Happy 4th of July weekend to all of my wonderful readers in the US! I hope you all had a great weekend and got to do something fun and spend time with the ones that meant the most to you. I had a fantastic weekend; I was lucky enough to get Friday off and so my husband and I did a few errands. We are looking for a new apartment (I think we found the one!) and went to test out a car to lease.
Raw Strawberry Cheesecake
On Friday, I made this gorgeous raw strawberry cheesecake! I had been eyeing this recipe from bagsandbunnies.com for ages, and I decided I might as well make it to avoid eating anything naughty over the weekend. It was not hard to make, but it did involve a fair amount of time. You had to soak the cashews for several hours, freeze the crust for an hour and finally freeze the actual cheesecake to help it set. Like I said, it wasn’t hard at all (you just blend the ingredients together, no baking involved) but you should plan ahead so that you know exactly how long it will take you to make it. I also subbed the agave syrup for some honey.
Hiking in Bell Canyon
On Saturday, my husband and I went with some friends to the farmer’s market at Liberty Park in the morning. I got a Mexican inspired eggs benedict with salmon and it was incredibly delicious! The food stall I got it from was owned by Frida Bistro; if you ever go to the downtown Salt Lake City’s farmer’s market in the morning, I highly recommend you get their eggs benedict!
Afterwards, we decided to go hiking as a way to both enjoy the outdoors and to keep active. We went to Bell Canyon trail; we did this trail a year ago but only managed to get halfway through it lol. This time, we did the whole trail which took 5 and a half hours! It was well worth it though, there was a gorgeous view and waterfall at the end of the hike. I would definitely recommend this hike although be sure to bring lots of water with you and bear in mind that there are several hard inclines during the trail. I brought along a Quest bar as kind of an afterthought, but I am so glad I did. I wasn’t hungry throughout the hike but I knew my poor body needed some nourishment and energy!
That was my weekend in a nutshell! What did you all get up to for your 4th of July weekends? Also, for any of you living in or near Salt Lake City, what are your favorite hiking trails?