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Turkey Trail Tacos

Impress your campmates with these Turkey Trail Tacos.  Pan fried tortillas, fresh avocado and salsa verde seasoned turkey come together for a taco truck style dinner.  You’ll need a small fry pan, and some time to dehydrate the turkey and pico de gallo at home, but it’s

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Roasted butternut squash adds nutrition and complex flavors to your typical trail mac and cheese. I made a butternut squash pasta last fall for a dinner party, and since then I’ve been trying to figure out how to adapt that dish for the trial.  Below is the

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

Where to Eat on Highway 2: Wallace Falls Cafe

I’m excited about this new feature series on my blog! How many times have you taken a chance on a little known restaurant on your way home from a hike?  Granted, when you’re really hungry, something warm, and cooked by other people is often good enough.  But

Curried Chickpeas with Spinach and Tomatoes

Adapted from Bon Appetit We recently moved to Seattle to continue our outdoor adventures in the Pacific Northwest.  In the past, B and I have usually gone alone on most of our backpacking trips, but since joining the Mountaineers, it has become apparent that we will have

Taste Test: Smoked Three Bean Chili

On short, last minute trips, when we don’t have time to cook up a batch of our favorite recipes, I like to test out the current backpacking brands on the market.  I saw Good-To-Go featured at the Outdoor Retailer Convention, and thought their recipes looked good.  They

Chicken Paprika

One of my friends is Polish American.  Her favorite comfort food is Chicken Paprika aka Paprikash.  My family is both German and Polish, and I have unhappy memories of boiled cabbage and kielbasa growing up as a kid.  My family never made Chicken Paprika, and that is

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

Thai Red Curry with Rice

Spicy curry paste, savory coconut milk, and chunks of chicken make this a perfect dinner for a cool Fall evening in the backcountry. Back in April, Brook and I both decided to try the Whole 30 challenge.  For a month, we cut out all sugar, dairy, grains,

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