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Pat’s Safari Bites & Muesli Mix

Serves many days on the road.

Pat isn’t known as Indiana Jane for nothing! She is one intrepid lady having travelled solo all over Africa in her Landy, Tiger Moth airplane and yacht. Pat’s Safari Bites and Muesli Mix provides essential nutrients when it is difficult to obtain fresh fruit on the road. She describes her recipe as ‘more arse than class’ but it is absolutely delicious and can be stored for a number of months.

Ingredients

For the Safari Bites (Pat has found that organic dried fruit lasts much longer):

  • 2 handfuls of nuts: almonds, pecans & raw cashews
  • 3 handfuls of organic dried fruit: unsulphered apricots, figs, apples, pears, peaches, raisins, dates & goji berries

Pat's Safari Bites.For the Muesli Mix add:

  • 6-8 handfuls of rolled oats
  • 1 handful of pumpkin and sunflower seeds

To serve:

  • 1/8 pint of dairy, soya, rice or oat milk per serving
  • 1 table spoon of ground sesame seeds and linseeds per serving

Method

For the Safari Bites:

You can use all or any combination of the dried fruits.

  1. Slice the fruit finely with a sharp knife. Goji berries can be tossed in whole. Too many dates will make the mix too sweet and so add sparingly.
  2. Roughly chop the nuts and mix in with the dried fruit.
  3. Get nibbling.

For Pat’s Museli Mix:

  1. Add the rolled oats and pumpkin and sunflower seeds to the Safari Bites. This mixture can be kept in an air tight container for a number of months.
  2. Grind the linseeds and sesame seeds the night before or on the day of eating (this ensures that you will benefit from all of their nutrients).
  3. Add the ground seeds and serve in a bowl with milk. Eat immediately or cover and leave to soak overnight in a refrigerator (luckily Lula has one) for a mouth watering breakfast.
  4. Half a grated apple or yogurt on top is delicious if available.

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