Backpacking trips became a tradition in my family after my parents fell in love with the mountains after they took summer jobs as wilderness rangers in Northern California in their early twenties. Each year we plan out our meals day by day and delight in the excitement of sharing new recipes with the group.
This is the perfect summer dessert for warm weather! Refreshing dairy-free lemony cheesecake topped with a berry compote of your choosing- I went with blackberry huckleberry, but raspberries and strawberries would be equally as delicious!
Deviled eggs make a great snack to have on hand, providing a healthy balance of dietary protein and fat. I like to make a batch of these at the beginning of the week for a quick bite of protein when I am in a rush.
Spring is the perfect time to collect wild nettles (Urtica dioica). They are just starting to leaf out and the plant is tender and tasty! I have made this simple green sauce multiple times this week to eat on top of baked sweet potatoes or homemade turkey meatballs.