Trail Cooking

Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara is the carb fest of the gods. It is satisfying, fills the belly and has that salty taste you crave on hot days. It's also incredibly easy to make, as long as you have a wide/shallow 2 liter pot to work in. This version is similar to our trail classic Spaghetti Carbonara, but… Continue reading Pasta Carbonara

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Trail Cooking

Coconut Granola Bars

No-cook/bake granola bar recipes are often heavy on peanut butter/nut butters, which while tasty, pose a huge challenge to those with food allergies. I set out to make a bar that was allergy friendly for our youngest son. He loves the bars, and it's such a different taste, you might not want to go back… Continue reading Coconut Granola Bars

Trail Cooking

Revisiting Cheesy Rice

When our oldest son was young, his favorite trail recipe was Cheesy Rice. Kid wanted that every dinner, no matter the trip. The benefit was I never had to argue or beg him to eat. I figured as long as he was eating, that was all that mattered. I could usually talk him into adding… Continue reading Revisiting Cheesy Rice

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Revisiting the Edamame Noodle Bowl

A few years back I created a noodle bowl, the Edamame Noodle Bowl. I updated the recipe today, to reflect some products I enjoy using. New products have come out since this recipe was created, and the choices for ingredients for backpacking meals have never been this large, or so easily attainable! The story of… Continue reading Revisiting the Edamame Noodle Bowl

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Meal Review: Tuscan Beef Stew with Italian Polenta

PackitGourmet has long been a favorite go to for us, when we want an easy to make meal for hiking & backpacking. Their Tuscan Beef Stew with Italian Polenta is a definite winner. As with most of PackitGourmet's meals, it tastes like "real" food, not what one expects from commercial outdoor meals. You get a… Continue reading Meal Review: Tuscan Beef Stew with Italian Polenta