This Tasty Hot Drink Substitutes Mesquite for Cocoa

We call it, “Hot Mesquite-O.” You may just call it delicious. This is an interesting desert substitute for hot chocolate. The mesquite flour has a flavor of its own and built-in sweetness, so it basically replaces the cocoa mix. This is one case where you use it straight up. Give this one a shot and…

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Mesquite Pancakes & Gluten-Free Mesquite Pancakes

If you don’t live in mesquite country, you may not realize it, but the mesquite tree produces seeds or beans in a large pod. For eons, indigenous peoples have collected these dried pods and ground them into flour or meal. Interestingly, for the modern American diet, mesquite flour is gluten-free, low-glycemic, and high in both protein and dietary…

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Skillet Eggs with Nopalitos

Eating Prickly Pear Cactus To look at them growing in their natural habitat – and especially to touch them – you might never think of prickly pear cactus as a food source. In reality, both the pads (aka stems and leaves) and pears (fruit or tunas) of the prickly pear cactus are not only edible,…

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Cozy Winter Nights Start with Coffee Cocktails

Most outdoor lovers love to start the day with coffee. While these concoctions might be a bit potent to sip while enjoying the sunrise, come those evening hours of staring into the crackling campfire, these hot coffee cocktails are just right! Go ahead. Mix up a couple of mugs for you and that special someone.…

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Prickly Pear Cactus Salad

Prickly Pear Cactus Salad Simple, delicious salad you can whip together right at the campsite. Fresh chopped tomatoes are best, but you can get by with canned if you have to … just be sure to drain them well. The jalapenos may bring some heat, but you can never tell how hot until you taste. Best recommendation is to work your way…

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Camping Recipes with Pinyon Pine Nuts

Pinyon Pine Nuts with Pasta Have you ever eaten Pinyon Pine Nuts? Chances are pretty good you’ve heard of and eaten regular ol’ pine nuts (aka pignolias). They’ve been a food source all the way back to Old Testament and before. They are still a primary ingredient in Mediterranean and Italian cooking. Classic pesto is made with basil, olive oil, garlic,…

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