A NOLS Instructor’s Favorite Backcountry Meals

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After a long, hard day on the trail, the body doesn’t just crave fuel. It wants a warm, delicious, and nourishing feast. “Eating well in the backcountry makes such a world of difference,” says John Sims, rations manager for the National Outdoor Leadership School’s Rocky Mountain campus in Lander, Wyoming. He’s seen it firsthand: “I remember one day last fall when I was working as an instructor. We had moved for a number of hours to camp, and all the students were tired, hungry, unhappy. The instructor team encouraged people to start making food right away, some instant

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New Connecticut food delivery service offers healthy meals from local chefs

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Keto cheesecake from Manchester. Cold-pressed juices from Mystic. Vegan pasta from New Haven. Kombucha from Danbury. All delivered to your home in one order. 

That’s the concept behind My Local Chefs, a new culinary startup by Vanessa Sena, which launched July 5. Sena’s platform brings together Connecticut chefs, bakers and producers who create fresh and healthy foods, and delivers products to customers around the state on a twice-weekly basis.

“I wanted to do something that was an Amazon-type feel, but for people who wanted healthy food,” she said. “I started inviting myself to all these Facebook groups, and I was

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18 Vegetarian Grilling Recipes for Your Next BBQ

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While peak-summer vegetables don’t need much more than some salt, oil and a sliver of space over an open flame, they’re positively ignited by a little extra attention. These vegetarian recipes range from minimum effort to medium. Most operate as sides or entrees, depending on what you pair them with, but all deliver hugely flavorful results — and are a thrill to grill.

This five-star recipe from Sue Li balances grilled corn, scallions and jalapeño with a creamy buttermilk-feta dressing that is just tangy enough to temper the heat, richness and sweetness of its surrounding ingredients. (Do opt for a

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Trending Headlines: Drought, markets, food prices & grasshoppers

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This week’s Trending Headlines highlights the ongoing challenges facing ranchers in the western states including swarms of grasshoppers and increasing drought conditions. We also take a look at cattle markets and rising food and fuel prices. The blog wraps up with a look at Biden’s executive order to address competition in various industries, as well as an update on the farmer debt forgiveness program and the response from producers across the country.

1. “Cattle are competing against grasshoppers for food in the West’s historic drought. The bugs are winning.” by Rachel Ramirez for CNN

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Amazon Shoppers Call This Keurig the ‘Ultimate’ Single-Serve Coffee Maker

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Although coffee and tea drinkers may disagree on their beverage of choice, most people agree that their favorite cup of the day is typically the first one they sip. Rather than paying a daily visit to a cafe, many caffeine fans have discovered the joys and convenience of brewing coffee and tea at home, but these appliances are notorious for taking up too much counter space. That is, until the Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker entered the scene.  

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