Homemade Coconut Ice Cream

This ice cream..., it's silky smooth and so delicious. It reminds me of childhood days getting strawberry sundaes with soft serve at a certain popular chain. Now I know this delectable ice cream bears no real resemblance to my childhood favorite. But, that's okay because it's so much better! Something about the amazingly smooth mouthfeel of this ice cream is ...

Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken and Veggie Platter

Is there anything better than the summer grilling season? Since our summer is so short, we grill year round, but obviously it's always better when you don't have to put on a down coat first before stepping outside! Add to that the gorgeous fresh produce just bursting out of every stand at the Farmer's Market, and what usually happens is ...

West Rim Trail in Zion National Park

The West Rim Trail in Zion National Park shares a section called Walter's Wiggles (a steep set of switchbacks - see 2 photos below) with the famous Angels Landing. A lot of people do this 15-16 mile hike as a backpacking trip, but since we were short on time, we decided to just hike what we could of the trail. ...

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

This smoothie is summer in a glass! It's so refreshing during whenever temperatures soar, and it's perfect for summertime activities. I first started making this the day after we hiked Turtle Mountain in Crowsnest Pass, Canada, and I downed a 32 ounce jar in record time.   We had just spent the last week making all sorts of smoothies with my ...

The Inspired Ice Creams E-book

It's here... and just in time for all things summer! The idea for this Inspired Ice Creams E-Book was formed in a coffee shop in Fernie BC while sipping a latte, and trying to warm up from a freezing torrential down pour. Maybe I was just trying to conjure up warmer sunny days in my mind, but all of a ...

Spicy Jalapeno Turkey Burgers with Creamy Slaw

The idea for these burgers started with an ad I kept hearing on Pandora. You know those campaigns where they play the same ad a billion times a day for weeks on end??? Well... anyways it was an ad for Wendy's Spicy Jalapeno Chicken Sandwiches, and I thought - 'that sounds delicious, I should turn that into a burger recipe'! ...

Italian Sausage Egg Bake with Spinach and Tomatoes

I feel like an egg bake is kind of a weird recipe to get super excited about, especially with summer upon us. But I've made this 3x in the last 2 weeks, and I'm showing no signs of slowing down! So what is an egg bake exactly, well... it's like a crustless quiche but without the heavy cream. You can ...

The Narrows in Zion National Park

There is no possible way to over exaggerate the beauty of The Narrows hike in Zion National Park! It's rated as one of the top, if not the #1 hike in all of the United States. With those kinds of words to live up to, you might expect you'd be disappointed, but instead you'll find yourself looking up at the ...

Banh Mi Cucumber Subs

If there's one food I could eat everyday, it would be a Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich. They're so good, they even supersede pizza for me, which is really saying a lot! Once I start talking about them, it would seem I can't stop. I even got sidetracked when I was trying to talk about last week's Vietnamese Caramel Chicken, and ...