Easy and sustainable campsite meal – breakfast burritos!

We just enjoyed a super peaceful camping trip recently at the Cama Beach cabins on Camano Island. When I visit a place so well preserved in nature, I think hard about reducing the amount of trash I bring in and out - it can almost be overwhelming the amount of single use products we bring camping if you do not bring notice to it! With Labor Day weekend being the last big camping weekend of the summer, I thought I would post this now and hopefully inspire some of you to give this easy recipe a try and keep some plastic utensils/plates out of the landfills at the same time. Enjoy!

Doing the Hawaii Big Island the right way with kids! Part 2! Hilo, Puna, and back to Kona for departure

Our visit to the Hawaiian Big Island was more than I could fit into one post, so here is part 2! This post includes Keahou Bay, Hilo, and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Puna. We saw manta rays, sea turtles, and more, it was fantastic!

Doing the Hawaii Big Island the right way with kids! Part 1 – Kailua-Kona & Pukao

As fall approaches and I am already craving warmer weather, I revisit our most recent Hawaii trip to the Big Island! This is part one (of 2) featuring the Kona side of the island. I also included some tips on gear we brought with that made our trip with kids that much easier.

5 Things to Know About Attending SeaFair

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 …

Blueberry Wheat Pancakes

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 🙂

Vegetarian Tikka Masala over Rice

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!

Lunch at Ascend Prime in Downtown Bellevue

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!

Packing a ‘Green’ Cooler with NO Single-Use Products!

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.

Turn your leftover bread into something great with this Baked French Toast Recipe!

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!