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Recipe: Life Alive’s Ginger Nama Shoyu Sauce

Have you ever eaten at a restaurant and thought, “MAN I wish I had that recipe”? This was my first thought after diving into one of Life Alive’s warm grain bowls. Normally the desire to recreate a dish is short lived, but this time I was determined to perfect the tasty “Ginger Nama Shoyu Sauce” that’s used in many of this earthy café’s dishes. This sauce is bomb for a few reasons. 1. It’s healthy AF. Sometimes health food is…

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7 Seacoast New Hampshire + Maine Date Nights

Date night. The famous, clichéd, date night. You may get an eye roll from your single, bitter friend when plans for a date night with your honey comes up in conversation, but let’s face it, date nights are lovely. However, we are creatures of habit and sometimes find ourselves hitting the same spot and menu items time and time again. If this is you, read on. If this is not you, because you’re single, read on. Grab your best bud…

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How To Eat Local On A Budget

We’ve all heard it again and again: “eat local, eat local, eat local, go green, eat local”. But sometimes we need the constant reminders. After all, our earth has seen better days, and eating locally sourced food is truly a great way to reduce our carbon footprint with the added bonus of increased nutrition. So how do you do it? And what if your income doesn’t give you much wiggle room? 1.  Start in your own yard. When we say…

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Unplugged: How I Went 6 Days Road Tripping Without A Cell Phone

Riddle: What has mountains, November temperatures in the 60’s, and affordable flights? Answer: Greece. And off we went!  Check, check, and check – the perfect place for my first NEMO GO FAR adventure.  The Peloponnese peninsula offers breathtaking coastline, mountains, monasteries, cozy towns, and rich [with olive oil] comfort food.  And, based on our interactions, truly welcoming, kind people…when we saw them.  November in coastal Greece is desolate.  This was great for buzzing from site to site, trail congestion, and wild camping,…

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6 Reasons Why Your Good Ol’ Tent Still Beats Airbnb

Back to Washington A few years ago my boyfriend, Fred, and I spent about one week hiking, trail running, and eating our way around Washington state during a cross-country trip. Since then, we’ve been itching to get back. The mountains are mystical, and the food delectable. Last week we finally returned. The focus of this trip was the South Coast Wilderness Trail and the Hoh Rainforest. Our flight was scheduled to arrive at 10pm, so being the young, painfully thrifty…

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