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Dehydrating Ratatoille

Recipes for Adventure: The Backpacking Chef’s Dehydrated Food Bible

The Backpacking Chef, Glenn McAllister, recently published a backpacking and camping cookbook called Recipes for Adventure (available on Amazon), which is chock full of healthy, hearty, and homemade backpacking recipes. I know this first-hand because I’ve made many of them, like this Ratatoille. But while the meals and snack recipes in Recipes for Adventure are […]

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Apricot Lovers Quick Cook Bulgur

Apricot Lovers Quick Cooking Bulgur Wheat One-Pot Backpacking Meal

Bulgur is a quick cooking form of wheat that is an excellent alternative or substitute for rice or couscous in one-pot backpacking recipes. Best known as the grain ingredient in tabouli salad, Bulgur has a pleasant nut-like flavor which is high in fiber, rich in B-vitamins, iron, magnesium, and phosphorous Ingredients: Servers 1 1/3 cup […]

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Mountain Gruel

Backpacking Recipes: Mountain Gruel

If you liked the Polenta Mush recipe I published last week, you’ll probably like this one too. Mountain Gruel is another simple, one pot backpacking meal that you can eat as sweet hot cereal or a savory vegetable porridge depending on what ingredients you add to the basic recipe. This gives you a lot of flexibility depending […]

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Alpine Spaghetti

Backpacking Recipes: Alpine Spaghetti (Modified)

Alpine Spaghetti is a simple pasta dish that’s easy to make and quite filling. However, I’ve had to make some changes to the original recipe published in Simple Foods for the Pack to make it work for a single person as a simple one-pot meal. When making pasta dishes on backpacking trips, the use of […]

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Polenta, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Parmesan Cheese

Backpacking Recipes: Polenta Mush

Polenta Mush is an amazingly simple one pot backpacking meal that can be combined with all kinds of different add-ins such as cheese, nuts, dried fruit, spices, dried vegetables, olive oil, butter, honey, maple syrup, or even canned fish to produce a wide variety of breakfast or dinner meals. If you’ve never cooked or tried […]

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Hot Pot Soup

Backpacking Recipes: Hot Pot Soup and Creamy Tapioca Pudding

Hot Pot Soup Serves 1 as a main course, 2 as a first course: 1/2 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes 1/3 cup polenta 1/4 -1/2 chili pepper, seeds removed and finely shredded, to taste 2 bullion cubes or 1 tablespoon powdered bullion 2 teaspoons dried onion 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon oregano 1 teaspoon […]

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