Summer Market Salad

 Summer Market Salad

As we make our way back from our adventure – we’re in Bismarck right now – I’m finding it hard to focus my thoughts. What a ride. What an experience. What a trip. I’m feeling inspired, amazed, enlightened, encouraged, and thankful.  

You would think – or at least I thought – that Montana wouldn’t have much to offer in the way of good food. From the outside looking in, it seems like the end of the earth. And after having seen a lot of the state, I will admit that there are parts of that feel like that. Read: east Glacier. But after it’s all said and done, I left Montana with a completely different perspective and eyes wide open. 

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Easy Overnight Cold Brew Coffee

Easy Overnight Cold Brew Coffee

After 9 days [so far] on the road, I’ve realized that a cross-country trip can teach you a lot of things. Going to Florida for spring break? You learn how to get there as fast as possible and never want to leave. Going to New York City? You learn how to cling to the steering wheel for dear life through the Virginias. Going to Oklahoma? You learn to entertain yourself by counting cows in pastures along the way.

Whatever the destination, I’ve realized that any road trip can teach you a lot about being resourceful. 

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Clark’s Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Clark's Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Even if I think really hard and try to remember, I still can’t recall exactly when Clark first made these cookies. I’m pretty sure it was our senior year at Purdue, but I can’t remember which apartment we were living in at the time. If memory serves me, he actually made them while I was away one weekend and then baked them again when I came back. 

I do remember him telling me that he “made – literally – the best chocolate chip cookies ever.” And I definitely remember agreeing 100%, nodding my head and muttering “mmmmmmmmmm omg” with a mouthful of cookie. Hot, chewy, wholesome, and loaded with melty chips. 

Clark's Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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