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…

The Waihe’e Ridge Trail

Distance: 8 km (5 miles) Elevation Gain: 476 m (1,560 ft) Time: 3-3.5 Hours (roundtrip) Before I left for Maui, I spent a lot of time figuring out which day hike I wanted to do. What’s great about Maui is that the list is endless. Whether you decide to explore the east coast (Hana) or the…

Carrot, Beet, Ginger Soup

What you Need Makes ~5 Cups  Carrots | 2 Cups Chopped (Approx. 3 medium sized carrots) Beet | 1 Peeled and Diced Onion | 1 Roughly Diced

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….

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!

Potato, Leek & Sage Soup

Song in Headphones: Such Great Heights It’s the of start soup season in Vancouver. With all these rainy weekends, what’s better than making a good ol’soup?! The other day I was at the grocery store and walked past the produce section. It was there I noticed the “glorious” Leeks. All these years, I never thought to add them…

5 Minute Protein Bites

I first made these protein bars for my trip to Wedgemount Lake – and was I ever glad I did. Usually when I go for full day hikes, I tend to buy the pricy mainstream protein bars from the grocery store. They are full of fructose and shit. I asked myself before I left for…

Chia Seed Berry Pudding

It’s safe to say I’ve hopped on the “chia seed pudding” bandwagon. I’ve been quickly preparing this mixture these past two nights. It’s great. This concoction is so simple to make it’s ridiculous. By morning, It turns into this completely different medley of ingredients — and tastes even better. For this recipe I used a mixture…

Zesty Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Song in Headphones: Janglin It was one of those mornings where you open the fridge and stare at it blankly for about 10 minute; contemplating what to start your day off with. This week was ridiculously crazy at work so I knew I wanted a kick-start this morning…full energy breakfast come at me! I put this…