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Chicken and Mushroom One Pot Pasta

An easy to prep one pot pasta backpacking recipe, using freeze-dried mushrooms, onion, garlic, and chicken to lower the weight. The flavor of this dish comes from the freeze-dried mushrooms (which don't need the soaking of air-dried mushrooms that one buys in the grocery store, though they can be used instead - I have found… Continue reading Chicken and Mushroom One Pot Pasta

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BBQ Beef Bowl

Gluten-free, and full of protein, this quick FBC-friendly backpacking meal pulls together quickly. If you need it to be gluten-free, be sure to read the BBQ sauce packets to make sure it is GF friendly. All freeze-dried ingredients are from Thrive Life. Directions are included for One Pot Method, and FBC (Freezer Bag Cooking). BBQ… Continue reading BBQ Beef Bowl

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Taco Beef or Chicken Bowls

In these recipes I use mostly freeze-dried for the ingredients to get a quick meal made. We use Thrive Life for our freeze-dried. The meat I have found is the best quality out there. I’ve also added a mason jar method for taking meals on-the-go with you, a green alternative to using plastic bags to… Continue reading Taco Beef or Chicken Bowls

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Italian Beef with Peas and Tomatoes

I've found a formula that works, and it's producing great lunches/light dinners that are gluten-free and easy to prep. If you have a well stocked hiker's pantry, these meals are a snap to pull it together, For the freeze-dried beef and peas I used Thrive Life products. Italian Beef with Peas and Tomatoes In a… Continue reading Italian Beef with Peas and Tomatoes

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Beef and Corn Bowl

This easy FBC (Freezer Bag Cooking) recipe can be prepped in 2 bags, or in 1, depending on you like your meal. I wanted it as a bowl, so I prepped the two parts separately. In this recipe I use freeze-dried for the ingredients to get a quick meal made. We use Thrive Life for… Continue reading Beef and Corn Bowl