Healthy Zucchini Blueberry Bread

There's something about the weekend that always calls out for baked goods. Lazy mornings with coffee, and something sweet to nibble on, are one of my favorite things to do in life. Whether we're at home or out camping in nature, I try and have one morning a week where I'm not tearing off in a hurry to get a ...

Avocado Zucchini Hummus

Did you know you can make hummus out of zucchini instead of beans? I know I would've never thought of this awesome idea in a million years, but open any raw foods cookbook, and you will find all sorts of good ideas like this. Usually raw foods also tend to be very low in fat, so you'll find my recipe ...

Cooling Aloe-Mint Body Lotion

This lotion is perfect for summertime because of the 'cooling effect' of the aloe and mint. It's particularly awesome after a long day on your feet, and I really love it massaged into my legs and feet after a day hiking in the mountains. With the the warmer temperatures of summer I like to use a light moisturizer, and the cooling ...

Glowing Berry Beet Smoothie

I hope the word 'beet' sorta hiding out there in the title hasn't scared you off! I'm a recovering beet hater myself, and it's only been recently that I've even entertained the idea of trying some new things with beets. For some reason I've never cared for their earthy flavor, which I've always described as 'tastes like dirt'. But then I ...

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Tart

Salted caramel is always a good idea in my book! I almost feel like a traitor to chocolate because of how much I love caramel. When you combine caramel with vanilla bean, the combination is perfect for all types of summer fruit. Since it's late summer, I've been loving the combination of peaches and blackberries in particular. For this easiest ...

Lighthouse Loop Hike, Vancouver Island

The Lighthouse Loop Hike takes off from Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, and it's just as beautiful as everyone says! It shares part of it's trail with the famous Wild Pacific Trail which we'll be talking about very soon as well. The trail starts off through the trees, and it's so dense you start to get rainforest vibes right away. But it's ...

The Best Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

I have several versions of Caesar Salad on the blog, including one buried so far back in the archives, I even forgot about it. But somehow, my favorite of all favorites hasn't been on the blog until now! While I know using the word 'best' seems like a bit or a reach, or even arrogant, I think I can explain. ...

Coconut Lime Ice Cream

This Ice Cream is the perfect partner for abundant summer berries, or pretty much anytime all year long! It's smooth and creamy without being at all heavy like ice creams can sometimes be. It's also one of those desserts that's both light and refreshing yet oddly decadent at the same time. The bright zesty note of citrus combined with the ...

Lavender Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are the best way to break into making your own bath and body products because they're so easy to make. They just require a mixing bowl and at sturdy spoon, with only 10 minutes from start to finish! They're a favorite of mine because they simultaneously exfoliate your skin while deeply moisturizing it at the same time. They're ...