Pumpkin Roasted-Banana Quick Bread

Pumpkin Roasted-Banana Quick Bread. Bursting with fall spices, pumpkin, apple cider and cranberries, this quick bread is a seasonal bread all will love. Gluten-free and gluten options. - BoulderLocavore.com

There is no better way to celebrate fall's arrival than with a loaf of Pumpkin Roasted-Banana Quick Bread. Full of homey flavors of pumpkin, banana, dried cranberries or nuts and fall spices, it's quick to make and irresistible. Gluten-free or with gluten options.  Can be frozen too! Winter squash has just begun to show up at Farmer’s Markets.  A few years ago I had no idea what to do with them.  I never really ate them when I was growing up and as an adult struggled with the dense, earthy … CONTINUE READING

Lemon Spirals: A Barkeep’s Secret for Making the Best Drink Garnish Ever

How to Make Lemon Sprials (the secret) - BoulderLocavore.com

Ever wonder how bartender's make those cool Lemon Spirals for cocktails or non-alcoholic drinks?  Well I asked and have the scoop!  Super easy to make at home! I have always love going to the theater and though the past years have not offered as much opportunity to hop down to Denver to see a show, I was recently reminded of a favorite outing that ended up in a blog post sharing a fabulous food find. Shortly after starting Boulder Locavore I had gone to a holiday matinee performance in … CONTINUE READING

Homemade Everything Bagel Chips

Homemade Everything Bagel Chips with Sriracha Hummus - BoulderLocavore.com

This post is sponsored as part of Boulder Locavore’s ongoing partnership with Udi’s Gluten Free, exploring gluten-free recipes, health and wellness.  We are rolling off a cloudier, rainier long weekend than normal as the end of summer.  Usually temperatures dictate summer food cravings well into September and even October in my area.  As summer produce starts disappearing as a cue to the end of the growing season, cozier comfort foods take their place. One thing I love about fall is … CONTINUE READING

Sunny Lemon Cupcakes with real Strawberry Frosting

Sunny Lemon Cupcakes with real Strawberry Frosting. A simple cake mix hack turns yellow cake into lemon cake batter for lemony cupcakes topped with real strawberry frosting. Gluten-free or regular. - BoulderLocavore.com

Whether for a sunny day or to brighten a gloomy one, Sunny Lemon Cupcakes with Real Strawberry Frosting are a happy-making treat! Made with a cake mix hack, they are easy to make and can be made gluten-free or with gluten depending on the mix used.  The frosting uses real strawberries, and no artificial colors or flavorings making it my favorite frosting I've ever made. I have been dreaming of these cupcakes since February when I shared Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Real Strawberry Frosting … CONTINUE READING

Mexican Green Chile Quinoa Salad

Mexican Green Chile Quinoa Salad. Colorful, crunchy, spicy and full of great whole ingrients, this can be served as a warm side dish or chilled salad. Gluten-free and Vegan. - BoulderLocavore.com

If you want a colorful, crunchy salad or side dish that's full of flavor and great nutrition Mexican Green Chile Quinoa Salad is the ticket!  Quick and easy to make, it can be served as a chilled salad or warm side dish. This weekend, Labor Day, signals the official close of summer.  Of course in many areas Mother Nature doesn’t flip the switch to fall but it has definitely felt cooler and heading that way here in Boulder.  My kids and I were just talking yesterday about the visible signs … CONTINUE READING

Plum Slump

Plum Slump recipe. Sweet fresh plums simmered with a dumpling topping. An Americana dessert that's relaxed and delicious! - BoulderLocavore.com

There is nothing better than an easy, homey dessert made with seasonal fruits in my opinion.  Plum Slump (don't let the name turn you off) is an Americana classic dessert recipe that is a cinch to make and even better to eat! I have a personal soft spot for vintage recipes, often reinvigorating those from my multi-generational family recipe box or from vintage recipe collections I’ve purchased online.  I’m not a fussy baker; I admire a pristine, flawless Martha Stewart caliber cake but it’s … CONTINUE READING