Trail Meal Bases: 5 Grain Free Swaps

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If you have been following me for awhile, you already know some of the ways I assemble my backpacking meals without using pasta, rice, and beans for a base. Those foods are the mainstay of most backpacking meals but for those following the paleo lifestyle or who simple want to eat more nutrient dense foods, […]


Sneaky Turkey Stroganoff

  This is the first of a few recipes I am trying out for this year’s backpacking season, trying to mix things up a bit and add even more veggies.  Stroganoff is one of my favorite meals.  My brothers and sisters and I ate it a lot growing up and it is super easy to […]


Sweet Potato Staples

Growing up, my experiences with sweet potatoes were limited to Thanksgiving and that iconic pan of sticky sweet orange mush with Kraft Jet Puffed marshmallows oozing on top and that brown crust that I loved to pick off first.  At least two of my brothers still insist they don’t like sweet potatoes because of this […]

Identity in a Jar

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I had a moment of realization this morning as I rushed around the house trying to get out the door in order to make it to work on time that I am no longer a “Busy Mom”.  That is to say, I can no longer blame any tardiness on my child. #plantains #coconutcream #maplesyrup #cinnamon […]