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3 Delicious Breakfast Spreads [Video]

By Molly Herber on 9/18/15 10:42 AM
He can't wait to get some cinnamon-honey butter on his pancakes. Photo by Rick Bieterman.
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Topics: Expedition Prep, recipe, cooking, video, backcountry

Backcountry Granola Recipe

By NOLS Blog on 8/14/15 8:00 AM
Nuts, oats, and fruit give you both quick and lasting energy to enjoy a full day of activity. Photo by Molly Herber.
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Topics: Expedition Prep, recipe, cooking, backcountry

What You Should Be Eating in the Backcountry

By Molly Herber on 7/2/15 9:00 AM

 How do you know what to eat, and how much of it, when you're on the trail? In the NOLS Cookery, you'll find a comprehensive guide to rationing and nutrition for both short and long expeditions. You'll also find a pile of delicious recipes for cooking gourmet food on the trail (see below for our burrito recipe!). 

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Topics: Expedition Prep, recipe, cooking, video, backcountry

An international menu in your pack

By Casey Adams on 11/29/12 1:02 AM

No matter where your hiking boots take you, you can enjoy the foods of the world over a Whisperlite Stove. This version of the Indian dish saag paneer replaces the paneer with tofu, but a white cheese instead of tofu would be a great option as well. The
Mexican cheese, queso fresco, is a great replacement for paneer.

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Topics: backcountry cooking, NOLS, menu, hiking, cheese, recipe, National Outdoor Leadership School, cooking, India, easy recipe, Backpacking, adventure, Whisperlite, international, Educators Notebook, saag, stove

Kelly’s Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

By NOLS on 5/3/11 4:34 AM

Emerging from my sleeping bag on a chilly morning I can think of no better breakfast than a piping hot concoction of butter, four, and sugar. There’s just one problem: I don’t like gluten and it doesn’t like me back. Gluten intolerance can be tricky, especially in the backcountry.

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Topics: NOLS, Breakfast, recipe, baking, cooking, Whisperlite, health, cooking in the woods, Educators Notebook, dessert, cooking in the wilderness, "gluten free", y chef, the cooker, "cinnamon rolls", backcountry, backcountry recipe

Emily's Version of NOLS' Rice in Nut Curry Sauce

By William Roth on 4/14/10 4:25 AM
Emily McGalliard, mother of Semester in Baja grad Elena, snagged her daughter’s copy of the NOLS Cookery during a recent camping weekend with friends and made a few changes to some classic NOLS field grub.She took the Rice in Nut Curry Sauce recipe and made it a one-pot meal with a more distinctive Thai taste by using red curry, powdered coconut milk, and instant mashed potatoes as a thickener. The recipe adds up to a tasty and filling dinner with the protein and carbohydrates you need to hike the trail all day. Thanks, Emily!

Emily's Version of NOLS' RICE in Nut Curry Sauce

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Topics: NOLS, rice, curry, recipe, camping, cookery, sauce, Educators Notebook, backcountry, variation

Pizza & Calzone Recipe - A NOLS Cookery Classic

By William Roth on 11/17/09 3:55 AM

Yeast Crust:
1 tsp. dry yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup flour

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Topics: NOLS, pizza, recipe, camping, cooking, cookery, calzone, Educators Notebook, backcounty