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…

Settling Back In

This time of year seems to often be the quietest for me. Things have calmed down at work – if I have done any races they are over and I leisurely enjoy the fall leaves on strolls and bike rides or (gasp) out of the window of my car! I am drawn back into the…

Spring Break Memories

One of my favorite things about working in a school is the magical spring break. Sure winter and summer breaks are longer but spring break comes at the most perfect time teasing you with the ability to venture out. This year I did some skiing at home, visiting with family, and lastly some awesome solo…

Travel Food

This weekend I am at Lake Sonoma with Rob to kick off the spring racing season. I am crewing and enjoying beautiful Northern California. Traveling and crewing always seems busier than I think and I like to have easy healthy food ready to munch on. I get sick of always eating hummus and other spreads…

Winter Soba Noodles

I love noodles and soba noodles are one of my favorites!  They also can be gluten-free if you find 100% buckwheat noodles. This recipe is based off of one found in Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone.  You can leave out the seaweed if it is hard to find, or you don’t like it.  Prepping…

Spicy Cabbage Salad & Soy Glazed Tofu

This meal comes together in no time flat if you buy a package of pre-shredded slaw mix – I like cabbage and carrots. Rob and I always like to have a grain as well and so we serve this meal with rice – the cabbage and tofu can also certainly stand on their own. This…

Red Lentil “Dahl”

Dahl is a thick stew made with lentils, it is often made with ghee but this version is vegan.  It is incredibly simple, satisfying, and good for you!  I love all the spices that are traditionally used: paprika, mustard, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, and cumin.  Such warm combinations. This is my take on a red lentil…

Coconut Rice with Edamame

I have a special place in my heart for coconut milk, so rich and creamy and satisfying.  Rob has a true love of rice, so sometimes I like to make a very simple easy meal with fragrant jasmine rice and protein packed edamame based on a recipe from Jack Bishop’s A Year in a Vegetarian…

Sunday Supper

Sundays make me think of the roast chicken or other special Sunday meals my mom would make filling the whole house with comforting smells. I would always proceed to eat all the vegetables and my favorite was always when we reached back to our English roots and made roasted potatoes and parsnips.  These days I…