance or other shortening/butter
-1 or 2 teaspoons of vanilla

the filling consists of:
-8 tablespoons/half a cup/1 stick of vegetable shortening, preferably not the butter-flavored kind
-2 cups of powdered sugar (trader joe's organic brand worked well for me)
-2 tablespoons of nondairy milk of your choice, the richer the better
-1 teaspoon of vanilla (or mint! or orange!)

the process consists of:

-preheat the oven to 375 degrees (f) and line a few baking sheets with parchment paper or cooking spray
-sift the flour and baking soda and then set aside
-cream the vanilla, earth balance, and sweetener together...scraping the bowl every so often, of course
-add the melted chocolate chips and the egg replacing medium and scrape the bowl again
-add the flour mixture.
-place rounded teaspoons of the batter a few inches apart on the baking sheets, and then with a water-dipped glass, press each mound of dough down so that they're kind of flat and resemble the cookie part of an oreo.
-bake about 15 minutes or until they're firm to the touch. cool them. blah blah blah, i'm sure you've made cookies before and know how this works.
-for the filling, you're just going to want to mix all the ingredients like you're making buttecream. i'm sure you know how to assemble the cookies so i won't give you instructions.

this should make about 40 cookies, by the way. enjoy. oh, and don't overbake these...the chocolate will burn and wasting perfectly good chocolate chips is a travesty.

campfire kabob marinades?

hi people.
i am going camping this weekend with a bunch of non-veg people and i want to bring stuff for banana boats and kabobs to share. my question is about the kabobs-- i'm interested in marinade sauces. who's got one for me?
also, should i wrap those in foil or just cook them over the fire?

Banana Pecan Muffins

this is about the only muffin recipe I've been able to get to work right.

1 1/4 cup plain soymilk, plus a couple teaspoons lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, allowed to sit out for a few minutes
1 cup uncooked multigrain hot cereal, steelcut oats, or bulghur wheat
1 large, slightly overripe banana
1/3 cup Earth Balance or similar
1/2 cup raw sugar (or solid sweetener of your choice)
1/4 t cinnamon
1/4 t allspice or cloves
1/8 t nutmeg
1 cup wholewheat flour
2 t baking powder
1/2 cup pecan halves, chopped

Preheat oven to 400F. Mix together soured soymilk and hot cereal and allow to sit for about 10 minutes, while preparing other ingredients. Cream together banana, margarine, and sugar until a smooth consistency is achieved. Mix in dry ingredients and cereal/soymilk mix, stirring only until just mixed. Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool.