After a long week-long adventure, when your toe-nail polish is chipped and you haven’t washed your hair in days, is the best time to write about life and adventure. It’s the best time to document what life really is and the things that you experience. When people ask me why I started a blog in the first place, here are my most common answers: I … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Blog About Life + Adventure
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it” – Robert Swan Protecting the environment is a hot topic these days, both politically and ethically. One question has really been bothering me lately: when did protecting our environment for future generations become a partisan issue? And when did we stop believing the scientists who have spent years and years … Continue reading 4 Easy Ways You Can Help Protect the Environment
What is Community Supported Agriculture? Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for citizens to directly support farming and farmers in their communities. Members purchase a share of a farm’s produce for the growing season. These shareholders pay their money upfront, and in return, they typically receive a weekly delivery of what is in season at their local farm. The benefits of reduced transportation costs, … Continue reading Why Community Supported Agriculture?
Don’t get me wrong, I love a store bought protein bar on the go. But why eat processed store bought bars when you can make your own at home, for less, that are even tastier? These 7 ingredient trail bites are so satisfying and easy to make. They are perfect to pack for a long hike, bike ride or to eat as a quick snack if … Continue reading Tasty Trail Bites // 7 ingredients
Looking for a quick an easy meal that you can make and store for up to a week? This quinoa salad is packed with protein, vegan and is very similar to the black bean and quinoa salad that you can buy at Whole Foods in the prepared foods section. Give it a try and let me know in the comments what you think. Southwest Quinoa Salad … Continue reading Southwest Quinoa Salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeño, seeded, minced 1 red bell pepper, seeded, diced 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder (or more for spicier chili) 1 tbsp ground cumin 2 tbsp ancho chili powder (or other chili powder) 1 cup tomato sauce 4 cups water 1 (15-oz) can … Continue reading Vegetarian Chili // 3 Bean Chili
Every morning I wake up and make some type of juice or smoothie. People talk all the time about juicing vs. blending. Well, that’s why I do both. I have always been a HUGE fan of juicing. It is an instant, refreshing, pick-me-up that gives you loads of energy. The nutrients in juice absorb into your bloodstream faster than a smoothie because your body doesn’t … Continue reading Juicing vs. blending // 2 drink recipes