I recently went on a bike trip with my brother down the west coast. I was met with a barrage of questions on how I could stay true to my veganism during such a strenuous adventure. Here are a few creative recipes that kept my brother and I energized while on the road.
TVP and Broccoli over Pre-cooked rice
This one is practically self explanatory, but the flavour really comes from the way you cook the TVP. If you stock up on TVP and pre-cooked rice or lentils before your trip you will be set as long as you follow this TVP recipe.
What you need:
Veggie bouillon cubes
A small container of oil
Travel spices Like This
Any Veggies and onions you can find on your way. Ryan and I would leave our dinner up to creative fate in this regard. Any green veggies will be perfect!
What you do:
Keep in mind this recipe is very vague due to the fact that you never know what veggies you will find. Keep it healthy and full of greens for a more fulfilling experience. As long as you always have TVP, oil, Spice, garlic, and veggie broth bouillon cubes you will be okay!
Chop onion, Sauté garlic and onion in oil. Watch carefully because camp stoves burn things easily.
Put in TVP and appropriate spices. Cumin, salt, pepper. Whatever you feel. OR add a 1/2 package or pre-mixed spices (such as taco seasoning). Mix together and sauté.
Add a cup or so of water and veggie broth cube, boil. Cook until TVP absorbs the water (about 5 minutes).
Add cut veggies and steam until semi-soft – check with a utensil.
Pour veggies and TVP over rice.
Some kind of energy bar and peanut butter oatmeal
Sounds gross, but this is the best energizer before a long day of riding. Yum!
Stuff you need:
Energy Bar – Clif Bars, Lara Bars, and Luna Bars are vegan and delicious
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Oatmeal (the quick oats)
Peanut Butter (as much as you want)
Make oatmeal. 1 Cup of Water to 1 Cup of oatmeal. Boil water, add oatmeal and remove from heat. When the oatmeal has absorbed the water add some PB and a cut up energy bar of your choice. We liked adding Lara or Clif bars. Coconut, or Cherry almond, chocolate one day and pecan pir the next. It’s up to you.