Shafer Trail in Canyonlands National Park

Shafer Trail in Canyonlands National Park is an off-roading experience and an incredible drive. It begins in Canyonlands and can be driven all the way through to Potash Road leading you back in the town of Moab. The views are stunning the whole drive, and it’s a nice way to break up some of the sight seeing and hiking as well.

Thelma and Louise Point along the drive through Shafer Trail.

We ended up driving Shafer Trail just by happenstance, and it turned out to be one of our favorite experiences on our trip! Our day started with a hike to Funnel Arch and a stop by the ‘birthing scene’ petroglyphs on the way back out of Kane Creek Blvd. From there we headed into Moab to stock up on some groceries and have an ‘ice cream break’.

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Healthy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

The weekend is looking extra good with these Healthy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes! They’re naturally gluten free and dairy free as well as whole grain. They’re full of flavor, nice and fluffy, and so good with syrup. And just in case you can’t have grain/oats, head over to my 4-Ingredient Banana Pancakes which are paleo and nut free.

Two plates of Healthy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes with cups of coffee.

‘Makin’ Banana Pancakes on the weekend or pretend that it’s the weekend, yeah’.  These are great for a lazy weekend morning as well easing the Monday morning blues.  I’m not much of a breakfast person during the week. But sometimes a little something out of the ordinary in the form of pancakes and extra espresso is definitely in order.

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Easy Cashew Chicken

Better than takeout, this Easy Cashew Chicken is the perfect go-to recipe for dinner. It’s easy to make and packed with veggies and flavor. Then add a touch of crunchy cashews, and you just take this right over the top – it’s so good!

Cashew Chicken over steamed rice in a black bowl with chopsticks.

What are your go-to recipes during the workweek? We rely heavily on stir fries for sure because they’re simple to make, and they’re a 1-pan kind of dinner too. You can also easily customize whatever stir fry you’re making to what you have on hand as well.

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Best Oven Baked Lemon Cod

This super easy Best Oven Baked Lemon Cod is sure to become your new favorite way to eat fish for dinner. It’s a simple recipe, but full of flavor thanks to the herbed butter mixture. Not to worry though there’s also a completely dairy free version listed below as well. Try this tasty dinner with my Creamy Mashed Cauliflower and my Oven Roasted Broccoli.

A large white baking dish with Oven Baked Lemon Cod with a striped linen and lemon slices around the dish.

Fresh and perfectly light for spring, but definitely not lacking in savory flavor! This simple baked cod is based on something I remember making ages ago. I have no idea where that recipe went, but it was an overly complicated baked fish in paper. I used to absolutely love it, but I lost the recipe over the years in one of the many house moves. And I never seemed to have time to make it anyways.

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30 Recipes to Make for April

Jump into Spring with these 30 Recipes to Make for April! You’ll find lots of easy dinners with a few dinner salads featuring asparagus, berries, and more. You’ll also find some yummy breakfasts to make, along with a few fresh tasting desserts, with a bit of chocolate as well.

Lemon Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner as one of the 30 Recipes to Make for April.
Lemon Chicken and Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner

We’re officially into the spring season now, and it’s so exciting to be moving into more fresh produce. We both love asparagus, and so from April on we eat as much of it as we can. So you’ll find some of our favorite recipes for asparagus below. There’s also lots of super easy dinner this month featuring extra fresh ingredients.

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