You know what that is? The ENTIRE list of ingredients in our O.G. 5-star highlight of the month, our Unstuffed Pepper!
When we tell you that our freeze-dried meals are made of real, whole ingredients, we aren’t blowing smoke up your trekking shorts. They are super satisfying, enormously nutritious, monumental meals and snacks for balls-to-the-wall days of activity. And bonus, they taste GREAT!
We want you to know the story behind each of our meals, and all the loving little details that go into making our meals taste so darn good. We're launching our monthly peek-the-pouch series with the very first dried meal we ever made, and we'll go into all the nitty gritty details!
Our OG Unstuffed Pepper favorite has an origin story steeped in nostalgia and San Marzano tomatoes. Bushka’s founder, Deana, recreated her mother’s classic when she made her first ever dehydrated meal, complete with tomato sauce jerky (yeah, that’s a thing!), when she was headed out backpacking in Iceland circa 2016.
The very first version of this meal (before Bushka's Kitchen was ever even dreamt of!) was dehydrated, not freeze dried like our current lineup (read our blog on how the two processes differ!). At the time, this meal was a labor of love and took days to dehydrate due to making tomato sauce jerky! Even cooking the meal took a crazy 15 minutes of slow simmering on the trail. Hangry hiker much?! But after eating this meal on several trips, I knew that this meal was the start of some different type of adventure.
The journey to perfecting this meal began the process of launching Bushka's Kitchen, and you can find our core values reflected in this dish:
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Here’s something I bet you never thought you’d hear from a doctor, “I’m writing you a prescription for a trip to the park.” Wait, what? Is this the adult version of that recurring daydream from elementary school where recess is the only class of the day and pizza is the only thing served by the lunch ladies? Nope, it’s not a dream, Park Prescriptions are a very real thing that began with a pilot program in San Francisco parks in 2012 and has evolved to include over 100 programs across the United States.
Intuitively, most of us know that being outside is good for our health.
It’s officially romance season for the uninitiated, but we think being outdoors and off the grid with loved ones anytime of the year is inherently romantic. In our modern times, the mere concept of unplugging from our devices and experiencing human connection and a shared tangible experience is a worthy romantic pursuit. This year, let romance abound with thoughtful intention to an outdoor adventure.
To help spice up your next trip, here are 4 rockin’ ideas for romance on your next glamping, camping, or wilderness trip!