Jalapeno Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken

This recipe is very loosely based off a pesto grilled chicken we make. I've never written down that particular recipe because it's basically chicken + pesto = dinner. But for this variation, I went with Mexican flavors, and it's been an even bigger hit! First you whirr together a few ingredients in a food processor into a 'pesto' of sorts. Then ... Read More

Schooner Cove Trail in Pacific Rim National Park

The day we we explored Schooner Cove in Pacific Rim National Park started off pretty crazy! We ended up camping the night before in the back woods hippie/free roamer's camp and it was a long night to say the least. (You can read the whole story on Instagram, starting here with Part 1, then Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, ... Read More

Grain Free Strawberry Cake Doughnuts

So I might just lead with the fact that these doughnuts are insanely pink! I thought I was going for a more mellow shade, but I completely spaced the fact that beet juice powder gets more intense as it sits... so these beauties happened quite by accident. By all means feel free to dial it down a bit, but after ... Read More

Grilled Romaine Salad with Strawberries and Fennel Vinaigrette

This recipe was inspired by a request for a salad with grilled romaine. I had a salad once in a restaurant that had grilled romaine in it, and it was so awesome! But somehow I've just never translated the concept into my at home cooking. So I'm so glad I had this request because it's high time to add grilled ... Read More

Rainbow Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Mango Sauce

It might still be pretty cold around here, winter temperature are hanging on with hail one minute, and pouring rain the next. But the grass is slowly turning green, the trees are budding, and I'm in full force Spring mode! I'm so predictable because I do this every year, I jump in full speed ahead into all the nice new ... Read More

Homemade Grain Free Rawnola Cereal

Rawnola aka raw/unbaked granola is definitely a game changer, you might even say life changing! And as you know, I love to save those sweeping overly dramatic statements for super easy recipes that really do change the way you eat. While I'll never loose my obsession for this Maple Cinnamon Granola, I don't always have time to whip up a ... Read More

10 Minute Soft Serve Mango Ice Cream

Fruit based ice creams, or 'nice creams' as they're sometimes known, as are nothing short of revolutionary! They're like a cross between actual ice cream and a sorbet. Another major bonus is they're so fast to make, you can have ice cream in your bowl in just 10 minutes start to finish - it's hard to beat that! I make ... Read More

Easy Sautéed Lemon Herb Zucchini

We're continuing with the side dishes again this week with another easy, flavorful recipe! With the abundance of summer zucchini right around the corner, I'm already thinking of ways to use up what's coming. Every year, I over plant zucchini in the garden, but I haven't regretted it yet! We make a lot of zucchini noodles year round, but especially ... Read More

Balsamic Glazed Red Pepper Green Beans

I never noticed before, but there is a stunning lack of side dishes on this website. So I've been working on turning that around! I think the main reason is we make so many one pan/pot dinners, that side dishes don't happen all that often. But another fun way to make dinner time easier is to make a flavorful side ... Read More