I am always looking for ways to make camp recipes as healthy as possible. I have just discovered a way to improve some recipes and wanted to pass the information onto you.
A few of the recipes in my cookbook “Camp Cooking WITHOUT Coolers” contain shortening. Shortening works very well in the “no coolers” camp kitchen because it does not require a cooler and is shelf-stable, but I have been on the look-out for a healthier alternative. I believe I just found it. I came across a conversion chart that is handy for easy measurement conversion to replace the shortening with olive oil.
Shortening to Olive Oil Conversion Chart
|1 teaspoon||¾ teaspoon|
|1 Tablespoon||2 ¼ teaspoon|
|¼ cup||3 Tablespoon|
|1/3 cup||¼ cup|
|½ cup||¼ cup + 2 Tablespoon|
|2/3 cup||½ cup|
|¾ cup||½ cup + 1 Tablespoon|
|1 cup||¾ cup|
How has the 2011 high water boating season been for you? Do you need any advice about packing light (without coolers) or using my recipes? I would love to hear from you – post below.