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Do it Yourself Backpacking Food

This is a lovely little recipe that I revised from “Simple Foods for the Pack” byClaudia Axcell, Diana Cooke and Vikki Kinmont.

“This is a great dish or, for a complete meal, serve it with cheese and pocket bread.”

1 c. quinoa

2 T dried onion flakes

2 T yellow curry powder

1 chicken bouillon cube or equivalent powder or my fav. “better than bouillon”

1 t garlic granules or 1/2 t garlic powder

6-8 sundried tomatoes chopped

At Home: combine all ingredients in a ziplock bag.  Write on the bag your in camp instructions.

At Camp: Empty contents of the bag into your pot, add 2 c. water and simmer for 12-15 min until all the water is absorbed.  Let sit for 2-3 min.  stir and serve.  This recipe serves two.


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Pot assembly, stove and tank available at MEC.ca

I recommend a dash of salt over the bowlful of food 🙂



7 responses to “Do it Yourself Backpacking Food

  1. 300hikes July 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    This sounds like a great, simple backpacking recipe. I would replace the chicken with veggie broth, but I’m sure it would still taste wonderful after a long day of hiking.

    • 42things July 5, 2011 at 5:33 pm

      The original recipe calls for veggie bouillon 🙂 I just changed it to chicken ’cause I didn’t have any veggie !

  2. Phyllis Reid July 5, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    This looks good Jo.

  3. Goat July 5, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I’m in love with that pot.

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  5. Knot July 11, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I highly recommend Knorr side dishes for backpacking. Really easy and tasty.

    • 42things July 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm

      I’ll have to look into those. we got some freeze dried packages which were pretty good too… around $6 for a serving of 2 though 😦 but they are way lighter than packing our own food in.

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