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Dehydrated Coconut Milk Powder

I love coconut. I used to hate it; the only coconut I had as a child was in the frosting for German Chocolate cake. But in my 30’s I started eating Thai food… and found the goodness of Coconut Red Curry! In fact, in the years before my health crash, I returned to restaurants countless times…

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Smoked Salmon Chowder

On my recent trip to the Enchantments, I had this tasty dish for one of my dinners. What a treat! I’m a big fan of smoked salmon, and feel lucky to have a great smokehouse about a mile from my house. This dish delivers the savory and creamy sides of chowder nicely, and while coconut…

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Helicopter Rescue in the Enchantments

This post is linked to from my Enchantments Birthday Trip post. To see how it all began, go there first! To catch you up: I was hiking into the Enchantment Lakes region of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness near Leavenworth, WA, when I came across a gal in the woods with an injured ankle. note: i…

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Enchantments Birthday Trip

Two weeks ago, a friend and I had plans to hike into the Enchantment Lakes region of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness near Leavenworth, WA, to climb an easy alpine classic; Prusik Peak has a striking ridgeline, and is one of the most photographed peaks in Washington state. My buddy and I have aspirations to some…

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Beckey Route on Liberty Bell, Washington Pass

My calendar tells me it’s the first day of spring… the weather says differently. Either way, I’m thinking of summertime, warm rock, and blue skies, and as I looked back through my photos, I came across my images from a climb I did on Washington Pass last summer. WA Pass is known for easy access, superb…

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The Dirt on Food Cravings

Who among us doesn’t crave some type of food, some of the time? If you don’t, get back on your unicorn and ride back into the sunset. But for the rest of us mere mortals, food cravings are a fact of life – at least until we get our diet and nutritional status figured out.…

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Key Lifestyle Habits for Adrenal Health

Back in January, I wrote an article over at Autoimmune Paleo, called “Eight Key Lifestyle Habits to Support Adrenal Healing“. What’s so important about the adrenal glands? They are key for our response to stress. Athletes, adventurers, parents, professionals, even bookish nerds, we all experience stress. When a body is under stress, the adrenals pump…

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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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Sage Maple Beef Jerky

Okay, I admit it. My first two years on AIP, I ate no red meat, or mammal anything. I was on my way to being vegan when I fell really ill, and it was a big challenge mentally and emotionally for me to accept eating animals again. I remember the first time I roasted a whole chicken……

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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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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’…