Spring Break

Spring has sprung! I am on spring break this week. The break has started with just spending time with Rob doing things we love – running in the canyon, having beers at the brewery, and walking downtown for a coffee on a sunny afternoon.  I plan to get some more adventure in but for now…

Snow Day Split Pea

This recipe is for those days when all you want is soup. Doesn’t everyone have days like that? When the temperature plummets sometimes that is all that I want, a big pot of warm soup simmering on the stove without any fus. Maybe that has also been encouraged this year with the addition of a…

polenta with roasted squash and greens

Every family has a few stories that are told year after year with warm memories of loved ones who have left us. One of my favorites involves my Gram who was a British war bride after WWII. She still had many friends back across the pond after the war; times were tough and she sent many…

Foraging for Supper

Everyone needs a break sometimes. I have taken to my mountain bike a lot lately as running has been hampered by a calf injury. Riding through the forest there are mushrooms everywhere! Lucky for us many happen to be lobster mushrooms. These orange beauties are easily recognizable and nothing else looks remotely similar. They grow…

Back to School

I love my job, I really do. I work at an amazing school with wonderful faculty and students and I often think I don’t know how I got so lucky to work where I do. That being said the transition back from summer is always a tough one. It is the time of year where I spend…

Summer Salads

After the craziness of Western States we escaped to the mountains in Colorado to rejuvinate.  Coming back all of the sudden summer is in full swing here in Flagstaff. The summer rains have started and it is just a wonderful place to be. Salads full of fresh produce are the epitome of the season for…

“Pink” Salad

It has been awhile since I was able to sit down and write about things.  The end of the school year is such a busy time and Rob has been busy as well with his training for Western.  Couple that with some wonderful visits from family and friends new and old and it made for…

The Wonderful World of Beer

  Beer is really my number one indulgence, and it couldn’t be a better time to indulge. It seems like every day brings new breweries and styles to explore. Last week we had some stout left in a growler that was a little past its prime, such a crime!   Wanderlust Pan American Stout is…

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…

Slow Cooker Lasagne

Well the kitchen is finally done and we celebrated with Po’Boys of course. We finally got some snow last weekend and I enjoyed puttering around the new kitchen making the sandwiches and some brownies for good measure. It was an interesting month of cooking, we just could not change our lifestyle to eat out all…

Easy Weeknight Meals

What do you make when you have no kitchen? This is what we ate last week, delicious and simple. I made shortcuts I normally don’t like buying precut veggies and frozen veggies, saved some time and made my little space so much easier to work in.  These are all dishes that take less than 20…

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…