Trail Cooking

FBC Meals: Black Beans & Rice

A quick meal for the outdoors with veggies, beans and meat in a bowl - or on tortillas as a burrito (or as I found....tortillas that are shaped into bowls), which the boys loved. We headed out for a day at a local park, that sits on a harbor on our island. Low tide early… Continue reading FBC Meals: Black Beans & Rice

Local Adventures · Trail Cooking

FBC Meals: Sweet and Sour Chicken and Rice (At South Whidbey State Park)

The boys and I spent the morning at South Whidbey State Park, a smaller state park on Whidbey Island that is divided by a road going through it. One side is hiking in the forest, the other side is on the bluff above the Salish Sea, with views across to the Olympic Mountains. This park… Continue reading FBC Meals: Sweet and Sour Chicken and Rice (At South Whidbey State Park)

Hiking · Local Adventures · Trail Cooking

Spicy Chicken Spaghetti (At Fort Casey State Park)

With summer here as of this week, the PNW suddenly snapped from 57° days to the upper 60's. I wasn't going to waste a day like this. We got up early and went to Fort Casey State Park on Whidbey Island. It was this amazing morning....all the volcanoes were visible. All the mountain ridges and… Continue reading Spicy Chicken Spaghetti (At Fort Casey State Park)

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas are an awesome choice for dinner, be it at home, on the road at a restaurant or in camp after a long day of hiking. And they don't have to be hard to make. Be sure to check the notes at the bottom of the recipe for ideas and tips. The recipe uses… Continue reading Chicken Fajitas

Trail Cooking

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