Cooking Breakfast in the Truck

A great source for cooking on the road is a site called trailcooking. This is a site “If you love the outdoors ..”  that is packed with recipes and gear tests.

The ingredients that are used in the recipes and implements needed are all on my “kitchen boxes” list.

Here is a one-pot breakfast recipe that serves two  (so I cut the quantities in half for the test).


  • 1 1⁄3 c couscous (full cup)
  • 1⁄3 c diced pitted dates (a few)
  • 1⁄3 c diced prunes or figs (a few)
  • 2 t low sodium vegetable bouillon (1 tsp)
  • 1 T olive oil (1/2 Tb )
  • 2 c water (1 cup)

Add 2 (1)cups near boiling water and oil. Stir well, tightly seal and put in a cozy (thermos or insulted mug) for 10 minutes. Fluff up.

Great breakfast. I did not like dicing the dried fruits. Knife and cutting board got messier than is practical. I will stick to small sized dried fruits. Instead of oil I will use ghee to give it a bit more flavor. I will also put in a pinch of salt. Also add some sliced almonds. Or mess it up totally with whatever is at hand.

Being that the trailcooking website is geared toward hikers they have a neat tool for cooking called a FBC cozy:
FBC cozy

Using the cozy is very simple: put your quart freezer bag inside the cozy. Add your water to the bag and stir well. Then seal the bag tightly and close the cozy. Lean the cozy so it is upright and let the food do its magic. Ultralight, packable, and crushable in your pack. They will deliver hot meals even in the coldest months. Constructed of washable and breathable fabric, it retains both heat and cold, depending on what you have in the cozy. The outer fabric is cotton, liner fabric is a Mylar/hollow poly fabric (US made fabrics). Dimensions and weight are approximate, as these are hand crafted items, sewn by Sarah and Dani, one at a time. These cozies are Made in Washington State of domestic milled fabrics.

Want to know why Sarah created the fabric FBC Cozy? The Story of how the FBC Fabric Cozy.

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