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Old 06-03-2011, 06:06 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We are going on a trip and will need to bring food (can't afford to eat out)... So I am trying to come up with ideas that will be good enough that we won't be TEMPTED to eat out, you know?

We will have a mini-fridge -- I think the dorm-size cube ones -- and a microwave. The trip is 5 days and I want to bring our food from home (groceries are expensive at our destination!)

So... obviously lots of fruits, veggies, nuts/seeds, hummus... we'll bring avocados to make guac,, maybe some prepackaged soup... but to me those things are more like snacks than meals... I can probably find some GF cereal and a carton of almond milk or something... but I want a few really yummy ideas for dinners in particular, that won't require too much space in the fridge and can be raw or cooked in the microwave.

ETA: There's no microwave... we can bring a crockpot or a George Foreman though...

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Like I mentioned in the GF camping thread, you could take rice cakes, almond butter, and jelly and make open-faced sandwiches. (Don't make them in advance, they get soggy.)

 

Bake potatoes in the microwave and top with canned veggie chili and maybe cheese.

 

Tacos--shells, canned beans, veggies. Maybe take a small ziplock bag of frozen rice. (I freeze leftover rice on a waxpaper covered cookie sheet. When frozen I put in ziplock bags and use when we just need a bit of rice.)

 

Packaged curry dinners.

 

Do you do eggs? Maybe take hardboiled eggs and make egg salad. I wonder how it would taste if you mixed that with microwaved potatoes. If you have a yummy gf tortilla, you could wrap the egg salad in the tortilla. I just don't know if a yummy gf tortilla exists. (And, if it does, if it has any fiber in it.) Wow, I just found these. http://www.amazon.com/Toovaloo-Gluten-free-Amaranth-Flax-Tortillas/dp/B004Q7J6QC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307165125&sr=8-1 I wonder if they're any good.

 

This is a great thread. I'll have to think more about it (for feeding my family.)

 

 


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Great ideas!! We do not eat eggs -- strict vegan. How do you bake potatoes in the microwave? I never would have thought of these things...

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Great ideas!! We do not eat eggs -- strict vegan. How do you bake potatoes in the microwave? I never would have thought of these things...


Wash them, pierce them with a fork a few times, then nuke them until they are done. I don't do this often, so I just throw them in and keep piercing them throughout the cook cycle until they are soft. They do take awhile. Maybe 7 minutes each or so???? But watch really close since I don't remember how long.


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One of our favorite camping meals is GF and can be made in a microwave. Get a can of chili - Amy's brand is GF and vegan. Put it in a lightly covered bowl large enough to hold 4 times that volume, fill the empty can with water and add that. Microwave until it is boiling, then fill the can with Minute Rice, add to the bowl, stir, and cook for 1-2 minutes longer.

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Well it turns out we won't even have a microwave after all -- just a mini fridge. Bummer. Now I'm not sure WHAT we'll do greensad.gif

ETA: We have a crockpot and one of those George Foreman things... So I guess we could bring one of those along, if we can figure out what to make in them. We could do rice and stew and stuff in the crockpot, but it would take a bit of planning... the panini press is quicker but probably more limited with what we could make with it...

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We took  a microwave with us on a winter trip once. We had an ice chest full of frozen dinners and we just microwaved as we needed. Can you take a small microwave with you? 


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You might consider investing in one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Rival-4071-WN-32-Ounce-Hot-Express/dp/B00006IUXU

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