Packed with lightweight, mouthwatering recipes for backcountry adventurers, Another Fork in the Trail is focused on delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes for those following vegetarian and vegan diets. It includes more than 120 recipes, all of which survived Laurie Ann March’s rigorous testing, both at home and in the backcountry. Many of the recipes are gluten-free as well and thus suitable for the growing number of those suffering from celiac disease. From flavorful lunches, such as roasted tomato dip, to hearty dinners such as vegetable ratatouille, many of the recipes are prepared and dried at home, saving valuable time at camp. With recipes for desserts and baked goods in addition to the staples, the book covers menu planning and recipe creation and discusses other important considerations for the vegetarian and vegan outdoor adventurers.
Laurie Ann March
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March's recipes are outstanding, as are her instructions for preparation. This book was really well researched and written. I like that she includes information on companies that sell vegan- and vegetarian-friendly pre-packaged meals, plus sources for possibly hard-to-find ingredients. ('Instant' wild rice? Fantastic!) I haven't had a chance to put some of the recipes to the test because I don't have a dehydrator yet, and that features prominently in some of the recipes. However, there are plenty of other options to try without one. And here's the kicker - this is like two cookbooks in one. You can prepare many of these recipes for every day use, and just skip the parts about dehydrating and preparing the food for hiking, etc. The recipes are fine for everyday cooking - they are not just 'desperation' meals you would assemble for being on the go. So that's like getting a 'regular' cookbook and a 'backcountry' cookbook all for one price.
Even better than that, she gives lots...
For those of you who do any wilderness camping and worry about trying to maintain healthy eating habits on the trail, check out this book. My wife and I have tried five of the recipes and all were delicious with healthy ingredients. You do need a dehydrator for most of the recipes, but there are some very tasty breakfasts that just require combining ingredients in ziploc bags. I have other vegan cookbooks, but I usually stumble pretty quickly upon some recipe stinkers. Not so with this book! I can't praise it enough. It's very well written and easy to follow.
The book offers useful information about dehydrating camp meals and provides lots of resources to check out online. The author obviously has lots of experience wilderness camping and experimenting with what does and doesn't work. As a result we, the readers, are the beneficiaries of her experiences. It's worth its weight in gold!
I love wilderness camping and this book helps me continue to eat healthy...
What Pirate Bean said. It's a great book with really great recipes. I got the Kindle version.
Added: I just made some of the Granola bars. I doubt if they will ever make it to the trail as they are too good to save. Much cheaper and much better than store bought.
Some ideas for the next book:
One suggestion I'd make is to make all the measurements in grams and make all recipes for the same number of people. Say, two.
It's much easier to divide or multipy recipies which are in grams. And with a spreadsheet, I can easily scale it for the number of servings I want. Even though I cook for one, I might want to prepare 5 bags of a meal to have some for the next trips. Cooking with grams instead of measuring spoons and cups is much easier and the recipes always turn out the same. It also means less dishes to wash.
An example of where grams work better. If the recipe calls for 1/2 cup of peanuts coursely chopped, it would be much easier...
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