Keen for a one-pot meal that everyone will love while camping? Try this paella. It’s easy, nutritious and light for when you’re trekking. The ingredients won’t go bad in hot weather either! Serves 2. Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 shallot 3 cloves garlic 1/2 cup raw cashew pieces 50g sachet tomato paste 1/3 cup dried red bell peppers 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 vegetable stock … Continue reading Red pepper & cashew paella – ultralight trail dinner
The Indian breakfast of champions! The convenience food that replaces bread! The rice you can eat raw! I stumbled across poha in my local Indian supermarket and I’m feeling inspired. Wikipedia describes it as “an indori rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes… (which) can be eaten raw by immersing it in plain water or milk, with salt and sugar to taste, or lightly … Continue reading Poha: raw rice for hikers
The first thing most hikers do when exiting the wilderness is eat the “real food” they’ve been dreaming of on the trail. Indeed, one of the toughest things about a multi-day hike for me is getting fresh, juicy, delicious produce into my meals. Said produce has to be tough enough to go in a backpack, not need refrigeration and have a great calorie-to-weight ratio so I can … Continue reading Ultralight but still green veggies?
Omelet doesn’t sound like a camping meal, but with this neat trick, it can be. Can eggs really be boiled in a Ziploc bag? They sure can. Watch me make a delicious omelet wrap to see how easy it is. Kids will love this. What’s more, I use only things you’d carry on a multi day hike: camping stove, Ziploc bag and spork. Fresh eggs … Continue reading How to make Ziploc bag omelet
Space exploration has given us great ideas that we’ve re-used right here on earth, including, famously, the ball point pen. But it’s NASA’s ideas on food innovation that we ought to be copying. NASA scientists are faced with a particular challenge for feeding the astronauts on smaller spacecraft. The food needs to provide: …Enough calories as well as a carefully balanced diet, need no special storage … Continue reading Why we should copy NASA’s ideas on food
Miso – the delicious soup made from soy beans. You’re probably used to enjoying it at Japanese restaurants. But did you know it’s ideal for camping meal recipes? Practicality A sachet of miso paste is lightweight and compact, and oh so tasty when you need to replenish salts. It’s an ideal food after hiking, climbing or trail running. How to use it Quick and warming starter: … Continue reading Camping meal ideas using miso paste
This hiking hummus recipe is quick and easy peasy! No boiling dried chickpeas, no zesting lemons or grinding sesame seeds. Continue reading Easy camping snacks: trail hummus and flatbread