End of Summer: Garden Clean Out Bread Salad

It’s been a busy summer. Trying to max out traveling while working the busy time of year at our local community college has left me pretty exhausted. Dinners when we have been home have been utilitarian to say the least. Without the garden and a pantry that approaches preparation for the apocalypse, I’m not sure…

Race Ready Rice Balls

This certainly isn’t an original idea. Half the world has been “fueling” on rice for generations. However it was definitely new to me back in 2015 when I got the chance to run the Ultra Trail Mount Fuji. I have a bit of a tricky stomach on race day. It’s not as bad as some…

Tagine Tuesday- Cauliflower & Chickpea Tagine with berbere

Maybe it’s because Rob gave me a gorgeous red tagine for my birthday, or because the flavor profiles of these dishes are so versatile and go well with a variety of veggies. Or perhaps I just plain love these spices, but whatever the reason I have been making a bunch of riffs on this classic…

Crispy Kale & Quinoa Bowl with Kimchi

We just wrapped up our second winter camp and it was full of laughter, great weather, and of course great runs. I ¬†was so glad to share the Kahtoola Uphill with folks again. It is such a unique event, uphill races are definitely becoming more popular, but it still is a new experience for most…

Super Powered Crispy Treats

Just in time for those Halloween cravings – and spooky headlamp runs as the days get shorter – I give you super-powered crispy treats. This fall with multiple invites I contemplated finally checking off the R2R2R. That’s right folks while I have had hours of joyful suffer-fests in the Canyon I have never done this…

Antioxidant Bowl

Summer is flying by before my eyes. Even though the days are long sometimes my time in the kitchen is short. This recipe may use a few too many pots to be truly simple but it is quick to put together if the veggies and grains are cooked ahead of time. Everything of course is…

Collards Are The Next Kale!

This dish is maybe more appropriate for a colder season, but we are in the middle of the monsoons here and on a rainy night it was just about perfect. I am gearing up to run Run Rabbit Run this September and have been ramping up my running accordingly. Despite my appetite slowing over the…

Summer Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce

We are back in Flagstaff after an amazing trip that literally circumnavigated the globe, with 2 weeks in Australia and a week in Norway. I ate some amazing food, relaxed, and soaked in the experience. It was great to see Rob racing again both at Ultra-Trail Australia and Lofoten Ultra-Trail, and I feel so lucky…

Utilitarian Green Pasta

I can’t remember the last time I posted a recipe. I could give all sorts of reasons – a change in career, traveling etc. After spending over a decade working in education I have shifted gears to work with Rob and spend more time organizing and facilitating the camps we love so much. I also…

Stacking up the Summer

Wow – I don’t know how its possible that I have no posts all summer! Rob and I were lucky enough to travel to Iceland and I have taken several smaller trips and adventures around the beautiful southwest. As summer has closed, the last of the produce filters through my garden and the market. This…

RKUC Take 2

Rob and I just put on our second annual ultra running camp last week, and once again it has been a wonderful experience that is hard to put into words. When we first floated the idea of a camp we wanted to find a way to give back to the ultra community that has given…

Incredible Rice Salad

I really can’t go on enough about Yotom Ottolenghi – the recipes he creates always have something that take the meal to the next level – layers of flavor, texture, and depth that are out of this world. Not only that but his recipes remain approachable and interesting for people like me-the home cook. So…

Kale and Pepper Salad

This raw kale salad is inspired by my teacher friend Sarah. An art teacher and chef extraordinaire she was my partner in crime for our grade level¬†camping trip retreats we organized for our 8,10, and 12 grade students. We always strove to provide quick and healthy meals for our students that could easily be made…

Spicy Mixed Nuts

This addictive nuts and seeds combination comes from the Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates cookbook. I frequently make it my own by changing up the spices added and the types of nuts and seeds. I have settled on my favorite combo which is listed below. They are a great holiday snack, or a welcome addition to any…