Kathryn is a seasoned wildlife biologist with a passion for camping. She possesses extensive knowledge about food storage in territories frequented by bears and loves imparting her practical advice on maintaining safety for both humans and bears. Kathryn is also celebrated for her innovation in weaving wild edibles into camping cuisine.
As a camping enthusiast and lover of delicious food, I've had the pleasure of creating many amazing vegan camping meals over the years. It's hard to pick just one as the best, but I'll share a recipe that always gets rave reviews from my fellow campers.
One-Pot Vegan Chili
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup of vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until fragrant and translucent.
2. Add the bell pepper and zucchini and cook for another 5 minutes, until the vegetables start to soften.
3. Add the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, vegetable broth, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
4. Bring the chili to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
5. Serve the chili hot, topped with your favorite vegan toppings such as avocado, cilantro, or vegan sour cream.
This one-pot vegan chili is not only delicious, but it's also easy to make and requires minimal cleanup, making it perfect for camping. Plus, it's packed with protein and fiber from the beans and vegetables, giving you the energy you need for your outdoor adventures.
If you're looking for more vegan camping meal ideas, I have a whole collection of recipes on my website. From hearty lentil soups to flavorful stir-fries, there's something for everyone. And don't worry, I haven't forgotten about dessert! I have a mouthwatering recipe for vegan s'mores that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Remember, when camping in bear country, it's important to store your food properly to keep both yourself and the bears safe. Always use bear-resistant containers or hang your food from a tree at least 10 feet off the ground and 4 feet away from the trunk. Never store food in your tent or RV, as bears have an incredible sense of smell and can easily find their way to your food.
So, whether you're a seasoned vegan camper or just looking to try something new, I hope these recipes inspire you to get creative in the great outdoors. Happy camping and happy eating!