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: Wild Zora Foods Caldera Chicken Curry

For those who follow a Paleo, gluten-free or an allergy friendly diet, finding commercial trail meals can be a hard venture. Much is based on cheap carbs – which don’t get me wrong, can taste great and fuel you – but are not always friendly to the body. Wild Zora Foods joined up with Paleo… Continue reading Meal Review: Wild Zora Foods Caldera Chicken Curry

Book Reviews

Botany & Wildcrafting Course Review

This past Spring I was given a chance to take a new class from Herbal Academy. The new course was on Botany & Wildcrafting. So what does this have to do with hiking and backpacking you might ask? A lot I would tell you. I am not shy about my love of identifying wild plants… Continue reading Botany & Wildcrafting Course Review

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