In the Kitchen

Given the new focus here at, we’re expanding the camp kitchen to include the home kitchen. After all, we’re avid outdoors people who also love to cook, and it’s only natural that we transferred our kitchen efforts from home to camp. However, we’re not in camp most nights.

In both instances, we’re tweaking the ingredients that work with our dietary restrictions. We’ll keep the trials and failures to ourselves; here, we’ll be sharing the best of the successes.

For now, see the list of all recipes below or visit the Camp and Crohn’s recipe pages for some of our favorites.

Crohn’s Recipe: Salmon & Goat Cheese Omlettes

Crohn’s Recipe: Salmon & Goat Cheese Omelettes Makes one omelette 1 or 2 eggs (I suppose you could use three, but that would be too much unless we’re splitting it) garlic powder salt cooked salmon (I usually use leftovers, which we cook simply with salt on the grill) goat cheese* …

Crohn’s Recipe: Lactose-Free French Toast Tastes Best with Caramelized Bananas

Crohn’s Recipe: Lactose-Free French Toast (I say lactose-free because many adhering to a lactose-free diet are fine with eggs. Vegans, not so much. But really, this recipe is dairy free.) And of course, most anything tastes better with Caramelized Bananas, but there’s lots of variations. Whisk together in a pie plate: …

Drowning my sorrows in wild raspberries

When it snows in June in Summit County, we typically remind ourselves that we need the water. We’re simply putting on that brave face, the one that’s so ready to unleash a stream of expletives over weather that’s not atypical for 9500-plus feet. Long after most of the country has …

Crohn’s Recipe: Dairy free vanilla soy ice cream

Crohn’s Recipe: Dairy free vanilla soy ice cream (vanilla, also good as a base for flavors) Fills a 1.5 quart ice cream maker 3 cups unsweetened plain soy milk pinch salt 6 egg yolks* 3/4 cup sugar or evaporated cane juice 1 1/2 teaspoons tapioca starch 2 vanilla beans or …

Stuff I Love Review: GSI Pinnacle Dualist Cookset

As an expert car camper, my cookset has always been a motley mix of scouting-style metal pots, Tokyo Joe’s takeout containers and whatever utensils I robbed from the kitchen drawer (or the closest Wendy’s). Preparing for a two-week bike tour, I knew we’d have to find something more compact.

Camp Recipe: Simple Asian-Style Chicken and Rice Soup

Measuring isn’t necessary – soups are simply cooking any extra ingredients (or a small amount robbed from the dinner cache) with water and bouillon to taste. They’re also a no-mess method of incorporating fresh meat and vegetables when available. Hydration is a bonus.

Camp Recipe: Breakfast Rice Pudding

This makes a warm, filling meal anytime, but if you’re backpacking or bikepacking, eat first, then boil water for your coffee or tea in the cooking pot – you’ll rinse out the pot and your cup, making for easy clean-up.