As a mother, I love my children with my entire being: heart, mind and soul. God, our heavenly Father, loves us the same way, only bigger! 1 John 4:19
Make your own almond raisin granola bars: oats, almond butter, maple syrup, raisins, chia, flax, vanilla and cinnamon. Bake until chewy or crunchy and enjoy!
Easy to make, creamy in texture, and full of nutritious vegetables, this vegetarian Instant Pot risotto is a great substitute for the classic stove top version.
Make your own organic vegetable broth quickly in an Instant Pot.
Rich barbecue sauce, lentils, brown rice and peppers = a healthy, plant-based comfort food. Serve on toasted bread or potatoes for a fast, nutritious meal.
Flavorful seasonings make really good meals! Use these 2 blends to season a variety of foods such as soups, salads, Mexican dishes and snacks.
Simple, wholesome ingredients, oatmeal, blueberries, toasted almonds, apple juice and maple syrup make this warm, vegan breakfast sweet, nutty and filling.
This nutritious vegan recipe combines the caramel-roasted flavor of sweet potatoes, pungent shallots and a tangy mustard dressing. Serve hot or cold.
There is nothing better than a hearty, hot soup to warm you on a cold winter day. This vegetarian recipe is influenced by a Brazilian national favorite, Feijoada, which means Black Bean Stew.
Sweet, tangy and moist cornbread recipe perfect for vegan and allergen free diets. Free of egg, gluten, dairy, soy and nuts and easy to make!
I am trail walking a minimum of 4 miles each day to raise awareness and dollars for water poverty. Check out my week 2 hikes, #9 – 15.
Hike for H2O has launched! Participants aim to walk 4 miles during the program period. I have committed to walk 4 trail miles each of the 65 days. Check out my first 8 hikes.
Granny smith apples, spicy jalapenos, sweet bell peppers and tangy quinoa create a flavorful salad!
Get outdoors, hike a trail and benefit those in need of clean water. Hike for H2O is a virtual hiking event that raises money for new wells in Africa.
Get outside, take deep breaths enjoy some peace. The fear and stress of COVID-19 is harmful to your mental and emotional state. Take a walk in the woods and try social distancing in a positive environment.
Many hikers keep a journal of their journey. I take pictures and write blogs, most of which are never published. As a guest on the “Jester” Section Hiker Podcast, I was asked to read a journal entry and I chose this blog to share with the listeners.
Hitchhiking, picking up strangers and making new friends. It is all part of the Appalachian Trail backpacking experience!
With only 7 hours to spend in Joshua Tree, we explored the various regions of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts, enjoying a nice sampling of the landscape in this California National Park.
Faith and Toro, avid hiking dogs, share their thoughts on what life is like as hiking and backpacking labrador retrievers.
What is in a trail name? A story! And a connection to a family of long distance hikers.
Watching my infant granddaughter eat applesauce from a reusable pouch has inspired a nutritious and easy to eat hiking snack!