Back-to-School: 5 Best Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy, Naturally!

Back-to-School 5 Best Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy, Naturally |

I’ve always maintained starting the school year is like moving to another planet.  The lazy reverie of summer is abruptly replaced by schedules of military precision and strategic wellness planning.  I’ve noted over the years getting to see friends after the long school break, nestled closely in the confines of blistering hot classrooms fosters not only reunions but illness.  As my children have aged the impact of being sick and out of school has a greater penalty so I employ a 5 point strategy … CONTINUE READING

Stuffed Taco Burgers

Stuffed Taco Burgers -

Am I the only one who is in denial that this weekend is the last exhale of summer in its truest form?  The end of sunscreen-filled days doing whatever suits one’s fancy?  The season where the first thought about dinner starts with what one can grill?  I may wear white shoes next week in protest. Though grilling can really be done all year long, picking something to celebrate the end of the season seemed just the ticket.  One of my favorite food genres is Mexican food, loving the bold, spicy … CONTINUE READING

Buttermilk Peach Buckle {gluten-free}

Buttermilk Peach Buckle- BoulderLocavore

I’m excited about the long weekend coming up, aren’t you?   It seems a just reward for the first full week of the new school year.  What I love best about Labor Day weekend is the sense of a break only a long weekend conveys.  The opportunity to sleep late, stay up late, catch up on things a normal weekend doesn’t allow. The historical roots of Labor Day took me back to traditional Americana desserts.  I periodically dive into these vintage desserts, tweaking them oh-so-slightly to mesh with … CONTINUE READING

Exploring Oddka Vodka: Fresh Cut Grass is no longer just for Lawn Mowers

Oddka Vodka - sample size -

This exploration is sponsored by Oddka Vodka and is for viewing only by those of legal alcohol purchasing age.  Please always remember to drink responsibly! There is no arguing the cocktail is enjoying a rich renaissance.  Over the past few decades as an American social culture we cast aside the classic cocktail to dive head long into a ‘wine for the masses’ surge, bringing the traditionally European-rooted drink from the cultural elite to ‘the people’ in the form of jug wine, box wines … CONTINUE READING

Peach Lemongrass Soup with Creme Fraiche

Peach Lemongrass Soup with Creme Fraiche- BoulderLocavore

I am currently swimming in peaches.  I have loads of them from the fruit I receive in my CSA farm share weekly.  They are gorgeous.  Firm fruit that yields to the slightest squeeze.  Perfectly ripe.  The kind of ripe that when you bite into one abundant juice dribbles down your face.  The juice is so sweet you don’t want to miss a drop of it. At this time of year so many fruits become ripe at once.  My fridge is well-stocked and even if I were to forgo all other forms of food to become a … CONTINUE READING

Back-to-School: Great Lunch Box Ideas & Tips

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Starting a new school year is like moving to another planet.  But making lunches doesn't have to be!  Here is all you need for lunch box success; food, recipes, lunch box comparisons and buying guides, the best containers and fantastic tips! This is the time of year that I begin to get desperate emails from friends begging for good lunch box ideas.  We’ve all become used to the spontaneity of summer’s meals and the idea of packing a nutritious lunch feels overwhelming.  Creativity often is … CONTINUE READING