Our BC & Seattle Summer Vacation

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

We recently returned from our yearly Summer vacation! Every year the hubby and I take a couple weeks off and head out to British Columbia to camp and relax in the beauty of the province! This year we decided to add Washington into the mix and make our way into Seattle. It was fantastic, I love Washington! It’s so beautiful and the trip was splendid! We are definitely going to be back to Seattle sooner than later!

I took a ton of pictures, and I wanted to share some of our trip with you, including some of my eats and treats!

So, in order to not make this the longest blog post in existence, I’ll keep the chit chat to a minimal!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Our accommodations in BC – we stayed in Kaslo, right on the Kooteney Lake and rented a condo! It was fantastic, with a beautiful view and had a wonderful patio with a BBQ and Kitchen that we made full use of in order to stay healthy and save moola because we knew Seattle would be pricier on the food front!

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The gorgeous views of the lake and Marina!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Ah, bliss.

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Kaslo is a really quaint little town and I loved the Community Gardens we spotted! They are starting to get more of this going in Edmonton, and that makes me very happy!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Dinner every night was out on the patio – wine and cards in tow!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

I made sure to keep the dinners fresh and light and used fresh BC fruit for a little extra flavour in my locally made Skimmerhorn wine!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Breakfast was my usual gluten free bread, natural peanut butter, fruit, and eggs! Oh, and my probiotics, flax oil, and Vitamin C!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

We made sweet potatoes on the BBQ a couple nights because it was just too hot to turn on the oven – they turned out fantastic!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Mmm.. simple, bright, and oh, so delicious!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

And… dessert too of course! This was Coconut based chocolate ice cream… yum!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

We drove to Nelson, BC one day to check it out – another cute town, with great cafes including this one – originally called the Preserved Seed, but now it goes by The Yellow Deli. It’s actually run by people who live out on a commune (…or cult?)… a little odd, but they have a ton of fresh, local ingredients and the food is delicious!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

The restaurant is in this neat little heritage home that kind of feels like a treehouse! If you are ever in Nelson, stop by for a bite!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

I had the turkey sandwich, with actual farm fresh roast turkey, house baked bread, and house made potato chips on the side. Oh, and one of those delicious tastes-like-a-pickle-should pickle!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

We also stopped in a local bakery/coffee shop before heading back to Kaslo and I grabbed a vegan date square – made with dates, soaked cashews, raw cocoa, agave nectar, and hemp seeds. It was unreal – note to self: try to recreate this.ย 

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

We also stopped in at the meat market and picked up these local venison smokies! Paired with grilled veggies they made a delicious dinner!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

As we made our way to Seattle from BC, we stopped at the Gorge Ampitheatre for an Arcade Fire! It was such a great venue, and the camping location over looking the bluffs was spectacular!!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Once in Seattle one of our first stops was of course, the famous Pike Place Market! I love how the market really emphasizes local, farm/ocean fresh sustainable food and produce! It was also cool to watch the fish mongers and see the original Starbucks!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

I really dropped the ball on taking food pics in Seattle – we were so busy – there’s a lot more on my Instagram than in this post!

We had a condo rental again, so we made a lot of food at home, and went to Whole Foods every other day to stock up on groceries… man I love that place!

Breakfast was the usual… ๐Ÿ™‚

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

This was a Whole Foods smorgasbord of deli deliciousness – salads, pulled chicken and beef, guacamole and rice! Yum!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

We also did a wine tour at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery just outside of Seattle – it’s a gorgeous place.. and well, who doesn’t love wine?!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

We ended the trip with a couple ball games! Even though the Blue Jays lost… both nights!!! It was still great experience!!

BC & Seattle Trip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

We spent a night in Kamloops coming backย from Seattle (it’s a long drive.. too long for one day!) and then lazily made our way back home! All in all, a fantastic trip!

Also, if you haven’t noticed yet, I’ve got my new pictures up on the blog! You can check them out on my different blog pages (about, etc.) Thank you soooo much to the incredibly talented Dong Kim for the photos!

Nutritionist in the Kitch // Christal Sczebel, RHN

 

Have a fantastic week!

Christal

Nutritionist in the Kitch

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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  • first of all, i love your new pics! you look so great in all of them!
    and your trip pictures are really making me jealous here haha especially the lake/mountain ones and the sweet potato dinner ones! one question, how did you do your eggs in the first breakfast photo? is it just fried egg whites or something?

    • Hey Alexa! Thanks so much – for the eggs I use my trusty little pan, and add in 1/2 cup egg whites and one whole egg, then cook for about 5 minutes and flip! So it’s like an omelet almost but the egg yolk stays intact!

  • What a great trip! I wanna og to the Yellow Deli now, and og camping again, and have breakfast With you – so many amazing delicious thing, and you save so much on Cooking some of the Food yourself when you’re out and about, but you gotta treat yourself too – that date square! Yes purrrrlease recreate it! ๐Ÿ˜€
    The New photos look fantastic Christal ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you have a great Tuesday ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • Thanks so much Jules! Yes, definitely treats here and there are a must! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you are having a wonderful week so far!