Lemon Cream Body Butter

I posted this recipe almost 3 years ago, and it's still my favorite body butter, (I often use it in place of lotion during the really cold, dry months). Usually body butters take forever to sink in and leave my skin semi oily, but this body butter absorbs quickly and leaves my skin super soft. I've updated the photos for ...

Simple Sweet Potato Noodle Pad Thai

I don't think there is a day where I'm not craving Pad Thai, and I know I'm not alone on this. One of my friends is so addicted to Pad Thai that after she went away to college, she would stock up on the local Pad Thai every time she came home. She would order several of them to go ...

Tostones with Mango Salsa and Cilantro Chimichurri

A couple weeks ago, we went on a mini vacation to Fernie B.C. to celebrate our anniversary (we got married there 7 years ago). As it would happen, Fernie has changed dramatically over the last several years, and there are so many cute shops and great restaurants to eat in. In true foodie fashion, I did my best to eat ...

Tropical Passion Berry Smoothie

Before I go the grocery store, I usually sit down and draw up a basic meal plan and grocery list. But every week some of that planning goes right out the window when I get to the grocery store. I change my mind a lot based on what's actually available, what's on sale, and spur of the moment impulse purchases. ...

Bacon Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice

What is it about bacon that transcends the line between sweet and savory, making everything it's added to taste better!?! Bacon doughnuts - um... yes please, or we can do a 180º and add bacon to kimchi fried rice - either way it's equally good. This recipe started off as just kimchi fried rice, but I had a partial package of ...

Zion Park Scenic Byway

We love taking scenic byways whenever we can! Not only do you see a ton of fantastic scenery, but scenic byways also make for a good activity to do whenever you're having a rest day in between bigger hikes. We were a little thrashed after our super long (and magnificent) day hiking in The Narrows, (post coming soon) so we ...

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

Strawberries and cream is a classic combination that I never get tired of. There's a perfect window every summer where the local strawberries are finally ripe (usually 2 months after everywhere else) and I go to town eating them plain, dipping them in The Ultimate Whipped Cream, and using them for a topping on Homemade Coconut Ice Cream. But since ...

Cajun Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits with Greens

We have a local Cajun restaurant here that has the most amazing shrimp and grits, it's the kind of meal that day dreams are made of! Every time we go, I try really hard to branch out and order something different, but I just can't do it. The shrimp and grits are so good that it's become my standing order. ...

Top 7 Tips from 7 Years of Marriage

Last weekend we took a trip to Fernie, B.C. to celebrate our 7 year anniversary in the place where we got married. The whole story of how we ended up getting married in the middle of a snowfield on the side of a mountain in Canada is quite a story, and I'll have to write it down one of these ...