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She said... "I need a two week menu, no resupply. Pack weight needs to be around 35lbs max. Specifications:  vegetarian, low protein, no dairy, white sugar free, low salt, high red berries/leafy greens, and NO purines."



I actually find it easier to make up several (all the same) meals at once rather than having each one different.  

She didn't say what kind of trip or how many miles etc, so I'm going to do just a general menu...


Breakfasts (make 13): oatmeal, couscous, rice or bulgur with nuts and dried fruit. Milk powder and sugar to taste. I would make these up ahead of time so I just have to add water. Coffee and/or tea.  Make sure you include the carrot cake oatmeal! Nom!  

Another option is smoothies. Especially the creamsicle one. Breakfast on the go.


Lunches - you can eat the same thing twice, right? Make 2 of each.  Supliment with dried fruits (cherries and blueberries for Spindle), salty nuts and trail bars.

1 Chickpea and Ginger Wrap (eat the 1st 2 days)
2 Veggie Wrap
3 Ginger Curry hummus with carrots, cauliflower and pita bread or crackers
4 Mexicalli Hummus on corn tortillas or with corn chips
5 Mount Daniel Wraps
6 Lentil Tapenade with aged white cheddar and crackers
7 Onion Cheese Spread on tortillas

Dinners - you can eat the same thing twice, right? Make 2 of each.  

1 Cherry Chicken Stuffing (with chicken TVP chunks)
2 Chili Mac - made with canned vegetarian chili and instant pasta
3 Rice and Veggies with Peanut Sauce
4 Linguini with Sundried Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Arugula (convert recipe so it is FBC)
5 Mushroom and Sundried Tomato Rice
6 Lentil and Rice Pilaf
7 Chickpea Couscous Marinara

Desserts - go light and bring cookies and chocolate mousse mix.

Also bring - herbal tea and miso soup packets, salt and pepper.  Boozey beverage of choice.


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You've done this a time or two.  :cool:

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You've done this a time or two.  :cool:

Excellent!

Something like that.  :cool:

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Repackage in something lighter

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Thanks for the great example to steal shamelessly. Now to scribble up the shopping list and get busy  :D

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Rice and Veggies with Peanut Sauce


I just looked over the website and couyldn't find this recipe which sounds yummy.


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Di is awful brave to take on this challenge.  I would never dare to suggest what spindle should eat, especially as mealtime approaches.   :laugh:
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Di is awful brave to take on this challenge.  I would never dare to suggest what spindle should eat, especially as mealtime approaches.   :laugh:

When in doubt what to feed Spindle, see post 4  :p

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Di is awful brave to take on this challenge.  I would never dare to suggest what spindle should eat, especially as mealtime approaches.   :laugh:

I do get a little bitey, when hungry.  Or not hungry.  :;):

ChuckD figured right out what to do when I'm circling his kitchen.  It's a very effective Spindle management plan.  :D
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I don't see bacon listed.

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I don't see bacon listed.

She took my vegetarian specification literally.

I know her.  She'd pack and cook me bacon after a couple days out and I'd vow my eternal devotion and probably recite bad love poetry at her.  

It could be awkward in a group setting.
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DiCentra,

I walked into a Trader Joes for the first time this weekend since 1997 and broke down and bought some quinoa.

I've never bought it before due to the price/nutrition ratio but they had it for under $2 a lb so I figured w/my first trip of the spring coming up on the 25th I'd give it a go..especially after seeing some of your recipes for it.

Question tho....everything I read elsewhere says you need to rinse it to get rid of the "bitter taste".  I see you don't do that.

Do you find it unnecessary?

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wcolucci--I've never seen anything about rinsing quinoa, and haven't ever done it.  Never noticed a problem.

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It is on the back of the Trader Joes package as well...but I won't tell anyone....

What I found interesting was the fact that it is touted as this wonder food...high in protein etc...but the protein by % is less than most simple pastas....that is why I never grabbed it before for the trail.


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I walked into a Trader Joes for the first time this weekend since 1997 and broke down and bought some quinoa.

I've never bought it before due to the price/nutrition ratio but they had it for under $2 a lb so I figured w/my first trip of the spring coming up on the 25th I'd give it a go..especially after seeing some of your recipes for it.

Question tho....everything I read elsewhere says you need to rinse it to get rid of the "bitter taste".  I see you don't do that.

Do you find it unnecessary?

Thanks!!

Most sources will tell you to rinse it. It has a coating called saponin that can taste soapy/bitter.

I never rinse mine. (usually from TJs). Read the package and see if it tells you to rinse it.

Cook and dehydrate the quinoa at home. It can take up to 30 minutes to cook and that's a long time to wait for a backcountry meal.


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