Denver’s Campfire Roasted Vegetables

Denver’s Campfire-Roasted Vegetables

campfire roasted vegetablesThere are a lot of variables that come into play when you’re cooking with a campfire, so play around and experiment. Keep an eye on your Campfire Roasted Vegetables as they’re cooking and pull them out when they’re the texture you enjoy.

This recipe has roughly 6 cups of veggies, so would make a nice side dish for at least 3-4 people. Add whatever vegetables, herbs and spices strike your fancy.

Here are the veggies Denver added to his tin foil ‘boat.’

Ingredients:

  • Zucchini
  • Green & Red Bell Peppers
  • Asparagus
  • Turnips
  • Radishes
  • Celery Root
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • Lemon Slices
  • 1/2 tbsp Grapeseed Oil
  • Salt, Pepper, and seasonings to taste

Directions:

  • Make a fire and put some coals off to the side, away from the flames.
  • Toss your veggies into a shaped bowl of heavy-duty tin foil and thoroughly cover them so that the smoke from the fire doesn’t get inside.
  • Put the tin foil boat in a pocket of coals and after about 7-8 minutes, check every few minutes to make sure you don’t over-cook them.

Disclaimer: Fire is hot! As is steam, so be careful. Make sure you have an apparatus to help you get the tin foil boat out of the fire. Don’t try removing it with your bare hands.

Remove when the vegetables are ready and enjoy!

Race Day Nutrition

Race Day Nutrition: Ready. Set. NUTRITION.

When preparing for a big race, meal planning is a must!  The morning of your race you want to feel well trained and well fueled.  Here are simple tips for using nutrition to improve your race day.  We call it Race Day Nutrition!

  • The morning of your race you should choose foods that are routine on training days so you know how your body will respond to them. This allows you to avoid the possibility of digestive distress.
  • It is beneficial for your breakfast to include a complex carbohydrate and protein to provide you with adequate energy throughout the race.
  • You should eat your breakfast 2-3 hours before the race. With this amount of time, you will be able to eat slowly allowing your food to settle.
  • Consume approximately 16 oz. of water 1-2 hours before the race.  This is just enough water to keep you hydrated without leaving you bloated.

Example breakfast:

race day nutritionToast or half a bagel with peanut butter

16 oz. of water