By: Heather Strang
Summer may be rapidly nearing its end, but there’s still plenty of daylight and warm weather left for a good weekend camping trip or two. Trying to rough it with wheat or dairy intolerances can be a little tricky though. To help you along, I’ve put together a list of must-have’s for any camping journey.
It will take a little bit of preparation, but will be well worth it. Besides, what else is there to do while camping?
· Spelt dark chocolate chip cookies (recipe below)
· Turkey pepperoni pizza – great cold or heated up on the grill (recipe below)
· Wheat-free graham crackers – try Laurel’s Sweet Treats – Honey Grahamless Crackers
· Turkey hot dogs/wheat-free buns
· Genisoy Soy crisps – Zesty BBQ is my favorite
· Non-dairy creamer containers/small Splenda packets
· Homemade vodka with infused berries (stay tuned for the recipe…)
Tada! That’s all you need for a weekend camping wheat/dairy-free!
Spelt Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes a dozen cookies
1 c non-dairy butter
*Try Smart Balance Light or Spectrum brand
1 c spelt flour
½ c non-wheat flour mix like Pamela’s baking mix or Bob’s Red Mill
1 t baking soda
½ t salt
¾ c organic brown sugar
*Try Hain Pure Foods Organic Brown Sugar
¾ c Splenda
2 large vegetarian fed eggs
*Try Eggland’s Best
1 ½ t organic vanilla extract
1-12oz bag organic, dark vegan chocolate chips
*Try SunSpire Tropical Source Rich Dark Chocolate Chips
Preheat over to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. In large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, Splenda, eggs and vanilla. Stir flour mixture in butter-sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop batter in rounded tablespoons on cookie sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!
Gluten & Dairy-free Pizza
Gluten-Free Pantry pizza mix. Prepare according to pizza crust directions.
Pour organic tomato sauce over dough.
Sprinkle grated Lisanatti Almond Pepperjack cheese, chopped red onion, and turkey pepperoni slices on top.
Cover with additional cheese.
Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
One word of caution – follow the directions very carefully. I made the mistake of following the french bread mix and burned the pizza crust (on our first try). But, if you follow the pizza directions (and only cook for 10 minutes) you’ll have an amazing dinner (and lunch and dinner again – it makes a HUGE pizza).