Blueberry Lemon Pie

Kick up your blueberry pies a notch with some added lemon. The lemon in this recipe gives this pie a delicious crisp tartness that takes it to the next level. Use my Foolproof Flaky Pie Crust recipe and you have a dessert that will knock your socks off. We love it so much that Patrick…

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Foolproof Perfect Flaky Pie Crust

Good pie crust is a delectable delight of moist flakiness. Bad pie crust is dense and dry. Unfortunately, it is very easy to mess up and end up with the later. Because of the finicky nature of pie crust, many just throw in the towel and opt for a pre-made version. This recipe will teach…

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Fast and Easy Stir Fry

Pressed for time? Want to serve your family a healthy meal in about 20 minutes? This is your ticket. Not only is it fast and easy, it’s also very cheap and nutritious. Recipe Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoon coconut or olive oil one onion sliced 3 cloves garlic finely chopped one bag of coleslaw vegetables…

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Asian Markets: The Promise Land of Backpacking Food

In making backpacking meals the hardest part can be finding the dried ingredients, especially for more exotic meals. I often dry my own ingredients but sometimes it’s nice to just pick them up the store. This is where Asian supermarkets are the place to go. In America, with our long history of not only refrigeration,…

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Cuban Picadillo

Picadillo is a staple meal in Cuban, and many other Latin-American, households. Starting with a sofrito, a sauteed mix of onion, garlic, and bell peppers, the base of almost all Cuban meals, ground beef is added and cooked into a delicious tomato-based meal to be served over rice. The delicious meal is a favorite for…

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Spinach Fried Eggs

Looking for a way to get more veggies in your diet? Start the day with a serving of spinach to go along with your eggs. Cooked this way the spinach gets a crispy texture like a chip. It takes only a minute longer than making regular fried eggs but bumps up the nutrients, while adding…

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Thai Peanut Chicken

Recipe: Serves 2 Ingredients: 1/2 cup dehydrated chicken 1/4 cup dried spinach flakes 1/4 cup dried shredded carrots 2 tablespoons dried scallions or garlic chives 2 teaspoons dried cilantro 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts 1/4 cup peanut butter powder 1 tablespoon soy sauce powder 1 teaspoons garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon sugar 1…

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Carnitas

Mouth-watering, tender, shredded pork, paired with creamy avocado slices, fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime, all wrapped in a hot flour tortilla, eating carnitas is not merely sustenance but an experience. By far one of our favorite meals in this house. We aim to enjoy it every week. Recipe Makes 4 generous portions Ingredients:…

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Carnita Soup

This soup is a great way to use up the delicious broth leftover from making carnitas. The broth has a full, rich flavor that makes an excellent base for this soup. Recipe Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of fat from refrigerated carnita broth 3 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped one large onion, finely chopped…

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Healthier than your typical Chinese takeout, this recipe still has all the flavor you could want. With its sweet flavors, it is a hit with kids. Recipe: Serves 2 Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/2 cup dehydrated chicken breast 1 tablespoon minced dried onion 2 tablespoons…

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