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Postby PedalRoll » Sat 06 Oct, 2018 6:34 pm

I’ve been a cold soaker for a bit.

Oat mix for breaky.
Bars and jerky throughout the day.
Couscous mixes and such for dinner.

Recently tried some Primal Pods and have some Greenbelly Meals (there’s a heap of hype around these) on the way.

What other high calorie no cook/soak meal options are out there?
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Re: No cook - options

Postby Zzoe » Sun 07 Oct, 2018 1:56 am

We find dehydrated hommus does well soaking just in cold water (or did you mean no soaking at all?) Lunch is usually mountain bread, sachet tuna and jerky. I was in an Asian grocery a few weeks ago and found a dried bbq pork which is really very good. Seaweed is also a hit for a snack.
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Re: No cook - options

Postby Lamont » Sun 07 Oct, 2018 8:02 am

Hey Zzoe where do I get some dh hummus?
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Postby ofuros » Mon 08 Oct, 2018 7:14 am

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Postby Zzoe » Mon 08 Oct, 2018 12:13 pm

Hi Lamont

Ah.... I don't know if you can buy it: we make our own. It's dead easy- just blend a cup of tahini, a couple of tins of chickpeas, loads of lemon juice and garlic, salt and pepper and a little smudge of olive oil; and then spread it out on a silicon tray (or baking paper) and into a dehydrator. You need to break it into very small grains when it comes out fully dehydrated, so it makes a powder. I chuck it all in a bag and go over it with a rolling pin. It's even yummier with a pinch of smoked paprika added. Nutritious, dead easy to rehydrate on the trail, and pretty bullet proof to carry. We went through 1.8 kilos of dehydrated hommus on our recent hike (family of four, 26 days).

Our dinners were:

Thai yellow chicken curry with rice
Wild mushroom risotto
Kangaroo bolognese
Kangaroo cottage pie

All home cooked, all criminally delicious! The dehydrator was the best investment I've made in years. (Also made a ton of mango and passionfruit fruit leather :shock: :D )

Let me know if you need more precise ingredient amounts. You can basically use any hommus recipe but reduce the amount of olive oil... oils don't dehydrate well, and the tahini is already very oily. I would avoid trying to dehydrate commercially bought hommus as I think they put much more oil in it.
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Postby Lamont » Mon 08 Oct, 2018 3:58 pm

Ta Zzoe, that info is champion. Yes, I have been putting off a dehydrator, maybe I should just do it.
If I look at Ansley Herriot cous cous again I might just gag! :(
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Postby Warin » Mon 08 Oct, 2018 5:13 pm

Zzoe wrote: tahini


How much oil is there in that?
I ask because a suggested tahini alternative is Peanut Butter - the smooth kind. And that has a fair amount of oil in it...
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Postby Zzoe » Mon 08 Oct, 2018 10:12 pm

Hi Warin

Yes, there is a lot of oil in tahini- even more than in peanut butter. But this hasn't caused us any problems. I should say that we froze our hommus after dehydrating. We had it in the freezer for about four months, and then out of the freezer for the duration of our month long hike. No issues at all, and no affect on taste. I wonder if this is because it's plant, and not animal based fat?

It's interesting that peanut butter has been suggested somewhere as a substitute... I can see this working; but I think the peanut flavour would overpower the chickpeas a little too much. Tahini has quite a gentle, smoky flavour.

Is my dehydrating obsession showing itself? :oops:
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Postby Zapruda » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 6:50 am

I have used this method for dried hummus and found it to be pretty decent. I carry my oil in a small 200ml Nalgene - https://www.bobsredmill.com/recipes/how ... ummus-mix/

Breakfast - Mostly bars or Granola in a Ziploc with coconut milk powder. Just add water.

Lunch - Safcol have started selling tuna in pouches again. There are a few flavours available at Woolies. I crush some Shapes or similar into the pouch and eat straight out of it.

Dinner - I have tortillas/flatbread with cheese, crushed up doritos and a pouch of salsa. It tastes as good as it sounds. Yum!
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Postby Lamont » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 5:44 pm

Mmmm tuna in pouches, I am on to them-there are some nice ones for sure. I carry some Sriracha to add too or hot taco mix and Extra virgin olive oil.
ZaprudaS where do you get the dried chick pea flour? Is that pretty common? That looks doable for me without a dehydrator.
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Re: No cook - options

Postby Warin » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 6:33 pm

Lamont wrote:where do you get the dried chick pea flour?


A google got
https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/prod ... -pea-flour 330 g $11 per kg
https://www.goodness.com.au/organic-besan-flour-5kg 5kg $7 per kg

Edit - And then ... aldi - Besan Flour ... in there 'Organic' range ...500g $8/kg


And what is an ingredient without recipes?
https://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/sea ... kpea+flour
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Postby Zapruda » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 6:56 pm

Lamont wrote:Mmmm tuna in pouches, I am on to them-there are some nice ones for sure. I carry some Sriracha to add too or hot taco mix and Extra virgin olive oil.
ZaprudaS where do you get the dried chick pea flour? Is that pretty common? That looks doable for me without a dehydrator.



Warin nailed it. The Mackenzie brand is the only one I have ever bought. I gave up on dehydrators because of laziness and find this a good compromise.
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Postby Lamont » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 7:43 pm

Ta, you two.
Mackenzie, well I'll be. That brand has been around forever. Whether my ultra white bread supermarket, in my ultra white bread town has it I don't know.
They just heard of olives.
Speaking of which (semi) dried olives are powerful and tasty and a great addition to your menu -wish I could still get them.
If that supermarket has chickpea flour I am experimenting this weekend.
Now if I can just get some felafel to go with it I am set.
Hummus for everyone!
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Postby davidf » Fri 12 Oct, 2018 4:35 pm

Was talking to the missus about this, she has no interest in walking etc but is a fine cook of Asian background. We had no dried chick peas but some spilt peas and lentils. We have a nice mortar and pestle. Had a go. To hard. Found an empty fruit tin. Droped some dried peas in and crushed to powder with the blunt end of a crowbar. Warm water and flavour and acceptable slop. Got a result for a first time experiment.
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Postby Lamont » Sun 14 Oct, 2018 2:51 pm

Hopeful fool-"any chickpea flour?"
Helpful chap-"hmmm, what is that"
Hopeful fool-"dried and ground chickpeas"
Helpful chap-"sorry never carried it"
Times two supermarkets.
Hopeful fool counts the varieties of white bread going out the door
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Re: No cook - options

Postby ribuck » Mon 15 Oct, 2018 3:54 am

Chick Pea flour is called Gram Flour by many people.
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Postby Warin » Mon 15 Oct, 2018 7:58 am

ribuck wrote:Chick Pea flour is called Gram Flour by many people.


And Besan Flour by others.
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Postby Tortoise » Mon 15 Oct, 2018 8:56 am

Lamont wrote: where do you get the dried chick pea flour? Is that pretty common? That looks doable for me without a dehydrator.


Warin wrote:
ribuck wrote:Chick Pea flour is called Gram Flour by many people.


And Besan Flour by others.

Available at many health food shops, even little ones in Tassie. Usually found in bulk, so you can scoop out as much or as little as you like.
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Postby Zapruda » Mon 15 Oct, 2018 12:09 pm

Lamont wrote:Hopeful fool-"any chickpea flour?"
Helpful chap-"hmmm, what is that"
Hopeful fool-"dried and ground chickpeas"
Helpful chap-"sorry never carried it"
Times two supermarkets.
Hopeful fool counts the varieties of white bread going out the door
sighs


I’ll send you some, mate. Chick pea flour not white bread :)
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Re: No cook - options

Postby Lamont » Mon 15 Oct, 2018 3:17 pm

Call it besan, call it gram, call it farina di ceci, call it what you will, this is not cosmopolitan Tazzie nor worldly Canberra, nor anything like Melbourne (I had some deep fried crickets there six months ago -delicious!) where I grew up.
I hope pedalroll can get some in WA, but in this little backwater there is none to be had.
Thanks for the kind offer ZaprudaS, you're a champ.
I am off soon to cosmopolitan Geelong and Werribee though and will get some there.
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Re: No cook - options

Postby Tekker76 » Tue 23 Oct, 2018 2:05 pm

some of you are experienced bushwalking connoisseurs that's for sure. my fare as I don't cook or soak is usually tortillas, peanut butter, condensed milk, trailmix( nuts + seeds, dried fruit etc), beef jerky, energy bars, electrolyte satchels.
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