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

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Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Revisiting the Edamame Noodle Bowl

A few years back I created a noodle bowl, the Edamame Noodle Bowl. I updated the recipe today, to reflect some products I enjoy using. New products have come out since this recipe was created, and the choices for ingredients for backpacking meals have never been this large, or so easily attainable! The story of… Continue reading Revisiting the Edamame Noodle Bowl

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

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

Trail Cooking

Chewy Granola Bars (Allergen Friendly)

Chewy granola bars are a trail staple. They are tasty, easy to eat and portable. However, if one has food allergies and/or is celiac, finding a commercially made bar that is safe to eat, and not $4 a bar is a hard road. For the past few years we had removed most seed butters out… Continue reading Chewy Granola Bars (Allergen Friendly)