Eating My Way through Pra|gue|ga|ha

Recently a friend and I spent a lovely weekend in Prague before heading down south to Croatia. It was the perfect start to our  vacation. There was plenty to see in the city and it eased us into a relaxing holiday vibe. It always takes me a while to unwind so I prefer to start in…

Seafood Chowder

Thanks to some leftover salmon from plank grilling, fresh veggies from Roost Farms, and great Seafood Landing crab and clams, I was craving some chowder. It’s not exactly what i think of when I think hot summer days, but my body has been craving salty soups! I’m still dehydrated from hot yoga and a red rocks concert…

Banana Muffins

I just spent a week in Croatia where they had the finest and freshest foods. They have tons of figs there and the best fig jam! I brought home a jar so I could pretend I was lounging in the Dubrovnik city walls or on a beautiful rocky shore for just a bit longer. 🙂…

Eating My Way through Cancun, Mexico

This is a little belated, but I had to share. I had the best food in Mexico! You should probably know that Mexican food is in my top 5, along with Thai and Indian (which is one of the reasons it was so so disappointing to find out I don’t do well with tomatoes or…

Hash Baked

If you’ve been following along, you probably know that breakfast is one of my favorite things. It has the power to make or break my day, and I prefer it to end up on the MAKE side :). It seems like there is no combination of eggs and sweet potatoes that I tire of. And……

Hippie Hash… aka… CSA Hash

My office just became a associated with a CSA program! For those of you who aren’t familiar, that is a local group of farmers that put together boxes of fresh produce at a very good price. The deal is you pay for a box and then you get whatever the farmers have an abundance of….

One Lovely Blog Award nomination!!

It is so exciting to be nominated for the One Lovely Blog award! Thanks to Grub-Tastic for the nomination! Grub-Tastic has a wonderful blog that you should check out.  It is such an honor to be nominated, and per the nomination I’d like to share 10 other wonderful blogs that I would nominate for the award…

Bison Jicama Meatballs

A friend of mine hooked up a killer deal for Bison from the cattle auction at the stock show. He knows a guy who goes to the auction, picks the best free-range, grass-fed bison and auctions it. Since that is a heck of a lot of meat, he arranges to split the meat ahead of time…

Creamy collard “pasta” w/ seared scallops

Sometimes you just need some hearty pasta-like dish to fill your body and soul. I love this dish because it is primarily vegetables, leaves you feeling full and satisfied yet light afterwards, and it is easy to make!    Scallops pair nicely with this dish, but you could also go meat free or substitute another light…

Cinnamon Pecan Bread

Its surprisingly cold and rainy this week in Denver. April showers are definitely taking their turn and not quite ready to turn over their rein to May flowers. To celebrate the rain I made this delicious cinnamon-pecan bread. It is a great ode to winter-time flavors and sweet spring cakes at the same time. Plus…

Mayan intuition on health and the power of a healthy gut

Last week I was vacationing in Mexico which is home of the ancient Mayan civilization. The Mayans were ahead of their time and pretty damn impressive in quite a few areas.  They had a rich and vibrant culture with art, architecture, mathematics, an astronomical system and the only fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbus Americas….

Carrots 2 Ways // using the whole carrot 

In honor of earth day yesterday I thought I’d share a recipe with “reduce, reuse, and recycle” at heart. Food waste is a big problem in the states, and part of that problem is not knowing what to do with all parts of the vegetable! In this recipe we use the whole carrot: the root…

3 day Juice Cleanse

As if I hadn’t tried enough crazy cleansing this year, I decided to do it again. This time I really went for it with a three day juice cleanse. At first glance this seems easier because the duration is so short. However, it really feels harder because I am not eating anything. I’m just drinking it. The nutrition…