Fall hikes and cooking

Hello! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. We have been taking what weekends we could to hike in the Northwest. Last weekend we hiked Latourell Falls outside of Portland.

Latourell Falls — Photo by Jim Cockrell
Latourell Falls — Photo by Jim Cockrell

Since we like to hike and eat, I’ve been working on recipes. The weather has been markedly colder, so today was Shepherd’s Pie. I look for as many shortcuts as possible with other people’s recipes, and it was this recipe that inspired me to do a different version. Continue reading “Fall hikes and cooking”


Plant-based Holiday Recipe Collection

Not edible, but pretty ornaments to get in the spirit!

We just celebrated our first vegan Thanksgiving. I spent weeks reading vegan and plantstrong blogs, collecting recipes as I went along. I decided to list my favorites so that if you are just starting on your own vegan journey, or have been plant-based forever, you might find something different or validation for new, reliable holiday standards. Enjoy! Continue reading “Plant-based Holiday Recipe Collection”