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Backpacker Magazine – June 2005

5-Minute Meals: Quick-Prep Pastas

You really want more granola? Get your carbs in a tasty, new way.

by: The Backpacker Editors

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©Mitch Mandel; styling by Melissa DeMayo
5-Minute Meal
Angel Hair Pasta with Olive Oil and Lemon

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
zest and juice of one-half lemon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
12 ounces angel hair pasta
1/8 cup Parmesan cheese

At home Mix all ingredients except pasta and cheese. Pack in a small Lexan container (ideal because oil won't sweat through the plastic). Break pasta strands in half and pack in zipper-lock bag for easy transport.
In camp Boil pasta until al dente, about 5 minutes. Strain liquid from pot; stir in the oil-lemon mixture and half the Parmesan cheese. Put in bowls and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Serves two hungry hikers.

©Mitch Mandel; styling by Melissa DeMayo
5-Minute Meal
Raisin and Nut Curried Couscous

1 cup water
¾ cup couscous
1 teaspoon curry powder
½ teaspoon cumin
¼ cup mixed peanuts and raisins (or other dried nuts and fruits)
¼ teaspoon olive oil

At home Mix curry powder and cumin; carry in a small zipper-lock bag.
In camp Boil water. Stir in couscous and fruit-nut combo. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand until grains are tender and all the liquid is absorbed (about 5 minutes). Add olive oil and spices; toss with a fork. Serves two. Hassle saver: Use a handful of nuts and fruit from your trail mix-just be sure to pick out any chocolate chips.

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