Roasted Potato Caesar Salad with Vegan Hemp Seed Dressing

“It had nothing to do with gear or footwear or the backpacking fads or the philosophies of any particular era or even with getting from point A to point B. It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles for no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and…

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Olive Oil Yogurt Cake with Roasted Rhubarb

A simple vegan olive oil yogurt cake with maple syrup and vanilla. Topped with maple vanilla roasted rhubarb. A light and fresh spring dessert.

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.” ― Laura Ingalls Wilder I keep a pinterest board full of quotes and sayings that I like. I’ve been doing it for years now and I always go back to it every now and then…

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Spring Panzanella with Asparagus, Feta + Mint

Spring panzanella salad with asparagus, feta and mint from Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat. Perfect spring meal or bbq salad.

“As you discover the secrets of Salt, Fat, Acid and Heat, you’ll find yourself improvising more and more in the kitchen. Liberated from recipes and precise shopping lists, you’ll feel more comfortable buying what looks best at the farmer’s market or butcher’s counter, confident in your ability to transform it into a balanced meal. You’ll be better equipped to trust your own palate, to make substitutions in recipes, and cook…

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Toasted Pumpkin Seed Dip with Fresh Herbs

Toasted pumpkin seed dip with fresh mint, chives and parsley. A creamy vegan dip with lemon, tahini and garlic. Quick and easy to prepare.

One of my favorites things about a good dinner party is l’apéro.  It’s something that they do really well in France and my french family can sit around for hours before moving à table. It’s never rushed or hurried and I love that it gives people time to get settled in before the big meal, to get nice and cozy (and sometimes quite honestly a bit tipsy). We’ve recently moved to…

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