Trail Cooking 101: Dry Mixes

Dry mixes are the base to many meals when cooking in the outdoors. When layed out, planning doesn’t have to be hard: a mix of protein/carbs/fat and some flavoring. It’s easy to take pasta, rice, potatoes, even quinoa, and make it tasty if you have the right dry mix to add. Most of these were done to be lower in sodium, less crap added and no fake colorings. A good example is the pesto mix: if you buy it commercially, and don’t buy the organic brand, the ingredient list is scary – it even contains wheat, along with a slew of cheap sweeteners. And it’s $3 a packet. You can do a lot better! Some of the mixes you can’t buy in stores (the cream of mushroom mixes for example).

These are some of our time-tested favorites, and are a mix of “regular” and “vegan” friendly options, so most everyone has a few to pick from!

DIY Salsa Mix

Cheddar Cheese Sauce Mix

Cheezy Hemp Heart Sauce

Parmesan Cheese Sauce Mix

Parmesan Cheese Herb Seasoning

Dry Cream of Mushroom Soup Mix

Vegan Dry Cream of Mushroom Soup Mix

Instant Pesto Mix

Dry Onion Soup Mix

Savory Broth Powder

Vegan Queso Sauce Mix

Savory Topping

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