I was recently asked what I do for food when I'm away from home; specifically, if I bring food with me (rather than grab something on the road). The answer is a definite YES. Yes, I do. For several main reasons:
1. It's not always easy to track down the sort of things I eat- McDonalds has a surprising lack of healthy, unprocessed vegan fare... shocking, right?
2. Bringing food I've made myself is much cheaper than buying food on the go.
3. I eat a lot. If we had to stop every time I got peckish, we'd never get anywhere.
So, this past week Will and I decided to get a little change of scenery and head to Vancouver Island to go camping and do some exploring. Among the usual camping prep, I made a bunch of food to bring with us to keep us well nourished and energized for the trip. I thought I'd share our supply list and some new recipes I tried out that worked out great for the journey. Now, W and I don't have the same eating habits- he's a vegetarian, I'm a (born-again) vegan, and he's a lot less picky about what he eats- he's happy to chow down on veggie hot dogs and chips whereas my fav foods are fruits and veggies (honest, I can't help it!), and I've been experimenting with incorporating a lot more raw food into my diet and wanted to keep that going during our trip. As a result I hope our list and recipes will be useful to you regardless of whether you're a raw vegan or an omnivore who wants to include a few new ideas and/or healthy eats when you're on the road.