For the 2022 guiding season we’re looking for a new breakfast and new dinner recipe to replace two of our longstanding meals, the Coconut Chia Oatmeal and the Backcountry Chili.
The two winners will be entered into a drawing, and the first chosen will have their option of taking the Plan Like A Pro online course or receiving a Luxe NEO 120 Bidet, which Luxe sent me unexpectedly after I posted about a Christmas present. The other winner will receive the other item.
How to enter
To submit a recipe, complete this form. The deadline is Wednesday, January 19.
The form will collect your name and email, which will not be sold or added to my newsletter; and then asks for either a link to the recipe(s) or text with ingredients and preparation/packaging instructions.
Recipe ideas left as comments will not be considered.
You can submit up to two recipes (a breakfast and a dinner, or two breakfasts, or two dinners), so send us only your best.
How to win
In general, we are looking for recipes that are:
- Incredibly tasty;
- Made of easily available ingredients (locally or online);
- Calorically dense, by having fats and no/little water;
- Mostly shelf-stable, for up to several months;
- Vegetarian, or easily made vegetarian;
- Allergy-friendly, or at last accommodating of allergies with simple ingredient substitutions; and,
- Reasonably economical, but not cheap.
Oils, sauces, butter, and/or cheese are acceptable ingredients — and perhaps even encouraged. Many of our other meals include them, so we’re familiar with packaging, carrying, and distributing them.
Finally, these new meals should be different from our existing breakfasts and dinners. For example, I’d be more interested in a mac-and-cheese dish than a beans-and-rice dish, since we already have one of those.
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Tags: Meal time: Backpacking breakfast & dinner recipes
Are Canadians eligible for the prize? I’ll share my recipe in any case 🙂
The bidet, no, but Plan Like A Pro, yes
Thanks Andrew! Also, mine is a one-pot recipe.
Should this be a one pot wonder or can I use a fry pan or 2nd pot ?
One pot please
I know this probably isn’t the format you’re thinking but these happened to be in my newsfeed this week (coincidence?), just passin’ the info,
– Start of a Shepherd’s Pie? http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/cookoff-winning-veggie-chili
– HMG Oatspiration, https://tinyurl.com/3kxxaz6m
– Whole Foods Chili, https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/cookoff-winning-veggie-chili (I’d go black and red at least)
Shepherd’s Pie, https://tinyurl.com/nzb9bm89
Are you going to be posting winners of the contest? I’m very curious to see what fun recipes were submitted?
Yes, we will. We had 107 submissions, so it’s taking Matt some time to sort through them.
I missed the contest, but plain dried ramen, whatever soup base you’d like (I usually go with a spicy curry or thom kha paste, but you could probably use anything salty), powdered coconut milk (high in sugar and fat, very calorically dense), and whatever protein and veggies you want to pack. Broccoli/carrots and shelf stable tofu is easy to find, but I just pack regular baked tofu if I’m not trying to have it last past the first few days. Everything is easily available online or at Asian grocers.
The key take away is the powdered coconut milk…hearty soup base, delicious hot beverage, life-saving nectar for hypoglycemia, light as can be, packaged waterproof in perfect sized quantities, and friggin’ delicious. My experience with health food store powdered coconut milk sold as “keto creamer” has been sub-par. The Thai and Philippines manufacturers are where it’s at, though they do contain milk derived casein as an anti-caking agent.
Also missed the contest, but what I have done on long trips (bicycling in my case), When I resupplied, I got a package of pancake mix, peanut butter and jelly (both of which also dehydrate successfully). Next morning, I, of course had pancakes (& jelly), but also made up the rest of the pancake mix, and made PB&J using the pancakes instead of bread. The PB&J pancakes lasted a week in the summer with no issues (high altitude 6000+).
Another option I did was Campbells clam chowder (New England style) as a sauce with macaroni. While cans are not feasible for backpacking, the chowder does dehydrate.
Was a winner selected and their recipes pubkished, also any chance we can see the other entries?