Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Commercial Meal Review: Thrive Life Vegetable Pasta Primavera

Thrive Life has introduced two ready to go Freeze Dried Meals this month, with more to come. These are ready to make - rip the top and add boiling water. Both of the meals are on sale from August 26 to the 29th, until supplies run out. The Vegetable Pasta Primavera is on sale for… Continue reading Commercial Meal Review: Thrive Life Vegetable Pasta Primavera

Trail Cooking

Beef Curry Bowl Revisited

This recipe was originally done years ago for the Washington Trails Association (Wa Trails) magazine column we wrote on trail food/recipes. I have updated it a bit, and changed the meat out from jerky to freeze-dried beef. Ingredients ready to go. Packed and ready to have on hand (the noodles are kept separate). They don't… Continue reading Beef Curry Bowl Revisited

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)