About Nomad's Kitchen

I live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut'ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of southern Alberta.

From dehydrating, to foraging, to cooking over the campfire, Nomad’s Kitchen creates and shares nutritious and flavourful recipes for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Hello! My name’s Briana – but most people call me Bri.

I grew up in the foothills of the Rockies and would often spend my summers camping. Back then that encompassed playing kick the can and stuffing my face full of roasted marshmallows. Now a days, I still love camping, but it typically involves me packing my bag and hiking – or biking – to a remote piece of wilderness.

I remember being on my first backcountry camping trip, exhausted from hiking up what felt like Mt. Everest, and being so excited to cook myself a warm and satisfying dinner. I opened up my pack – what did I have? Instant ramen – which is basically just salt water. But it was better than sacrificing my limbs in exchange for some ready-to-eat meals right? My grumbling tummy disagreed. Many regrets – and stages of dehydration from the salt – were felt that day. Since then, I’ve stood by the notion that sacrificing nutrition, flavour – or your limbs – is not necessary. Cooking healthy and affordable foods is possible – even in the most remote places.

(Note: I’m not a complete hater of instant ramen – there’s some great ways to transform it into a wicked and relatively healthy meal)

In addition to my personal experiences cooking outdoors, I’m a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education graduate with a major in Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership.  I strive to combine my knowledge of health and nutrition – with my passion for the outdoors – to learn and teach others how to redefine the outdoor culinary experience. 

The Taste Testers


Okay, so they’re not really my taste testers. If that were the case, even my failed experiments would get the paws up (especially from Wilson). But they certainly love to keep me company in the kitchen – and on outdoor adventures.