Pesto Impasta

Yes, I’m talking about Spaghetti Squash, the im-pasta. This canary yellow squash is a great way to increase your vegetable intake. Swap out any pasta recipe with spaghetti squash and load up on some vitamin-loaded, fiber-filled goodness. Try this seasonal eat and get acquainted with this versatile, wintery vegetable. Pesto Spaghetti Squash Boat Bake Makes…

A-B-C Hello Harvest Slaw

Green to orange and red. Autumn is here and that means carrots, apples and cruciferous vegetables are in season. Eating seasonally has all sorts of benefits. You’re choosing foods at their ripest – meaning their nutritionally at its best, and are fresh. They’re in abundance, and from simple economics of supply and cost, the cost…

Tablespoon Honey-Mustard Dressing

An easy, under-1-minute dressing. Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated and require a whole lot of dishes to do. Hence, this “Tablespoon” Dressing! So easy to remember and just one spoon to use (though, it probably is a good idea to rinse in-between to keep all the jars uncontaminated in the fridge!). This is the…

Pesto Both Worlds

“Pesto”, or “pesto alla genovese” is a sauce originating in Genoa, Italy. Traditionally made of crushed garlic, pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, Parmesan cheese and Pecorino (cheese made from sheep’s milk), blended in olive oil. It got its name from the verb “pestâ“, meaning to pound or crush, referencing to the original method of preparation –…

Apple Spice Breakfast Waffle

October’s here! That means Thanksgiving dinners and autumn harvest recipes. Pumpkin spice lattes have hit the coffee shops, but let us not forget all the other delicious foods that are in season this time of year. Yes – Apples! For those who gave oatmeal a chance, but just aren’t a big fan of the gummy…

Never a Dal Moment

Tandoori Lentil Rice No doubt one of the most memorable trek’s I’ve been on thus far. Every moment of everyday was something beautiful and interesting. The Pacific Rim was a one-stop naan-stop fun for sure. To be prepared, I had packed a whole extra day’s worth of food- just in case (I did pack a…

Keep Calm and Curry On

Creamy Coconut Curry Noodles Dehydrated dinner number six (see Day 6 for journal entry). Soupy warm noodle soup is something that’s always been somewhat of a comfort food. On long hikes, comfort foods like soup and hot cocoa is what I crave for. But not as much as I want hot liquids, it’s important to…

Kale-in it Risotto

Mushroom and Kale Risotto Day five‘s dehydrated dinner. Thought about making a cream of mushroom soup or something, but it just didn’t seem to have enough sustenance. Add some rice…. and it ended up being a recipe for risotto instead! One bag of skim milk powder went a long way this journey, adding protein to…

Couscous on the Trail

Almond Raisin Couscous Here’s the recipe for our day 4 dinner meal on the West Coast Trail. Couscous. So incredibly easy and quick to cook! Makes 1  serving. Preparation Time: 5 minutes. Cook Time: 5 minutes. Equipment: measuring cup, measuring spoon, Ziploc bag, fuel, camping stove, pot, spork Ingredients 3/4 cup couscous 1/4 cup dried…

Mac N’ Cheese

Glorified Mac N’ Cheese Here’s the recipe for our day 3 dinner meal on the West Coast Trail. Kraft Dinner – something that many of us grew up having at least a couple times. It’s incredibly cheap (sometimes you can find them at 69 cents a box even), and convenient to prepare. It is also…

Mexican-Spiced Rice and Beans

Mexican-Spiced Rice and Beans Here’s the recipe for our day 2 dinner meal on the West Coast Trail. All prepared ahead of time and placed in sealable bags. Tip: keep the main ingredients separate from the seasoning for ease of cooking.  Makes 1  serving. Preparation Time: 5 minutes. Cook Time: 10 minutes. Equipment: measuring cup,…

Creamy Kale and Parmesan Pasta

Creamy Kale and Parmesan Pasta Here’s the recipe for our day 1 dinner meal on the West Coast Trail. Makes 1  serving. Preparation Time: 5 minutes. Cook Time: 5 minutes. Equipment: measuring cup, measuring spoon, Ziploc bag, fuel, camping stove Ingredients 1 cup egg noodles (Egg noodles tend to have a little extra protein than…