Bread Pudding

This pudding is a quick, easy, flavorful and healthy dish that can be eaten as a snack or served as a dessert. Cook Time: ~15 min Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 (12 oz) can fat-free evaporated milk 1 cup cooked wheat berries 1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins 1 small apple, diced 1/8 tsp cinnamon 1 … Read more

Cooking Pasta

Can you cook pasta in a thermos? You sure can! Forget standing over the pot to make sure the pasta doesn’t stick together and the pot doesn’t boil over? Those days are over with thermos cooking. Our instructions will make more sense after you quickly read through our thermos cooking basics. Basic Recipe Ratio: 2-3 … Read more

Choose a Thermos

My wife wonders how large my thermos collection is going to get. A lot larger, I think. We test each thermos to determine how it performs with leaks, heat retention, ease of use, cleaning, etc. Here’s the minimum you need Lined ¬†with stainless steel (not glass or plastic) Wide mouth (a narrow mouth helps with … Read more

Electric Kettle Reviews

An electric kettle is a perfect companion to thermos cooking at home. It boils water faster than any other method. Here are the results of our test of boiling 3 cups of water using various methods: Electric Kettle: 3 minutes 23 seconds Microwave: 6 minutes 20 seconds Gas stove: 6 minutes 51 seconds As you … Read more

Cooking Steel Cut Oats

Steel cut oats (also called pinhead oats, Scotch oats, or Irish oats) are such a step up taste and texture that there’s no comparison to rolled or instant oats. That’s because steel cut oats are made from whole oat groats that have been cut into smaller pieces. In comparison, instant oats are steamed and rolled … Read more

Cooking Quinoa

Quinoa is a tasty seed that has been classified by the National Academy of Sciences as one of the best sources of protein – it’s one of the few plant proteins that contains all eight essential amino acids. Quinoa is also gluten free and has a low glycemic index. I like quinoa because you can … Read more

Instant Oatmeal vs. Whole Oats

A lot of people eat instant oatmeal – it’s quick, cheap, pre-flavored (usually), and fills the shelves in the breakfast aisle of your local mega-mart. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of nutrition in those thin flakes. Here’s a great story from the famous ultra-light backpacker, Ray Jardine, in his classic backpacking book Beyond Backpacking: I … Read more