Granola. Some people love it, others could do without it completely. In our kitchen, granola gets a lot of love. I make it so often that I rarely ever use a recipe - I just throw whatever I have into a bowl until it reaches the right consistency and bake away. I’ve come up with a solid formula that produces stellar results for a healthier version of what most would consider a “classic” granola. Recently, though, I was feeling inspired to change up my usual oat-based granola and put some new ingredients into the mix….
Hi everyone! I just wanted to drop in for a quick life update.
It’s been a bit over a week since I’ve left the comforts of home for Kentucky, where we’ve had beautiful weather, amazing climbing, and wonderful food. Though I wasn’t able to pack my kitchen into the car, I’ve still been eating very well. We brought plenty of snacks to power us through long climbing days, which aren’t much different from what we eat at home. A huge bag of granola, oatmeal bars, dried fruit, nuts, and a surprise favorite, cumin carrot crackers, have been all we need to keep us going.
Dinner is always a much deserved treat. There have been many huge veggie and bean bowls topped with the requisite avocado, gomasio, and of course plenty of hot sauce. No hummus though which has been a bit of an adjustment. In spite of this, I am happily surviving. Actually, I take that back. We went to a charming, homey little restaurant last night called the red river rock house, where I was delighted to find freshly made hummus wraps packed full of homemade hummus and veggies, a black bean an mushroom burger ( so good!) and a bit of guacamole for good measure.
I’ll check back in before the trip is over with another update, and some pictures, too, if the Internet will cooperate for long enough to upload them.
Do you enjoy the outdoors? What are your favorite meals to cook when your out in the elements, or just away from your own kitchen?
For the past couple of weeks, life has been happening, with a lot of food in between, and not a lot of time staging photoshoots. Why do I feel like I wrote the same thing in my last post? That’s right - it’s because I did. Again, though, I’ve been spending a good chunk of time in the kitchen. I even had time to make an extra treat to bring into work yesterday. Needless to say, it didn’t last long.
Days have been full of work, schoolwork, and climbing whenever I can. Justin and I just got back from a long weekend of climbing outdoors in the most beautiful weather I’ve experienced in a while, but what we’re really excited for is our upcoming trip to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. We’ll be gone for most of May, climbing at what has become our favorite outdoor destination. I’ll be sure to take a lot of photos and share whenever I can - the internet connection is quite spotty down there.
Meanwhile, here’s a small bite of what we’ve been eating lately….