Day 8 in Iceland Diamond Beach and Jokulsarlon

We left off at the end of Day 7 having climbed a mountain, and then driven in the dark to the famous Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. We were also really hoping the clouds might clear so we'd be able to see the aurora that was predicted. When we finally arrived after a seriously long day, we were dismayed to find the ... Read More

Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

I have a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to making a really flavorful spaghetti sauce. But first I want to take a side trip into how I finally ended up getting this most basic of recipes written down. Nine years ago when Tyler and I got married on the side of a snowy mountain in Fernie BC, ... Read More

Roasted Pear Spinach Salad with Hazelnuts

The beginnings of this recipe started off like most of my recipes, with a surplus of produce. We like to try and buy it in bulk when we can because it's a great way to save money when you're trying to eat more fruits and veggies. So in this case, I had 10 pounds of pears, and just 2 people ... Read More

My Favorite Yellow Thai Curry

This is my favorite curry of all time, and I promise I'm not exaggerating. I love all curries from all types of cuisines, but this one has always had my heart. The inspiration for this one is based on #54 at our local Thai restaurant. They make a yellow curry enriched with just a hint of peanuts that will keep ... Read More

Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

I love getting requests for recipes because more often than not, it takes me outside my comfort zone and into ideas I would've never had myself. This peanut butter banana cream pie is just such a recipe request. I often make my No-Bake Banana Cream Pie or these Deep Dish Peanut Butter Cheesecakes Brownies, (which are a spin off peanut ... Read More

Day 7 in Iceland Hiking Kristinartindar Peak

We last left off the night of Day 6 having finally found a place to sleep. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate with our plans to make dinner, so we just went to sleep instead. The next morning dawned with beautiful weather, and the wind had finally calmed down. We got up super early knowing we had a whole mountain to ... Read More

Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans

I developed these green beans specifically to go with my Slow Cooker Chinese 5 Spice Pulled Pork. But they're so fast and easy to make, as well as incredibly flavorful, they make a great side dish to so many Asian inspired dishes, (like my Slow Cooker Honey Lime Teriyaki Chicken). And you don't have to limit the sauce in this ... Read More

Slow Cooker Chinese 5 Spice Pulled Pork

This recipe is another result of trying to branch out more often with different spices. And I've been having so much fun creating new recipes with a twist. (I'll be sure and list some of the recipes I've been doing below.) Often the beginnings of a recipe come from necessity, meaning I have something in the fridge or freezer I ... Read More

Meal Prepping Tips and Recipes

Today I'm putting together my tips and recipe inspiration for the kind of meal prepping we've been doing during this winter. Most weeks our meal prepping is pretty simple, so I thought I'd share our basic weekly breakdown. But just to start off, my first tip would be to work towards getting glass containers for your meal prepping. They're very ... Read More