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Three Sisters Salad

1 can corn drained 1 can cannelini beans rinsed 1 diced zucchini 1 diced summer squash 1/2 cup pine nuts (or sunflower seeds) 2-3 tbs fresh sage diced 2-3 tbs olive oil 2-3 tbs red wine vinegar salt and pepper to taste Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and chill for about… Read more →


Oh Canada! We Love your Lakes!

We can’t get enough of the beautiful lakes of Banff National Park! What gives these lakes their beautiful green coloring? Believe it or not it isn’t the water at all, but the dirt! Depending on where you are, this “dirt” has different names: rock flour, glacial flour, or glacial silt. This finely ground dirt, or… Read more →


Chicken Salad Wraps

Ingredients: Canned Chicken 2-3 celery stalks diced 1/2 onion diced 1-2 tbs fresh tarragon 1/2 cup almond flakes 1 cup red grapes halved mayo to taste Mix all ingredients in a bowl and serve with lettuce in a wrap or on your favorite bread! Read more →


Oh Canada! Wildlife!

We love all the wildlife we see on our Canadian Rockies tour! From the elk that roam the campgrounds in Jasper, to the tiny pika that lives in the alpine talus fields, to the black bear and big horn sheep that show up along the road, to the Clark’s Nutcrackers and Stellar’s Jays we see… Read more →


Fruit Salads

We serve fresh fruit every morning on the Adventure Bus. Here are some of our favorite fruit salad combinations to serve up with yogurt, granola, and whatever breakfast entree is on the menu. Strawberries and Grapes Honeydew or Cantaloupe with Blueberries Melon Mix: Honeydew and cantaloupe Strawberries, bananas, and kiwi Apples, bananas, and oranges Any… Read more →


Oregon Tide Pooling

Tiding pooling along the Oregon Coast is nothing short of delightful! Our favorite spot to go tide pooling is Cape Perpetua where you can take in stunning views of the rugged coastline and also climb on the rocks looking for colorful treasures the sea has to offer. You’ll likely see some Giant Green Anemone, Aggregating… Read more →


Egg Scrambles

Eggs are a great source of protein, and we love to scramble them up with all kinds of tasty veggies and cheeses. Here are some of our favorite combos: Helpful Hint: When cooking eggs for a crowd, plan on at least 2 large or extra large eggs per person. (At least 3 if they are… Read more →


Tortilla Soup!

Tortilla Soup: Use a tomato soup base or make your own with veggie broth and fire roasted diced tomatoes. Add the following to the broth and simmer until veggies are tender: diced zucchini, diced onion, corn, your favorite canned beans rinsed (black or pinto work well), diced mild pepper such as aneheim or poblano. You… Read more →


Caprese Salad

Mozzarella cheese bites Fresh Basil minced 1 package cherry tomatoes halved 1-2 tbs olive oil pine nuts (optional) salt and pepper to taste. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and chill. Serve over a bed of mixed greens. Goes great with any pasta dish, especially Chicken Pesto Pasta or Chicken Cacciatore.   Read more →


Cajun Cobb Salad

Ingredients: canned corn, drained, ¬†(fire roasted if you can find it) 1 zucchini diced 1 summer squash diced 1 small box cherry tomatoes diced in half 1 package (6-8) mini colored peppers sliced 1 small red onion diced 1 small package bacon bits 1-2 sprigs fresh thyme finely chopped 1-2 tbs olive oil 1-2 tbs… Read more →