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5/7/13 5:51 P

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We'll be looking forward to hearing how it goes! I was excited that I could spend a week at a hotel & bring what I needed (since it wasn't a place that had vegan food). I had a frig & a microwave & thought it was a miracle that I could survive for the week. LOL! You are SO beyond! I salute you!

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5/7/13 9:44 A

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The date of the camping trip is between June 16th and June 23rd.
I'm thinking breakfasts will be a oatmeals, chia seed, fruits, vegan friendly bars.
Lunches will be easier quicker stuff probably no cooking needed.
Dinners: hotter filling stuff. I'm thinking baked potatoes and vegan chili or soups.
I'm planning on baking a batch of vegan bread to take with us as well has having everything prepped on Saturday before we leave.
I'm so excited!

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5/4/13 7:52 P

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How did it go?

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Some people think the “plant-based whole foods diet” is extreme. Half a million a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.
- Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, “Forks Over Knives”
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4/26/13 3:58 P

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There's always good old-fashioned canned beans.

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4/26/13 9:44 A

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Beth! Great idea! Thank you! I wonder if there will be whole watermelons in the stores by then??

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4/26/13 9:42 A

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There are a few in the group also vegan and/or vegetarian but the group overall is not vegan. Personally I would like to bring something vegan - so I know that there will be one thing for sure I know I can put on my plate :)

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4/26/13 9:04 A

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WOW! That's quite a challenge. Breakfast could be oatmeal packets (1/3 c oatmeal, 1T chia seeds, cinnamon, raisins) either bring some almond milk or some protein powder packets for the liquid. Fruit is a nice option for breakfast and it packs well if you leave it whole and only cut it up when you are going to eat it.

Lunches can be soups made in advance, salads, wraps

Granola and trail mix make great snacks if you are doing a lot of things where you will need energy. I love apples and grapes because they pack easy and survive travel and hiking. Sabra makes individual hummus packets that work well with either chips or veggies.

Dinners can be grilled veggies with a grain or potato, spaghetti (cheap and easy). I love grilled portabellos. They are my go to meal all year long.

As far as what to bring for kitchen gadgets, I would bring the rice cooker. It can be used for oatmeal and rice. I would definitely bring my own pot, saute pan and a good knife.

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Speaking of watermelon, I used to cut a watermelon in half with a zigzag edge, (I've seen baskets with handles, but you want to conserve space in your cooler) use a melon baller to make watermelon balls, and mix in blueberries, pineapple, strawberries, whatever fruit is in season. The watermelon is the bowl and people can pick out fruit with toothpicks, or scoop out bowls of it.
Use the search engine to see about carrot dogs that we talked about here last year. If you don't find it, I'll repost the recipe.

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4/25/13 11:54 P

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When we've camped for a week with a group that were vegetarian/ vegan and we potlucked we had haystacks. It is the meatless version of taco salad. With the coolers you can have containers or plastic bags of lettuce, onions, olives, guacamole, tomatoes or salsa, "sour cream", "cheese", etc. Put out some tortilla or corn chips, a big pot of thick chili beans which is the only thing you'd have to heat, and let everyone fix their own. Chips go on the bottom (some crumble theirs), next the beans, followed by the salad toppings.

Yep, on that watermelon for dessert!

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4/25/13 11:40 P

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It sounds like quite a challenge.

Watermelon sounds like an excellent vegan dessert for a pot luck. It should keep well for several days and everybody likes it.

When I went camping for several days with a group, I brought Multi-Bean Salad from Mollie Katzen's cookbook. It kept very well, and was very popular.



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4/25/13 7:01 P

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To clarify: is the vegan restriction on you only, or does it apply to the whole group?

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4/25/13 6:17 P

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Yipes! I'm overwhelmed just thinking about it - But I'm sure these good folks will come through for you. (I have enough trouble just making my lunches for work!)

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Hi there! I'll be camping for a full week (Sunday to Sunday) at the end of June. There will be electricity and there is ice for the coolers. The only dietary restriction is no animal product :) I've got a few ideas on what to bring but would like to have enough nutrition-wise yet not bring the whole kitchen. What would you bring for food? OH!! I should also say I'm going with a group and they will be having a potluck two nights that week... so I need to plan something to bring to feed a big group too. Twice!

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