It's tempting Andy, I would save a pound. I'd prefer to get this list under 20.
Probably a good idea to bring a headnet, though.
The reason for hot food is that, beyond the calories/oz being favorable and the boost to morale, it's the best way to get the core temp back up after shivering in a packraft for a few hours.
Stopping to cook is actually faster in the long run, IMO Skurka et al would've gone faster with more rest and sleep. In 2009 Roman and Forrest finished in second by 15 hours, but claimed to've had 28 hours of camp time (18 hours asleep). Feet end up being the limiting factor rather than hours available.
I might drop the canister stove and instead bring an alcohol rig, which would still be pretty fast and 1/4 the weight.