Blueberry Coconut Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate bits {dairy-free}

Blueberry Coconut Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate bits - BoulderLocavore

Summer is the season of fresh produce abundance.  Farmer’s Markets are full of fantastic seasonal options.  Farm CSA shares are starting up delivering the freshest ingredients to our kitchens. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is go berry picking.  In Colorado there are farms to pick fresh strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and gooseberries.  I maintain there really is nothing that tastes better than fresh berries off the plant.  Warmed from the sun and bursting with … CONTINUE READING

Colorful Baked Smoked Paprika Potato Chips with Sriracha-Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

Baked Smoked Paprika Potato Chips with Sriracha-Sour Cream Dip - BoulderLocavore

I have to admit this blog post almost did not get published.  Every time I sat down to write about it, I started salivating and went back for more ‘samples’.  Nearly impossible to write something coherent when popping into the kitchen after every sentence! We are not a very snacky family however love a good potato chip from time to time.  Whenever I can make what I could buy I’m very satisfied.  It struck me when picking up a bag of mixed-color Fingerling potatoes that baked potato chips … CONTINUE READING

Pea Shoot Watermelon Goat Cheese salad with Balsamic Drizzle

Pea Shoot Watermelon Goat Cheese Salad with Balsamic Drizzle - BoulderLocavore.com

This time of year is always exciting for me on the produce front.  With Farmer’s Markets opening and farm CSA shares starting the thrill of the seasonal reveal begins.  When I started my Boulder Locavore experiment four years ago to see if I could eat within a 100 mile radius the Farmer’s Market became my teacher, offering many vegetables I’d never seen let alone tasted or prepared.  I made it my mission to buy something new weekly and spent a great deal of time talking with the farmers about it … CONTINUE READING

Celebrating Dads: Great Father’s Day Recipes

Great Father's Day Recipes | BoulderLocavore.com

Today I’m celebrating Dads on Boulder Locavore.  In preparation for Father’s Day next weekend I have some special things to share; MY favorite Dad, recipes from fantastic male bloggers I admire (that would be great for Father’s Day) and a giveaway I think any Dad would love! Choosing to marry someone is truly a leap of faith.  In the early, moony phase of a relationship it seems impossible that you as a couple could ever disagree, stand on different sides of an issue or that everything would … CONTINUE READING

Cheers to Your Health: Why Smoothies Rock

The Benefits of Smoothies BoulderLocavore.com

Can you keep a secret?  I’m horrible at taking vitamins regularly.  I’m easily motivated when I first decide to take them, then over time I become distracted and I often forget, making a routine impossible.  Frankly I prefer to get my vitamins and minerals from the food I eat.  It is a more natural process for me and I just find it easier to maintain more balanced nutrition with food.  In saying that I do believe there are cases when supplements are important so this is not intended to encourage … CONTINUE READING

Blueberry-Mango Mixed Greens Salad with Blueberry-Guava Vinaigrette

Blueberry-Mango Mixed Greens Salad with Blueberry-Guava Vinaigrette - BoulderLocavore.com

I love to travel.  In fact next to spending time with my family I don’t think there is anything that allows my spirit to soar more than exploring new places or visiting places I love.  Discovering new food and drink, especially local specialties or unique foods to an area, is always a highlight and often one of the stronger memories I carry with me from my travel adventures. Have you ever traveled somewhere, had a new dish and wished you could make it again when back at home?  I had one of … CONTINUE READING