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Two quick and easy recipes for when you're camping

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TKC TKC SA Posts: 19
1 22 Sep 2010
Hi All -

Thought I might share with you a couple of über basic recipes I posted on my blog today that I use when I am on extended hiking trips. In October I will be setting off on a 3000km hike across NZ so these two recipes are sure to get a bit of a thrashing - surely after 5-6 months I will never want to eat a lentil again!

Lentil bolognese

- Dried lentils soaked to shorten cooking time (I soak them in a wide-mouth nalgene bottle during the day as I tramp)
- Tomato pasta and mixed herbs
- Olive oil
- Pasta of choice (usually angel hair as it cooks in a nanosecond or macaroni for durability in the backpack)
- (Optional: dehydrated veggies)

Spicy dal and rice

- Dried lentils as above
- Fresh ginger and garlic (you could use dried stuff, I suppose… but the fresh stuff is light and packs well)
- Garem masala, chili powder and turmeric
- Olive oil
- Tomato paste
- Rice (the instant stuff makes it easier and doesn’t require cooking, just heating; though I carry raw)

These dishes are relatively quick and easy to cook, don’t use much fuel and give your body plenty of fuel and protein. Oh, and most importantly, they are delicious. So delicious in fact that I regularly cook them at home.

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meh meh NSW Posts: 2674
2 22 Sep 2010
Thanks! I haven't got into lentils... but I should =)

Mondayschild Mondayschild WA Posts: 1452
3 22 Sep 2010
I'm not much for camping but those recipes sound good, and I do love lentils wink

sarahbentvelzen said:
Thanks! I haven't got into lentils... but I should =)
Yes you should!! They are the best!

TKC TKC SA Posts: 19
4 22 Sep 2010
They are the best! ecstatic

Cailyn Cailyn QLD Posts: 167
5 22 Sep 2010
hmmmm lentils are yumm happy

TofuUnleashed TofuUnleashed TAS Posts: 986
6 22 Sep 2010
sarahbentvelzen said:
Thanks! I haven't got into lentils... but I should =)
Ooooh you are missing out big time! laugh Go lentils!!!