• Vegan and Vegetarian Sweet Potato Recipe

    It is with great pride that Scout brings you the story of his very first vegan cooking adventure. Perhaps you recall Scout’s recent interview with Johnny and Victoria from “Cooking the Books”? They wrote a recipe for Scout: Sweet Potato Sage Cakes with Lemon Harissa Yogurt. Scout cooked this scrumptious sweet potato recipe for his

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  • A Fearless Food Blog for Cooking Beginners & Experts

    Last month, Scout discovered something rare: an approachable cooking blog. If you’re an experienced home cook, then you probably appreciate unique recipes from impressive food blogs. If you count yourself a member of the “cooking beginners club”, recipes are daunting documents akin to tax forms. We might like to eat fancy food, but when loved

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  • Scout’s Definitive Guide to Affordable Fall Destinations

    Autumn evokes a wonderful sense of adventure in Scout. There’s just one problem with Scout’s adventurous plans: they’re expensive. Of course, I agree with Scout that traveling California in search of autumn foliage, lattes, and wine sounds perfect. It also sounds perfectly unattainable on a budget. Scout disagrees. According to Scout, California is full of

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  • Best Bookstores in Northern California

    Autumn inspires sentimentality and the glow of leaves at twilight makes Scout melancholy in the best way. Every now and again, Scout savors a melancholy day like he savors a warm cup of coffee. Feeling rather sentimental about his melancholic state, Scout decide to spend Whole40 Challenge week two comfy among the very best bookstores

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  • Whole40 Challenge Days 4-7: Small adventures

    As Scout and I reflected on Whole40 Challenge Week One, we felt a little melancholy. We couldn’t believe week one was already over. After writing and rewriting, we finally settled upon this post. It’s a decidedly simple story, but we like to think that’s alright every once in a while. After all, some of the

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  • Whole40 Challenge Day 3: “Fame mongering”

    Lifelong dream Scout and I are pleased to tell you that we fulfilled a lifelong dream: we spent three hours in traffic on our way to the City to record a soundbite for KQED. To be clear, the traffic wasn’t the dream (though it has become eerily nostalgic.) Recording a radio story was the dream

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  • Don’t Wait to Travel

    This story is part of Scout’s Whole40 Challenge: -40 days -40 dollars (per week)-40 destinations Find the guidelines and full story here. When Daniel’s phone blared One Republic’s “Good Life” at 4:00 a.m., I knew Scout had talked us into something terrible. Why did we ever agree to wake up at 4:00 a.m. on a

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