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Top 10 Treks Around the World

One of the best ways to discover a foreign country is to walk the land, sleep under the stars, admire the natural beauty and swap smiles with locals …

Hiking

What’s In My Pack? The Kitchen Edition

To carry a stove or go stoveless? I don’t see why you should have to commit to one or the other. There have been times when a warm meal was great …

The Post

Gear List: Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail

When I began my gear research for the PCT, it only made sense to begin with taking inventory of what I already had in my possession. In 2013, I …

Backpacking

12 of Britain's best long distance footpaths

<b>In the UK it is generally accepted that to be classed as a long distance footpath a way has to be over 20 miles. Each part of the country has</b> …

Hiking

5 Conditioning Tips For Backpacking, Long Distance Hiking

Whether you are backpacking or long distance hiking, it is important to be physically prepared. With the snow thawing, backpackers are more eager to …

How to cook the perfect vindaloo

The peculiar place of vindaloo, a fierily fragrant speciality of Goa in popular culture can be summed up by the 1998 World Cup football anthem of the same name, whose irritatingly catchy chorus references the curry no fewer than 11 times. As the Observer pointed out, its authors, the “prank art …

Onions

Charred Cauliflower with Garlic Tahini Sauce

1. Place a few inches of water in a large saucepot, then insert a steamer basket. Bring to a boil and then add the whole cauliflower head. Reduce …

The Easiest Boeuf Bourguignon Is Made in Your Slow Cooker

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until the fat has rendered and the bacon is golden and crispy. Remove the pan from …

Slow Cookers

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

These crispy, spicy Brussels sprouts are crazy addictive—and easy to make at home.<p>Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned …

Country Lifestyle

A Five Month Adventure - How Am I Preparing?

If you know me in any capacity, you’re already aware that I’m a bit of a strategist. I truly enjoy organizing and planning events, especially when it …

Everything you need to know to improve your skiing or snowboarding this season

Nobody likes to be left behind on the slopes. Fortunately there are a number of ways to make sure your skiing or snowboarding is up to scratch this winter - from watching technique tutorials and following fitness regimes to practising at your local slope - so make this the season you become a …

Skiing

Roasted Gulf Shrimp with Romesco Sauce | MyRecipes

Roasted Gulf Shrimp with Romesco Sauce Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 425°. Toss together shrimp and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. …

Seafood

Hiking the Other John Muir Trail in Scotland

Hike the wild terrain that shaped America’s patron saint of wilderness.<p>1.9K<p>SHARES<p>I’d been hiking across Scotland for days, and yet long after my ears …

Primer: How to Clean A Hydration Pack

Outdoor adventuring 101: stay hydrated. We’re all quite aware of this necessity while traversing the fine national parks and backcountry badlands of …

Sweet Potato Vegetable Bake

<b>Ingredients:</b><p>1 large head of broccoli, with stem (about 1 ¾ pounds)<br>1 large or two medium zucchini, (about 1 pound total)<br>1 medium sweet potato (about …

Hiking

How to Take Care of Your Feet

Use these tried-and-true tips from a professional adventure athlete to keep your feet healthy.<p>Our mistake was textbook. A few miles before our first camp, Gerry mentioned to me that he might have some blisters coming on. We should have known to address them immediately, especially since we'd …

Chin Chin's slow-roasted lamb marinated in curry leaf and stir-fried chickpeas recipe

Getting out of town doesn’t have to mean resorting to takeaway food and roadside meat pies. With a bit of preparation, Chin Chin chef Benjamin Cooper says, a meal of slow-roasted lamb and chickpeas can be enjoyed on a weekend getaway.<p>Slow-roasted lamb marinated in curry leaf<p>It’s as Aussie as pie …

Chickpeas

Make Teriyaki Chicken in the Slow Cooker, Win Dinner

Arrange the chicken in a single layer in the bottom of a 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Scatter the onion and garlic over the top. Whisk the soy …

Cooking

Epic Trails Across the Globe

Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.

Quick Kimchi Recipe

From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2007<p>This quick, spicy, tangy cabbage side dish stands in for the traditional salty Korean staple. Unlike …

Decoding super foods: Things you must know

<b>1. Chia seeds</b><p>Packed with fibre and Omega 3 fatty acids, this little seed can help regulate appetite. 
<b>How much:</b> 1 tbsp a day is sufficient for most …

Here are the most effective stretches to prepare you for the hiking trail

Even what seems like the most benign hiking trail can result in a twisted ankle, pulled muscle, or worse if you don’t prepare properly. The most …

Exercise

How to Make Your Own Labneh (and How to Eat It)

I first had labneh at a Lebanese restaurant in Tampa, Florida, and I became instantly enthralled. It had the tang of yogurt and the richness of cream …

Onions

The Best Thru Hiking Tents of 2017

A hiker’s choice of shelter is an entirely personal decision. Solo hikers who value space over weight often opt for a two-person freestanding tent, …

New potato and chorizo hash with asparagus, poached egg recipe

Make use of the season's asparagus with this delicious hash recipe - it's just right for a long, lazy brunch<p><b>SERVES</b><p>2<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>600g new potatoes, scrubbed & halved or quartered if large<br>• 2 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 red onion, chopped<br>• 2 cooking chorizo sausages (200-250g), skin removed & meat crumbled<br>• 2 tbsp …

King prawn, noodle and lemongrass broth recipe

This Thai soup from The Detox Kitchen - bursting with selenium, tryptophan, and potassium - is ideal for cleansing your system<p>This version of the classic noodle soup uses Thai flavours – ginger, coriander and lemongrass – to create a really fresh, fragrant, cleansing broth. If you can’t find brown …

Grilled salmon with ginger

This simple, easy dish is a staple in the Detox Kitchen. It was created when I was cooking with our friend Archie, and we still argue over who came up with the recipe. It is the perfect heart-healthy dish as it’s high in omega-3 fatty acids and also offers anticoagulant properties from the ginger …

Up Your Snack Game with This Lemon-Artichoke Hummus

Hummus is my go-to snack in the afternoon when I'm feeling a little peckish. It's filling and wholesome (especially when I dunk crudité in it instead …

Healthy Eating

Flora Shedden: how to bake a perfect loaf of bread

The building permissions are finally in place for ARAN bakery. At last, we can start work. The biggest job involves dropping the entire bakery ceiling. The timber dates back 200 years and, as much as I would love to keep the old beams, I have been told that everything must go – joists, beams and …