This is a great meal anytime of year, but very comforting and warming for winter if using the cayenne.Submitted by SUNNYCALIGIRL
I make this soup a lot because it uses up a lot of veggies that I may not have another plan for. It's super yummy and with the addition of a can of red beans and the potatoes, it's super filling too. I usually just add a bunch of whatever I have on hand to the pot and add Italian seasoning.Submitted by JA_NOLAN
A favorite backpacking meal. It is good either hot or cold and works great if you go stove-less.
Pesto stays good unrefrigerated for several days under "normal" (California mountain) backpacking conditions. I don't know how it does in the desert or in very humid conditions.