Buddha Dressing

If you ask anyone who’s eaten lunch around me this past year, they will tell you I have this dressing on my salads at least 4 days a week. It’s the perfect combination of savoury flavours and works well with all sorts of salad fixings. It literally takes 13 seconds to put together (I timed…

24 Hours on the Juan de Fuca Trail

Mentioned in my previous post, I am situated here on Vancouver Island for the summer. Before I started my Clinical rotation, my friend and I decided to head west and get a little taste of the Juan de Fuca Trail. Due to time restraints, we could only afford the minuscule 24 hours at this place.

6 Days Trekking in Assiniboine

I have done a lot of hikes in my life so far, but this one in particular blew it out of the ball park for me. Assiniboine Provincial Park is situated nice and snug on the British Columbia and Alberta border. The route we took started us in Banff National Park, then we entered into…

10 Tips to Eat Right in the Backcountry

One of the FAQ’s that I’m often asked is what I eat when I back country camp. Well, a lot of the food I eat depends on three things: Will it fuel me? Can I cook it out of 1 pot? and is it light? Most people think it’s hard enough to cook a meal…

Omega-licious Granola

This yummy mix of goodness is loaded with omega-rich ingredients! I also like to call this my “low-‘nola” because it’s low on the sugar side. Instead of using regular oil or butter, I’ve chosen to use coconut oil instead. After a few trials, I’ve come to realize the coconut oil actually makes it more crunchy…

15 Tips for Winter Camping

1) Research Weather and Avalanche Conditions Even if the forecast doesn’t call for avalanche warnings, if you’re planning on touring, snowshoeing or camping in a potential “at risk” area, be sure you book avalanche kits well in advance – especially if it’s a weekend. In peak season, sometimes MEC (or other outdoor stores) can run…

Cashew, Cranberry, Hemp Heart Bars

Song in Headphones: Genghis Khan (I took dance breaks while writing this) If you find you’re in a rush some mornings, grab one of these on the way to work/school with an apple — you’re set till lunch! I sometimes eat one before a run to keep me going, and they are especially great for hiking….

Keyhole Hotsprings, BC

Music in Headphones: Holocene  The Keyhole Hotsprings are located about 40 or so km north of Pemberton. The trail itself is a nice 2km’s, but the logging road to get there is long and grueling. Potholes galore!

2015: The Whirlwind Year

I was planning on writing this post back in December, but (noting this blog title) that month fleeew by. So! I’m writing it now. Here is a brief re-cap of my year. Enjoy!

Garibaldi Provincial Park | Winter Camping on the Lake

Song in Headphones: Place to Be For years, Garibaldi Lake has been on my hiking to-do list. In the summer, it draws many people near and far; I mean, why wouldn’t it. As soon as you complete your descend to the lake, the vast enclosed body of water takes you back. It’s massive, blue and incredibly…