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    We are having a campfire at a local nature center for my daughter's 7th birthday and I need ideas for food. The problem is it cannot be meat because of dietary restrictions.

    We are going to do baked potatoes, pumpkin soup, hot cider with alcohol for the adults, but we need other things that are easy to prepare. I need some veggie ideas (preferably in season, so corn is out) that will make this a decent meal.

    Ideas? Thanks

  • #2
    well I was going to say hotdogs, but then you said no meat.

    "They don't eat no meat?"
    "No."
    "Oh. Oh, that's okay. I make LAMB"
    --Trish (Bork)
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    • #3
      can you marinate cubes of veges on kebab sticks and cook them? if you can put a pan on the embers, you could do fritata? some form of vege patty made into sausage shapes? mozarella on sticks? maybe even google campfire vegetarian recipes to get some ideas.

      i jus remembered you should be able to get chestnuts now to roast on the fire!!!
      Last edited by seaweed; 11-06-2011, 06:08 PM.

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      • #4
        Seaweed, chestnuts are an excellent idea, and we can do veggie kebabs as well. There are going to be a lot of people so I want the food to be easy and pre-prepared.

        Dr Bork Bork, everyone eats meat, but because I am serving a dairy cake (frosting will be from grass-fed butter), I cannot serve meat at the same meal. I wish I could nix the frosting, but the cakes I make are quite elaborate and they require frosting. No one there is primal, but I'd really like to cater one meal for others where everything is primal (except the cake).

        Thanks for the ideas.

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        • #5
          Is the no-meat to keep it kosher? IIRC, fish is ok to eat with dairy, right? How about some nice salmon on a fire grill, or sardines? Either is nice :-D

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          • #6
            i use deodourised coconut oil instead of butter in cakes i have to make for dairy free ppl. could you make the frosting with that instead so as you can have meat?

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            • #7
              Also a lot of veggies can be cooked by just wrapping them in foil and tossing them in the coals (burying them helps). Peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, beets, etc

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              • #8
                can you use lard instead of butter in the frosting, thus eliminating the dairy?
                sorry, I'm not familiar with Jewish (right?) eating customs.
                --Trish (Bork)
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Noctiluca View Post
                  Also a lot of veggies can be cooked by just wrapping them in foil and tossing them in the coals (burying them helps). Peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, beets, etc
                  oh, yeah, we did this at girls camp one year! We took apples, cored them, stuffed them with chocolate & marshmallows, wrapped them in tinfoil, then threw them in the fire for a bit. Nom!
                  --Trish (Bork)
                  TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                  http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
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                  • #10
                    @seaweed, what is deodourised coconut oil? Never heard of it. The only substitute I can use for butter in the cake frosting is crisco, and not only do I not want to use that crap, I hate the taste.

                    @Spoughy, yes the no meat is to keep it kosher because I am sesrving a dairy frosting on the cake. Fish is an excellent idea. We are just feeding a lot of people and it can get expensive. Got to go to Costco and see what kosher fish they have.

                    @Noctiluca, we will definitely cook veggies in foil packs in the fire. Do you season them with anything?

                    Dr. BB, lard can't be used because it comes from a pig, and pig is not kosher.

                    Thanks for all the ideas! Will report back with final menu.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by scubasam View Post
                      so corn is out
                      Shouldn't it be out regardless?
                      "Canned food is a perversion,' Ignatius said. 'I suspect that it is ultimately very damaging to the soul."
                      - John Kennedy Toole (A Confederacy of Dunces)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Goldsmith View Post
                        Shouldn't it be out regardless?
                        I am trying to keep the menu as primal as possible, but seeing as no one except us eat primally, I have no problem with serving non-primal foods there such as organic corn. I am trying hard to stay away from gluten and sugar for the meal, otherwise what to serve would not be an issue.

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                        • #13
                          @seaweed, what is deodourised coconut oil? Never heard of it. The only substitute I can use for butter in the cake frosting is crisco, and not only do I not want to use that crap, I hate the taste.
                          I found this
                          Refined Coconut Oil you could experiment with the unrefined but it is very coconutty and def an aquired taste.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by scubasam View Post
                            @Noctiluca, we will definitely cook veggies in foil packs in the fire. Do you season them with anything?
                            Sometimes. Sometimes I just decide to go for the straight up veggie/fruit. I do this more with pineapple! But you could put some fat of some sort and/or some seasonings in there too. Or just season them after they come out!

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                            • #15
                              @Seaweed, I use Nutiva coconut oil for cooking all the time. Never thought of using it as a frosting base. Going to try it out and see how it tastes. Thanks for the idea.

                              @Noctiluca, I am definitely going to do pineapple on the fire. So yummy.

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