Picnic Macaroni Salad {gluten-free}

Picnic Macaroni Salad - BoulderLocavore.com

Our temperatures have turned once again feeling like it’s time to break out the grill and picnic supplies for cooking and dining alfresco.  We are in the last few weeks of school with more activities on the books than one would choose.  Concerts are scheduled, elementary school graduation booked, celebratory pool parties and picnics, summer swim team practices nightly all crowd my iPhone calendar.  I’m finding my sanity in dreaming of recipes to kick off the warm weather this Memorial Day … CONTINUE READING

Le Creuset and Hero Foods Giveaway for Arthritis Awareness Month {$110 value}

Le Creuset giveaway Arthritis Month BoulderLocavore.com

When my eldest child was 10 months old we moved from California to outside Washington DC.  To my good fortune I met an eclectic group of moms and all our first-born children were within two months of age of each other.  We became fast friends, spending a great deal of time together shepherding our collective flock.  As we grew to know more about each other I learned one of the moms had Rheumatoid Arthritis.  I was completely taken aback thinking, falsely, that only 'old people' have arthritis. … CONTINUE READING

Patriotic Smoothie Popsicles

Patriotic Smoothie Popsicles - BoulderLocavore.com

It is unbelievable to me that we are careening headlong toward summer!  A little bout of spring snow in the Rockies this past week does contribute to the disbelief.  My personal calendar tracks summer to start when the kids get out of school in early June and wrap up with school starting again in mid-August.  In between we always pack the calendar with loads of summer fun and summer food! One of my favorite things I made last summer was loads of popsicles.  From fruity and healthy, to boozy … CONTINUE READING

Beef Bourguinon a la Hassan {recipe} and The Hundred-Foot Journey

Beef Bourguinon á la Hassan from The HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

I love to travel and I love movies for very similar reasons.  Movies are a form of travel really, transporting the watcher to a different place, time or life situation.  I’m sure you’ve seen movies leaving you changed by the time you depart the theater, or feeling completely rejuvenated and excited.  I have one of those gems to share with you today! I received an email from Dreamworks this week, letting me know about a new movie they are releasing in August, directed by Lasse Hallström (who … CONTINUE READING

Meyer Lemon Salad Dressing

Meyer Lemon Salad Dressing - BoulderLocavore.com

It's unbelievable that we've had a huge dump of snow this week.  Spring's warmth had seemed to settle in with a promise of indefinite sunny days.  I have several large pots on my front porch and back deck growing heaps of delicate, flavorful lettuce, herbs and edible flowers.  They have been wheeled indoors for the time being and are happily continuing to grow and bloom oblivious to the Ugg-boot-down-parka weather we are enduring. I grew up in the iceberg lettuce era of salad.  We all just … CONTINUE READING

Frozen Chocolate Fluffernutter (Peanut Butter Marshmallow) Pie

Frozen Chocolate Fluffernutter (Peanut Butter Marshmallow) Pie. Creamy peanut butter, marshmallow frozen filling with a chocolate crust! - BoulderLocavore.com

I have always loved peanut butter and as a child did not believe there was a food that could not be made better with the addition of peanut butter, regardless of how unconventional.  There were times when my Mother and Step Dad would be downstairs watching TV after I should have been asleep and I’d sneak into the kitchen, get a large handful of peanut butter to eat hidden underneath my covers.   Shhhh….don’t tell! About halfway through elementary school, thanks to the genius of TV marketing, … CONTINUE READING