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Kekawaka's Stars-n-Trees

Originally Posted By: Kekawaka

This is a nice cheezy substitute for macaroni and cheese. The calories per ounce ratio is good. The veggies and Chreeze provide a good dose of vitamins, including B12 which can be a little hard to get with vegetarian trail foods. I got all the ingredients at my local natural foods coop; they're fairly common health foods, but I gave the manufacturer's links so you can see what you're looking for. The Just Veggies taste almost fresh in this dish. --Yum!

Kekawaka's Stars-n-Trees

Yields: 1 generous serving

Pre-package in ziploc baggie:

1/2 cup Bionaturae "Stelline" pasta stars
1/4 oz. (rounded 1/4 cup) Just Veggies
1/4 oz. (rounded 1/4 cup) Just Tomato Bits

Pre-package in tiny ziploc bag:

1 T Road's End Organics"Chreese" Cheddar Style Mix

From your staple supplies:

1 tsp. olive oil

Fuel:

1/2 oz. alcohol (may vary depending on stove)

Directions:

Empty pasta mix into pot and add 1 cup of water. Leave to rehydrate for 15 minutes.

Add olive oil. Bring to a boil and immediately stir in Chreese powder while pot is still over the flame. The fuel should expire just as you get the Chreese mixed in. Tuck the pot into it's cozy and let sit for 5 more minutes. Mixture will continue to thicken in the cozy.

-- variation: if you like things spicy, try using the Spicy Just Veggies, or I sometimes mix the spicy and plain veggie mixes for a more moderate bite.

Nutrition

Serving size 4.5 oz. Calories 542.01 Calories From Fat (23%) 124.34

% Daily Value

Total Fat 14.00g 22%
Saturated Fat 1.82g 9%
Monounsaturated Fat 9.98g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.35g
Trans Fatty Acids 0.00g
Cholesterol 0.00mg 0%
Sodium 221.31mg 9%
Potassium 0.14mg 0%
Carbohydrates 94.31g 31%
Dietary Fiber 4.96g 20%
Sugar 8.69g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 89.35g

Protein 3.56g 7%
Vitamin A 3250.00IU 65%
Vitamin C 18.00mg 30%
Calcium 50.99mg 5%
Iron 2.35mg 13%
Folate 311.00g 78%
Vitamin B12 7.00g 117%

Source: Kekawaka (an original recipe)

 


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