organic vegetarian meals for the trail

Author: Outdoor Herbivore

Another great reason to grow sprouts

Another great reason to grow sprouts

The proven cancer preventer, sulforaphane is present at extraordinary levels in Broccoli Sprouts. Sulforaphane is an antioxidant that protects our cells from harmful free radicals associated with cancer and heart disease. Sulforaphane is present in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale. The […]

The Western Diet: Smart for Profit, Dumb for Health – Part 1

The Western Diet: Smart for Profit, Dumb for Health – Part 1

The more people believe in something, the more accepted it becomes.  The more we think something to be “wrong” the less acceptable it becomes. We don’t know why we practice a specific behavior if we never stop to question it. Most people do not stop […]

Edibility Tips

Edibility Tips

Not Safe White, green, and yellow berries.  Nearly all are poisonous. Never eat the berry (or the leaves) from a plant that has a milky sap. 50% of red berries are poisonous, so unless you can positively identify it, it is not worth the risk […]

Know your Food

Know your Food

It is a good idea to get into the habit of asking yourself these questions about your backpacking food: Where did it come from? How was it produced? Does it contain genetically engineered ingredients? It it Organic? Conventional? Natural? We’ll explore what some of these […]

Please…don’t serve me strawberries in January

Please…don’t serve me strawberries in January

Please…don’t serve me strawberries in January But, a dehydrated strawberry?  That one is OK …as long as it was grown organically, grown locally (and fair trade if grown commercially), picked fresh in the peak of summer, and no sulfiltes, color enhancers, or preservatives added.   Oh, […]

Our Food Ingredients

Our Food Ingredients

“From the perspective of nutrition, performance, and environmental impact, a vegetarian diet is the sensible choice for the outdoor recreationist. It benefits you and the ecosystem. – Outdoor Herbivore Celebrate the Experience of Food! Outdoor Herbivore believes we should not trivialize what we consume. After all, […]