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Cook Wild with Off the Beaten Pot

Updated: Mar 15

The day’s adventures have given you unparalleled views and everlasting memories. They also took their toll and you’re ready for some 'R & R', frontier style.


You’ve found your CampWild spot, tents are pitched and the reddened light from the sun mingles with the curiously calm evening. 


Must be time for food then! And I mean proper food, prepared by your own hands. This is a special spot you’ve chosen to hang your hat tonight, so after the perfect day, let’s not spoil it with plastic-wrapped ‘exped food’. 


Off the Beaten Pot

Hi, My name’s Thom from Off The Beaten Pot. It’s my mission to bring great food back to the great outdoors and it’s an honour to be asked to share some tasty recipes for the CampWild community.


These ingredients are for 1 serving. If you need need more then double the amount and add a bit for luck. 


All of these dishes have been designed for one pot cooking. So whether you’re cooking on a Jetboil, a Trangia or a fire and a Dutch oven they will work. 


Finally, before we get into it, I’ve broken them down into daily meals. Including an absolute treat of a hot beverage to fuel your adventure. 


First up!


It's time for Breakfast - Fancy Porridge


An important meal to kickstart the day. Take on this twist on a classic warming porridge. This should keep you going well until lunch. And feel free to add whatever you like, coco nibs, fresh fruit etc.


Ingredients.

  • 60 grams - Rolled Oats

  • 80 grams - mixed dried fruits (raisins are fine)

  • Heaped teaspoon Maple Sugar (or Demerara)

  • Heaped Tablespoon Coconut Milk Powder (or milk powder of your choice)

  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon

  • 120ml water


At Home

Lightly heat the oats on a pan using a low flame, keep stirring until you can just start to smell the oats. Leave to cool. (You can miss this step if you like, but it makes for a next level porridge).


Combine all the dry ingredients into a container/ silicone pouch and put in your pack.


In the Wild

Combine all of the ingredients into your cook pot and add the 120ml of water. (Or twice as much water as oats).

Heat slowly and stir. The more you stir, the creamier the porridge!



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Time for LUNCH!

Feast yourself on this Chorizo and Chilli Calzone Pizza

This particular meal time we’ll stop for something quick and easy, there are fewer hours of daylight at the moment so let’s take some time to enjoy a treat without lingering for too long. This Calzone Pizza is perfect pit stop food. This recipe will make 2 pizzas.


Ingredients

  • 2 small tortilla wraps.

  • 1 Small tin Tomato puree (or add water to powdered soup)

  • Pinch Oregano

  • Pinch Chilli flakes

  • 30 grams grated Cheese (or cheese powder id travelling light).

  • 6 slices Chorizo.

  • Pepper to taste


In the wild

Spread the puree onto the wrap.

Add the oregano, chilli flakes , pepper and chorizo.

Cover one half of the wrap with cheese and then fold the wrap.

Give it a little squeeze and place onto the pot/ pan on a low/ med heat. Keep the pizza moving and turn periodically. When cheese starts to melt out of the sides it’s ready.


WARNING: prepare for this to become a staple meal on your adventures and at home!



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Finally, settling down after a long day you need your dinner.


Say Hello, Pytt-I-Panna

I’m borrowing this one from the Vikings! It’s hearty, filling and about as easy as it gets. 


Pytt-I-Panna is a traditional Nordic dish, usually made from leftovers. I’ve adapted this to offer a hit of fresh ingredients, warming and perfect for autumn. It’s so easy to make that it feels like cheating!


Ingredients

  • 1 small, fluffy potato (new potato)

  • 1 Small Onion or Shallot

  • 3 slices of pickled beetroot

  • 1 Garlic clove

  • A chunk of cured sausage (Saucisson Sec or Salami)

  • 1 egg

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  • 1 glug olive oil


In the Wild

Add olive oil to your pot/ pan. Get the oil hot and fry your egg. When cooked, set to one side.


Chop all of the ingredients (except garlic and potato) into cubes slightly smaller than 1 cm

Slice garlic

Cut potato into smaller cubes than the rest of the ingredients, or into matchstick like strips.


Add it all into the pot, add a splash more oil, cook on a med flame and stir continuously until the potato is cooked (about 7 minutes).

Whack the egg on top and enjoy! For an extra treat add a splash of Sriracha sauce.

This dish is so versatile, you can add/take away to suit your tastes.



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Drink - Turmeric latte


This drink is next level nice! It’s opulent and nurturing. The turmeric is perfect for helping to soothe your muscles after a long stomp on the hill. It’s warming and elegant and it’s one of my favourite things to drink on a cold evening.


Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons turmeric powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • Pinch black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons powdered milk

  • 1 tablespoon maple sugar or honey (or sugar)

  • 300ml water


At home

Combine all of the dried ingredients into a container.


In the Wild

  • Add the dry ingredients into your mug and add a tiny splash of water. Then mix it into a paste. This helps get rid of ‘bits’ later.

  • Add the rest of the water and place on a medium heat. If using syrup or honey, add this now.

  • ENJOY!


So that should get you through a day of adventuring. Three easy meals that will keep you fuelled and happy.


Click here to see the video instructions over at Off The Beaten Pot if you need. Each one of these meals is so tasty that you may find yourself eating them at home as well as becoming firm favourites while on your adventures.


Thom.



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