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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

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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

Trail Cooking

Trail Eats: Pasta Primavera

A favorite recipe, a carb-fest, is from Trail Cooking: Trail Food Made Gourmet, on page 203. It’s a tasty vegetarian pasta dish that pulls together quickly – and is perfect for hiking, backpacking, camping and even long-term food prepping (you can store it in a mason jar for long-term). Pasta Primavera In a quart freezer bag… Continue reading Trail Eats: Pasta Primavera

Trail Cooking

Two Pasta Recipes For Backpacking Trips

At one point I developed some recipes for a friend who did intensive backpacking trips yearly. He’s now a climate scientist with a PhD who specializes in NASA research in Greenland. But then….he was spending his summers exploring Alaska, chasing a never before seen waterfall in the Olympic Mountains (he did find it, plot spoiler)… Continue reading Two Pasta Recipes For Backpacking Trips

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Taters Made Portable: 10 Recipes For Hiking

Potatoes have gotten the short stick in the past few years in the healthy eating discussions, but there is something enduring about them for backpacking recipes and food prepping. The massive hit of potassium helps prevent painful nighttime cramps if you have exerted yourself during hot days. Which, when it happens in a tight sleeping… Continue reading Taters Made Portable: 10 Recipes For Hiking