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Gobble Up Some Turkey Jerky!

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 jerky has enough spice that it bites back a bit. It makes you want to go, “ARGHHH!” and make pirate faces. Go…

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Healing Tools: Tracking Trends in Your Healing Path

This is a piece I wrote as a guest post over on Autoimmune Paleo, Mickey Trescott’s fabulous blog about AIP food and healing. Check out her blog, it’s fabulous. And her AIP cookbook will rock your world, even if you don’t eat AIP! Mickey took part of the summer off blogging to move to Oregon, so she asked…

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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…

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Setting Limits and Expanding Boundaries

I’ve been ramping up to this post for a while now. I just needed a kick in the butt, and today I got it. Today I had a hard hike. The actual hike wasn’t hard, but my body thought it was. This is the kind of stuff I want to write about! If you’ve read…

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Simple Kale and Chard Chips

I waited a long time to try kale chips. My bad. This is some seriously munchable goodness, and adds some much-needed green food on the trail. See, I didn’t grow up in a house where steamed greens were eaten. It was salad, carrots and green beans, midwest style. I had my first kale at a potluck…

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The Tooth – An Easy Alpine Classic

Move to Washington as an alpine climber, and someone will ask you to climb The Tooth. It’s a showy pinnacle on a ridge above Denny Creek near Snoqualmie Pass, and sports an easy approach and a fun three-pitch summit of solid 5.4-ish rock. Early season the approach has a great snow climb, or later on, a…

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Rosemary Garlic Plantain Crackers

This recipe is taken directly from Mickey Trescott’s Autoimmune Paleo blog. Her recipe bakes the crackers in the oven. I’ve made these savory, tasty crackers a bunch of times, and wanted to try them out using the dehydrator to see if they were any different. So I made a batch, split it in two, baked half…

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Yam and Sweet Potato Chips

Some of my favorite foods are yams and sweet potatoes. My day isn’t complete (and my body complains) if I don’t eat some – every day. Being that we don’t get grain carbs on the paleo and AIP diets, these awesome tubers are a real life-saver in the carbohydrate department. Yams are high in vitamin…

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Granite Mountain Hike

When you drive up the I-90 corridor out of Seattle, you are surrounded by a wide selection of options for hikes and scrambles. Being that it’s so close to sprawling Pugetopolis, these hikes tend to be really crowded, especially on weekends. Coming from southwest Colorado where many of the hikes and peaks are harder to access, I’m amazed…