Get Inspired Everyday!
Hi, my name is Kari and my husbands name is Tyler. We’re so happy you’ve found your way to Get Inspired Everyday! We hope you’ll find some inspiration with healthy recipes, outdoor travel, and clean skin care DIY recipes.
Tyler is Canadian born and I’ve lived in Montana my whole life. We now both reside in Montana, even though the immigration process when we were first married took years before we could settle down together.
During that time, we had to live on opposite sides of the border, and so we ended up spending lots of time traveling through the Rocky Mountains from Jasper, Alberta down through Montana.
Whatever adventure we might be in the middle of, food has always been the constant for us. Whether we spent the day traveling, or just playing catchup around the house, the day is going to end with some good food for sure!
You’ll find all sorts of easy gluten free real food recipes here on the blog. Most of my recipes are also Paleo friendly, with lots of Whole30 inspiration as well. We focus on easy dinners, but you’ll find plenty of snacks, healthy treats, side dishes, and breakfast recipes too. We also have a large section of meal prep recipes that help us stay on track with healthy veggie filled eating, and we hope this resource will help you as well.
On the travel section you’ll find lots of outdoor travel, especially in National Parks. We live minutes from Glacier National Park, and so we hope to inspire you to get out and explore as well. Even when we travel overseas, you’ll still find us in the mountains. So we hope you’ll enjoy the stunning views as well as handy tips for planning your next trip! Finally, the newest thing you’ll find here are some backcountry and camp cooking tips.
Over in the lifestyle part of the blog, you’ll find mainly DIY recipes for clean skin care. There’s everything from easy sugar scrubs, face masks, homemade body wash, lip balms, to tutorials for how to do an at home facial like you’d find in a spa. You’ll also find some how-to’s for meal prepping from seasonal inspiration, to how to meal prep snacks. These go hand in hand with the meal prepping recipes in the food section.
Our Food Philosophy…
We often get asked what kind of ‘diet’ we follow? And the answer is we focus on as many veggies as possible with real food. If you had to put a label on it, we eat mostly Paleo, which we’ve taken to calling Paleo-ish!
One of the great things about the Paleo diet is the focus on real food with no processed ingredients. However we’re both beyond fond of cheese which isn’t in the Paleo lineup, and so we just call our diet ‘veggie focused’.
It can be hard to ‘know how to eat’ in this day and age with so much confusion. But one thing we started noticing as a theme is any expert you hear talking about different diets all agree on 1 thing… and you guessed it – we should all be eating more veggies!
We try to support our local farmers with their amazing produce for a few reasons. One reason is that local produce tastes so much better, and it then becomes easy to eat more veggies. Then there are the ‘local’ and ‘sustainability’ aspects that we love. And finally, when you’re acquainted with the farmer you’re buying from, you know more about exactly how your food was grown!
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… and we hope you’ll leave us a comment below! Whether you’re looking for recipe inspiration for your everyday life, or for food on-the-go, we hope you’ll find what you’re looking for. Most days we’re making these recipes for a regular ‘Tuesday night dinner’, but these recipes also come with us on our weekend adventures and travels as well. Pictured above there’s my Easy Gluten Free Summer Cheese Board taken along as a picnic. Next in line is my Grilled Summer Veggie Pesto Pasta Salad on a mountain top with some cute ‘wildlife’ trying to steal some. And finally there’s my Paleo Honey Mustard Trail Mix being enjoyed as a snack while we sat on the shores of the Lake of Hanging Glaciers. So I hope you’ll find some new favorite recipes for all aspects of you life as well!
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Thank you for posting the Easy Chicken Curry (Indian) recipe! It sounds interesting, I’ve not made it yet, but going to soon!
Being from India & eating a lot of chicken curries, I’ve been told & know that the raw chicken should be cooked about 20 – 30 minutes to get rid of any bacteria inside the chicken.
What do you think? I saw your time of boiling the curry is less than that.
I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado … south of your state of Montana.
I loved your description of your lifestyle there and how you met your husband & the pictures!
I wish you success in all aspects of your life.
I’m so glad you’re enjoying the blog so far and hope you do enjoy the Easy Chicken Curry, I’d be very happy to hear your feedback since you have so much experience! My only experience with Indian food is in restaurants anytime we visit bigger cities, but we sure love the cuisine! I have never heard of cooking chicken that long as a general rule.
The USDA recommends cooking chicken until an instant-read thermometer shows an internal temperature of 165ºF so that’s what I go with. Of course, my cooking time listed could vary depending on how briskly you simmer the curry, etc. so maybe an instant-read thermometer would give you peace of mind to know when the chicken is done. I do know that if cubed chicken breasts were cooked for 20-30 minutes they would be very dry and tough. I hope this helps, but be sure to let me know if you have any more questions. And again I can’t wait to hear your feedback, this recipe is definitely very much so simplified compared to anything authentic I’ve ever made, but I do really hope you enjoy it!
Please note that it is a PARING knife not pairing.
Also talking about Paleo the expression is
…in this day and age…
Thanks so much, I appreciate you catching that!
now that I have become healthier, your blog inspires me to get out and do some hiking. No mountains here, but plenty of trails to practice on so I can hike when I visit Montana.
I have found myself needing to eat gluten free and dairy free. I know I can trust you to come up with lots of easy and delicious options, because I know you and Tyler love easy and delicious food.
Hopefully will see you in May, this year.
Hi Kathy, and it’s so good to hear from you! Glad to hear you’ve been finding lots of inspiration and look forward to seeing you when you visit!
I was looking for a Persian recipe and your blog was the first post. I live in Australia, but my husband’s father is from Montana and our family live in Helena and Lolo. Small world.
Wow it really is a small world, my mom’s family is from Helena! I sure hope you enjoyed the roasted Persian veggies, I don’t have much in that category but you’ve inspired me to dig into it a bit more!
So fun to meet you at Bonners Ferry and very excited about your website. We enjoy good veggies and grow a big garden. Looking forward to trying your recipes! Our best to you two
It was great to meet you and your sisters as well! I sure hope you enjoy the recipes and if you do end up trying the green curry we talked about definitely let me know what you think! I hope you’ll find lots of new favorite to use up your yummy garden veggies.
Hi there! I came across your blog while researching healthy samosa alternatives. This brought me to your samosa twice baked potato recipe, which sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it out. I was wondering if I could use your photo for this, give you credit and share your recipe in our healthy indian swaps handout. I a currently interning as a dietetic intern at a gym. Let me know if this is something you’d be interested in and okay with. Thank you!
Hi Danielle, I hope you enjoy the Samosa Baked Potatoes, and you’re definitely welcome to use my recipe and photo in a handout. I’d only ask it’s not used in a commercial way or in any way that’s charged for! Thanks, and let me know if you have any more questions!
I’m glad I found your blog. I’m a fellow Montanan and your recipes look delicious, I can’t wait to try them. At 67 I am just starting healthier eating habits so will be eager to try your recipes.
Always glad to say hi to a fellow Montanan! I sure hope you find some new favorites, and be to let me know if you have any questions about the recipes!
I like your recipe for curry chicken with butternut squash.
Looks delicious and nutritious. . Visit Montana many moons ago
And have say it was spectacular. This is someone who lives in NY.
So glad you enjoyed your time in Montana and I really hope you get to try out my curry recipe!
I visited Glacier when I was in the Army (and to young to appreciate Glacier) We could only spend 1&1/2 days there. All my life I remember Montana and always wanted to go back. I have traveled in the Alps & Rockies but Glacier stands out. I’m 80 now and don’t get around easy. I am determined to go back very soon. Do they have tour for Seniors? Thank you for the article you wrote.
Montana has a special place in my heart too, and I hope you enjoy your visit here. I do know they usually run tours through the park service in what everyone calls the red buses. They’re open topped, and they stop at the scenic lookouts. I’m not sure they’re running this year due to current world events, but check with their website when you do plan on coming!
I love your site! And Montana is my most favorite place on earth (besides my home on Maunawili Hawaii).
Thanks so much, and Montana is definitely my favorite place, although I’d love to visit Hawaii at some point!