Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Camping Trip #2

well people, it was a success. we did not forget the food!!! i know, amazing right?we actually ate really well!

2 large baskets of peaches were a good addition to our list, instant oatmeal instead of cereal, and Shawn's giant batch of amazing lentil soup was a fantastic meal (i will post that recipe soon...)

the pinery was gorgeous and even had yummy poutine for us at the tuck shop and the saltiest and vinegariest chips we have ever had. those were gross. but the poutine made primarily of salt was a yummy treat for me.

anyhoo we survived: it didn't pour rain and we had food to eat and made wicked campfires everynight.

**oh highly recommended is the campsite emergency phone that directs you to the camp warden office when the LOSERS right next to you party until 1 AM. had i known about this wonderful phone the night of, i would not have had to walk over and frighten them with my scary sleep deprived maniac shouting to shut the party down. i was happy to find out some one else had complained the next morning so i wasn't alone in my sleepy anger. but yeah next time i am all over that phone....beware loud loser campers.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Looks like Eva is back to having wheat issues. We kinda got lax on the wheat thing this summer and she has yet again developed a persistant cough and red racoon eyes. So we are back on the wheat-free train. This seriously ups the challenge for me in the food department.
Also super hard if we are out for the day since it seems that everything that is sold anywhere (except french fries) is made with wheat. I will admit limiting wheat isn't such a bad thing for the family's just HARD to do.

Food we can do:
Rice Pasta
Real Rye bread
Rice or Ryvita crackers
Baking our own wheat free cookies and treats

Feel free to suggest other ideas. PLEASE.

Oh Dear God These Are GOOD powerbars - UPDATE

Adapted from the Kitchen Stewardship Healthy Snacks To Go ebook. So good So easy.

You will need a strong food processor. I say this only because the first one I used broke after one batch.

Step 1: Grind 1/2 cup walnuts and 1/2 cup almonds
Step 2: Add in 1/2 cup of pitted dates and 1/2 cup of raisins
Step 3: Add approx. 1 tablespoon shredded coconut, approx. 4 teaspoons of cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon coconut oil (the one that tastes like coconut - virgin)
UPDATE - Add a tablespoon or two of peanut butter and a squirt of maple syrup to make thses into desserty power bars. SO YUMMY!

I mush the finished product in some parchment paper or saran wrap, keep in the fridge (not necessary) and eat whenever hungry. 

Next I want to try an apple cinnamon version.

Oh we are going camping this weekend and are determined NOT to forget the food. Wish us luck!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Easy Guy Tomato Basil Soup

adapted from Feeding The Whole Family. this is a souper :( easy soup.

this is also the double version because we eat BIG portions.

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter/coconut oil
2 onions chopped
4-6 cloves of garlic minced
2 teaspoons sea salt
4 cups veg or chicken stock - did not use this by accident and it was still super yummy just not as much soup was made. we added the stock after the soup was all blended.
2 cans of diced tomatoes, or equivalent fresh tomatoes
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup basil finely chopped

heat oil, butter/coconut oil on medium heat. add onion garlic and salt cook until onions are clear and soft. add stock (or not), tomatoes, honey simmer for 10 minutes.

cool tomatoes and blend with sour cream.

add basil and pepper.

soups are like magic they are so easy.