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Camper Cookery

Recipes, ideas and suggestions.

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Outdoor cooking methods. 16 Replies

Greetings all.  Hope this is the correct forum for this topic.I, for one, don't usually cook with heat, except for breakfast tasties and smores and the occasional hot dog.  It's all due to the…Continue

Started by regis101. Last reply by Marty Vandermolen Dec 25, 2015.

Found This Group After Food Pics Upload

Hi Folks,Just joined this group.  I new to the entire site in fact.  I have a lot of pics of food I've made on my page.  Most can be made at a camping site.  Looking forward to camping and cooking.Continue

Started by Stacy & Maria Jan 5, 2014.

coffee 30 Replies

I really want an easy way to make great coffee. I would find it pure luxury to have instant hot water available in my van ( Like from the tap). If any one has any ideas I would love to hear it. I…Continue

Started by mj. Last reply by Cane Rattler Dec 16, 2013.

Camping Recipes 2 Replies

—BREAKFAST—Egg in a NestIngredients:- Bread (2 pieces)- Eggs- ButterDirections:Tear or cut a 1 1/2" hole out of the center of each piece of bread.Butter bread lightly on both sides. Place each slice…Continue

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Comment by Joe on July 22, 2011 at 4:22pm
MEC (the REI of Canada) has the "Spork & Beans"  camping food recipe contest going on right now, and there have already been a bunch of good recipes submitted. And you don't even have to think up a Haiku in order to use them
Comment by Joe on August 10, 2011 at 10:02am

Campfire Couscous with Zucchini and Pine Nuts


  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • Chef’s Salt and Pepper Mix
  • 3 cups dry Israeli couscous
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 2 medium zucchini, seeded and cut into small dice (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons Zante currants
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil in a medium saucepan placed on a camping stove set to medium heat. When the oil shimmers, add garlic and season well with several pinches of salt and pepper mix. Cook, stirring occasionally, until garlic is softened but not browned.
  2. Add couscous and stir to coat with oil. Cook, stirring frequently, until couscous is golden brown and toasted, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add water and thyme sprig and bring to a simmer. Cover the pan and reduce heat to medium low; simmer until couscous is tender and water is absorbed, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in zucchini; return the lid to the pan. Allow to sit 5 minutes or until zucchini is tender.
  4. Stir in pine nuts, currants, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Taste couscous and, if necessary, season with more salt and pepper mix.
Comment by bobbi nan rinker on September 27, 2011 at 6:42pm

Hi! Just joined up. Screw-top test tubes are great for carrying lots of different spices in a small space. You never know when you need a pinch of tumeric or such!


Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on September 27, 2011 at 7:53pm

Love the screw-top test tube idea. Following up on Bobbi's post, another option is to purchase bead cases and jars at Michael's (about $10 each) and put the spices in there. See below. There are 12 tiny jars in each case.




Comment by Laura Anne on April 12, 2012 at 8:20am

Wow WestyWoman that is a GREAT idea!  I love my spices and hate being so choosey with what I bring to camp.  I am definitely going to use that~ Thanks!


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