Want to see a peek into what is coming soon to the blog? The Natural Barista: Latte Syrups & Drinks:
Want in on a secret? OK, a secret for those of who like to hike and backpack – and heck, just even plain travel – or even to work or school….it is an online store full of fun: Minimus. It is so much fun to get a box full of single serving items. You do have to think up ideas for it all, but that isn’t too hard! And they do free shipping with orders over $20.
This is a recipe I originally developed for my outdoors blog, TrailCooking:
With a few tweaks it is great for lunch or dinner for one, and if you happen to carry a small camping stove setup while car traveling on road trips (you should no matter what – with fuel and emergency food, in case your car breaks down…).
A simple one pot meal, vegetarian friendly. This is pretty similar to how I cook for the guys when we travel out to the coast, and stay in cabins. I sit outside on a picnic table, watching the waves come in, from the Pacific Ocean and cook dinner.
Even in winter it is fun! You just wear more clothing and run inside once it is cooked….someday I’ll have to do a post on the gear we carry when doing road trips – storage bins are your friend, so are checklists!
Tomato & Herb Pasta
Pack in a sandwich bag:
- 4 ounces small pasta shapes (7 minutes or less cooking time)
- ¼ cup sun-dried tomato flakes
- 1 packet broth concentrate (check your local store in the broth section for many choices)
- 1 packet or 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 packet garlic
- 1 packet oregano
- 4 packets Parmesan cheese
Bring 2 cups water to boil in your pot, add in pasta and tomatoes and broth and oil packets. Cook for time directed on pasta package, lowering flame on stove as needed to maintain a gentle boil, stirring often.
Take off stove, stir in garlic, oregano and 3 of the cheese packets, Cover and let sit for a few minutes, top with last cheese packet.
Like it a bit spicier? Add a packet of crushed red pepper flakes.