There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby Singe » Tue 01 Aug, 2017 10:33 pm

jitubisht wrote:Let me add something Indian in the mix :)

We get this -> Poha Breakfast vy NT (https://shop.mtrfoods.com/instant-regul ... -1629.html) This is primarily made of rice flakes.

Just add hot water, 3 minutes. That's all. Considered a very healthy breakfast in India , we love it!

Also - we have an Indian on-the-go snack which is 'salty-spicy'. Scroggin tends to get too sweet for me, I personally love Channa Jor Garam by Haldiram (main ingredient Gram) (http://www.haldiramsonline.com/chana-jor-garam.html)

Both these available in most Indian grocery stores in Australia
I like the sound of that, will check my local store. I really enjoy good chanachur, but it has to have lots of sultanas - they are too sparse in the ones in supermarkets here as bhuja mix.

I once made up a bunch of bags of breakfast couscous for a 7-day walk, just for variety; ended up looking forward to the muesli/porridge days. Go figure...
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby Geevesy » Wed 02 Aug, 2017 8:45 am

Son of a Beach wrote:
north-north-west wrote:
Son of a Beach wrote:I usually have bacon and eggs (sometimes on an english muffin) for short walks.

Some people are just way too obsessed about food. Last time at High Moor there were discarded eggshells there - and quite obviously not from hard-boiled eggs. With the greatest care in the world I couldn't pack eggs in on that track and have them unbroken at High Moor.


I wouldn't take eggs in to High Moor either. I only carry them on short walks (up to 3 or 4 days). They're a bit too heavy to carry much further than that.

Here's how I package them (note that you have to be prepared to sacrifice a tiny bit of weight and space)...

Using scissors, cut out the required number of segments from an egg carton, place the eggs in that, and then place that all into a hard plastic container. Fill any remaining space with other soft/squishy food items to make sure that the carton cannot rattle around inside the plastic container (eg, zip-locked bags of tea leaves, oats, whatever).

I've never broken an egg on a bushwalk using this method.

Of course it also helps to avoid dropping your pack or falling over. :-)

I do enjoy good food on a bushwalk. It makes a great walk even better for me, so carrying the little extra weight is worth it for short walks.

Packing out empty egg shells is also trivally easy. Just plonk them straight back into the egg carton. When they are all used, squash the egg carton flat (with shells still inside it) by stepping on it. Fold and squash again, if necessary, and then put in your usual rubbish bag (eg, zip-lock bag). Then you can use the empty plastic container to store other food items, or whatever, in order to make best use of the space in your pack.

There's no excuse for the mess you saw at High Moor. :-(


For those with a Trangia/any pot set they also make excellent egg transport
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby Singe » Wed 02 Aug, 2017 9:12 am

Geevesy wrote:
Son of a Beach wrote:
north-north-west wrote:[quote="Son of a Beach"]I usually have bacon and eggs (sometimes on an english muffin) for short walks.

Some people are just way too obsessed about food. Last time at High Moor there were discarded eggshells there - and quite obviously not from hard-boiled eggs. With the greatest care in the world I couldn't pack eggs in on that track and have them unbroken at High Moor.


I wouldn't take eggs in to High Moor either. I only carry them on short walks (up to 3 or 4 days). They're a bit too heavy to carry much further than that.

Here's how I package them (note that you have to be prepared to sacrifice a tiny bit of weight and space)...

Using scissors, cut out the required number of segments from an egg carton, place the eggs in that, and then place that all into a hard plastic container. Fill any remaining space with other soft/squishy food items to make sure that the carton cannot rattle around inside the plastic container (eg, zip-locked bags of tea leaves, oats, whatever).

I've never broken an egg on a bushwalk using this method.

Of course it also helps to avoid dropping your pack or falling over. :-)

I do enjoy good food on a bushwalk. It makes a great walk even better for me, so carrying the little extra weight is worth it for short walks.

Packing out empty egg shells is also trivally easy. Just plonk them straight back into the egg carton. When they are all used, squash the egg carton flat (with shells still inside it) by stepping on it. Fold and squash again, if necessary, and then put in your usual rubbish bag (eg, zip-lock bag). Then you can use the empty plastic container to store other food items, or whatever, in order to make best use of the space in your pack.

There's no excuse for the mess you saw at High Moor. :-(


For those with a Trangia/any pot set they also make excellent egg transport[/quote]Surely it would be less hassle to just bring a chicken... :?

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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby Son of a Beach » Wed 02 Aug, 2017 9:18 am

Singe wrote:Surely it would be less hassle to just bring a chicken... :?


I'm not convinced it would be less hassle. But it would allow for a great fresh chicken casserole with mushrooms and white wine gravy on the last night!
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby ofuros » Fri 04 Aug, 2017 11:11 am

Jok....Thai rice soup, thick, spicy & savoury, warming & filling.
Ideal for a cool bleak wintery mornings. :wink:
Similar to Congee in other asian countries.
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby Iwalk » Tue 15 Aug, 2017 6:24 pm

Each to their own, I love porridge. I like to linger over a meal at any time more so in the bush, so a few bites of bar doesn't cut it as a "meal" for me.

If you have a dehydrator try spicing it up a bit:
1. Make up porridge, mash banana to taste, maple syrup to taste. Cook, dehydrate. Take a few walnuts to crush in. (May go rancid in dehydrated mode if left too long).

2. Good old stewed apple and cinnamon to the porridge.

3. Assorted dried fruits, peels, a la Xmas cake/pudding, cinnamon, honey.

I vacuum seal these, generally making enough for a few walks over 2-3 months in single or multiple "doses" depending on the length of planned walks. They keep well for at least three months.

All reconstitute rapidly with boiling water and are delicious.

My cold variation is like most other's suggestions, home made muesli and milk powder.
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