Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Energy bites are one of my favorite things to have around because they're awesome as a snack on a mountain top in Glacier National Park. Or they're equally good in the car on the way from one appointment to another when I just don't think I can make it until dinner time. On one of my recent grocery trips, I ...

Creamy Spaghetti Squash Florentine

The word Florentine pretty much just means some kind of dish with lots of creamy spinach in it. Everybody has a different way of making the classics, but for me it all started with an Eggs Florentine dish that I've made so often I can make it in my sleep. First there's a bed of spinach with a creamy bechamel, ...

Sweet Potato Noodles with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper, and Spinach

I don't know why I don't use chorizo more often. For some reason I forget about it for a while only to rediscover and fall in love with it all over again! The other day while I was doing the final recipe test for these noodles, I found myself incapable of staying out of the browned chorizo that was supposed ...

Meares Island Sea Kayaking Adventure

We've been wanting to go sea kayaking for a while, so it seemed like the natural thing to do when we finally made it to the ocean on our road trip. We decided to just take our iPhones along on our Meares Island Sea Kayaking Adventure because we wanted to enjoy the day without spending every single second freaking out ...

Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup

This is my ideal weekend brunch on a plate. First there's a stack of pancakes which is almost mandatory, and they're made even better by the fact there's apple slices hiding in there, (just like my mom used to make). As if the perfect stack of pancakes wasn't enough already, I went ahead and gilded the lily with some Bacon ...

Ethiopian Inspired Berbere Chicken Curry

I've been way outside my comfort zone lately, first with these Samosa Style Twice Baked Potatoes, and now this Ethiopian inspired dish! But one of the things that keeps me inspired and excited about life, is trying new things. I promise this recipe is super easy just like my usual style, it's just got a little exotic touch. If you've ...

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

This Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub smells like pumpkin pie, and it's definitely my favorite fall homemade beauty product! Lately, we've been in Canada celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving, (chasing the Northern Lights) and I've been embracing all things fall! With the weather turning cold and frosty at night, it's time to bring out the sugar scrubs again to keep my skin well hydrated. ...

Pineapple Orange Banana Green Smoothie

It's been a little while since I've come up with a green smoothie recipe. So long in fact that I went back into the archives to see, and it turns out that the last time I posted a green smoothie was in February of this year! Of course there's always a reason behind everything, and in this case there's several. ...

Samosa Style Twice Baked Potatoes

I've had the idea for this recipe floating around in my head for a little while now, but somehow I've just never gotten around to making it. That's probably because Indian cuisine isn't exactly my forte by any means. I absolutely love every Indian dish I've ever tried, but apart from Butter Chicken, I rarely make it at home. Most ...