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Camp Fire Skillet Cornbread | Bonus Cooking Episode #10 with Andrea Catherine | Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor
20th August 2018 • GREEN Organic Garden Podcast • Jackie Marie Beyer
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Tuesday August 7, 2018  and Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor Andrea Catherine is here to share with us her recipes for cooking around the campfire!

Campfire Skillet CornBread and Zucchini Lasagna!

What’s cooking?

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I actually want to talk about the things I cooked out at camp!

The two things that were the biggest hits with everyone!

Ravenwood Outdorr Camp Learning Center

Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center run by Brett Holmquist!

You know him?!

He’s been a dear friend

I tried to take our kids there last year, but they fill up fast, you have to book it like now in September!

There were two overnight camps

  • ages 10-12
  • 13-16


I am not with them when I am cooking.

Relationships between each other, themselves

  • kids all sleep in tepees
  • outside
  • stayed in a camper
  • last year I commuted

Both weeks I made both of these dishes

I made a big pot of chili, but you can figure out how to make chili in the woods

But I made a Campfire Skillet Cornbread

never made cornbread on a skillet before

turned out so well

huge hit

burners get pretty hot


flip the cornbread

was a little complicated

cook the cornbread

put a lid on it

honey in it

jalapèno pepper

doubled it

gluten free

in addition to the cornmeal

turned out amazing!

  • cornmeal
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • milk/ powder milk (if you’re in the back country for a while – ratio 3 tablespoons of powder milk

olive oil


coconut oil or olive oil they recommend

propane fire

There is a fire ban in our area of Montana right now so you might have to do it over a propane stove as well.

I love this, I’ve made a lot of cornbread in a skillet, and I always put it in the oven, I am curious how you flipped it!

such a hit

cooked enough

burners were so hot

regulate the temp better

got a spatula

oil to clear the edges

I put a cookie sheet over the top to flip the whole thing and then slid it back into  the skillet

I’m thinking what happened is I doubled the recipe.

I didn’t have the images in the woods

  • thinner
  • cooked through
  • was not as thick
  • thicker cornbread

If you follow the recipe it, I guess is will work just fine

I doubled everything … the ratios are great!


what I did was I printed the recipes cause I didn’t have wifi…

I think I would have downloaded the pics and recipes… I go crazy because I find my ipad/phone is always closing and then I have to enter my password with my sticking fingers…

You can set your phone

  • much better
  • cooking for 20 people
  • doing it in the hottest part of the day
  • dinner was between 6 & 7 at night…
  • muggy
  • Michigan
  • hot and dry
  • lots of wasps and Yellowjackets
  • balled faced hornets eating the yellow jackets

It was a definitely great place to be!

The cornbread was a hit!

I actually looked up this ribbon zucchini lasagna thing

I made it differently so I might not even share that recipe, I’ll tell you what I did

Making zucchini into ribbons doesn’t work but I 

sliced the zucchini 1/4 inch think

a lot of zucchini for 20 people

We had this big cast iron griddle

Where I was able to cook the zucchini which you could do in a cast iron skillet.

I cooked it with

  • olive oil
  • oregano
  • basil
  • salt and pepper
  • chicken thighs
  • tomato sauce

canned tomato sauce

Added herbs and spices

2nd time I made this I added diced sautéd beets, I used little beets

beautiful almost pink maroon color!

  • fresh herbs
  • dried herbs

several kinds of cheeses

  • ricotta
  • mozzarella
  • parmesan
  • cottage
  • harder cheeses are going to keep better in the woods. We had big coolers with ice!

freeze water bottles

serve it

big bowl

didn’t have any lasagna trays so it wasn’t gonna be perfect anyway

put the zucchini layers on bottom

  • chicken
  • cheese
  • sauce

So the kids didn’t have to dig all the way to the bottom to get lots of the good stuff! 

3 times those for layers

It was a big hit! People loved it

  • chicken
  • cheese

no noodles in it!

second time

We served it with garlic toast

I rubbed a fresh clove of garlic run it across the bread!

I love this because I told you I’m doing a unit on camping! So cool Camp Food! And Carb free! People keep suggesting carb free!

carbohydrates in all the vegetables

gluten free

all the kids loved it!

no complaints!

Pretty easy, really just keep track of all the easy pieces

do you peel the dukes

it’s zucchini season!

bring your zukes to the woods and cook them up!

Mike did say I could pick one. Now what did you do you put beets in? Did you cook them first?

Just diced before you cook them. They cook quicker, they have smaller surface area then it will cook quicker if it’s smaller. Same with the chicken.

I made beets last night, trying to get Mike to eat them, I think he tasted one tiny golden beet! I can’t resist them.

I love them! I hope people enjoy

nothing like a warm meal at the end of a long day if you’re working your body 



whatever you’re doing in the woods it’s good to nourish yourself!

I hope these recipes are supportive

What about breakfast and lunch?

lunches were all like pb & j

We also had lunchmeat and cheese and they made their own sandwiches. Easy they packed at the end of breakfast

  • pancakes
  • bacon eggs
  • veggie scrambles
  • potatoes hashbrowns and oatmeal!

It was all good! I love to cook for people! 

It served me to serve others!

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