Friday, August 17, 2012

Allergy-Friendly Camping Cuisine (with s’mores of course) + Happy Birthday To Me!!

I LOVE camping.  I grew up camping – it’s in my blood.  My happiest memories in life are of being out in nature, singing around a campfire, playing for hours in a creek, fishing, hiking, lazy afternoon naps in a tent with a cool mountain breeze wafting around me…ahhhh.  Thinking about it makes me instantly happy and calm.  We took the kids camping last week in celebration of my 35th birthday.  We had a great time.  I was a busy bee cooking/baking, but over the years I’ve become accustomed to all this preparation.  I hope these recipes and food ideas are helpful for your next camping trip (allergy-friendly style).  

First up: S’mores.  
A MUST when camping. 
(these were amazing – they melted nicely and were ooey-gooey)
(these are the perfect chocolates for evening s’mores, caffeine free so the kiddos have a good night sleep)
(there are so many recipes out there to choose from)
S’mores – yes please.
I tried my hand at some grain free SCD graham crackers before we left.  I was sort of in a hurry (after alll my cooking, I was tired) so I googled “grain free graham crackers” for some ideas and literally threw this recipe together (I didn’t write anything down).  The recipe was…okay.  Certainly not blog worthy, but they did the job and held the good stuff in.
Next: allergy-friendly breads – and hot dog buns.
Another MUST when camping.  
Here is a list of homemade and store bought food items we enjoyed on this camping trip
Homemade:
7.  Chocolate Milk
8.  Slow-Cooker Curry Chicken
11.  Tomatoes and zucchini from our garden
From the store:
7.  Fresh Organic Local Eggs
9.  Bananas, Apples & Nectarines
12.  Mustard & Vegan Mayo 
13.  Dried sugar & sulfur free cranberries
14.  Carrot & Celery Sticks
Here are some pictures of our fun time:
   Mommy playing some guitar – a MUST when camping.  
My sweet husband
My mountain girl
There was a lovely creek running through our camp site.
We had fun playing in the refreshing, cool water.
Mountain Mommy!
I feel my happiest in nature, especially near tall, beautiful, delicious smelling pine trees.  So healing.
 Here are a few pictures of me on my birthday
(35 years baby- woot!)  Here’s to many, many more happy, healthy years to come.
I’m an avid thrifter, and I found this super cute dress and belt while thrifting with my best girlfriend, Moe.  We are thrift store/garage sale addicts! Moe is my lucky charm, as I always find cute stuff and great deals when we’re together (plus she is really good at haggling).
My sweet-pea son, Ethan
 My sweet-pea daughter, Sky
And check out my birthday cake!!

(yes, I made my own birthday cake)
Thanks to Jenni at The Urban Poser for this great recipe.
It was amazing.

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Labels: allergy-friendly, dessert, SCD, summer cuisine, summer treats.

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