chai protein smoothie

chai tea protein smoothie

Oh my gosh you guys…we’re SO close to being done with our hike of the John Muir Trail.  Today’s a tough one as we hike a whopping 18 miles.  We started this morning from the Lake at 12,250 feet and immediately start going up in elevation.  Doesn’t this seem like a cruel trend of this… 

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S'Mores Stuffed Rice Krispies

brown butter s’mores stuffed rice krispie treats

Today we’re on Day 14 of our John Muir Trail trek…only two days left after this!  Over the weekend we hiked from Lower Palisade Lake all the way to 60 Lakes Basin, which is where we’re starting off today.  That is, if we made over the one-person-at-a-time “very bouncy” suspension bridge known as “The Golden… 

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Cheesy Southwest Breakfast Farro

cheesy southwest breakfast farro {guest post}

Please give a big warm welcome to Ashley from Cookie Monster Cooking!  She stole my heart (stomach?) with her crazy delicious treats like Cookie Dough Parfaits and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies, along with her healthy meals like Mediterranean Burgers with Whipped Feta and Roasted Sweet Potato and Brown Butter Flatbread.  I’d say a… 

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rioja

shrimp scampi tapa

 Today I’ve paired up with Honest Cooking and Rioja Wines to bring you a simple yet tasty shrimp scampi tapa.  I’ve always been a fan of shrimp scampi, which is an impressive dish made up of yet very basic ingredients.  Typically it is simply a combination of shrimp, butter (YES!), garlic, lemon, and parsley along with… 

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Coconut & Blueberry Flax Granola

coconut & blueberry flax granola

Today we are officially past the halfway point of the John Muir Trail!  Yesterday we picked up our resupply package at the Muir Trail Ranch, so we are packed to the max with our final 7 days of food, which means our packs are the heaviest they’ll be the entire trail.  We’re hiking between 11… 

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