Ozette Lake, Olympic Peninsula

Backpacking the Olympic Peninsula (Summer 2016)

This post is way over due but either way, the story goes like this… When we returned from our first failed attempt at backpacking, Nate and I decided that we should try this backpacking thing again but this time by ourselves.  So we did. We had heard wonderful things about Lake Ozette on the Olympic […]

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Raw Chocolate Truffles

Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate.  What could be better than chocolate?  Wait, I know!  Running!  But I prefer to have them both. The other day I went to Costco and saw these two delicious fruits (dried, of course): Made in Nature Organic Dates Happy Village Organic Figs I immediately thought of making raw ginger bars (recipe to come later) so […]

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Allergen: wheat

How food allergies changed our lives

As a Christian family we are encouraged to follow a vegetarian (if not vegan) diet.  For the longest amount of time were pretty good about eating healthy, wholesome plant-based meals.  It was great! But if we were eating so healthy, why was my daughter sick ALL THE TIME? Since she started eating solid foods I clearly remember our […]

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DIY American Flag

Fourth of July Series – Part Two

As a multicultural family happily living in the United States, we celebrate Independence Day just as most “Americans” do: we get together with the family, we grill, we eat, we light up fireworks, and then we clean up.  Nothing fancy. Before we bought our house, we didn’t, ever, buy anything to decorate our, then, apartment. Nothing.  Nada.  Our […]

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Tin Can Windsocks

Fourth of July Series – Part One

Yikes, it’s been quite some time since our last update due to our work schedules, kids wrapping up with school, puppy getting into things, church activities, camping, birthdays… oh yeah, I forgot… that’s all part of life 🙁 So… we are looking forward to spending time with the family on Fourth of July, making yummy […]

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Spring Vegetables

Spring, oh sweet spring!  The rain, the trees and their changing colors, the flowers blooming, oh spring, you sure are pretty.  Wait!  Let us not forget all the goodies that come with spring! All the flavorful, tasty and sweet veggies and fruits are what keep us alive until summer.  What are your favorite spring veggies?  We […]

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Coconut Curry Noodles

Coconut Curry Soup

For the spicy-food lovers, you must check out this cocnut curry soup recipe.  If you are vegetarian or vegan, you probably want to sub the chicken broth for vegetable broth.  That is definitely our preference here at the home of Beets and Kale. With the increased number of people who have an intolerance and/or allergy […]

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