Raspberry Pina Colada Smoothie & a New Cookbook {Giveaway}!

Raspberry Pina Colada Smoothie {Delicious Probiotic Drinks | Skyhorse Publishing} | BoulderLocavore.com

Chances are regardless of where you live you have noted the shelves full of Kombucha at your grocery store, in different eye-catching colors and even with intriguing orbs of chia filling the bottles.  No doubt if you ever look up recipes on the internet you’ve noted the Green Smoothie craze (I say that with deepest affection as I’m part of that movement).  Homemade yogurt recipes abound.  And how about Kefir?  Seen it in the stores and secretly have no idea what it is or why you’d drink it?  … CONTINUE READING

Luscious Ginger-Beet Sorbet

Luscious Ginger-Beet Sorbet - BoulderLocavore.com

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Love Beets. All opinions are 100% mine. Beets and I have had a long, flirtatious relationship but I’ve never been able to commit.  I’ve desired to love them, candidly more than I’ve been able to.  We’ve had moments together that were special, I cannot lie.  I’ve marinated them, grated, in some apple cider vinegar and made a lovely winter salad, using the liquid from soaking them in a divine dressing.  I’ve roasted them and paired them with … CONTINUE READING

50+ Gluten-Free Valentine’s Recipes

50 plus Gluten-Free Valentine's Recipes BoulderLocavore.com

The holiday life of a food blogger differs from those who read food blogs.  We begin early to think up fun new recipes to ring in a given holiday; cooking, and photographing our creations at times months ahead (I don’t start that early, but am creating about a month before a holiday to post for readers to have time to whip up some fun creations before the holiday hits).   As you might imagine, when the holiday actually arrives, we are onto the next thing, often leaving me stumped for ideas to … CONTINUE READING

Berry-Love Smoothie and Strawberry Roses

Berry-Love Smoothie and Strawberry Roses - BoulderLocavore.com

  There is no denying, delectable, chocolatey confections are abounding right now on the internet in preparation for Valentine’s Day.  On Boulder Locavore as well, I’ve been having so much fun creating mouth-watering treats like Valentine’s Chocolate Marshmallow Pops and Heavenly Chocolate Raspberry Trifles.  As much fun as it might sound to taste test desserts all day long, I leaves me hankering for something healthy but still Valentine’s festive. I discovered the world of green … CONTINUE READING

Heavenly Chocolate Raspberry Trifles

Heavenly Chocolate Raspberry Trifles - BoulderLocavore.com

When I was growing up my maternal grandparents lived in San Francisco.  For those who know ‘the City’, as my Grandmother always referred to it, they were on Russian Hill, facing Coit Tower above the bustling intersection of Columbus and Bay streets.  There was no more fantastic location to me.  When we’d come to California to visit them we spent all our time out exploring.  They were a few blocks from the cable car turnaround for the line that went downtown.  Fisherman’s Wharf was a few blocks … CONTINUE READING

Valentine’s Chocolate Marshmallow Pops

Chocolate Marshmallow Valentine's Pops - BoulderLocavore.com

I have always loved Valentine’s Day, since I was a child.  More than a holiday it felt like a magical happening to me.  Out of nowhere seem to burst red, pink and white at every store.  Treats wrapped in shiny foil appear only for a few weeks, tempting all with a sweet tooth to celebrate the love-saturated February 14th.  Secret messages on conversation heart candy were the currency of young crushes on paper cut heart Valentines.  I guess that was as close to the contemporary truncated text … CONTINUE READING