Trail Cooking

Comfort Food: Brothy Pasta and Veggies

Not quite a soup, but not a bowl of noodles, Brothy Pasta meets it halfway. It is a bowl of comfort carbs, studded with plenty of vegetables. Prepped one pot method, it is easy to make and both fills up the belly and rehydrates the body. Winter trips call for meals that warm you up,… Continue reading Comfort Food: Brothy Pasta and Veggies

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Unusual Recipes: Switchel Syrup

If you are one of my tribe, you might be a fan of apple cider vinegar, a splash of honey and hot water in a mug. Well, maybe you are. Not everyone loves that (I love the acid taste), and I get it. I want to introduce that drink's high-end cousin, Switchel Syrup. Switchel is… Continue reading Unusual Recipes: Switchel Syrup

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Revisiting Recipes: Hiker’s Pantry Fudge

Fudge. It's a sugary delight that most people love, but never think of hauling along on a hike. However, when the sun is low, and the temperature is cold, fudge can be the best snack you could carry. Oh sure, a treat made of sugar and fat isn't sexy in the age of Keto &… Continue reading Revisiting Recipes: Hiker’s Pantry Fudge

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Chicken Green Bean Mac & Cheese

Simple meals go far in cold weather. It doesn't mean they need to be boring though. A few extra ingredients go far to liven up a box of mac and cheese. Chicken Green Bean Mac & Cheese Ingredients: 6-ounce box organic mac n’ cheese 1/3 cup freeze-dried green beans ¼ cup shelf stable parmesan cheese*… Continue reading Chicken Green Bean Mac & Cheese

Local Adventures · Trail Cooking

The Olympic Mountains and Asian Inspired Chicken & Veggies

Sometimes there are stories behind recipes and this is one of them. I had finally dialed in how to cook pasta that didn't need to be drained, and could be done in a smaller pot. My first successful recipe for this one pot method was Asian Inspired Chicken & Veggies. We packed up our gear… Continue reading The Olympic Mountains and Asian Inspired Chicken & Veggies