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DIY Van Conversion Project pictures and tutorials

DIY Van Conversion ideas

The ultimate DIY project for any adventure seeker is, by far, a DIY Van Conversion.  But, adventure seekers BEWARE: converting a van yourself, is highly addictive.  Especially if you are an idea maker, a dreamer, or a perfectionist.  You may find there is always room for a design tweak, and new ideas for functionality keep coming.  But don’t let that detour you, because a DIY van conversion project can be.. Read More

Pulled Bison Brisket with Onions and Peppers

Slow roasted pulled Bison brisket

Bison (Buffalo meat), is very lean in comparison to traditional red meat.  Even though it is becoming more popular and easier to find at many grocery markets, Bison is still considered wild game.  Because of their size, almost all Bison are raised to roam free, and are mostly grass-fed.  This makes them a great source of pure lean protein.   If you have not tried Bison, this Pulled Bison Brisket.. Read More

Smashed Avocado Toast

Easy Smashed avocado on toasted bread

For a simple morning fix or easy snack, Smashed Avocado Toast is undoubtedly impressive.  The preparation is pretty fail proof, getting a good avocado is where the deliciousness of your results may yield some variance. When picking avocados at the grocery, always seek avocados that are an all over solid color, without blemishes. Next you need to ask yourself, “Hey self, do I want to eat avocados now, or later?”.. Read More

Sweet Potato Hash with Avocado

Sweet potato hash and avocado in a warm flour tortilla

Warm Sweet Potato Hash with Avocado is a flavor sensory overload! Naturally sweet, sweet potato, savory caramelized red onions, melted mozzarella, and fresh avocado.  A delicious egg-free vegetarian breakfast, to spice up that standard American bacon and eggs breakfast.  Wrap it all together in a warmed tortilla, and you won’t miss the eggs, not even a little bit. If you omit the cheese, we can have a little extra fun.. Read More

Citrus Roasted Kale with Sea Salt

Roasted superfood kale with fresh squeezed lemon and sea salt

Salty, lemony, kale-y?  Citrus Roasted Kale is all that, and more.  Often referred to as the “The world’s healthiest food”, kale holds an extensive list of nutricional benefits.  Some, of the many, being that kale is high in anti-oxidants, vitamin C, A, and K. Much hardier than spinach, kale holds its shape and does not shrink down as much when cooked.  Roast it a little longer for more crisp and.. Read More

Chia Seed Pudding with Coconut & Raspberries

Chia seed pudding with coconut and raspberries

Chia Seed pudding with coconut and raspberries is packed full of insanely healthy micronutrients.  This whole grain superfood holds fiber, protein and omega 3s.  With 5 grams of fiber per tablespoon, they are a great daily addition to any diet. Chia Seeds may seem on the expensive side, but you’ll get your money’s worth.  When soaked in a liquid, chia seeds can expand up to about 8 times their size!.. Read More

Historical California Drive Thru Trees

California Drive through redwood trees

In the northern part of California, there is some unique West Coast history, that has been something of an attraction since the late 1800’s.  Drive Thru Trees are visited by thousands of tourists every year.  People come from all over to take in a piece of history, first hand.  These giant trees can hold life spans upwards of 3000 years. The idea of rolling a vehicle through a tree, originated.. Read More

Autumn Gold Dal with Jasmine Rice and Cilantro

Autumn Gold Dal with turmeric, cilantro, naan, and jasmine rice

Autumn Gold Dal is a delicious blend of warm red lentils, and fresh immunity boosting spices. Turmeric and ginger are full of rich antioxidents, and anti-inflammatory properties.  Jalapeño and garlic hold immunity, and metabolism boosting benefits.  When these fresh spices simmer together, they create a warm and comforting Dal.  Not only is it packed full flavor, its also completely vegan!  Whether you are vegan or not, this recipe is sure.. Read More

DIY Simple Camper Carpet Kit for under $50

DIY simple carpet kit for truck camper

Here it is! The simple DIY carpet kit that took 2 people and a dog, on the road, for 67 days, from Texas to California  to Oregon, and back.  You think you don’t need a bed when you’re road tripping?  Well, you do.  Not only does this make it extremely easy to rest just about anywhere, but you will save so much money, you’ll be able to travel longer, and.. Read More