Mega Mixed Nut and Fruit Granola

Off we go for another camping trip.  I’m always looking for snacks that we can bring that don’t require refrigeration and that our entire family enjoys.  We only have so much room in our two small coolers!  Granola is perfect for snacking and breakfast and full of healthy ingredients. This recipe has 1.5 cups of nuts and over 1.5 cups of dried fruit in just a small batch. You can adjust the recipe to your own tastes and even add in some chocolate chips if you want.   Continue reading “Mega Mixed Nut and Fruit Granola”

Blueberry Swirl Coconut Ice Cream

We have been picking wild blueberries like crazy this week in the bush behind our house.  We are stocking up for the winter, but I also wanted to enjoy some now.  Since it is summer, ice cream was one of the first thoughts that came to mind. I was inspired by Luna and Larry’s Summer Berry Swirl Ice cream. I checked out their ingredient list and decided to test it out in my kitchen. The results are as good and in my opinion, even better. It is fluffy and creamy (and dreamy!) at the same time and keeps soft when you need to scoop it after freezing. My husband and I were fighting over the mixing paddles and he tried to lick out my bowl! Continue reading “Blueberry Swirl Coconut Ice Cream”

Brownie Ice Cream Cake (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

We were celebrating both of our daughters’ birthday with the family and this time I wanted to be able to eat the cake too, so that meant that I had to make it.  The easiest way to make a cake when you are away on vacation is to just make an ice cream cake.  Plus, it can met multiple dietary requirements, such as vegan, dairy-free, or gluten-free and is perfect for a summer birthday. Normally, when we have regular cake there are leftovers. This time, there wasn’t even an extra piece leftover for an evening snack! Continue reading “Brownie Ice Cream Cake (Vegan, Gluten-Free)”