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After two cups of good strong coffee, my Tasty Bite spinach dal and rice breakfast is ready; mmmm I heat up a boil-in-bag Indian-style breakfast, happy that my tent survived last night's wind stormThumbnailsPuncture vine, I hate you: here's one of the many nondescript goathead (puncture vine) plants that cover this meadowI heat up a boil-in-bag Indian-style breakfast, happy that my tent survived last night's wind stormThumbnailsPuncture vine, I hate you: here's one of the many nondescript goathead (puncture vine) plants that cover this meadowI heat up a boil-in-bag Indian-style breakfast, happy that my tent survived last night's wind stormThumbnailsPuncture vine, I hate you: here's one of the many nondescript goathead (puncture vine) plants that cover this meadowI heat up a boil-in-bag Indian-style breakfast, happy that my tent survived last night's wind stormThumbnailsPuncture vine, I hate you: here's one of the many nondescript goathead (puncture vine) plants that cover this meadowI heat up a boil-in-bag Indian-style breakfast, happy that my tent survived last night's wind stormThumbnailsPuncture vine, I hate you: here's one of the many nondescript goathead (puncture vine) plants that cover this meadow

This Tasty Bite spinach dal and rice meal is quite a bit heavier than my dehydrated backpacking meals, but I like to bring one along anyway on longer trips because of the home-cooked flavour. The portion size (in the white plastic bowl) is a bit small to serve as a complete meal after a strenuous day, but it's just right for breakfast.

I imagine myself being "Popeye the sailor man" after this delicious breakfast and smoke a late-morning pipe accordingly.

My "other dessert" is a Ritter Sport dark chocolate bar that has become increasingly deformed each day. For a change, it's solid enough to eat this morning because the temperatures dropped a little overnight. Most mornings, this poor chocolate bar has been melted by mid-morning and just barely held together by its wrapper.