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Weekend Agenda: Putting Our Food Canister to the Test with Camp Yoshi

For today's Weekend Agenda, we sat down with Rashad Frazier from Camp Yoshi to see how the pros have been using our Food Canisters. Read on for some tips and tricks for cooking in the outdoors, the importance of food separation, and a mouth-watering basil fried rice recipe courtesy of Rashad, Camp Yoshi's head chef.

And, while you're starting your own meal prep, explore our new Food Canisters yourself! Camp Yoshi inspires us to up our camping cookout game, and we makes it one step easier for everyone to achieve. Our Food Canister is available in both 16oz and 24oz to support all your food storage desires, and you can regulate food temperatures for longer with our vacuum insulation technology. Get ready to bring that classy kitchen look to the wilderness without sacrificing functionality.

Bon appétit.

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Amazing outdoor adventures should always end with an amazing meal. It's a philosophy I embraced years ago and has since evolved into an ambitious tradition I try to apply on every hike, camping, and overland experience. I love trying to push myself both physically and creatively in the wilderness. To do both, you need the right gear. After all, we know the best kitchens are the ones outside...and the ones with the most practical and efficient gear.

Camp Yoshi - Rashad laughing outdoors - Food Canister launch

When I connected with MiiR to take their Food Canisters out on an adventure, I was really stoked. As a chef, cooking at a high level comes naturally to me. However, I share the same needs as any person after a 6-hour hike up to a mountain peak or winter camping in the Cascade Mountains: how can I eat really well...as easy as possible...with limited gear?

This is where the Food Canisters proved their brilliance. Originally, I envisioned them as a simple tool for a hot ready meal after an outdoor activity. But, I also discovered they're perfect for endless varieties of mise en place for a freshly cooked meal in the wild, only limited by your imagination. For example, basil fried rice is a go to dish for me. So, I used two canisters to build out my ingredient list. Each canister kept the main ingredients crisp, fresh, and cold. See my full recipe and process below! This will serve two people.

Camp Yoshi - Rashad cooking outdoors - Food Canister launchCamp Yoshi - Rashad handing Food Canisters - Food Canister launch

Recipe for Basil Fried Rice

Canister A:
1/2 yellow or white onion
2 spring onions chopped
1 medium-sized carrot
1 ear of corn
2 cloves garlic cloves (place in cup insert)
1 knob of ginger (place in cup insert

Canister B:
1 cup of pre-cooked rice (short grain preferred)
2 large eggs
2 tbsp soy sauce (place in cup insert)
1 tbsp rice vinegar (place in cup insert)
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil (place in cup insert)

Additional Items:
4 tbsp cooking oil
Salt and pepper (to taste)
8 fresh leafs

Method:
Step 1: In a large wok or skillet, heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil on high heat. Add ginger and garlic and cook until fragrant; about 30 seconds. Toss in spring onion, onion, corn, and carrots. Add salt pepper to taste. Cook for 3 - 5 minutes.

Step 2: Add rice and stir to coat for 20 seconds. Then let rice cook, untouched, until crisp, about 2 minutes. Push fried rice mixture to one side of skillet; add remaining oil to the clear side followed by the eggs allowing to cook. Once cooked, work scrambled eggs into rice mixture for 30 seconds.

Step 3: Toss in soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil. Cook, tossing constantly, about 30 seconds. Turn off hit and toss in basil and extra sesame oil if you like.

Step 4: Plate, and enjoy. Serves two!

Food Canisters in Black and White - Food Canister launch

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