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Coconut Blueberry Farro Breakfast Bowl

I love this farro breakfast bowl as an alternative to oatmeal out on the trail.  I’m not a big fan of the gummy texture of instant varieties, and I think it’s great to mix up your grains from time to time.  Farro has about 3.5 grams of

Dutch Oven Black & Blue Berry Pie

Floating on the lake. Campfires. Pie! Nothing says summer like berry pie and camping. With a little help from a Dutch oven, charcoal briquettes and a great recipe from Serious Eats, you can enjoy fresh baked pie on your next camping trip. Prep the majority of this

Smitten Kitchen’s Shakshuka – Eggs is Spicy Tomato Sauce

I peruse Smitten Kitchen’s recipes at least once a week, and have made dozens.  Each tastes amazing, and turns out as described. I made this Shakshuka recipe (which I think she adopted from Saveur) a few weeks ago.  It was one of those cold, rainy days that

Dutch Oven Baked Bread

Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, this bread is a great addition to your campfire meal. If you are car camping, bring your dutch oven along, and surprise your campmates. I baked this bread for the first time on a trip to Lassen Volcanic National

Bacon and Cheese Grits

Grits, cheese, bacon and fried shallots make for a warm, savory breakfast for a cold mountain morning. Bacon and Cheese Grits Serves 2 2 packets instant grits 1 tsp butter powder 2 tsp onion flakes 1 tsp garlic flakes 2 Tbsp bacon crumbles 2 Tbsp freeze dried

Shepherd’s Pie

Savory, comforting and super easy to make.  This classic dish makes a great dinner on a cold evening. For the last two summers B and I have been spending our big vacation getaway taking Alpine Climbing classes from the American Alpine Institute up in Washington State. We

Gluten Free Energy Bars

The usual energy bars, no matter how good, can get old after awhile. This recipe, modified from a great blog –, are great for a snack on a day hike, or you can enjoy them at breakfast on the trail. The mashed bananas and coconut oil

Bedouin Desert Cooking

Last weekend a group of friends and I went out to Donner Summit in North Tahoe for some climbing, camping and some of the best campfire cooking I’ve had in a long time. My friend W. and I cooked tacos on Sunday night, but this blog post

Castle Peak Biscuits

In August, my husband and I are taking an Alpine climbing class through the American Alpine Institute – which finishes with a summit of Mt. Baker. While we have been backpacking for more than 10 years, we have never climbed a mountain before. Last week we received

Food Dehydration 101

This morning I got up early and put in some time on the Stairmaster. Not my favorite activity, but as the Alpine Class approaches, I am feeling a bit unprepared for the summit. Putting one foot in front of the other, over and over and over and