Road trip! Big Bend, Terlingua, and Jen’s Chili recipe

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West Texas is my favorite part of the state. * There’s a killer dark sky program, with a museum and night sky party at McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, right in the Davis Mountains. * Or go try out all the food trucks and play with outdoor art installations at the Chinati Foundation or Prada in Marfa. At night, you can go see the Marfa lights. I’m not saying it’s aliens. But aliens. * And Alpine is a cool little college town with lots of outdoor murals, galleries, Big Bend Brewery (NOT affiliated with the park), and a fabulous museum at the University. We once saw Monty Python’s Holy Grail performed at their amphitheater.

That’s not what this trip was about. This trip was all about hiking. Six days filled with it at Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park. Ahhhhh. We stayed at a darling cabana with a great view of the park just outside its entry in Terlingua.

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Tex-Mex Beef and Rice (Cauliflower) Casserole recipe and Cookbook Review: Ready or Not! by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong (Nom Nom Paleo)

800OptaaDSC_2630aEver have one of those delicious vacations that you really need to atone for afterwards? I like to grab a paleo or vegan book then. I know! They’re opposite approaches, but I’ve had great luck with both, so I grab whichever I’m in the mood for. Here’s a paleo book that I love, Ready or Not!: 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo.

Here’s a recipe from the book you can try! Thanks to Michelle Tam for letting me share it with you! Continue reading “Tex-Mex Beef and Rice (Cauliflower) Casserole recipe and Cookbook Review: Ready or Not! by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong (Nom Nom Paleo)”