backcountry

Spice Roasted Chickpeas

Spice Roasted Chickpeas

Makes about 3 cups

Warning: these are addictive. These chickpeas have a perfectly crisp exterior, and if you crave salty, spicy snacks like I do, you will love them. They are reminiscent of the Crispy Ceci from Vancouver restaurant, Campagnolo. The Ceci is an appetizer that features fried chickpeas with chilies, citrus, and mint – it is arguably...

Weeknight Lentil Curry

Weeknight Lentil Curry

Serves 6-8

This dish is one of our go-to recipes for a satisfying weeknight supper, especially on Vancouver’s rainy winter days. It is healthy, economical, and relatively quick to put together. It makes a fair amount too, so with just two of us it makes supper for a few days.

We don’t just save this dish for winter though – it often makes an appearance on hiking trips and cool summer nights. Lentils are perfect for making your own dehydrated backcountry meals because they dehydrate and rehydrate beautifully. This is a very stick-to-your-ribs dish, and coupled with...