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. Iâ€™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….
â€¢Autumn is finally here. And miraculously, the weather actually changed with the season. That means I can actually wear my sweaters, scarves, and boots.
â€¢Youâ€™ll probably relate to this. I went to the grocery store for one thing: a bar to snack on while climbing. I came out with no less than four different types of apples (what if I never found them again?!), several varieties of pear, some grapefruit, the biggest bunch of beets Iâ€™ve ever seen, 3 kinds of winter squash, and of course a few of the kitchen staples that Iâ€™ll never allow myself to run out of (because 4 containers of dates isnâ€™t enoughâ€¦ and peanut butter, well if we ran out of that the world would probably end). Do you do this? I hope itâ€™s not just me….
Hi everyone! I just wanted to drop in for a quick life update.
Itâ€™s been a bit over a week since Iâ€™ve left the comforts of home for Kentucky, where weâ€™ve had beautiful weather, amazing climbing, and wonderful food. Though I wasnâ€™t able to pack my kitchen into the car, Iâ€™ve still been eating very well. We brought plenty of snacks to power us through long climbing days, which arenâ€™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.
Iâ€™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?