Energy bars

Wild Cuisine

I have strong memories from my childhood of walking up a seemingly endless track to Temple Basin ski field. To keep me walking, my parents hid plastic monkeys beneath rocks...

Cocoa date energy balls

Wild Cuisine

These raw bites are quick to create and make great on-the-go snacks or hut treats. They are filled with good fats and loads of energy to keep a spring in...

Sesame Honey Slice

Wild Cuisine

This is a fun, easy recipe to make with kids. It will last well in the hills and goes perfectly with a hot cup of tea. Profile Makes: 10 pieces Prep...

Chocolate brownie bites

Wild Cuisine

These brownies pack an energy punch; the use of black beans adds great protein and chocolate gives that extra boost to keep you powering up hills.   Profile Makes: 20...

Banana oat bites

Wild Cuisine

These easy-to-make, healthy treats are dairy and wheat free, and don’t contain any refined sugar.  The oats provide slow release energy and can also be made into larger cookies or...

Spicy Nut Clusters

Wild Cuisine, Energy fix

Profile Makes 2 cups Prep time 10min Cook time 10-15min Cost $10 Ingredients ½ tsp chili flakes ¼ tsp ground turmeric ½ tsp garam masala ¼ tsp garlic powder (or...

Choc almond figs

Wild Cuisine, Energy fix

Packed with good fats and energy, choc almond figs are the ultimate indulgence in the hills. The only downside is that they are so moreish it’s hard to stop eating...

Chickpea crunchies

Wild Cuisine, Energy fix

These crunchy snacks taste fantastic; you can mix up the spices to create different flavours. At meal time, they can be sprinkled over soups and curry or added to a...

Apricot choc slab

Wild Cuisine, Energy fix

This is a deliciously dense slab that travels well on adventures and is great with a cup of tea. You can substitute the brazil nuts for almonds or macadamias if...

Walnut truffles

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A decadent treat that uses the natural sweetness of kumara and the goodness of goji berries. Profile Makes 16 truffles Cook time 30min Prep time 10min Cost $10-$15 Ingredients ¼...

Afghans with a twist

Wild Cuisine

I wanted a biscuit that wouldn’t crumble in my pack and that catered to a range of diets. These Afghans should do the trick, though they didn’t even make it...

Protein power

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Red lentil dahl This is a hearty meal that is lightweight, super delicious and protein-packed. It makes a regular appearance on our tramping trips and feeds a small group, especially...

Breakfast 'wow'

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Buckwheat pikelets with dried fruit compote. Sometimes, tramping breakfasts call for a bit of wow factor, like the time my other half carried in a watermelon for me. This recipe is much...

Breakfast filler

Skills, Wild Cuisine

Overnight oats with coconut and ginger I find soaking oats gives them a deliciously soft and creamy texture. I often take a big batch of this recipe on long trips for...

Almost instant pudding

Skills, Wild Cuisine

Choc blueberry chia pots I have loads of fond memories of packets of instant pudding that used to get devoured for dessert on tramping trips. There were always great debates...

Savoury seed butter

Skills, Wild Cuisine

Any kind of nut or seed butter is a dangerous thing to pack for me – it tends to magically ‘evaporate’ within a few days. This variation is for an...

Miso noodle soup for one

Skills, Wild Cuisine

A quick and easy pre-dinner snack with plenty of goodness to replenish you after a long day. The tofu in this recipe is optional as it won’t keep fresh for very long out...

Five ways with instant mash

Wild Cuisine

Mashed potatoes are yummy at any time, but especially so after a long day on the trail. Here are five ways to make them even more scrumptious.  1. Mexican mash...

Mountain Christmas Cake

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Because nothing says Christmas like a dense fruit cake This recipe differs from your usual Christmas cake and has converted many fruit cake haters in its time. Its deliciously chewy,...

5 ways with pasta

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These pasta meals are lightweight, nourishing, delicious and quick and easy to prepare. If you want a higher protein option, try pasta varieties that utilise other grains like quinoa. 1 Sundried...

Teriyaki mushroom dumplings

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Make these dumplings ahead of time, then freeze them so they defrost in your pack ready to be cooked on the first night. Make these dumplings ahead of time, then...

Savoury chickpea pancakes

Wild Cuisine

Hot or cold, these pancakes are the real deal. These pancakes are delicious and easy to make. You can mix the dry ingredients together at home and just add the...

Coconut and blueberry rice pudding

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A perfect winter warmer for the sweet-toothed tramper. This dreamy coconut rice pudding goes down well on colder winter nights. You can either take frozen blueberries and let them defrost...

Mountain muesli

Skills, Wild Cuisine

Kick-start your morning with this nutritious muesli mix. This muesli packs a punch with extra protein from chia seeds, calcium from tahini and good fats. You can mix up which...

Tramper’s bread

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This nutritious bread rises overnight and requires no kneading, making it quick and easy to whip up. I have fond memories of taking dense loaves of unsliced bread, stuffed into...

Mini polenta pizzas

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You don’t need an oven for these delicious pizzas.  I created this pizza recipe because I wanted to make something special in the hills. With a good non-stick fry pan...

Maple choc crispies

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A recipe for those hut-bound days with the kids. This recipe is a fun one to make in a hut on a rainy day with kids (or adult kids) as...

Baked fudge protein bites

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A chocolate fudge snack with a difference: hemp powder. These fudge bites are a quick snack that will keep your legs moving. Hemp protein has a good mix of amino acids,...

No-bake fries

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You won’t care about the cost in weight of bringing spuds on your next trip if you can make this delicious side.  Potatoes might be a bit on the heavy...

No egg omelette

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You don’t have to crack any eggs to make an omelette with this easy recipe. I don’t trust my ability to get eggs safely to their destination in my pack...

Banana bites

Wild Cuisine

Wanting to wow with a quick and easy dessert that can be prepped in a hut or even outside your tent? Look no further than these Banana Bites.  Bananas give...

Not mince on toast

Wild Cuisine

This childhood favourite is a great alternative to mince on toast. I have strong memories from when I was little of eating bacon flavoured TVP (textured vegetable protein) by the...