Speaking at Sibley’s – Hiking for the Couch Potato

Come by Sibley’s West in Downtown Chandler Friday night – March 14 – for a book-signing from 6 to 8 pm. Four Arizona authors will be speaking and signing books at Sibley’s West – the shop at 72 S. San Marcos Place that features Arizona-made gifts, including my Hiking for the Couch Potato books – with the theme Read More …

Overcoming hiking fears

Yesterday at my book signing (Great event – met a lot of interesting people!), I met a man who said he was really afraid of hiking.  He kept hearing about people having to be rescued. Overcoming hiking fears can be an easy thing if you use the following suggestions: 1) If you are new to Read More …

Couch Potato Kid gets active

With today’s inauguration, you may be thinking it’s time to begin things for the future that can make life better for you and your family. We had some feedback that reinforces the view that one book, one parent, and one child CAN make a difference. Our kid’s book – Hiking for the Couch Potato Kid Read More …

Visiting Bob’s Red Mill

Visiting Bob’s Red Mill recently was a fun experience! Since the Couch Potato likes to learn about healthy food and activities, we took their hour tour of Bob’s Red Mill and even met Bob!  (More on that later.) We were able to see how Bob’s Red Mill processes their grains and how very clean their Read More …

Recipes for the Trail

Posted by on Sep 1, 2012 in For the Trail, Healthy Recipes | No Comments

Getting ready for a Couch Potato Hike with Easy Trail Recipes This section of our website features many easy-to-make recipes for the trail. After all, you don’t want to be in the kitchen, you want to be on the trail! Over the years, I have created and have been given many recipes that are perfect Read More …

Easy and Healthful Snack

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in For the Trail, Healthy Recipes | No Comments

(In Hiking for the Couch Potato, this is called “Andrew’s Favorite Snack”) An easy and healthful snack – My son Andrew loved and I still do!  As long as you are not allergic to peanuts, this tastes SO good! 1 apple per person – any variety you like will work Peanut butter – crunchy or Read More …

Of shoes, and ships…and healthy cabbage soup, that is

Posted by on Jan 2, 2012 in For the Home, Healthy Recipes | No Comments

Great, easy and healthy cabbage soup soup for the on-the-go hiker! This low calorie soup is warm and filling. Courtesy of Joe Corinti, – a modified version of the “G.M. Wonder Soup” Prep time is mostly just cutting things up. The cooking does the rest: Ingredients 1 head of cabbage – any size – cut Read More …

Wishing Happy Holidays to all with an easy gravy recipe!

Posted by on Dec 25, 2011 in For the Home, Healthy Recipes | No Comments

My gift to everyone this year is an easy recipe for making gravy.  Shouldn’t life offer some gravy? And, the gravy I’m suggesting is probably the most healthful you could have. (You will also find this recipe in the Couch Potato Community under Recipes For the Home) An Easy Gravy Recipe This is good for Read More …

Celebrate! September is National Potato Month!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2011 in For the Trail, Healthy Recipes | No Comments

Who better to celebrate National Potato Month than the “Original” Couch Potato! Since we are all about eating healthy and becoming more active couch potatoes, we especially want to celebrate one of the most edible, adaptable, and (without all the toppings) healthfully delicious foods – the potato! Below is one of our favorite recipes – Read More …