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Recipes for sailing

Sailing and hiking require recipes with dry foods that can keep for at least week or more at sea or in the wilderness.

Of course, these recipes tend to exclude fresh fruits and vegetables. HealthViaFood recipes also exclude sugar, dairy, wheat, and seed oils.  

They include abundant spices. These recipes also tend to include :

  1. vitamin C (in the form of dried lemons or vitamin C powder, to prevent scurvy and for detox),
  2. vitamin B (brewer’s yeast, bee pollen, or supplements, for nerves and digestion),
  3. magnesium (in the form of spinach powder or kale powder, else chlorella or spirulina powder, for bones and digestion), and
  4. omega-three oil (in the form of flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, or canned sardines, for nerves and muscles).


These recipes are mostly suitable for all blood types – A, AB, B, and O. O and B tend to digest most healthy fats, nuts, and seeds better than A and AB.

  1. Oatmeal flakes (or buckwheat or millet), flax seeds, and stevia (B or honey), cinnamon, ginger, and clove to taste, water,

  2. Brown rice (or camargue rice) (AB), onions (fresh or dried), parsley (or chlorella or spirulina), coconut oil (or olive oil), salt, fenugreek, cumin, coriander, rosemary, thyme, water, cooks faster with a pressure cooker, 

  3. Adzuki (aduki) beans (AB), almonds (or walnuts), brewer’s yeast (or bee pollen), and stevia (or honey), cinnamon, ginger, or clove to taste (or with salt, fenugreek, cumin, coriander, rosemary, thyme, cayenne, and garlic to taste), water, cooks faster with a pressure cooker, 

  4. Ceviche = canned sardines, onions (fresh or dried), lemon juice (or lemon juice, dried lemons, or vitamin C powder), coriander, garlic (fresh or powder), cayenne, and salt,

  5. Eggs, onions (fresh or dried), mushrooms (fresh or dried), coconut oil, and salt, fenugreek, cumin, coriander, thyme, and rosemary to taste,

  6. Noodles (buckwheat, quinoa, or chickpea noodles), tomato sauce, salt, parsley, and thyme, rosemary, or cumin to taste,

  7. Split pea soup with arrowroot, salt, parsley, and thyme, rosemary, or cumin to taste – ?,

  8. Chia seeds, chocolate powder, and stevia (or honey) cinnamon, ginger, or clove to taste, water, let sit overnight and stir well,

  9. Dried fruit, such as banana chips, mango slices, apples, blueberries, cranberries, pineapples, …

  10. Almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds (AB).

Shopping List

How many persons? How many meals per day? How many days at sea or on the trail? Refrigeration available? How much fresh water is available per person per day? Margin for error?

Oatmeal flakes (or buckwheat or millet)
Adzuki beans
Brown rice (or camargue rice)
Canned sardines
Flax seeds
Chia seeds

Dried fruit (bananas, mangoes, pineapples, blueberries, …)
Onions (fresh or dried)

Hemp seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Coconut oil
Olive oil

Stevia (pure liquid extract, ground leaves, or pure white powder extract)

Vitamin C powder (or dried lemons, if available)
Brewer’s (or nutritional) yeast 
Bee pollen

Garlic (fresh or dried)
Chocolate powder
Chlorella powder
Spirulina powder
Apple cider vinegar (fermented, with the mother)
Sodium bicarbonate (for digestion, between meals)


Locally, in Belgium, Bio Planet, Bio Barn, Färm, and other organic food shops supply oatmeal flakes, buckwheat, brown rice (or camargue rice), chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, eggs, dried fruits, almonds, walnuts, coconut oil, olive oil, salt, and chocolate powder. 

By mail, possibly for delivery to post offices for poste restante, Pit & Pit supplies the following, mostly in dried form :

  1. honey, stevia (dried, powdered leaves, pure liquid or powdered extract),
  2. salt,
  3. ground garlic (and minced garlic and garlic slices),
  4. nutritional yeast (and nutritional yeast flakes and baker’s yeast),
  5. cinnamon powder,
  6. bee pollen,
  7. rosemary (cut and ground),
  8. cumin (and ground cumin),
  9. onion powder (and roasted onion, onion pieces, and onion slices),
  10. coriander powder (and dried coriander leaves),
  11. ginger powder (and dried pieces),
  12. cayenne powder (and chili powder),
  13. broth powder and arrow root (for soup), fenugreek ground,
  14. citric acid (and ascorbic acid), dried lemons,
  15. ground cloves,
  16. dried parsley,
  17. mango  powder,
  18. mushroom spice mix,
  19. ground thyme,
  20. ground reishi (mushroom),
  21. red miso (to flavor rice or beans),
  22. coconut oil, flaxseed oil, olive oil, walnut oil, argan oil, hemp oil, black cumin (nigella) oil, hemp protein powder, hemp seeds,
  23. kale powder,  spinach powder, chlorella, spirulina,
  24. cranberry powder, lucuma powder,
  25. chia seeds, almonds, walnuts, almond butter, Brazil nuts,
  26. cocoa powder, carob powder,
  27. dried mango, dried apricot (and dried, fresh, and unsulphured), dried cranberry (and cranberry powder), dates, figs, diced apple (unsulphured), pineapple pieces,
  28. freeze-dried bananas, freeze-dried apples, freeze-dried pineapple, freeze-dried mango,
  29. almond flour, coconut flour,
  30. aduki beans,
  31. split peas,
  32. oats, buckwheat, millet,
  33. buckwheat noodles (or quinoa or chickpea noodles),
  34. apple cider vinegar,
  35. green tea mint, nettle, horsetail, dandelion, peppermint leaves, and
  36. coffee.
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