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

Foraging · Trail Cooking

Foraging For Nettles

As Spring returns to the Pacific Northwest, one of the first signs is Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica) coming up in damp areas. On our land, we see them first in the draw that goes into our well head. We get some amazing nettles there. These grow low to the ground and are typically lush and… Continue reading Foraging For Nettles

Trail Cooking

Not-So-Basic Pumpkin Spice Rice

Pumpkin spice gets mocked a lot once fall starts showing up, but it has so much to offer. You wouldnโ€™t think of pumpkin spice rice, but you should. Itโ€™s savory, with the tart sweetness of the dried fruit, and plenty of chicken for protein. Itโ€™s not basic, and itโ€™s very tasty! Gluten-free and dairy-free as… Continue reading Not-So-Basic Pumpkin Spice Rice