A Fork in the Trail | Mouthwatering Meals and Tempting Treats for the Backcountry

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Turn your backcountry meals into memorable events

Delicious food brings people together and satisfies outdoor adventurers after a hard day. With a guiding principle of "If you wouldn't eat it at home, then why eat it in the backcountry?" Laurie Ann March shares more than 200 lightweight, taste-tested recipes that will turn an ordinary outing into a gourmet adventure. Inspired by foods from all over the world, the recipes range from quick and easy to decadent, including some specifically designed to please children and canine companions.

Rounding out the book is advice on recipe creation, menu and meal planning, shopping for ingredients, dehydrating and rehydrating meals, packing food, and backcountry baking, plus a glossary of special ingredients. Whether you're backpacking, paddling, or car camping, A Fork in the Trail will change the way you eat outdoors.

What's Inside

Trail-friendly recipes from A Fork in the Trail include...

Breakfasts: 33 recipes including Tropical Couscous, Canadian Maple Blueberry Granola, Banana Breakfast Bars, Harvest Oatmeal Bars, Chai Tea Pancakes, Egyptian Bean Breakfast, and French Toast.

Lunches: 27 recipes including Jasmine Rice and Shrimp Salad, Chicken and Apple Slaw, Broccoli Carrot Slaw, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Roasted Eggplant Spread, Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip, Chicken, Broccoli, and Yellow Pepper Wrap, Cream of Potato and Roast Garlic Soup and Lentil Soup.

Snacks: 20 recipes including Hazelnut Currant Energy Bars, Cherry Almond Bark, Teriyaki Jerky, Pumpkin Pie Leather, and Honey Mustard Gorp.

Dinners: 37 recipes including Hungarian Goulash, Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits, Salmon Cakes, Chipotle Pork with Toasted Tortillas, Garlic Shrimp with Orange and Balsamic Sauce, Baja Chicken with Pinto Beans and Rice, Bean and Corn Tostada, Beef Stew and Dumplings, Minestrone, Couscous Primavera, Quinoa, and Spinach Soup, Thai Pumpkin Soup and Vegetable Crisp.

Desserts and Baked Goods: 30 recipes including Blueberry-Orange Tea Cake, Mocha Moosey Mousse, Pear Berry Crumble, Blackberry Peach Cobbler, Nutty Monkey Fry Cookies, Black Forest Brownies, Cornbread and Herb, and Olive Focaccia.

Beverages: 20 recipes including Mayan Hot Chocolate, Malted Mocha, Hot Butterscotch, Caramel Apple Chai, Backpacker's Power Breakfast, Infused Cider, Strawberry Lemonade, and Wilderness Sun Tea. There are also a few recipes for those that are over 21.

For Children: 10 recipes including Yogurt Smoothie, Toasted Banana Wraps, Stuffed Pears, and Apple Crisp Sandwich Cookies.

More Elaborate Meals: 26 recipes including Stuffed French Toast, Chicken Fajitas, Steak and Strawberries with Balsamic Reduction, Pasta with Artichoke Cream Sauce, Spinach Salad with Red Currant Vinaigrette, Cheese Tortellini Dinner Salad, Grilled Fruit Skewers, Raspberry S'mores, and Pumpkin Pecan Bake.

Vegetarian Options: There is a wide selection of vegetarian recipes for trail food in the book. Recipes are clearly marked as vegetarian and in some of the non-vegetarian offerings, there are tips on how to modify the recipe. Some ideas for replacing the meat in recipes are included in a section on ingredient substitutions.

Miscellaneous: Recipes for egg replacers and other ingredients and even three different treats for your trail dog.

About the Author

Laurie Ann March is an avid backpacker, hiker, and wilderness canoeist. So much so, that she has turned her passion into her day job as owner and editor of the popular e-zines www.OutdoorAdventureCanada.com and www.WildernessCooking.com.

Laurie started her backcountry cooking adventures as a child camping with her big brother and mentor Bruce. As a preteen, she took a 4-H outdoor living course that taught her the basic foundations of roughing it, as well as how to preserve foods through dehydration. She hosts wilderness cooking workshops, where she teaches and supports students learning the special skills needed to prepare food for their wilderness excursions. Her first book, A Fork in the Trail, has been enjoyed by backpackers and paddlers around the globe.

Laurie is not just an author and outdoorswoman; she is also a mom, wife, artist, and photographer. Laurie lives in Brant County, Ontario, Canada, near the picturesque Grand River and the Great Lakes.

More Info

Title A Fork in the Trail: Mouthwatering Meals and Tempting Treats for the Backcountry
Author Laurie Ann March
ASIN 0899974317
Publisher Wilderness Press; Illustrated edition (December 12, 2007)
Language  English
Format Paperback
Length 312 pages
ISBN-10 9780899974316
ISBN-13 978-0899974316
Item Weight 1.31 pounds
Dimensions  6.75 x 1 x 9 inches

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