Recent Food Finds

It’s January….time to start dreaming and planning for spring adventures! I’ve been busy looking for tasty new treats. And new meal ideas. It’s a hard job, don’t you know 😉

Every year, usually in winter, when I am bored, I try out a few freeze-dried meals for review. This winter is no different. This time we tried out Mountain House’s Biscuits and Gravy. Now then…..like most of MH’s meals, they are a meal with no separate layers. Back in the day, trying out Packit Gourmet’s B & G, while it took 2 pots, it was the real thing. So just know it isn’t that. It is however completely easy, and requires no cooking besides boiling water.

What waits inside. Yes, it is a world of beige.

Do take the suggestion and use the lower amount of water (1½ cups water versus 1¾ cups). They also make a single serving package as well, that is sold online.

How did it taste? Actually, for freeze-dried meals, not too shabby. It tasted like biscuits and sausage gravy. However….it was a bit bland for me, but I also like a spicier gravy. For those like me, hot sauce is a must. Texture was better than I had hoped for. The biscuit pieces stayed together. It was as if they had crumbled up the biscuits, tossed it with the gravy. Add a sprinkle of parsley, and hot sauce to complete.

Downside? It is very, very salty. The 2 serving package is 1800 mg of sodium. One serving is 900 mg. That is very, very salty. However…if you were facing a hot day, this might be quite nice.

Love With Food is a subscription service that offers 3 options to choose from. You can do bill by month, or buy it as a “gift” and prepay ahead. I like subscription boxes where it is single serving treats – and this is one of those. A fun way to add and try out new items for the snack bag! This month’s Dilettante TruffleCreme coffee chocolates were so good. Lily’s Sweets chocolate was nice. It is sweetened with Stevia, and I didn’t pick up any aftertaste either.

Love With Food - Snack Smart. Do Good.

And one of my favorite recent finds? Organic virgin coconut oil packets at Trader Joe’s. This was a West Coast find, so it may or may not be on the East Coast. Each packet is the right amount to add to a meal on the trail, boosting up calories. Each box has 14 packets. However knowing TJ’s, if you see it, stock up. You never know if they will keep it!

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