To many people in the Northwest (self included) SeaFair is the pinnacle of the summer. If you are new to Seattle and have not heard of SeaFair, it is a festival paired with Seattle's "fleet week" when the U.S. Navy selects ships to dock in the city and opens them up to the public... there …
The older I get, the worse I feel after eating processed grains. We have been trying to swap out whole wheat flour in place of white flour here and there, and it honestly really makes a difference! Not only is it better for you, but I love the depth of flavor it adds too. I hope you give these wheat blueberry pancakes a try and enjoy them! Be sure to pin the recipe for later too 🙂
Summer is coming to an end, but it isn't over yet! I am a big goal writer - if you write it down on a list that you can check off I think you are so much more likely to do it. So, I am writing down my summer bucket list, the last few items I want to do here in the northwest before summer is over!
Though we are not a completely vegetarian household, I enjoy eating vegetarian for a few reasons. First of all, my body feels healthier and my weight is more stable when I eat veggie, and I’m sure my husband’s cholesterol levels need it. Secondly, it is way better for the environment! The meat industry is one of the largest strains on our climate. Last, it’s actually pretty darn cost effective! This cauliflower tikka masalla was a recent invention that my household found successful. Recipe is linked, I hope you like it!
Ascend Prime Steak and Sushi in downtown Bellevue has been getting a ton of buzz since opening. Part of the buzz was how crazy the pricing is! I however gave them a try for lunch and enjoyed a fantastic 3-course, prix fixe menu for $31 and it was worth so much more. Details on my experience here!
This year I challenged myself to pack a sustainable cooler this SeaFair Sunday and accomplished just that. It was actually super easy and it caused me to pack healthier things to eat (versus a bunch of pre-packaged junk food) and we had no garbage to haul back with us when we were done boating for the day! With how easy it was, I decided to write about it and hopefully inspire you guys to think about packing your cooler differently and keeping some garbage out of the lakes and landfills.
Not only is this a delicious recipe, but it is a great one if you are trying to live a sustainable lifestyle! How is that possible, you ask? Because instead of tossing out my extra bread, I cube it and save it so that it can be turned into delicious baked French Toast! Sprinkle a few pecans and some brown sugar on top and I am in heaven. Click for the recipe and be sure to pin it for later too!
Roche Harbor is such a secluded and beautiful place in the Northwest that not many have been. If you haven’t visited, this post is to inspire you! There is so much to do from enjoying wildlife and scenery, to eating, and even relaxing at the spa. All the deets are right here for you!