Vegan Backpacking Recipes:
Lentil Stew (per person – multiply up as needed)
Put the following ingredients in a ziplock bag, (multiplying for team members as needed)
- 1/3 cup green lentils (per person)
- 1 stock cube
- 1 tsp onion flakes
- 1 tsp garlic flakes
- ½ tsp thyme
- ¼ tsp rosemary
- ¼ tsp oregano
- ¼ tsp Black pepper
- ½ tsp Cumin
- Chili flakes (to taste)
- Pre-chopped fresh carrot, broccoli, cauliflower as desired
- 1/4 cup dried potato flakes to thicken and add calories as needed
- 1 pita bread pocket per person
At camp, bring 2-3 cups water (depending on how many servings) to boil. Add lentil mixture and boil until lentils are soft (20 mins), adding any extra veg after 10 mins. Pour into bowls or eat from the pot, with pita bread on side.
Cashew Curry recipe
Makes enough for 4 meals – 2 people evening meal and lunch the next day!
Put the following ingredients into a ziplock bag:
- 1½ cups quinoa (or couscous)
- 2 Tablespoons curry powder
- ¼ cup dried onion flakes
- 1 Tablespoon sugar (optional)
- 1 vegetable low sodium bouillon cube
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
Put 1 cup raw cashew halves into a separate ziplock bag.
At camp, bring 3 cups water to the boil in a pot. Add the quinoa mixture. Let it simmer until quinoa is cooked. Boil off any excess water, stirring to prevent burning. Stir in cashews. Enjoy!
This can be eaten cold for lunch the next day, so bring a suitable container to store it in.
Warming Breakfast recipe
Put the following ingredients in a ziplock bag:
- 1 cup quinoa (rinsed, dry toasted)
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup dried blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and/or raisins
- 2 tablespoons dried soymilk or coconut milk powder
- ¼ cup hazelnuts or pecans (dry toasted)
At camp, bring 2 cups water to boil. Add quinoa mixture. Simmer until quinoa is cooked. Serve quinoa in a bowl, topped with nuts. Milk powder can be included with quinoa mixture, or rehydrated separately and poured over the cooked quinoa.
This recipe would also work with oats, but oatmeal might make it a little harder to clean the pot afterwards!