Happy New Year and Boot Camp Days 2 and 3

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It’s here, 2018!!  I don’t know why we get so excited when December rolls over into January but I’m all for a reason to celebrate and remember that each year (or day) is a time to think fresh and new.  Let’s carry all the good stuff forward and leave the unwanted back in 2017.  And […]

Friday Faves 12/1/2017

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Wahoo, TGIF! And good glory be, how did it get to be December?  I’m not ready!! These are some of my favorite articles and links that I checked out this week. Enjoy them.  Then GET OUTSIDE! Eat.Travel.Blog: Ordinary Girl. Extraordinary Dreamer I have yet to visit Europe and the list of possible places to visit is long. […]

Cream of Wild Chanterelle Soup

This is kind of a bonus recipe because it isn’t really for backpacking but for when you come back from the woods with some delicious little morsels and want something yummy to make with them!  And, since the weather is usually the kind that makes you want to stay home but you braved the outdoors […]

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, […]


Don’t Tell The Kids: Sneaky Turkey Stroganoff

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You don’t even have to tell you big kids! This is a recipe I posted last summer and since then I’ve shared this meal with several fellow hikers, as well as served to my INCREDIBLY pick son and it gets nothing but rave reviews.  Whether or not you make it for dinner at home or […]


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 […]


Paleo Falafel

Hiking and food are topics I can be known to rattle on about and my friends know they are a passion for me.  On Valentine’s Day this year, I joined my favorite Meetup group for a snow shoe up to Artist Point at the Mt. Baker Ski Resort area. #cauliflower #almondflour #coconutflour #tahini #eggs #lemon #oliveoil […]