Art + Soul

Recipes and ideas to fuel your next mountain adventure.

Happy Trails from Highline Magazine

Our publisher Kristy Davison shares some final thoughts as Highline closes its doors after eight years of publication.

Root Vegetable Soup

Hearty Root Vegetable Soup

This warm wintery soup won’t break your budget and will wow your friends.

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Cajun Trout Bites + Roasted Veggies

Inspired by the cold waters of Lake Superior, this recipe uses fresh ingredients and can easily be made at campsites during autumn for a warm meal around the campfire after a day on the water or on the trail.

Bear Essentials: Make Your Own Crabapple Liqueur

It’s time to get wild in the name of saving the wildlife. Pass the vodka!

Drink Up! Highline’s Naked Nut Brown Ale Now On Tap

Highline and the Banff Ave Brewing Co partner to bring you a new brew.

Chickpea Wrap Recipe

Spiced Chickpea Wrap + Summer Crunch Slaw

I believe in adding extra weight to my backpack if it means lunch on the summit is as good as it is at home. And you know what they say — home is where the hearty hike lunch is. Pro tip: make the spiced chickpea wrap in the morning and keep your dressing separate for the slaw until you are…

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Banff’s Top 5 Comfort Foods

Highline’s round up of Banff’s best comfort food. From best-kept secrets to local’s go-to for take out.

Fun, Fine Food at 3,000 Feet

Understanding there are limits to backcountry eating, here is a list of the perfect meals that will turn a backcountry hut into a five-star restaurant!

Hemp Seed Cacao Balls

A quick and easy recipe for a protein rich ball of cacao, hemp seeds, and awesomeness.

Energy Drinks: Enough Sugar to Fill a Ski Boot

Winter in the Bow Valley is a time when the term “butterlicious powder” earns approving looks and complaints about having to delayer to go to the bathroom receive sympathetic nods. Residents take advantage of the cold months with marathon cross-country ski trips, epic backcountry board sessions and formidable alpine ascents. All that hardcore winter-loving can really crush a person’s body. It’s hard to…

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Hemp Hot Chocolate

This nutritious hot chocolate is sure to warm you this winter! Buy My favourite sweetener is hazelnut flavored agave syrup but raw honey or maple syrup are equally delicious. If using honey or maple syrup to sweeten, try a pinch of cayenne and a 1/4 tsp. of ground cinnamon for a Mexican twist. -2 cups very warm water (remove from…

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Banana Chia Seed Pudding

Looking for something new for breakfast? no prescription aciphex White chia seeds lend a gelatinous, tapioca-like quality to this satisfying breakfast pudding. It takes only minutes to prepare but needs 30 minutes for the chia to soften and expand. I often throw all of the ingredients into a sealed container and then simply stir it to enjoy after the gym. Makes 4…

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High on Huckleberries

High in the mountains of Alberta and extending West into nearly all of British Columbia grows a plant beloved by those who’’ve experienced it (and misunderstood by those who have not). The plant’s crop has traditionally played an important part in the region’s culture, and local residents guard their crop locations with vigilance. I am, of course, talking about the…

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Watermelon Mint Slushie

We are loving this slushie treat for a warm summer’s day. Where are you sipping (slurping) yours?  I always have fresh frozen watermelon in the freezer in the summer so that this drink is readily available. It can either be puréed in a blender or food processor without any additional liquid to create a sorbet or with a little added water or…

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The Naked Strawberry Popsicle

Manna Momma have been cooling Banff off at the Banff Farmer’s Market each week with delicious popsicles. And while they already created a delicious Strawberry Balsamic variation on this popsicle (that they named “The Highline”), they also got requests for a “naked” version. Here it is! – Highline Makes about 10 popsicles. Ingredients -4 cups hulled strawberries (@ 2 cups puree)…

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Chia Limeade

With summer approaching, here is a thirst-quenching way to consume the mighty chia seed! This tiny seed, native to Mexico, is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, minerals, antioxidants and fibre. Chia Fresca is traditionally sweetened with copious amounts of white sugar. I have substituted stevia to create a nutritious and virtually calorie-free drink! Ingredients 1 Tbsp white chia seeds…

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The Highline Strawberry Balsamic Popsicle with Cracked Pepper

We created this gorgeous ruby red “Highline” popsicle for  the peak of strawberry season! But, we’re always changing up our menu to feature the best fruits at the best times. You can get your very own popsicle at Manna Momma at the Banff Farmer’s Market every Wednesday (near Banff Central Park) through summer, or you can make your own! Makes about…

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Raw Swiss Chard Wrap

I was inspired to re-create this delicious wrap after one I recently had at Mana Foods in Paia, Maui. It goes together quickly, as long as you remember to soak the almonds the night before! Wrap and refrigerate leftovers to assemble to take for lunch the next day. Makes 6-8 wraps Ingredients -2/3 cups raw almonds, soaked overnight in 2 cups water…

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Super Charge Your Trail Mix

Proper snacking for hiking and exploring in the mountains has always been amongst the hottest topics for my clients. What are the best energy bars on the market? What balance of carbs and protein do I need for an activity-filled day? At the top of my list of recommended snack foods is always a good old fashioned superfood-filled trail mix….

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Breakfast: The Ultimate Guide

If there is one cliché in the nutrition world that has got to go, it’’s that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” We get it! We know! In fact, 90% of Americans (no word on Canadians) acknowledge that eating breakfast is a good idea. But does that get us anywhere? No! Because approximately 50% still don’’t eat…

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