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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Fish Stew

Warm and hearty, this stew makes an excellent meal after a cold day hiking. If you are going to be doing any fishing on your trip adding some fresh fish to the recipe will make it even tastier. Ingredients: 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup dried fish (order from Amazon through…

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Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

My Sri Lankan neighbor was kind enough in sharing her delicious chicken curry recipe. I have taken it and modified it into a great dehydrated backpacking meal. The original is below and is worth trying out at home: Ingredients: 1/2 cup dried chicken 1 teaspoon powdered ginger or dried diced ginger 1 teaspoon garlic powder…

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Coconut Chicken Curry

Ingredients: 1/4 cup shredded dehydrated chicken breasts 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp dried cilantro 1/2 teaspoon chopped dried lime zest 1/4 teaspoon coriander 1/4 teaspoon dried ginger 1 tsp garlic powder 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 tablespoon dried minced onion or 2 tablespoons dried onion chives 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil 1/4 cup…

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Zest Up Your Trail Meals

When considering recipes to convert to dehydrated trail meals, some ingredients hold us back. Citrus fruits are one of those things that you just don’t dehydrate well. Before you pass up a recipe with citrus though, think outside the fruit, the rind specifically. Lemon, lime, and orange zest pack a huge flavor punch, even more…

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Why You Should Make Your Own Backpacking Food

Yes there are simple, convenient, and with some gourmet brands now on the market, even tasty packaged backpacking food. I still think making your own is a great idea and here are my reasons… Cost: Cost is huge. Mountain house, the Hamburger Helper of backpacking food, still cost about $5 per meal, per person. If…

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How to Dry Cheese for Backpacking

Drying cheese doesn’t just mean you can have a yummy addition to your camp meal, it also saves money. Instead of leaving that half eaten block in the back of the refrigerator to collect mold, dry it. While you don’t want to eat dry cheese like you would fresh cheese, it is great added to any number…

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