submitted by Alex Holsinger With the warm weather upon us, I always feel compelled to enjoy the outdoors as much as my schedule will allow. Several years ago my family established a ritual we un-creatively called "weekend hikes" that required minimal planning and could be executed on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, with relative ease. With some internet-sleuthing, we found that there are lots of great hiking trails to be found in both Johnson and Jackson counties. While we love the accessibility of the many paved walking trails in the area, we like to find options that are a little more remote.
submitted by Kristi H.
After a great meal at the KC Taco Company and a “portobello shroom” taco I could not stop thinking about, I decided to take my taco game to the next level—I bought restaurant style taco holders.
Then I threw a taco party and tried to think of and serve many toppings (see below). In reality it was a bit overwhelming! To make-your-own-tacos you only need one or two fillings, a few sauces and some toppings. Pick out your favorites for an easy summer meal!
Tortillas: Small corn or flour tortillas (heated up in the oven or in a pan with light oil)
Fillings: Gardein fish fillets, crab cakes, or chipotle lime chicken fingers, black beans (sautéed with onion, garlic and spices), mushrooms (sautéed in coconut oil), chorizo/diced potato and onion (made with Soyrizo), sautéed veggies
Sauces: Salsas, hot sauces, garlic aioli, vegan sour cream, BBQ sauce
Toppings: corn, diced tomatoes, avocados, lettuce, cabbage, black olives, vegan cheese, jalapeno peppers, red onions, green onions, sunflower seeds, cilantro