Thursday, February 23, 2012

Guest Post: Food I Love//Kylie

During the month of February you'll see some guests on Nova Granola talking about a food they love.

Guest: Kylie (She lives in Los Angeles, California as a freelance photographer and videographer. Her and her husband, Spencer, are world travelers. They go on totally rad adventures all the time and I'll also include that they are good looking, cause they're good at that too. Other mentionable...She's a triplet! Hooray for multiples!)

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I love to be creative, to use my hands, to be outside and especially to fill my belly with food! If you know me well enough, you also know I absolutely love to be outside. Camping is one of my favorite pass times and thus, foil dinners are my fave!

I grew up camping and eating out of tin foil in the woods. It just feels right. Not only do I have a sentimental connection to the food, but I also enjoy the whole experience. In and of itself, it’s an activity that takes time to prepare, time to cook, and gives YOU time to enjoy company of friends and loved ones over a campfire. What’s better than that?

The best part is, it’s easy peesy! I’m no chef in the kitchen but I like to dabble with things I feel capable of. Foil dinners aren’t much of a challenge but they’re like second nature. Here’s how I make mine.

1. Grab the foil. Easy enough.

2. Spread foil and create your lil patty. I use ground turkey, and it tastes great. If you’re a more white meat type of gal, go for chicken. If you only eat vegetables, try asparagus or something green.

3. Wash and chop potatoes, carrots, and onions to your belly’s desire. No need for measurements here – it’s all about eye balling it. If you’re like me with eyes bigger than your tum, you may have extras for your pals. People who like corn can add corn. I am not a corn person (thank you tummy flu in elementary school… ick). But this is the fun part! Add whatever you like! Creation station!

4. Marinate the meat with worchestire sauce, Franks Red Hot sauce, and some cayenne pepper, garlic salt and black pepper. It’s even tasty to add a squirt or two of ketchup, if you’re into that kind of thing. Dump whatever else you want all over the veggies.

5. Wrap in lettuce and cook. Easy as 1, 2, 3. You’re ready to put that baby on the campfire. Cook side 1 for approximately 10 minutes, and side 2 for the same. They cook fast in a hot fire, so listen closely for the boiling inside! If you’re camping indoors and making a home camp out retreat, go ahead and pop it in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about thirty minutes or until vegetables are soft.

If you’re like me and need to satisfy your sweet tooth after a tasty meal, just go for that s’more and add a Reeses to it. Nobody will stop you.

> Thanks Kylie! Why does food always taste better when you're camping? I love tin foil dinner and s'mores so much. I'm so glad you shared. Now, must plan a camping trip soon!


  1. thanks, girl! this was such a blast :) you're great and your blog is awesome!


    1. ky your posts always make me laugh. YUM i wanna make this with chase this weekend :)

  2. Great post. Makes me want to go camping!!


  3. Thank you Kylie for the great post (: I'm a big fan of your blog the flybird (:

  4. i love foil dinners! i always use beef. i didn't know you wrapped it in lettuce ky?! interesting. love ya sis!

  5. Oh wow - that sounds like a delicious addition to my camping recipes! Will have to try it out this summer. Thanks Kylie!

  6. um, sooooo doing this! ESPECIALLY the peanut butter cup s'more. delishhh. :) x

  7. FUn you were on Jane's blog! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!