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Greek-inspired Backcountry Beef Hash

Some of my favorite foods are inspired by Mediterranean flavors such as kalamata olives, capers, mint, parsley and lemon. I adore the relationship between savory and sour! My inspiration for this hash recipe trickled down from some lovely Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) meatball recipes from two of my favorite food blogs; Eat Heal Thrive and Paleo Cajun…

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Shingles Information

This post is a sequel to my previous shingles post, where I wrote about climbing and camping for 5 days with shingles. Here I’ll share some information on shingles, as well as what protocol my doctors had me on while I was sick. Shingles Facts Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash.…

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Cleaning your food dehydrator

How often do you clean your dehydrator? If you’re like me, not often enough. I do wipe out my 9-tray Excalibur dehydrator every time I use it, but after a summer and fall of making food, it needed a deep cleaning. As I wrestled with the dried-on food hiding in the nooks and crannies, I…

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AIP Dehydrated Coconut Milk Chai

There’s something delicious about sitting at camp after a long day, soaking up the view and savoring a hot, frothy cup of coconut milk chai. The smell, the taste, the texture, oh so good! Don’t worry, you’re not going to have to dehydrate your own coconut milk! This super easy recipe uses dehydrated coconut milk…

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Savory Cauliflower Couscous for the Trail

Before I went off gluten, one of my backcountry staples was couscous, a coarsely-ground pasta made from durum wheat. Typically used as a side dish or a base for stir fry, couscous is lighter-textured and faster-cooking than regular pasta or the other traditional camping favorite, bulghur wheat. I wanted an AIP/Paleo-friendly side dish to serve…

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How to Make Plantain Flour

I’m a huge fan of plantains, and I want to make sure more AIP/Paleo people know of them. For most of my life, I thought plantains were just those funny little green mini-bananas that were supposed to taste weird and I’d likely never eat unless I wandered into a cafe somewhere in Costa Rica… which is on…

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Homemade Bouillon Cubes

BOUILLON! I love saying that word. It brings me back to my days in High School French class, with our hilarious, Freud-obsessed teacher, Mrs. Adler from Marseilles … but I digress. When you’re out hiking, do you like having a cuppa something hot when you get to camp? I do! When I worked as an…

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Pemmican With Dried Fruit and Greens!

Okay, I’m writing this one in a hurry, because I’m leaving this morning for a six-day backcountry climbing trip. I thank the spunky little bird outside my window who decided that 4:30 a.m. was the perfect time to begin an operatic serenade, complete with call and response from a bird across the street. It gave me…

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Dehydrated Coconut Milk Powder

1/22/16 edit: GREAT NEWS! Z Natural Foods has made both their organic and conventional coconut milk powder AIP-compliant by moving to using tapioca maltodextrin instead of corn-based maltodextrin. WIN for the paleo world! They’ve also put it back on Amazon, so I have my links leading there now. I’ve changed this post to remove the part…

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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…