outdoor adventure, travel + healthy living

Category: Food


Everything You Need to Know About Sourdough Bread + Recipes!


Sourdough bread: the final frontier of baking. Or, arguably, the simplest bread to make but also kind of the toughest to master. I’ve been trying to get more into baking and making my own food (ahem, see my story on wanderlust vs homesteading—this is …



Best Outdoorsy Foodie Gifts for 2019


Like the other categories I’ve listed, I wanted to come up with options that were good for everyone—so I didn’t include specific gels or sports drink mixes, because I can say as endurance athletes, we rarely want you to buy us new flavors or …


5 Stew Recipes for the Cold Days Ahead

Athlete-Friendly Stew Recipes for the Cold Days Ahead


I’ve been stew and soup-obsessed for years. (Ask the Aspire Team: I drove them crazy with the amount of beef and chicken + vegetable stews that I made when we lived in Europe.) I found that stew is the easiest way to get veggies …



Camp cooking for beginners

Camp Cooking for Beginners


Does the idea of using a camp stove make you nervous? Yeah, me too. For some reason, the open flame / tiny propane tank just made me nervous, and like I had no business cooking at my campsite. Ask me to start a campfire …


What milk alternative should you try_

What Milk Alternative (or Milk) Should You Try?


Over on Outside, I did a pretty fun investigation into all things milk-related. And I very quickly realized something I’d never noticed before: Milk alternatives are NOT created equal. Some are packed with fat, some are super sugary or carb-laden, some are jammed with …



Sonya Looney's Plant-Based Nutrition Tips

Sonya Looney’s Plant-Based Nutrition Tips for Athletes


As you all know, endurance mountain biker Sonya Looney is one of my favorite amazing humans—I love her badass attitude towards tackling some of the world’s hardest MTB stage races, her entrepreneurial drive, her rad podcast, The Sonya Looney Show (where she’s had me …



How Emil Johansson’s Autoimmune Disease Has Impacted His Diet

Emil Johansson on Autoimmune Disease and His Diet


Emil Johansson isn’t the typical athlete I’d feature on here, since normally I write more about women on this particular site, but when I interviewed him, his story of coming back from autoimmune disease (and back injuries) and how it impacted his eating was …