Category Archives: snacks

Trail Recipe #2: Sugarloaf Trail Crepe

20130728-145542.jpgDedicated to our two favorite former crepe ladies: Kate Ryan & Miss Lily Luv. The recipe is simple save one qualifier – it can only be eaten atop Sugarloaf mountain, a .5 mile detour from the AT in Maine….

Ingredients:
– 1 large flour tortilla
– two Oreo cookies
– 1 handful home dehydrated blueberries (thanks Sandy & Gerry!)
– 2 tbsp dark chocolate peanut butter

Spread the peanut butter on the tortilla, add blueberries and Oreos. I would say crush the Oreos but they’ll probably be pretty well crushed by the time you get up the mountain. Fold crepe style… Or jellyroll if you prefer. Enjoy!

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Fritos

Fritos are the highest calorie foods per ounce, bar none. A favorite of backpackers, this offers a way to break up the monotony of corn chips, while also adding a little protein and zest to the fat & salt. If I had a cold beer to drink with this creation it might be a masterpiece..

– 2 oz powdered hummus mix (available at any serious hippy grocery or organic co op)
– 1 c treated water (aquamira, no iodine)
– 1 oz olive oil (garlic infused if possible)
– 1 oz tomato powder
– .5 oz hot sauce
– 1 tsp nutritional yeast
– 1 tsp Johnny’s seasoning salt

Mix with yr spork, you hippy. Enjoy with Fritos.. Tho this picture features classic Fritos we’ve found that the “Scoop” variety are actually a better delivery system. Happy snacking!

empire of snacks

Empire of Snacks

This is what 4 -5 months of food looks like for two hungry vegans.

Sara’s parents have agreed to mail us food on a 5 – 7 day basis, so we needed to organize everything clearly so we know how to ask for it, and they can easily pack & ship it. We’ll see how this plan works out, but if it does we might be some of the best fed hikers on the trail… all vegan, and mostly organic sprouted food.

The food drop practice is optional on the AT – it’s more common to resupply in town without mail drops, unlike the PCT the AT regularly runs into or close to town. But being unsure about availability of vegan snacks in the rural south, and an unwillingness to eat dry ramen, peanut butter and powdered milk tortillas, or pints of Ben&Jerry’s made us super motivated to find a way to feed ourselves. We’ll let you know how the field test goes…

Taste Makers

Infused oil curing.

Infused oil curing.

We just finished processing & packaging 5 gallons of organic extra virgin olive oil. We’ll add it to meals as a flavor additive, and to get extra fat calories on the trail. We made a few different varieties: garlic, garlic & white pepper, rosemary, sage, and thyme. I took my friend Pol Rosenthal’s advice and added a pinch of salt to keep any organic matter that didn’t get filtered out from spoiling.

We’ll end up using about 2 oz of this a day between the two of us – 1 oz in savory oats in the morning, and 1 oz in our dinner. We’ll see how that goes for 120 days…