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Kids Cook… And Gain Lifelong Skills

By Daniel Hammond, Director of Pali Adventures When you think about sleepaway camp, you probably think about activities in nature, getting dirty, or lounging by the lake.  With more sophisticated kids and a constant need to raise the bar on unique activities, you may be surprised to hear that the specialty in highest demand at Pali Adventures Overnight Camp for summer 2017 is Culinary. With the rise in popularity of Food...

Why Vegan – Part 1

By Lori Rodgers – I learned early on not to ask this question of my two teenagers. It happened the summer of 2016. My two teens and I were sitting down to dinner at an upscale Mexican restaurant in Vegas after three days of outdoors adventure in Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon. We had tickets for Chris Angel that evening and I was enjoying a wonderfully cold and blessedly large margarita on the rocks, reveling...

Why Vegan – Part 2, White Bean and Potato So...

By Lori Rodgers – This hearty soup has quickly become a family favorite. It is satisfying and packed with plant-based protein. One of my biggest concerns when my children chose a Vegan lifestyle was ensuring they would get the nutrition that is so important during the teenage years. After researching and discussing the plant-based diet with our pediatrician, I learned they can get all the protein they need without...

Why Vegan – Part 3, Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

By Lori Rodgers – I am always looking for ways to add more veggies to my family’s diet. In addition to quinoa, the “super grain”, there are five veggies in this delicious, nutritious treat. How to choose the perfect pepper. I like to include a variety of colors for a pleasing presentation. Did you know that red bell peppers are green bell peppers that have been left on the vine longer to ripen? That is why they are...

Favorite Springtime Meals

By Lori Rodgers – Vegan spinach lasagna Garlic bread Green salad with vinaigrette   Vegan Spinach Lasagna  My family  recently moved into a home I remodeled and not all of the work was completed by moving day. Shocking, right? Wanting to cook a hot meal without the ability to boil water, I found no-boil lasagna noodles and adapted a recipe for vegan stuffed shells that was one of my daughter’s favorites. Making...

Favorite Springtime Meals (Continued)

By Lori Rodgers – Southern Springtime Supper When I contemplated favorite springtime meals, I remembered being about 12 years old watching my mom stand at the stove, scraping corn on the cob into a pan that was simmering with the fragrant milky goodness of freshly picked corn. That’s what I love about food…it brings us together. Today, my mom is a young 86 and I cook for her. The roles have reversed, and the...
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