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Kari & Tyler | About Get Inspired Everyday

About Us:

Hello my name is Kari, the recipe developer and photographer here at Get Inspired Everyday!. My husband Tyler takes care of the technical areas of this website and has been patiently teaching me the in’s and out’s of the complicated computer stuff. We have been learning as we go, and sometimes the going is a little slow.

Tyler is Canadian and I’m American, so you will find an assortment of references to both countries. Over the last 4 years we’ve lived part time in both countries while waiting for Immigration and an assortment of other paperwork to come through. Currently, we are living in Kalispell, Montana but as of a few months ago we were residing in Calgary, Alberta. As you might imagine, by now we call both places home.

We love food and like nothing better than to spend a day in the mountains followed by a homemade Pizza Margherita. As much as we love to hike and travel, one thing remains constant… food (no surprise there). When we are traveling, the first item of of the day is to find the best local coffee shop. Contented with good espresso, we then plot the days’ restaurant adventure before setting off to explore. For us, travel and food are essentially one thing. We travel to eat more good food.

This is a Food, Adventure, and Lifestyle blog.

Food

The Food section chronicles my journey to make recipes that are both healthy and delicious. It doesn’t matter how badly I want to change my eating habits; if it isn’t truly satisfying, I won’t stick with it. Here you will find the recipes that I develop as well as a few inspirations from others. The credit will be noted in these recipes and often a link to their site will be listed as well.

Honey Garlic Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry | Get Inspired Everyday!

I have categorized the recipes into individual dietary needs so that you can find what you’re looking for. We don’t have any particular diet that we adhere to, we’re just learning to include more fruits and vegetables into our everyday eating. Every once in a while we make something really indulgent, but for the most part we have been avoiding processed foods because we feel better when we eat better.

About the Food Categories:

In the Paleo section, some of the recipes listed have some cheese in them or a small amount of dairy. This is not strictly Paleo but many people eating Paleo include a small amount of raw dairy and or some cheese, preferably an aged cheese like Parmesan, Pecorino Romano, or a goat’s milk cheese.

In the Raw category, there are a few ingredients used particularly in the desserts that are not raw, such as maple syrup and cocoa powder. Feel free to substitute carob powder and your raw sweetener of choice if desired.

Finally, if you are cooking for someone that is gluten free, you’re going to want to make sure your ingredients are truly gluten free. ย Some people are sensitive to anything processed in a plant that isn’t a gluten free processing plant.

We try to seek out the best quality ingredients, because better ingredients = a better final product.

Adventure

In thisย section, you will find a little bit of everything, hiking in Glacier and Banff National Parks, restaurant endeavors, and traveling. We love to spend time in the mountains and have just gotten into scrambling. Up until now we’ve spent a lot of time in the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. This year we’re planning more adventures in Glacier National Park since we’re currently living in Montana.

Lake Moraine | Get Inspired Everyday!

Lifestyle

This section contains recipes to make your own projects and products. My skin is sensitive to most any cleaning or body care products so I’m learning to make them with natural ingredients. Sprinkled in, you will find tutorials for home projects as well as fashion. I use the word fashion lightly here; not by any means do I mean high fashion, just things that I like. I’m currently interested in DIY projects for updating the clothes that I already have or projects that can be made for just a few dollars.

Pineapple Skin Smoothing Body Treatment | Get Inspired Everyday!

 

So, have a look around, I hope that you find something useful. Be sure to let us know what you think or contact us with any questions, we’d love to hear from you.

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  1. Looking for a broccoli salad with avocado dressing brought me to this site. Reading all the comments perked my interest.

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      1. Recipes look good, tried to print Thai Slaw and print type was too light to come through. May just be my printer but thought I’d ask if you could go darker next time! Thanks

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          Thanks so much for letting me know, I’ve never had that problem, but I’ll look into it to see what’s going on. I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying the recipes!

    2. I pin a lot from Pinterest and I make a lot of the things I find, but I rarely leave comments. I haven’t tried any of your recipes yet, but I have to tell you that I couldn’t stop reading your posts as every recipe sounded so good and I kept looking at more and more of them and pinning more and more of them and can’t wait to try them. Your recipes sound delicious and healthy and are easy to understand. Your photography is stunning and makes me want to try everything I’ve seen! I don’t follow anyone, but if I figure out how to, I’m going to follow you on pinterest.

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        Thank you so much for your incredibly nice comment, and I hope you find some new favorites in my recipes! Let me know if I can be of help in any way, if you want to follow on Pinterest you click the follow button that’s above the persons profile picture. You can also sign up for emails from the website, and we’re on Instagram and Facebook as well where we post extra pics along with updates about new recipes on the website. Let me know if you have any questions!

  2. omg your cajuin sweet potatoe recipe was so unbelievable I’m trying to lose weight and eat healthy and your recipes make it so easy. thanks Gwyn

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      Thanks so much Gwyn, and I’m so glad you enjoyed them! I try to keep my recipes as easy as possible so it’s great to hear that you’ve found them easy to make. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. kari i am soo grateful i found you. the lemon hair gel that you made and the ice creams are just legendary.

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      I’m so glad to hear you’ve been enjoying the recipes! The ice creams have been so popular that I’m working on a Ice Cream E-Book right now which should be out soon. I just thought I’d let you know in case you’re a fellow ice cream fanatic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Hi Kari!!, Imagine my surprise as I was looking for a coconut Ice Cream and found a home town girl!! I am from Kalispell also and I am for sure to try this out. Supporting a home town girl for sure. I recently just moved down here to Texas and still missing home quite a bit. My dog Jake misses his big back yard to. I have made a few friends down here and would love to have them check this out as well. I miss huckleberry picking and THE MOUNTAINS!!! Flathead lake, and all my friends and family. I am so excited to have found you!!! Good luck to you and the Hubby and GO GRIZ!!! LOL

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      I’m so glad you found us! Texas must be quite a change, definitely no huckleberries in those parts, and I can’t imagine living without mountains. I hope you enjoy the ice cream, my personal favorite (and my husbands’ favorite) is the Coconut Lime Ice Cream. I’m working on a dairy free ice cream book right now, and hope to have it out in the next couple of weeks, (I thought you might like to know, in case you’re dairy free).

  5. Tyler just told me about your site! This is wonderful. I am trying to eat healthy also so I will be trying some of your recipes. I am doing weightwatchers so I will be figuring out the points. Thanks for the work you are doing and sharing this with everyone!

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  6. Hello. I’m new to your site, but, have found it fascinating.
    I live in Anchorage, Alaska and hope you get to see it’s beauty and maybe some of it’s tasty foods.
    4 yrs ago I made the decision to change my life style and weight. In that time, I’ve lost over 100#, but, my goal still requires another 10 #.
    I was introduced to Thrive Life, flash frozen/freeze dried foods, by a friend, and since then, I have begun buying and selling it, to help me in cooking quickly and eating healthy. I am eager to try some of my products with your recipes.
    Thank you so much for all you share.

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      Congratulations on loosing 100 pounds, that’s incredible! I hope to visit Alaska someday too, I love fresh seafood and the outdoors, so it seems like an ideal place to visit!

  7. Hi, and thanks for the great blog. I found some recipes I will give a go soon, and I’m using one of the facials as soon as I’m done typing this. Then I noticed you are local (what are the odds??) Welcome to the Flathead! I’m in Kalispell too, and just love the area…one of the last best places! Thanks again for the ideas, Neighbor! SJ

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      It really is a small world, I mean what are the odds you’d stumble across our blog and we live in the same area!?! I hope you enjoy the recipes and be sure to let me know how it goes!

  8. I bumped into your website when looking for a crockpot applesauce recipe. My interest was immediately spiked when I saw that you live in the Flathead Valley. I grew up in San Diego, but every summer we traveled up to my Great Grandparent’s log cabin in Montana, just across the Flathead River from Glacier Park. The closest town was Columbia Falls, and occasionally we went to the big city, Kalispell. Another thing, we also traveled each summer to Calgary to see my grandfather’s sister’s family! We lost the cabin in a flood in the late 60’s and since then, my family sold the property, but I have extremely fond memories of my childhood years there. Picking wild berries, bathing in the river, fishing for trout and frying them for breakfast and a million other things.

    I haven’t had a chance to thoroughly look over your website, but so far it looks really interesting. I WILL be back when I have more time (after I get those apples in the crockpot!)

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      It’s such an amazingly small world, our lives sound like there’s so many parallels! That’s too bad about your Grandparent’s cabin, I know a lot of homes around here were lost. When my husband and I started looking for houses in Kalispell there were a lot of them with damage from that flood but we found a great place that was one of the only ones not affected. My dad always told my sister and I stories when we were growing up about how they paddled down the streets of Kalispell in canoes during that flood. I hope you enjoy the recipes, and be sure to let me know how the crockpot applesauce goes!

  9. I was looking at a weekly email from Paleo Grubs since finding a need to go paleo in my diet and was delighted to be directed to your site. I wasn’t sure where it was. So congrats to you for your success! I am going to enjoy your mushrooms.

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      I’m so glad you found us, and I hope you enjoy the mushrooms! We have a lot of Paleo and grain free recipes so I hope it helps you transition to a Paleo diet. Let me know if you have any questions, I’d be glad to help if I can!

  10. HIYA!! I stumbled on your site while looking for a recipe and to my delight, you are from Kalispell. ๐Ÿ™‚ I practically live in Glacier.

    I’ve been cooking for people for over 50 years and have hundreds of recipes that I have been tweaking and cooking for all of those years. I especially love cooking Italian (I’m from New York. What can I say?) I also love baking bread.

    Good to see other foodies living so close! Good luck to you in your endeavor. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Thanks so much Paul, we’ve probably crossed paths without knowing it in Glacier! Italian is my favorite cuisine, and it’s the one I always come back to, especially when I’m entertaining!

  11. I just came across your website and was excited over all of the awesome content! I had to read about the author and was THRILLED to see you are living in my home town! Well, Bigfork is my hometown, but close enough! I’m so envious that you get to be home in Gods Country! My husband and I are both from there and are aching for the day we can return for good! Love the website, fantastic job!

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      Thanks so much Noelle, I really hope you do get to move back someday because it’s truly an amazing place to live, (as you would know)! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Thanks Gail, I hope you find a new favorite! We just made the Zucchini Fritters last night and paired it with Guacamole for a change of pace, we loved it so much I’m making it again tonight!

  12. I love your blog! I just shared your No-Bake Triple Berry Crisp recipe with my child care providers on my facebook page! Great recipes with healthy, fresh ingredients! We all need more of this…thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to try your recipes this summer.

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      Thanks so much Jacqueline, I’m so glad you’re inspired by the recipes! Let me know how it goes if you get a chance to make something this summer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I love your blog, it’s allot easier to use than some others that are so hard to access. I have a question for you. I have copied the strawberry brownie tart recipe to make for my grandchildren. They LOVE chocolate and berries! My question is can I substitute something for the walnuts in the tart crust? If so what would it be, and how much would I use of the different product. You see my oldest granddaughter has an acute nut allergy so when I bake for her I cannot use nuts. I generally make one item with nuts for those that can eat nuts, and one without for her. I hope you have a solution for me.

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      Thanks so much Suzanne, it’s great to hear that our blog is easy to use (we’re always working on that)! Whenever I’m making a crust for someone with a nut allergy, I use a coconut crust that I developed for my Chocolate Coconut Pie. I did the recipe as a guest post, so the actual recipe lives on her blog and I’m including a link to it! Be sure to let me know how it goes, and if you have anymore questions!
      http://empoweredsustenance.com/chocolate-coconut-pie/

  14. Just came across your website. Looks great.. I was wondering if you would know the nutrition facts for the no-bake choc cookies etc.(various types) I would love to make these. But I kinda follow a Weight Watchers diet. I will be now following your site. Thanks for the great recipes! (A Canadian that lives in B.C. Canada)

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      That’s neat that you live in B.C. – my husband and I were married in Fernie so it’s kind special to us! I don’t have the nutrition facts for my recipes, but I’m currently looking for a good source to implement that into the website for the future. Hope you enjoy the cookies!

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      Thanks Deb! I currently use a 5D Mark iii with a 50mm macro lens for my food photography, a 24-70mm and a 16-35mm wide angle lens for my landscape photos. I started out with a Cannon Rebel xsi with the 50mm macro and 24-70, so that’s the camera I used for my earlier photos. If you’re thinking of purchasing a camera, be sure to budget plenty for your lens because while the camera body is important the ‘glass’ on the front of the camera is probably even more important!

  15. Hi. I stumbled on your website while looking for a recipe for curried spiced cashews. I saw them in a local gourmet market. I bought about 1/2 cup of them (insanely expensive) to see if I liked them…knowing they would be a cinch to make. I have a batch in the oven now and can’t wait to try them later. I look forward to further exploring your website!

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      It always kills me to pay a premium price for something I can easily make at home too! Hope you enjoy them, and let me know how it goes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Hi Kari, I stumbled across your website investigating overnight oats in a jar (I think). I was thrilled to see your photo when I clicked on the website! I have been a Whitefish resident for 23+ years (moved there from SE Alaska) & am now very homesick as I have been staying back east caring for my elderly mom. I do look forward to investigating your website – I have always been a “foodie” & enjoy creating fabulous food for loved ones. Enjoy the upcoming winter months! I check the Big Mt webcams daily – they also show WF Lake & Lk McDonald so I feel like I’m still connected to my favorite places. Do you ski? ~Lynn

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      It’s funny, even though I live right in the valley I still check the Glacier Park Webcams way… too often! So neat that you usually live in Whitefish, it’s such a beautiful place to live! I do a little cross-country skiing and snowshoeing whenever we can get out! Love going to Glacier to ski/snowshoe on the weekends. I hope you enjoy the recipes, and let me know what you end up making! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Kari,
    I love everything I have tried. Was wondering if you have or if you’re going to publish a cookbook with the same title as your blog. Would love to have it ALL @my fingertips to read at my leisure. Thanks for all you guys do to help us live healthier.
    Vicki

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      Thank you so much for your kind comment Vicki, it really made my day! ๐Ÿ™‚ I know what you mean about having a book you can actually hold, and I would love to publish a cookbook someday, (no plans for a hardback yet). I am working on an e-book for healthy lunches but I have lots to learn about formatting and such! I hope you continue to enjoy the recipes, and hopefully there will be a book(s) in the future!

  18. Hey Kari: We just got back from a Pacific Ocean trip with some wild caught Chinook Salmon and Halibut. Got any new fun and interesting recipes for either of these???

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      Sounds like an amazing trip! I usually grill my salmon, (or any fish for that matter) over medium heat – I put thin slices of butter over the surface so that it melts in as it grills, and serve it with sea salt and lemon wedges. Chopped fresh rosemary makes a really good addition to grilled salmon as well. Both salmon and halibut are really good with a red curry sauce over the top and served with rice (http://getinspiredeveryday.com/food/thai-curry-stuffed-sweet-potatoes/) – the recipe will give you the sauce and you can choose your veggies. If you have any leftover cooked fish, you can add it at the end of the cooking time to a pasta like my Summertime Penne with Fresh Corn, Tomatoes, and Basil – http://getinspiredeveryday.com/food/summertime-penne-with-fresh-corn-tomatoes-and-basil/. I like to use grilled salmon in my fish taco lettuce wraps http://getinspiredeveryday.com/food/fish-taco-lettuce-wraps-with-mango-salsa/ and it’s really good in these noodle bowls http://getinspiredeveryday.com/food/creamy-avocado-rice-noodle-bowls-with-bok-choy/ and finally (since this is getting long) I sometimes serve it alongside Caesar Salad http://getinspiredeveryday.com/food/creamy-basil-chicken-caesar-salad/. I gave you the link for the creamy basil version since it’s summer, but I also have a traditional Caesar and a Chipotle version on the website as well. Let me know what you end up making, I’m sure you’ll have lots of ideas too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Hi Kari
    I am new to your website, I found it because I was looking to make my own aloe vera lotion. I love your site, the recipes and DYI suggestion and of course your blog. My life long dream and this may sound funny but I have always since I was a teenager to visit Kalispell. It is now on the top of my 2015 vacation spots.

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      Great to hear from you! Send me an email whenever you’re coming and I’ll give you a list of great things to do in the Kalispell/Flathead Valley area!

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  20. This is LITERALLY thee BEST food blog i have ever encountered! I love eating paleo and usually every 7th recipe is something I’d consider making. With your blog, every recipe looks incredible and even better, doable! Thank you so much! I think you may be the blog that breaks my Pinterest addiction!

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      Thanks so much for the comment – you definitely made my day! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really try to keep my recipes simple and doable because it’s hard to find time for healthy habits, so I hope you find lots of useful recipes. I’ll look forward to hearing from you when you try them out, I always love the feedback!

  21. Wow I just came across your site– So excited to try so many of the recipes I don’t know where to start! Thanks for posting these wonderful edible creations of yours!!

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  22. I just discovered your site. A friend posted a couple of your recipes.. They look wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing. I recently ‘retired’ [at least that’s the general perception] — and I am looking forward to having the time to do more experimenting with food. I really want to try your skillet cake. Great idea! I’m from the west coast and have lived from Arizona to Washington..

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      I’m so glad you found us, and I think both the chocolate or the apple skillet cake are great place to start! As much as we love Montana, we’d like to live around the west coast area as well for a time, so many amazing places to see!

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  23. Love your blog!!! Pictures are great. Stories are so interesting and your recipes yummmmm!!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Hello Kari! Just wanted to say that I love your site and have tried multiple recipes! Everything has been delicious and fits perfectly into my “food philosophy” ๐Ÿ™‚ I am originally from up around Glacier Park, and I love seeing all the pictures of the US/ Canadian Rockies… makes me a little home sick. I lived very close to the Canadian line and spent lost of time in Lethbridge and Calgary. My husband even teases me that I have a Canadian accent:) Thanks again and keep up the great posts and recipes!!

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      We love hiking in Glacier and Banff, we also spend a lot of time in Calgary as well, but I haven’t been to Lethbridge yet. I too get teased about my ‘Canadian Accent’ but only by Americans because I can’t really cut it in Canada just yet ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Most people don’t realize we eat with our eyes first and your photos capture that experience! Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipes and photos.

  26. Really like the recipes. Am going to try a few of them. Just found site today for first time. Looking forward to more easy recipes.

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  27. Just tried your Coconut Ice Cream recipe and I’m so excited to finally enjoy ice cream that is non-dairy and it is simply scrumptious and so easy to make. I told my husband, “well, we’ve got tonight’s dessert, but no supper.”

    Wonderful Job Kari.

    I also do a lot of Paleo cooking and will be going to your site for more yummy recipes.

    Thank you.

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      The name of our website stands for Get Inspired Everyday!. Everyday we try to offer some inspiration to a healthier lifestyle.

  28. Hey Kari and Tyler,
    I browsed your entire site — good job. Especially liked the pictures. We live in a beautiful place. Not picking, just a suggestion — at the bottom of each page, put a “back to the top” button so folks don’t have to scroll a lot.
    Best of luck on your adventures — food and places. Say “hey” to your mom and lil sis for me.

    Fred

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      Thanks for the suggestion, we’re making a lot of improvements so suggestions are more than welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed the sight.

  29. Hi! I could have sworn Iโ€™ve visited this blog before but after looking at some of the posts I realized itโ€™s new to me. Regardless, Iโ€™m certainly happy I discovered it and Iโ€™ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

  30. Hi Kari,

    I REALLY like everything I have seen with your website. Great Job, you guys! This is the first time I have checked in to your site, and I have already printed out the Sesame Chicken with Stir-fried Vegetables recipe. I am anxious to try it!

    Kathleen

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  31. Amazing website guys! I am very impressed!
    I am actually in the initial stages of going online with my ideas…but a steep learning curve for a non-techy such as myself. I am having trouble narrowing down to one topic but maybe I should do an “all inclusive” style like you have.
    Anyways, hope you don’t mind me “picking your brain” from time to time!
    Miss you guys! Keep in touch!

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      I know what you mean about the learning curve, we’re learning everything from the ground up. Just to let you know, we’re going to be setting up a resources page for starting a blog in the next couple of weeks, so I hope that will help as well.
      Great to hear from you and looking forward to keeping in touch!

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      Thanks, let me know if there are any changes you think I should make. The picture in the about section is from Mount Rainier. We’ll be posting about that endeavor in a few weeks.

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