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

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Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Meal Review: Good Day Sunshine Bowl

A great option for a healthy, nutrient packed breakfast when you need a commercial option. The Good Day Sunshine Bowl is both vegan friendly and dairy-free. With rolled oats, hemp hearts, chia seeds, amaranth, quinoa, toasted almonds and pecans, mango, cranberries and currants with a pinch of organic Vermont maple syrup, this breakfast fuels you… Continue reading Meal Review: Good Day Sunshine Bowl

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Meal Review: Cold Prep Salads

Looking for inspiration if you need an easy way to have cold prep chicken and beef salad on the trail? PackitGourmet has a number of them, only requiring cold water and sit time, then enjoy out of the bag, or on your favorite carb. Curry Mango Chicken Salad - This cold prep salad has curry-spiced… Continue reading Meal Review: Cold Prep Salads

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Meal Review: Tex-Mex Breakfast Taco

Breakfast comes down to two parties: The get up and go's and the lolly-gaggers. I can be both. It comes down to what I am doing. Back in the day, when I was doing crazy miles and I had 18 miles in front of me, I was up before dawn and on the trail, with… Continue reading Meal Review: Tex-Mex Breakfast Taco

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Meal Review: Mom’s Banana Puddin’

Let's talk dessert. From my experience in hiking and backpacking, this is an area people don't think out deep enough. On many group trips I was often the only one who had brought a dedicated dessert. And there was never a lack of people willing to help me enjoy it. Including those sanctimonious hikers. The… Continue reading Meal Review: Mom’s Banana Puddin’