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Van Life Meals

Cooking for van life is similar to camping, but has its own unique challenges. The van we rented had a very small fridge (you can read more about the experience here), so we had to choose our refrigerated items with care. Below, I’m featuring the four dinners we made in the van. They were all… Read more »

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Backpacking Burritos

We lean heavily on freeze dried meals when backpacking, but sometimes you want to eat something that wasn’t re-hydrated. We don’t eat a ton of packaged foods in our day to day life, but when we have a backpacking trip coming up, I find myself wandering down unfamiliar aisles at the grocery store waiting to… Read more »

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DIY Oatmeal Packets

Last year, Noel and I had a temporary lapse in sanity and signed up to run an ultra marathon. There were things about it we expected to be hard – running that far, finding time to run that far, dealing with the physical consequences of running that far. One of the things we didn’t anticipate… Read more »

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Dutch Oven Raspberry Pudding Cake

Nature has always been a place that calms and rejuvenates me. This has been especially true during this season of COVID-19. We are lucky to live within walking distance of a mesa and during Colorado’s “Stay at Home Order” we crossed and recrossed its terrain on runs, bike rides, and hikes. (Fortunately, exercise was deemed… Read more »

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How Not to Let a Fire Ban Ruin Your Camping Menu

Having spent much of our youth in Utah and our adulthood in Colorado, we here at the Dirty Dish Club are no strangers to a fire ban. As much as we love dutch oven cooking, we realize that at some point during the summer we will likely no longer be allowed to do so while… Read more »

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Fairly Lazy Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

Ten years ago we got our first dutch oven as a wedding gift. You could say it’s a metaphor for our marriage: strong, dependable, occasionally gets rusty when it’s been neglected, but is good as new after being re-seasoned. A good marriage and a good dutch oven are up there on the list of thingsĀ that… Read more »

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Savory Spiced Nuts

If you follow us on Instagram you already know that the Dirty Dish Club made a pilgrimage to Nebraska to witness the solar eclipse in totality. It was a quick, but absolutely amazing trip. If you ever get a chance to witness a total eclipse we highly recommend it. Our preparation for the trip was… Read more »

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Backpacking Pasta + Our Favorite Food to Eat on the Trail

I posted this picture to instagramĀ and Facebook over the weekend from a mini backpacking trip we did with friends and many were surprised to find out it was a dinner we made while backpacking. Today, I’m here to dish all the dirty details on how we made that meal happen, plus share some of our… Read more »

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Dutch Oven Stew

When I was a kid I loved canned stew. My love became so well-known that people started giving it to me for my birthday. Yep, canned stew for my birthday and I was excited bout it. At some point, my palate matured though and I lost my zeal for canned stew. (That or hit my… Read more »