Monday, April 16, 2007

The Much Awaited Food Post

Hello all,
I know I just posted but I just remembered I had been told to put up something about the food I have been eating and how that has been going. The food has been going fantastically. For dinner I have been eating everything from Chicken and Sausage Jambolaya, to Creamy Pumpkin Pasta, to Caribbean Black Beans and Rice. However, I would have to say that my current favorite dinner is Turkey Spaghetti, both because its tasty and I think it also rehydrates the most effectively (the Jambolaya is a close second though). Lunches usually consist of more snacky type stuff, but it is all very satisfying. I frequently have cheese with rice bran crackers, or Glutino pretzels w/ peanut butter (this is unexpectedly awesome), usually coupled with some dried fruit and some trail mix, or jerky or some such. The dried fruit incidentally is key. Dehydrated pineapple is my treat for the day. It's like eating candy it's so good. Breakfast is usually a simple affair of some gluten-free granola or hudson bay bars (gluten-free oats, peanuts, raisins, and honey) with a bag or some kind of nuts, though occasionally I make some quinoa flakes with Carnation instant breakfast in it. I do actually have these meals, but in truth I don't really stop eating. Whenever I stop I try to munch on some trail mix or part of a bar (I've been using ThinkThin, ThinkGreen, and Raw Revolution, and occasionally a Snickers). You don't really notice in normal life but out here I really do feel like I function better if I stay fueled. I have asked Mom if she will put up some of the recipes for the dinners for anyone who might want them, so hopefully that might be posted soon, but before I go I'm going to leave my personal trail mix combination which I think is rather amazing. Mix togethor one part each of the following ingredients:
Honey roasted peanuts
Dark Chocolate M&M's

not exactly fancy cooking but its damn good gorp. Anyway thats all for a while.

-The Breadless Horseman


Anonymous said...

For those who are interested, here is the recipe for Gordon's favorite Turkey Spaghetti. I stole the basic recipe from Lipsmakin' Backpackin' by Tim and Christine Connors. It is super easy.
1 onion, chopped
1/2 tsp vegetable oil
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp dried oregano
1 28 oz jar spaghetti sauce (I used Prego Traditional)
8 ozs. gluten free noodles (I use Bionaturae made with soy, rice, & potato flour)

Saute onion until translucent. Add turkey, garlic salt, oregano. Saute until cooked. Drain off any fat. Add sauce and heat thoroughly. Cook pasta until just done. Mix sauce and pasta. To dehydrate for long term storage, spread spaghetti mix on dehydrator trays that are covered with perforated parchment paper and dry at 155 degrees, breaking apart every few hours, for about 6 hours or until thoroughly dry. Store in airtight bags in cool, dark place. To rehydrate, add water to dried mix to barely cover. Boil. Stir. Serve. Makes about 4 servings. ANNIE JENKINS

Anonymous said...

Hey Gordon --

We are enjoying tracking your progress and jsut recently sent a little money to support your efforts.

Glad you haven't frozen your patootie off in the recent rash of snowy weather.

Much love,

Frank and Laura

Anonymous said...

Gordon - I have been invited to speak about your hike and about the food I am preparing, dehydrating, and sending to you, at the Charlotte Gluten Intolerance Group meeting in May. I am excited to be able to share some of the things I have learned, and also to tell them about your hike and your fundraising. You are doing a GOOD thing. Love, MOM

Anonymous said...

We enjoyed sharing your project and trek on the AT at the national GIG conference in Richmond on Saturday. A conference goer from Colorado has been following your blog. Your parents took care of the exhibit on Friday.
We are very proud of you and wish you well.
Jimmy and Grace Johnston

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