Category Archives: Snacks

sweet salty spicy pecans

  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups pecans
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat.
  2. Mix sugar, salt and cayenne together with 4 tsp of water. Add pecans and stir to coat thoroughly
  3. Transfer pecans to the baking sheet and spread in a single layer. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until crusty, caramelized and golden. Immediately slide the parchment off the baking sheet to stop cooking and cool completely.

puffed wheat squares

Lightly spray or oil a large bowl and measure 8 cups of puffed wheat into the bowl.

Combine in a saucepan:

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup corn syrup

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup cocoa

Cook until bubbling and smooth, then remove from the heat and add 1 tsp vanilla. Pour over puffed wheat.and stir to coat evenly. Press into an ungreased 9 x 13-inch pan. Cut into squares when cool.

For a variation, use 7 cups puffed wheat and 1 cup salted peanuts

spiced lentil dip

Serves 8
1 cup red lentils
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves chopped garlic
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
poppadum or crackers
Soak the lentils in cold water for 20-30 minutes.  Remove any gritty bits and drain.  Cover with water and cook for about 30 minutes until tender.  Drain.
Heat the oil, add the onion and cook until softened. Stir in the garlic, turmeric and cumin and heat gently.  Add to the lentils, cilantro, lemon juice and chilli powder in food processor and process until smooth. Add salt to taste.  Store in the refrigerator.  Serve at room temperature.

my thai salad


  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 inch chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (optional)

Spin in a blender or food processor. Thin with water for desired consistency.

Toss with shredded Napa cabbage, sections of grapefruit and the juice, sesame seeds, and finely diced jalapeño
Or use on a salad of quinoa with sweet peppers,  shredded carrots, cabbage, daikon, celery.
Garnish with chopped peanuts, sesame seeds, green onions, a squeeze of lime

food processor pizza dough

Makes one 12-inch crust. Easily doubled for 2 pizzas or freeze half for another day.

  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • olive oil
  1. Dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water and let proof.  Measure flour, salt and       1 tsp olive oil into processor.
  2. With machine running, pour liquid through small feed tube. Process until dough cleans sides of bowl and forms a ball, then process for 30 seconds more to knead. Remove and coat dough with 1 teaspoon olive oil in a bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes. Prepare toppings.
  3. Stretch out dough to fit pan, add cheese and toppings and bake at 425F until bubbling and golden.


sesame bar – durrand glacier chalet

Courtesy of the Swedish chef at Durrand Glacier Chalet, Summer 2016. He made these for us to pack in our lunches for the trails.

  • 200 g nuts
  • 250 g butter
  • 3 dl brown sugar
  • 6 tsp syrup
  • 2 dl dry fruit
  • 4 dl sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 9 dl oats

Toast the nuts, melt the butter with the brown sugar, combine, bake at 175C for 25 minutes, cool, enjoy.

“Thank you for staying with us! Welcome back.” Henric N

peanut bar – durrand glacier chalet

Courtesy of Henric N, the amazing chef who makes the Selkirk Mountain Experience special.

Notes: 1 dl = 100ml or 3 ounces. Nut flour is finely ground nuts such as almonds or cashews. Grind in a coffee grinder, blender or food processor for about 10 seconds. Do not over process or you will have nut butter!

  • 8 dl oats
  • 6 dl nut flour
  • 6 dl peanut butter
  • 2 dl honey
  • 6 dl raisins
  • 4 dl chopped dried apricots

Toast the oats and nut flour. Melt the peanut butter with the honey. Combine, cool, cut up and enjoy.

“Thank you for staying with us! Welcome back.”  Henric