I love potatoes! I love ’em mashed, french fried, scalloped, baked and twice baked. Oh and I love potato salad, potato skins and potato chowder! In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever met a potato I didn’t love! Ha! The potato recipe I make most often around our house is an adaptation from the potatoes served at the Sky… Continue reading Vegan Skillet Potatoes
Celebrating our National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this year, the hubs and I spent much of our summer vacation visiting some of North Carolina’s most beautiful parks like Mount Mitchell where we drove the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and hiked the Craggy Pinnacle Trail. The drive in itself was breathtaking! Gently winding roads, beautiful trees, blue skies and mountain tunnels made it a glorious… Continue reading Happy 100th Anniversary National Park Service!
Often times when people think of living a more sustainable or minimalist lifestyle they picture an existence stripped of conveniences and luxuries, but I’m here to tell you that couldn’t be further from the truth! Take my recent vacation with the hubs to Asheville’s Aloft hotel in the North Carolina Mountains, for example. Just look at this place and tell… Continue reading Sustainable Vacationing
Last month when I debuted my first post on My Sustainable Life Blog I talked about wanting to shift my artistic talents to creating works of art with up-cycled and thrift store supplies instead of all new materials. You can view that post here. Included in that article was this photograph of some old crafty supplies I had stored away and needed… Continue reading Sustainably Made
Once upon a time, when I shared a photo of my peach salad recipe on Facebook and Instagram, I got a comment that I made freakishly healthy food look amazing. Well…I took that as a compliment and must tell you that this peach salad is amazing and you’ll just have to try it to believe it! Sweet,… Continue reading Peach Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing
I could eat guacamole everyday! It’s delicious, satisfying, healthy, versatile and it couldn’t be easier to make! I whip up a bowl full every few days for topping garden burgers and quesadillas or to eat with our favorite tortilla chips. Since I always have a batch of homemade pico de gallo in the refrigerator, making guacamole takes just minutes! I simply add a few… Continue reading Guacamole
“Of all the paths you take in life make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir Catawba Falls must have been on John Muir’s mind when he uttered these words. This place is absolutely breathtaking! It’s a place I want to return to again and again. A place you can spend countless hours exploring. Just… Continue reading Catawba Falls