Rating: 5 / 5
Tim and Christine Conners and have come out with a second book in the Lipsmackin' Backpackin' series that is completely vegetarian.
Recipes include Fabulous Fry Brownies, Miso Madness, Algonquin Apple Leather and a series of bread recipes that would make any backpacking trip more enjoyable. There are great dishes for each meal time and some wonderful GORP ideas. The book has a range of drinks, fruit leathers and decadent desserts. I was pleasantly surprised when I found a recipe for Coleslaw which is dehydrated at home and rehydrated on the trail.
I tested some of the recipes in order to help out. I found that the Green Dragon Pad Thai tastes great once you get past its vibrant color and the Fabulous Fry Brownies were amazing.
Trailside instructions are printed with each recipe and again in the back of the book. The packable trailside cooking instructions are perfect for placing in the zipper bag with the food contents. The cut-outs appear in the same order as the recipes for easy finding. I would recommend downloading and printing the instructions which are provided by the publisher at http://www.falconbooks.com/lipsmackin/LipsmackinVeg.pdf allowing you to keep the book intact.
Although Lipsmackin' Vegetarian Backpackin' is a meatless collection of good eats, it is a book easily enjoyed by all.