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Fresh Coconut Milk

Although this blog is dedicated to recipes for the trail, sometimes I like to share a little goodie that’s more for in town. In this case, it’s home-made coconut milk. If you’ve only ever had the canned or tetra pack variety, you may not be too thrilled about the idea. But… home-made coconut milk is…

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Dehydrated Cranberries – A Tart or Sweet Treat!

Dried cranberries are one of my favorite dried fruits. The store-bought version is tart, sweet, and slightly chewy, much like a raisin. Just about any dried cranberries you buy in the store will be sweetened with sugar since the plain fruit is SO tart, and they contain a bit of sunflower or vegetable oil to…

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What is “The Paleo Approach Approved”?

Wonder what that gold and red icon in the sidebar means? It’s a badge awarded to resources such as books, e-books, and websites that offer information in line with The Paleo Approach, the first book to show how to adapt the Paleo diet and lifestyle to bring about a full recovery from autoimmune disease. It’s a fabulous book, and goes into depth…

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Easy Olive Caper Tapenade for the Trail

Are there times in the backcountry when you wish your meal had more fresh zing? Well, here’s a great option – an olive caper tapenade guaranteed to give your food some new life! I like to eat it on anything with salmon in it, or as a topping for eggs, or spread on plantain crackers. I got the…

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AIP Elimination Diet Spreadsheet Template

Hey all! Earlier this year, I wrote a guest post over on autoimmune-paleo.com, about how I’ve used an Excel spreadsheet to track and guide my healing progress on the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). In response to the post, a lot of people asked for a template they could use for their own spreadsheet. It’s taken a while to pare down…

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How to Dry Canned and Smoked Salmon

Smoked and canned salmon are a real treat on backcountry trips. So delicious, and packed full of protein and Omega 3 fats! You can eat it right out of the can or package, or you can dehydrate it for a lighter weight option with a longer shelf life. If you do bring it on the trail…

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Dried Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Who doesn’t like a plate full of hash browns? Browned just right with some salt and oil, they’re tasty served alone or paired with another food like eggs or bacon. Awesome fact: Sweet potatoes and yams are in a different family (family Convolvulaceae) than regular potatoes (family Solanaceae), which means they are acceptable within the ‘no nightshades’…

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3 New Flavors for Turkey Jerky

I posted my recipe for ground Turkey Jerky back in August, and since then I’ve kept a constant supply around for snacks on the trail and in town. With the recent weather shift into autumn, the nights are colder, and all the herbs out in my container garden are starting to slow down. It’s time to harvest most of…

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Egg-cellent Dehydrated Eggs

AIP NOTE: Eggs are not AIP compliant. I have reintroduced them successfully and include them on a limited basis in my diet. If you are on AIP, avoid eggs until the proper time for reintroduction. Dehydrated eggs. You may have heard they are hard to make, or even impossible… well readers, that’s just an invitation for this…

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The Gift of the Present

Ever notice that what you need falls in your lap when you don’t expect it? When the backpack trip last week got cancelled, I decided to take full advantage of the free classes being offered at a yoga studio opening nearby. What came out of that week for me was a big surprise. I’ve fallen back in…

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Dried Capers – A Zingy Treat!

A few days ago I posted a recipe for dried plantain chips, where I mentioned that I’d be posting a couple easy trail food items before sharing the full-meal recipes from the backpack trip I prepared for last week. Here’s an item that makes my taste buds really happy. It’s a strange food to some – and one I’ve never liked until…

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Dried plantain chips: Can’t get enough!

Autumn is such a transition time. While we bask in the glow from awesome summer outdoor missions, we also have to let go of the glorious summer weather, and accept that some items on that tick list will have to wait till next year. I don’t throw in the outdoor adventure towel come autumn, but it is hard to…

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Gobble Up Some Turkey Jerky!

NOTE: I’ve developed some new variations on the turkey jerky theme, in this post. Check it out! Ground turkey jerky has become my favorite munching snack. It’s high in protein, lightweight, and so, so tasty! It’s so good, I eat it on the trail and at home. I think jerky is fun food… a good…

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Keep Those Gummies Cool!

So if you’re an avid paleo or AIP eater, it’s likely you’ve experienced the benefits of bone broth. What’s so special about bone broth? It’s chock-full of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium, in forms your body can easily absorb. It contains chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, compounds known to reduce inflammation, arthritis and…