Howdy! It’s Tanya, Tejal’s Veggie editor and enthusiastic understudy. Whereas she’s on trip this week, I’m diving into some reader emails. The query on so lots of your minds proper now: How does one eat properly outdoors this summer season?
Collect ’spherical the hearth, campers, as a result of it’s time to share some recipes and suggestions.
My accomplice and I’ve been tenting recently (teardrop trailer with camp range) and noticing the best meals have been very heavy on meat and carbs: sandwiches, pasta, grilled sausage, burgers, and so forth. Any good concepts for vegetarian dishes that wouldn’t be a ton of prep and in addition use components that may maintain up for just a few days in a cooler? — Char B.
Silken tofu, merely ready, stands out as the best choice of all. I additionally haven’t stopped fascinated by this chilly tofu salad since we printed it final summer season, and I feel it fits your wants particularly properly. The dressing is made with shelf-stable staples that you may combine in a jar forward of time. From there, you simply want a package deal of silken tofu, which can maintain up in a cooler with out situation, and a few tomatoes and peaches, which don’t require refrigeration. Wrap the mint for garnish in a humid paper towel, tuck it right into a zip-top bag, and retailer it on prime of every part else within the cooler.
For summer season themes, what about chilly or room temp noodle salads to convey to picnics? Like soba noodles with a soy or vinegar dressing and many veggies, some type of western pasta salad, and another delicacies. — Caitlin I.
Primarily based on the feedback beneath it, this recipe for vegetable noodle salad with sesame French dressing is certain to be a success. It has noodles (we name for angel hair, however soba noodles will surely work), each soy sauce and vinegar, and loads of tender greens. Different choices: a Basque-inspired orzo salad that’s much more scrumptious at room temperature and a contemporary spin on macaroni salad that can rival something you may seize at a deli.
As a vegan with two vegan youngsters, I haven’t had a lot luck discovering good recipes or concepts for vegetarian/vegan picnics and even campfires. Any posts within the Veggie about this may be nice! — Allison
For picnic salads particularly, tahini is your pal! This vegan potato salad is creamy and filling, and it will get solely higher because it sits. Ditto this lemon-tahini slaw, which might hang around for hours with out dropping its luster. Every might be made forward, packed up and simply transported to a park or seashore.