Annie is a Wyoming native, outdoor enthusiast, and lover of all things food. When she’s not cooking, you can usually find her in the mountains with her family – camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing, or just enjoying nature. She is a Registered Dietitian and the woman behind Peak to Plate, a food blog focused on innovative wild game recipes. She believes that creating delicious recipes and enjoying them mindfully is the best way to pay respect to the animals she and her husband harvest.
Annie likes to incorporate a wide variety of ingredients, flavors, and cultures into her recipes to give people a new perspective on preparing wild game. Some of her favorite food cultures include Mexican, Korean, and Indian but she believes a good ol’ American cheeseburger can be pretty darn delicious too.
Sharing food with others is one of Annie’s biggest passions. Whether it’s preparing meals for her family, teaching her sons to cook, bringing baked goods to friends, or creating new recipes for her blog, sharing food is what brings her joy. Wild game recipes are Annie’s specialty but she hopes to share a diverse assortment of recipes here including wild game and more commonly found proteins and ingredients.
What is your favorite condiment?
Definitely hot sauce of any type. But if I had to narrow it down even more, I’d go with gochujang. It’s the perfect level of heat and so flavorful.
What’s your favorite thing to cook?
Tacos. Any meat. Any style. They’re all delicious!
What is your favorite thing to grill on a plank?
Salmon. It’s a classic but you can switch up the flavors so that it never gets old!
What’s your best tip for a home cook who loves to grill?
Don’t be afraid to try new things! You can grill just about anything with some imagination and planning.
What does a standard grilled or fire-cooked dinner look like for you?
I love to make simple grilled meals in the summer with little prep work. Typically we will have a grilled meat + grilled vegetables + a starch + maybe a fresh salad. The combinations are endless and so easy to prepare!
What’s the best meal you’ve ever grilled?
There’s something about a steak cooked over a campfire that doesn’t compare to grilling at home. I think the mountain air makes everything taste better.