Sooooooo… WWFFG is on the road again… and vegan again! Yes, it’s true. I learned a lot from the paleo diet, but the whole meat and dairy system (even the organic version of it) is f******************d (too many stars? I’m into pushing buttons today). This has a vegan blog for years, because that’s what I was eating mainly for health and budget reasons. Throw in some ethical and environmental reasons aaaaand I’m back to my ole vegan ways!
The Farmer and I came across a book called The World Peace Diet by Dr. Will Tuttle, which is hands down the most amazing and comprehensive book about our food system that I’ve ever read. We started reading it on the road right after we left the organic B&B in Colorado, and both felt compelled to follow a vegan diet about 30 pages in.
The farmer is definitely the manliest vegan I’ve ever seen and watching him grow in these new convictions probably the most beautiful gesture of compassion I’ve ever witnessed. We’ve found that it’s f***************ing hard to be vegans on the road, but we’re doing pretty darn good so far.
The farmer is also a chef, and he created the BEST new vegan camping recipe that we ended up calling Healthy Slop/Health Gruel/HoboVeganStew! It’s just some onions and garlic, some oil, a can of Amy’s Soup and about a half a cup of Quinoa. Feeds two hungry vegan travelers…
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Small onion
- 2 tspn oil
- 1 Can Amy’s Vegan Soup
- 1/2 Cup Quinoa
- 1 Cup H20
- Hemp Seeds/Chia Seeds (optional)
- Sautee onions & garlic in sunflower oil
- Add Quinoa and stir to coat and toast
- Pour in a can of Amy’s Soup to deglaze (We’ve done the Vegetable and the Lentil Vegetble… Both f************ing delicious)
- Add the cup of H20
- If you’ve got hemp seeds or chia, add in two teaspoons of each for added nutrient density
- Let simmer for 20 minutes or until quinoa is donezo.
Now, onto the gypsy part. We’ve had a heckofa journey so far.
Paonia, CO> Moab, UT> The Grand Canyon> Kingman, AZ> Las Vegas> The Mojave Desert (where the car broke down)> Towed to Bakersfield, CA (where we met an amazing bearded Colorado Enthusiast)> Took the Amtrak to San Luis Obispo, CA (to meet the farmers folks who are love-ly)> Rented a car to go see the elephant seals mating commune at Piedras Blancas> Took a bus to camp out at Morro Bay State Park…. And now, two weeks after leaving Paonia, we’re bumming around the central coast for a few days before we fly out of San Jose to Kauai!
Just writing that out made me exhausted, but it’s been a beautiful and serendipitous journey.
Yoga in the desert is fun!
Taking pictures of your yoga mat in the desert is fun!
What are your favorite vegan camping recipes?