Cardamom-Herbes de Provence Kettle Corn {recipe}

Cardamom-Herbes de Provence Kettle Corn -

A highlight of the summer for my family is going to all the summer movies.  This year has offered a particularly exciting ‘can’t wait’ movie that I’ve been working with DreamWorks to announce: The Hundred Foot Journey opening in theaters August 8.  Ever since seeing the trailer before summer began I have been counting the days to see it. Produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, and based on the book by the same name, The Hundred Foot Journey is an adventure for the heart and the … CONTINUE READING

Mini Mascarpone Cheesecakes with Strawberry Balsamic Topping

Mini Mascarpone Cheesecakes with Strawberry Balsamic topping guten-free -

I have always loved cheesecake but feel a bit sheepish to admit I’ve never made a sweet one until now.  A favorite Boulder Locavore reader recipe, especially for fall and winter entertaining, is Savory Blue Cheesecake {appetizer}.  You’d think a sweet confection of the cheesecake variety might have preceded that but I suppose ‘better late than never’ applies here.  Or perhaps’ good things are worth the wait’! My inspiration for making the cheesecake really belongs to friend and blogging … CONTINUE READING

Slow Cooker Spicy Pork Pineapple Tacos

Slow Cooker Spicy Pork Pineapple Tacos -

Despite the unthinkable idea of turning on an oven in this blistering heat, a prepared meal is always appreciated in my household.  Perhaps contrary to what you’d imagine to be the most desirable summer foods; cool, juicy, refreshing dishes, a spicy Mexican-inspired meal is great anytime. I love a good dining ‘joint’.  You know what I’m talking about; off the beaten path, rustic, serving honest, inspired food.  My husband discovered such a place while the kids and I were road tripping through … CONTINUE READING

Coconut Mint Chip Smoothie and Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing and Living Well {review}

Coconut Mint Chip Smoothie | Juice/Ten Speed Press

When I was in college, one of my ‘health-conscious’ roommates (whom I realized later was more so a closeted Bulimic) was obsessed with  juice fasting and always wanted me to jump on board.  Loving something novel, I agreed to some fast fasts however with no nutritional foundation or guidance.  The Mac Daddy was an eleven day juice fast, at the end of which, another not-so-health-conscious roommate talked me in to breaking at a drive in theater drinking Screwdriver cocktails rationalizing they … CONTINUE READING

Top Tips and Resources for Successful Gluten-Free International Travel

Top Tips and Resources for Successful Gluten-Free International Travel

When starting a gluten-free diet, the world can feel like a very overwhelming place, dietarily speaking.  Let’s face it, your own refrigerator can feel like the enemy.  It’s unclear to the gluten-uneducated where gluten can be found lurking ready to covertly pounce to sabotage one’s intent.  The good news is that once the gluten-free basics are established life is not so scary.  The pantry and fridge return to being stocked without surprises, going out to eat with some research becomes … CONTINUE READING

Cucumber Melon Spa Salad

Cucumber Melon Spa Salad -

We’ve reached the part of the summer where it’s so hot I’m not interested in eating anything!  I walk through the grocery store with my kids staring at food with no inspiration for mealtime.  I’m convinced my muse has split for her own tropical vacation. I recently bought a new kitchen gadget that has perked up my interest; a Sprializer.  The whimsical end result of the gadget is popping up all over the internet with ‘pasta’ made purely from vegetables, fruit ribbons and more.  I’m not … CONTINUE READING