Caribbean Jerk Chicken Bowls with Peach Avocado Salsa

This whole recipe started with an overload of peaches, and with them I decided to create a salsa. And it just spiralled from there into a whole meal! There's so much going on here though, you can easily break out just certain parts of the recipe. The peach avocado salsa is awesome on it's own in a 'chips and salsa' ...

Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad

I've been really branching out with different pasta salads this summer, and we've been loving every single version. Pasta salads are pretty much the ultimate summer food since they're incredibly portable. They also keep well for a few hours or even overnight in the fridge. Besides picnicking and barbecues, pasta salads are also awesome for all sorts of adventuring. You ...

Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are a life saver for my skin year round, so I'm always experimenting with different scents. This Lemon Sugar Scrub has been my official scent of this summer. It smells lightly of Girl Scout lemon cookies, and leave my skin perfectly moisturized and glowing. I might be exceptionally lazy about keeping up my skin, but I love sugar ...

Tropical Sweet Chili Shrimp Skewers

I find anything with sweet chili sauce utterly addicting! However I'm not crazy about the sheer amount of sugar in the bottled sauce. So I've come up with my own hack to make a quick sauce that tastes like sweet chili sauce, but with a touch of heat. I use sambal oelek chili paste mixed with either honey or maple ...

Ginger Peach Green Smoothie

I can't decide if I like this smoothie better with peaches or nectarines - they're both so good! If peaches aren't stellar in your area, I'd go with nectarines because they're more reliable than peaches for flavor. We've been lucky enough to get some good peaches this year and I've been going overboard with peach everything! I love it when ...

Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park

Emerald Lake is a great place to spend a few hours exploring! It's beyond picturesque, and it also makes for a great rest day in between hikes. We had just hiked the Iceline Trail and Takakkaw Falls the day before, and we were pretty beat. So before making a beeline for the coast, we decided to make a stop at ...

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Salad

We grill a lot every summer, but this summer has been nonstop grilling with the heat wave we've had! I can't even bear to turn the stove on, and I even cringe just boiling water for coffee every morning. Luckily there's pretty much nothing you can't grill into a meal. This recipe is nice and simple because the teriyaki sauce ...

5 Minute Soft Serve Peach Nice Cream

We've been experiencing an unexpected heat wave lately in Montana. It's been well into the nineties almost every single day, and to be honest, we're just not used to that kind of heat here! I feel pretty lucky since we have a nice cool basement to sleep in whenever the upstairs is unbearable. And we've been grilling pretty much everything, ...

Gratitude Makes the Difference

Thoughts of gratitude or thankfulness has been on my mind a lot lately. Not just because it's been the hot topic over the last few years, but because a little while ago I received an email with the subject line titled - Gratitude-. I had just so happened to be having some extra tough weeks where I was dragging through ...