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Eat More Cricket?

If you’re interested in a protein bar that’s lean, sustainable, vegetarian, and gluten, soy or dairy free, here’s an option – cricket bars.

After hearing about these cricket bars I became intrigued and did a bit of research to pass on to you. The brand name that I have researched is called Chapul, and they are based out of Salt Lake City, Utah.

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vegetarian tostada

Vegetarian Tostada & Homemade Refried Beans

I’ve had a few requests for vegetarian camping recipes. This is one of my favorites because it allows you to quickly make your own refried beans without lard, it’s filling, and you can use whatever fresh veggies (if any) that you have around. Give them a try. I know it’s on my list for the weekend!

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Spanish rice

Simple Spanish Rice Recipe

Thank you all for your great response to my first blog.  I’ve had a number of requests for the Spanish Rice recipe, so here it is.

This is a one pot meal that should be easy to clean up as long as you keep the heat low, add water when needed and don’t let the rice stick to the bottom of the pan.

We did a blind side by side taste comparison and found that this won out from both a flavor and consistency standpoint. Enjoy!


Spanish Rice

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Spanish rice

What’s the real cost of the camp food you’re eating?

Before starting this blog I asked around for what people’s biggest gripes about camp cooking were. I received many varied responses, but one of the most frequent was cost. Understandably, cost can be a major concern for many climbers, especially those of us on long road trips or who are simply trying to cut costs. I am a graduate of a farm-to-table culinary program and have long held the notion that not only is it less costly from a dollars and cents perspective to eat whole foods, but also from a health cost. But, I have seen so many climbers open a box of some dried food mix, add it to a pot of water, and have a meal. It seemed like a good way to go on the cheap, so I decided to test this theory out by comparing Rice-a-Roni Spanish Rice mix, with my recipe for Spanish Rice. I wasn’t really sure which way this was going to end up and the results even surprised me.

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