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Happy Campers Holiday Stuffing Recipe!

By |2015-11-18T01:25:14+00:00November 18th, 2015|Gluten-Free, Gratitude, Gratitude Gluten-Free, Happy Campers, Holidays, Recipes|


Well, it’s that time of year again! Whether you stuff your turkey, or you stuff yourself, we hope these recipes should put a smile on your face and in your belly! Wherever you are, we wish you the happiest (and tastiest) of holidays! 🙂

How to Make Happy Campers Gluten-Free Stuffing

1.  Cut slices of your favorite flavor(s) of Happy Campers bread into ½-1″ pieces.
2.  Spread the bread cubes in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet.
3.  Bake the bread cubes at 400ºF on the center oven rack until nice and toasty, 12-15 minutes. (45 minutes at 225º also works.)
TIP: For the tastiest stuffing, let your Happy Campers bread dry overnight so it can absorb all the other delicious flavors that make it stuffing; toasting the bread also boosts flavor. (Remember to prepare  this at least a day before!)
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You can’t go wrong with this classic! So tasty with savory sage and olive oil that you’ll want to stuff yourself with it!

  • 1 loaf’s worth of Classy Slice or Hemp Hemp Hooray stuffing (or a mix of the two!)
  • 4 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 tsp. rosemary, dried
  • 2 tsp. ground sage
  • 2 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1½-2 cups turkey giblet broth or vegetable stock
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 350° F. Place Happy Campers Gluten-Free stuffing mix in a large mixing bowl. Melt butter or oil in a large skillet. Sauté onions, celery, and ½ tsp. salt for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add poultry seasoning and other herbs to bread cubes and gently stir onion mixture to combine well. Slowly pour broth or stock over the bread cubes folding everything carefully so that the bread cubes do not break apart too much. Add a little at a time just to moisten well. Taste and add salt, pepper, or more herbs to desired flavor.
Remember: these tasty flavors will intensify a bit when cooked, so don’t over-salt or -season! Scoop uncooked stuffing into a medium casserole dish and bake uncovered for 40 minutes or until nice and toasty on top. Serves 6-8. Now start eating, and enjoy! Happy holidays! 🙂
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For those who love to give their tastebuds an adventure! Enjoy buckwheat’s robust richness with pecans and mushrooms!

  • 1 loaf’s worth of Stompin’ Good Seedy Buckwheat Molasses stuffing
  • 4 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp. rosemary, dried
  • 2 tsp. thyme
  • 1½-2 cups turkey giblet broth or vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 350° F. Place Happy Campers Gluten-Free stuffing mix in a large mixing bowl. Melt butter or oil in a large skillet. Sauté onions, celery, mushrooms, and ½ tsp. salt for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add all the herbs to bread cubes and gently stir onion mixture to combine well. Slowly pour broth or stock over the bread cubes folding everything carefully so that the bread cubes do not break apart too much. Add a little at a time just to moisten well. Taste and add salt, pepper, or more herbs to desired flavor.
Remember: these tasty flavors will intensify a bit when cooked, so don’t over-salt or -season! Scoop uncooked stuffing into a medium casserole dish and bake uncovered for 40 minutes or until nice and toasty on top. Serves 6-8. Now start eating, and enjoy! Happy holidays! 🙂

Hello, Hungry Holiday Rolls!

By |2014-11-22T12:26:59+00:00November 22nd, 2014|Gluten-Free, Happy Campers, Holidays|

Hello, there, Happy Campers!
The beautiful winter holidays are just around the corner! We’ll keep on baking for you, and you’ll be able to find all your favorite products in your favorite stores and online, as usual.
hungry holiday rolls
Along with our delicious stuffing, we’re super-excited to also offer our new Hungry Holiday Rolls for your holiday feasts! They’re made with our Classy Slice dough, but instead of loaf size, they look kind of like little snowballs. (You know, like tasty dinner rolls do. Just don’t throw them at anyone. 😛 )
Get them now in our Portland area stores or order them online!

If you want to feature them on your holiday table, here’s how to prepare them fast and easy:

  • Pull them out of the freezer, microwave for 1 minute to defrost.
  • Then, right into your oven (around 350ºF) for 5 minutes.
  • And…done! Fresh-baked taste, ready to add to your festive feast!

Get Your Grill On: The Best Summer Burgers!

By |2014-07-26T12:48:49+00:00July 26th, 2014|Gluten-Free, Happy Campers, Holidays|

Woohoo, it’s mid-Summer! That, of course, means all sorts of things. Running around with glee because the weather’s great, climbing sun-warmed peaks, chasing your friends with a giant squirt gun, hiking to amazing views, enjoying watermelon juice dribble down your face, kayaking on beautiful waters, or playing frisbee with your dog.
Of course, Summer is also the perfect season to fire up the grill and enjoy quality time with your family and friends! Turns out, July is National Grilling Month! (We know, we know; July is almost over, but August is really just a second July, so we’re still good for a little while longer. 😛 ) What a fun and silly holiday! But we love holidays. Especially when they entail lots of smiling, laughing, Summer shenanigans, and healthy, delicious food! Relaxing outdoors and smelling that savory sizzle is just too darn good.
pinterest burger bbq chicken
pinterest burger paleo jalapeño chicken
While the classic meat patty is the go-to burger, we sometimes like to tastily change things up — especially for the vegetarians and other health-conscious eaters out there. If you’re planning a barbecue this weekend, you must check out these awesome burgers to add to your repertoire that will satisfy even the healthiest of eaters, meat or no! And don’t forget another awesome thing about Summer: so much fresh produce abounds! There are all sorts of tasty ways to grill up fresh veggies to for a super-healthy meal addition!
So fire up your grills and grab your Happy Campers Wild Buns! It’s time to enjoy the heck out of every day left this Summer! Happy grilling! 😀
pinterest burger sweet potato
pinterest burger spiced hummus
pinterest burger quinoa
pinterest burger cumin lentil

Happy Campers Holiday Stuffing Is Here!

By |2013-11-22T13:29:20+00:00November 22nd, 2013|Gluten-Free, Happy Campers, Holidays, Recipes|


It’s less than a week until Thanksgiving, which means you’re probably looking to add some gluten-free scrumptiousness to your festive feast! Well, look no further—we’re super-excited to announce two yummy stuffing mixes in these stores today!
People’s Co-op (Portland, OR)
Alberta Co-op (Portland, OR)
Food Front Co-op Northwest (Portland, OR)
Food Front Co-op Hillsdale (Portland, OR)
Mother’s Marketplace (Hood River, OR)
Sundance Natural Foods (Eugene, OR)
Ashland’s Own Shop’n Kart (Ashland, OR)
LifeSource Natural Foods (Salem, OR)
Astoria Co-op (Astoria, OR)
Main Market Co-op (Spokane, WA)
Sno-Isle Food Co-op (Everett, WA)
Arnada Naturals (Vancouver, WA)
Rainbow Grocery Co-op (San Francisco, CA)
Winter Ridge Natural Foods (Sandpoint, ID)
Not near any of these stores? We’re happy to ship it right to you!
Now, we know stuffing can be such a personal thing during the holidays—we’ve all had our favorite stuffing growing up! There are so many delicious ways to make it, and it’s enjoyed in many flavors and textures….The taste of savory sage and olive oil…the richness of mushrooms and buckwheat! Well, we’ve done some yummy taste-testing, and included our favorite Happy Campers stuffing recipes right on the package—but we’d love you to try your own and tell us about it!
In any case, we’re sure you’ll make something tasty! Happy Thanksgiving, and happy eating! 😛

5 Awesomely Healthy Halloween Treats – Gluten-Free Edition!

By |2013-10-29T10:50:26+00:00October 29th, 2013|Gluten-Free, Holidays, Recipes|

Sometimes we get scared. Actually, it happens every year. Each time Halloween sneaks up on us, we’re terrified of one place: The Candy Aisle! Now, we don’t get us wrong. We have a sweet tooth just like most of you. (Okay, okay, maybe we have more than just one.) We looove delicious delectables, but as much ghostly fun as Halloween brings, when it comes to health, the grocery store can seem like corridors of catastrophe! Processed sugar, artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors….
As healthy as some of us like to be — Halloween is the one time of the year when it’s easiest to throw our health-conscious standards to the wind…. But we say, why bother, when you can make your own tasty treats that are much better for you? Staying a healthy happy camper during this excessively sugary holiday is easier than you might think! Try these fun Halloween yummies that are perfect for this spooky season! Now you can treat your trick-or-treaters (or yourself, if you don’t want to share 😛 ) without the processed-sugar candies and fake ingredients!
 

Monster Apple Bites

These toothsome treats will be far and away the kids’ favorite thing on the table, causing them to giggle with glee! They’re so simple and easy to make, too. Each bite-size snack requires just some quarter-apple slices with several slivered almonds. Make a ton of these, because your kids will eat all of them…if these don’t eat them first! 🙂

(Here’s a fun veggie variation!)
 

Cinnamon-Maple Pumpkin Seeds

These scrumptious seeds taste just like Fall! Whether you’ve just carved and scraped a few pumpkins, or simply have lots of plain and boring pumpkin seeds that need a yummy cinnamon-maple-flavor boost, this is the sweet snack for you!

 

Raw Witches’ Fingers

These magically morbid morsels are (gluten-free, of course,) raw, vegan, egg-free, and dairy-free! Who knew that witches’ fingers were so delicious and nutritious? (Well, we did, because already ate all of ours!) Yum!

 

Coconut-Cinnamon Sweet Potato Chews

Another nice and simple treat. Only three ingredients! Sweet potatoes! The tasty orange ones. Cinnamon! It improves insulin sensitivity. It’s also delicious. Coconut oil! It imparts a subtle coconut taste that rounds out the flavor of the sweet potato in a truly marvelous way.

 

Banana Ghosts

BOOoooOOOooo! Yes, yes, ghosts — but this time, they’re made of bananas! And bananas aren’t scary at all; they’re delicious! There are so many great ways you can get creative with these — you can freeze them and turn them into pops, or dip them in whatever you want. Just cut a banana in half and poke in differently sized chocolate chips! Eating these is just plain fun! 😛

What are some of your favorite healthier Halloween snacks or treats?
Whatever you decide tickle your tastebuds with, have a happy (and healthy!) Halloween! 😀

Happy (Campers) Fourth of July!

By |2013-07-04T13:26:05+00:00July 4th, 2013|Gluten-Free, Gratitude, Gratitude Gluten-Free, Happy Campers, Holidays|

Hey, Happy Campers!
As you may have noticed, things have gotten a little quiet around here. It’s been our intention to spend more time getting things updated, but we’ve been baking up a storm here at the base camp! It seems that you all happen to love our new bread, so we’re doing our best to keep the loaves and buns coming out of the ovens! We couldn’t be happier how our new recipe turned out, so it’s fun to bake plenty of them for you! 🙂
But whoa—how did the Fourth of July sneak up on us so fast?! We don’t know about you, but the Fourth usually means a number of things. Feeling the sun, smelling the sweet Summer air…spending some quality time with family and friends, chuckling at a few of their hilariously bad (or would that be badly hilarious?) jokes…hearing far-off shouts of Independence Day glee…watching kids, barely restrained by their parents, run around and all but actually yell, “FREEEEDOM!” And, of course, the beautiful and brilliant booms of fireworks!
Summer is clearly here, and it seems to be smiling just as much as we are.
So—we won’t keep you! If you’ve already busted out that barbecue, go out to your favorite local store and grab a pack of fresh Wild Buns for some delicious, gluten-free Fourth o’ July grillin’!
Happy Fourth of July from Happy Campers!
We wish you all a wonderful holiday! Enjoy whatever tasty festivities you have planned, and above all—be happy! 😀

Happy Earth Day!

By |2013-04-22T04:00:36+00:00April 22nd, 2013|Gluten-Free, Gratitude Gluten-Free, Happy Campers, Holidays, Lacy and Jan|

Hapy Earth Day!

Gosh, we’re incredibly thankful for so many things on this wonderful planet, we’re not even sure where to start celebrating! We’re so grateful that we get to do what we love in the beautiful Northwest: making wholesome, delicious food full of goodness and a healthy dose of smiles. We’re committed to baking some of the healthiest gluten-free bread around, sure. But, of course, it’s so much more than that. It’s about being well, and celebrating and being a part of the wellness of the entire Earth!
We’d like to thank all of you happy campers out there who love and support this wellness—gluten-free or not, short or tall, extremely hungry or happily full. We certainly hope we’re making the world a little happier, one loaf at a time. So today, all we really have to say to you is—spend some significant time doing something that makes you happy to be on Earth!

  • Soak up the beautiful light and warmth from the Sun!
  • Go for a hike, climb some trees, have a picnic with some friends or family (and don’t forget your loaf of Happy Campers)!
  • Learn how to massage some kale for a fresh, Spring salad!
  • Start making your own green-juices! (seriously, this is one of the healthiest things you can ever do!).
  • Sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and support your local, sustainable “moreganic” farmers! They give us so much for which to be thankful!

Here’s to you, beautiful planet we call home.

A Tasty Easter for Everyone!

By |2013-03-31T10:30:58+00:00March 31st, 2013|Gluten-Free, Happy Campers, Holidays, Recipes|

Whether or not you celebrate the Easter holiday, coloring Easter eggs is fun! But eating them? Even better, if you know a tasty enough recipe!

 

But if dying eggs—and probably your fingers, let’s be honest here—isn’t your thing, consider having fun get creative in the kitchen with the venerable deviled egg! We like to think of it as the more satisfyingly delicious version of the artful Easter pastime. You begin with a blank slate: the unadulterated, hard-boiled egg. Then, you might add a touch of fresh herbs here, a sprinkle of spices there. Soon, it’s garnished with all sorts of other culinary colors that your taste buds will hop with happiness! So, while everyone else is accidentally turning their fingertips colors no finger ever is normally, you certainly won’t be left out of the Easter fun!

 

So you’ve hard-boiled eggs before. Did you know you can bake them instead and get an even better result? Now you do!

 

Hard-Boiled Egg Whites with Cilantro-Lime Avocado FillingFor those who wish to exclude the yolk from their consumption but still want in on all the yummy Easter-egg fun, try making these whites with cilantro-lime avocado filling! They taste deliciously fresh, they’re perfect for Spring and Easter, and with such sophisticated flavor, they make regular deviled eggs seem boring. (Shh, don’t tell the yolks!)

 

Don’t worry, vegan friends—we have a delicious egg-free recipe for you, too! These devilish potatoes are so simple and delicious: the perfect Easter egg-substitute snack for Easter! Some dill and paprika perfectly complement the buttery and creamy flavor of Yukon Gold potatoes. So yummy!

 

Vegan QuicheAnd who said the colorful wonderfulness of Easter has to just be about eggs, anyway? Here’s a delightful quiche that has colors for both your eyes and your taste buds.

 
 
 

Happy Easter!

 

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