Food for the Sole Blog

Cold Soak Recipe: Lemony Lentil Salad

Cold Soak Recipe: Lemony Lentil Salad

This recipe is something of a spinoff of one of the original meals Julie made for Henry and Mark when the idea for starting a food business originated on the John Muir Trail. The Lemony Lentil Salad has a delightful and bright citrus twist which playfully dances across your tongue in contrast to the toothy and earthy legumes. Packed full of protein, this vegan salad will be a hit on a hot summer day hike. Enjoy!   Meat Free • Nut Free • Soy Free • Sugar Free • Vegan PREP TIE: 30 minutes COOK TIME: 30 minutes DEHYDRATION TIME:...

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Guest Post: Renee Patrick

Guest Post: Renee Patrick

In normal times, we would look to Renee for long distance hiking advice, fun tales from the trail, or bits of vicarious living through the unbelievable amount of time she gets to spend outside hiking. (As program coordinator for the Oregon Desert Trail we suppose it only makes sense..) But, these aren’t exactly normal times are they? As many of us remain stuck in social isolation, without any normal structure or access to our normal activities, we need to find ways to bring joy to our lives. Read on as Renee joins us with her thoughts on finding stillness inside,...

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Dehydrated Meal Recipe: Mushroom Farro Pilaf

Dehydrated Meal Recipe: Mushroom Farro Pilaf

Vegan • Nut Free • Soy Free • Sugar Free   PREP TIME: 20 minutes COOK TIME: 45 minutes DEHYDRATION TIME: 7 to 10 hours REHYDRATION TIME: 15 to 20 minutes  WATER NEEDED TO REHYDRATE (PER SERVING): 1/2 CUP SERVES: 4 Well, we don’t have any pictures of this recipe, and as it happens it’s one that didn’t make it into Julie’s cookbook. However, if you’re one for nutty umami flavor with a hearty grain to accompany it, we think you’ll be pleased with this recipe! The sherry and parsley really bring this recipe together by adding a brightness to...

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Cold Soak Recipe: Black Bean and Corn Couscous Salad

Cold Soak Recipe: Black Bean and Corn Couscous Salad

Straight out of Julie’s Dehydrator Cookbook For Outdoor Adventurers, this salad makes a delicious trailside lunch. A cold-soak salad doesn’t require hot water to rehydrate, so you needn’t unpack anything more than the salad and a fork. The zesty dressing complements the beans and zucchini nicely to make a satisfying meal, and the pepitas sprinkled on top provide the perfect crunch! Meat Free • Nut Free • Soy Free • Sugar Free • Vegan Friendly PREP TIME: 25 minutes COOK TIME: 5 minutes DEHYDRATION TIME: 6 to 8 hours REHYDRATION TIME: 15 to 20 minutes  WATER NEEDED TO REHYDRATE (PER...

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10 Amazing (and Attainable) Thru-Hikes Across the Country

10 Amazing (and Attainable) Thru-Hikes Across the Country

Weekend backpacking trips are one of the greatest gifts of the summer. You can get so much in just two to three days: a breathtaking vista, a serene mountain lake, a secluded old-growth forest. The only problem is that all too soon you’re back at the trailhead, preparing for the long drive home and wondering how you’ll get through five more days before your next big adventure. Usually, this is when hikers start to google “Appalachian Trail Town Guide” or “PCT Gear Checklist,” but if you aren’t quite ready to quit your job and sell your house, there are other...

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An Insider's Guide to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: One of the Largest Protected Wildernesses in the US

An Insider's Guide to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: One of the Largest Protected Wildernesses in the US

The name lizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit, translates to "the sacred place where life begins" in the native language of Gwich’in Athabascans. There couldn’t be a more fitting title for the 1.5-million-acre coastal plain that lies at the far northern reaches of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Here, polar bears dig maternity dens into snow each winter, once-endangered musk-oxen roam the tundra in herds, and the 200,000-member Porcupine Caribou Herd claim the plain as their calving grounds and nursery —birthing some 40,000 caribou each spring. However, the coastal plain is just one piece of a larger ecosystem. The complete Arctic National...

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