Grilled Eggplant

Grilled Eggplant

Print Recipe Grilled Eggplant Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Servings servings Ingredients 1 eggplant, sliced into rounds2 TBSP EVOO or avocado oil1 TSP mix of salt, pepper, red pepper Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Servings servings Ingredients 1 eggplant, sliced into rounds2 TBSP EVOO or avocado oil1 TSP mix of salt, pepper, red pepper Instructions Heat up your grill. In a large bowl toss the eggplant in EVOO or avocado oil and the spices….

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Garlic Lemon Kale

Garlic Lemon Kale

I’ve been getting bunches of kale in my Imperfect Produce box for weeks and I always cook kale the same way. Garlic, lemon, and maybe some butter. Boom. It’s delicious.  Print Recipe Garlic Lemon Kale Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 5-10 minutes Servings servings Ingredients 1-2 bunches Kale depends on how large the bunch is2 cloves garlic, minced1 lemon, juiced2 TBSP grass-fed butter optionalsalt to taste Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 5-10 minutes Servings servings Ingredients 1-2 bunches…

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Easy Sausage & Sweet Potato Hash

Easy Sausage & Sweet Potato Hash

Here is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious breakfast. I got a ton of leeks and some spring garlic in my Imperfect Produce box last week and I’ve been slicing it up and tossing it in everything I cook. Leeks and spring garlic adds great taste to every dish, especially a dish with potatoes. Print Recipe Easy Sausage & Sweet Potato Hash Prep Time 5-10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Servings people Ingredients 1 Sweet potato, diced2-4 Sugar-free sausages,…

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Thailand

Thailand

Ao Nang Beach Tiger Cave Temple 1,267 steps up to see Buddha Blue Pool (by Emerald Pool) Sunset dinner and kayaking in Ao Thalane One of the monkeys that stole my water. Two monkeys jumped on my kayak that day and I saw ~60 monkeys. Hiking at Khao Phanom Bencha National Park The trail is not well marked and it’s hard to tell if you’re actually still on the trail or climbing through the forest haha. You will melt and…

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Andrew Molera State Park: Camping & Hiking

Andrew Molera State Park: Camping & Hiking

Andrew Molera State Park is a walk-in campground at the north end of Big Sur. It’s a great option if you want a taste of Big Sur and can’t seem to get a campsite. Pfeiffer State Park is the most popular, but always booked up (1/2 year in advanced) for $40+fee per night. There are private campgrounds in that area for $80 per night. Andrew Molera SP was $25 per night, but the huge deterrent was the ~1/2 mile hike…

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Hawley Falls, Long Lake, Jameson Falls, Rock Lake

Hawley Falls, Long Lake, Jameson Falls, Rock Lake

We spent Memorial day weekend up in Plumas county and hiked a 5-mile loop to Hawley Falls and Long Lake on the first day. There was surprisingly plenty of snow and creeks we had to hiked through. Luckily, I just bought some trekking poles and they really came in handy. The views along the entire hike were breathtaking, especially when around Long Lake. We went on a second hike to Jameson Falls and Rock Lake. There was some snow on…

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Imperfect Produce

Imperfect Produce

I found the new Bay Area start-up, Imperfect Produce, in March 2016, thanks to Facebook for good advertising! Ha! I’ve been looking and wishing for a concept like Imperfect Produce for over 2 years and was delighted to find them in the Bay Area. Imperfect Produce is like a CSA (community supported agriculture) in which they deliver a box of produce to your home (or you can pick it up from one of their designated locations), except their produce is either…

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Hiking in 2014 vs 2016

Hiking in 2014 vs 2016

One year into grad school and I was on my typical lose 20 pounds, gain 20 pounds back cycle. In the summer of 2014, we spent 6+ hours on a hike that was probably 6-8 miles and I remember feeling very challenged. Now, one year out of grad school, we hiked 12 miles (2150ft elevation gain) in 4.5 hours and it was a breeze. We’ve really devoted ourselves to improving our health through lifestyle changes and have learned a lot…

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