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How to add Hemp to Your Thanksgiving

November 17th, 2018

Thanksgiving is next week and there are several of us who will be shopping for foods this weekend, and all next week, leading up to the big day! We all know the classic casseroles, stuffings, and desserts, but have you considered adding hemp foods to your menu? For some, hemp foods can be new to cook with, and there isn’t a lot of direction for how to add hemp to your Thanksgiving, until now! Hemp foods are gaining popularity, and becoming much easier to find in stores. Hempsgiving was recently held in Denver, where every item on the menu featured some sort of hemp. The event was such a success,... Read More

Is Your Body Made of Hemp?

October 27th, 2018

Did you know, every ten years your body has generated brand new bones? According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, “After the body’s skeleton forms and grows to its adult size, it completely regenerates itself about every 10 years, through a process called remodeling.” Ok, so that makes sense, but how can your body be made of hemp? The answer is proteins. I’ve mentioned in previous articles about the several nutritional benefits of hemp foods, and how I personally choose hemp protein as my go to protein supplement. Since proteins are what the human body is built from,... Read More

Vegan Hempsgiving in Colorado

October 13th, 2018

In just a few weeks, the people of Colorado are collecting for an evening celebration of community and healthy hemp through the sharing of a delicious vegan feast, hosted by Green House Healthy, and you’re invited! This one of a kind dinner party, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Westminster, CO, will give guests the chance to sample several local Colorado hemp foods, prepared by private vegan chef, Sonja Miltner, of Fresh Perspective! After the incredible meal, each attendee will go home with a goody bag filled healthy products from sponsors, and there is an amazing guest speaker lined up,... Read More

Good Health off the Rack…The Spice Rack

August 30th, 2016

Eighty percent of all people use plants as medicine to treat everything from digestive distress and fever to muscle pain and asthma, according to the World Health Organization. Did you know that eating spices like garlic, ginger or paprika can reduce the number of free radicals in your body? Free radicals are organic molecules responsible for aging, tissue damage, and possibly some diseases. These molecules are very unstable and look to bond with other molecules, destroying their health and further continuing the damaging process. Antioxidants, found in many spices and herbs, are molecules that... Read More

The Top 3 Pitchers at Half Fast

June 13th, 2016

Everyone loves Half Fast subs as a sandwich shop – but every college student knows what it means when someone asks you “Wanna grab a pitcher?” Half Fast knows what’s up when it comes to serving up the strongest alcoholic drinks you could possibly find on the University Hill. With each pitcher limited to 1 per person, here’s my top 3 choices for what to order when you feel like getting sloshed off of a 32 oz. pitcher of happiness. Strong Island Ice Tea – Just like a long island iced tea, but stronger and even BETTER. Some people refer to this one as a “strongo”... Read More

11 Breakfast Spots in Boulder You Need To Try

June 6th, 2016

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Boulder, Colorado is serving up some pretty delicious options. Brunch and breakfast have always been those meals that bring family and friends together, so here is a list of the 10 places I’ve dug up to have the most excellent breakfast choices. Most of these places are pretty popular and are only open for breakfast and brunch, so make sure you plan accordingly! Snooze AM Eatery – This is a vibant, retro spot with a seasonal menu of creative breakfast and brunch fare. They have the most amazing cocktails, including my personal favorite,... Read More

Where to Find the Best Summer Salads in Boulder

May 29th, 2016

The lovely month of June is only 2 days away, and what better way to spend a summer day than munching on a deliciously healthy salad? I have compiled a list of about 5 of my favorite salads from local restaurants in Boulder, Colorado. I love grabbing a light salad for lunch, especially in the summer when it can be hot and I’m not craving something too “heavy” to eat. Look no further, here is the short list of my personal favorite salads for the summer, and why they should be your new favorites too! MetaBoost Salad from Freshii – Freshii is best known for their fresh and... Read More

9 Restaurants With Patios and Rooftop Decks That Let You Enjoy the Sunshine in Boulder

May 23rd, 2016

With May almost over, the summer sun is becoming a little more friendly as summer in Boulder, Colorado sets in. Why not enjoy it at one of the many lovely patios that Boulder’s restaurants feature? Here is the short list of our favorite patios to dine and drink on. The Corner  – Right on the corner of 13th and College Avenue is the well-known The Corner cafe. Students can be found here studying in between classes, catching a break with one of their drinks from the bar, or enjoying the sunshine. It is common you will see a dog (or five) leashed up along this patio, their owners enjoying... Read More

Sushi 101 and Where to Find the Best Bites in Boulder County

May 16th, 2016

Sushi is a traditional Japanese cuisine with a very unique selection and etiquette. In Boulder, Colorado it seems unlikely that seafood would be of premium quality – but unmistakably, the proximity of Denver International Airport proves this wrong! There are many types of sushi. There are large rolls called Makisushi (think California rolls). These types of rolls are a great place to start if you are trying sushi for the first time. One of my favorite simpler rolls is the Yellowtail Jalepeno roll from Sushi Hana. There are also more complicated rolls, such as the hilariously named “Orgasm”... Read More

The Top 3 Best Margaritas In Boulder

May 9th, 2016

In honor of Cinco de Mayo this past Thursday, or as some call it “cinco de drink-o”, I decided to give you all the low down on which margaritas you have to try in Boulder! Here’s the short list of my personal favorites. 1.Tahona Tequila Bistro Tahona Tequila Bistro on Pearl Street is known for it’s wide selection of tequila and mezcal, as well as their perfectly concocted margaritas. Mondays at Tahona mean Happy Hour, from 4pm until close with $4.00 Well margaritas as well as a slew of other great deals. Tahona is not only a restaurant, but also a happening bar on the weekends... Read More

You Need to Try This Caprese Burger from Boco Café

April 25th, 2016

As you probably already know, I am a huge fan of burgers (who isn’t?). For any fellow burger snob, this caprese burger from Boco Café is exactly what you are looking for. Yes, that’s right – a caprese burger. If you don’t know what caprese is, it is typically a type of salad or appetizer at an Italian restaurant consisting of basil or basil pesto, tomato and mozzarella. It is utterly simple and totally delicious. But who would have thought it would taste good on a burger? Well, Boco Café certainly did. And just in case you were wondering, “Boco” stands for... Read More

5 Reasons To Fall in Love with Larkburger

March 14th, 2016

Larkburger is a gourmet burger joint local to Colorado. There are several locations throughout the surrounding Denver metropolis as well as Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. Here are 5 reasons why I love Larkburger, and why you should too. It’s more than just a burger. Larkburger features more than just your average beef burger. They also have delicious chicken, turkey, and tuna burgers as well as a portabella mushroom burger. You can also substitute your bun for a gluten-free one. Just about anyone with any kind of diet can eat here! They have amazing Truffle Fries. You can order a side... Read More

The Best Avocado Toast in Boulder

February 29th, 2016

I’ve always loved avocado’s. They are healthy, high in fiber and help to lower cholesterol. Avocado is packed with over 20 vitamins and minerals and practically anyone can eat them – as they are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian. Many of those who live in Boulder eat alternative diets, and it’s no surprise we’ve been ranked one of the healthiest and happiest cities in the U.S. Maybe avocado’s have something to do with that. Alpine Modern Café is a peculiar local gem, located at the corner of 9th Street and College Avenue that is turning this amazing food into a delicious... Read More

Boulder Weekly Events

February 7th, 2016

Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, which leaves a lot of room for planning. It doesn’t just have to be an evening filled with loved ones and soul mates, it can be a whole day or even a whole weekend! Hopefully you already have set plans for the holiday, but for those who are last minute planners, keep reading for ideas. If you’re in a relationship, that is wonderful! If you’re not, who says these events can’t be done alone, with friends, or with family? Forget the bubbly, chocolate and beer is the new trend. Saturday, February 13, 2016 Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place:... Read More

Boulder Weekly Events

January 17th, 2016

The great thing about Boulder is that something is always going on. From kids, teens, and young adults to adults and elders, there is an event for you. If you have trouble finding events to attend, come back to this blog for more each week. Here is what’s in store for this week: Monday, January 18, 2016 Peay Vineyard is joining Frasca Food and Wine from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Every Monday Frasca has a guest to pair wine with its menu. Frasca provides only a four-course menu these nights for $50. Peay Vineyard wine comes from grapes on the West Sonoma Coast in California. For more information,... Read More

Subtopia

August 16th, 2015

It’s been argued the history of the world can be seen on your plate. Moorish improvements to Roman irrigation boosted rice production in 15th century Spain, eventually melding with Middle Eastern spices into what we know today as paella. Bánh mì sandwiches combine native Vietnamese ingredients (such as cilantro, cucumbers, and pickled daikon) with baguettes and mayonnaise left behind by French colonists. There are many interesting through-lines when it comes to food. Closer to home, consider a different kind of example: the humble sub sandwich. Whether you prefer to call them hoagies, grinders,... Read More

Missy J: The Fairy Godmother of Natural Candy

July 7th, 2015

Hard-working, innovative, and creative entrepreneurs are not your average joes. But in Boulder, they seem to be around every corner. The start-ups I’ve encountered each week have been full of excited, hard-working and inspirational people that will all say the same thing about their business: “We are still a small company, and we have our values”. And despite sales and outreach being far from small, each remains humble and driven to stick to the Boulder-esque natural food company ideals. Oddly enough, “just around the corner” is quite literally where I ran into Jodi Feinhor-Dennis,... Read More

The New Beat of Business: The Journey from Music Teacher to Beer Entrepreneur

June 10th, 2015

Inspiration can connect the most far-fetched or opposite ideas and come from the most unlikely of places. To give it further jolt, necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Put the two together and see what curious results give light. So, let’s play a little trivia. What do Boulder High School and beer brewing have in common? No, I’m not talking about teenage alcoholism so cross that snarky answer off the list. What they do both have in common are some interesting ties through both historical and modern day Boulder in a unique way: Crystal Springs Brewing Company. Some people search their... Read More

Faces of Boulder-Pic of the Day!

May 2nd, 2015

Meet Cindy Shoemaker of Honeyacre! This is their farm’s 30th year in business and 28th year attending the Boulder Farmer’s Market!  Fourteen people run the farm and they have 5,000 tomato plants growing this season! Shoemaker is proud to say that all of their products are pesticide and chemical free and their meat is 100% grass fed! Many people are surprised when they hear Honeyacre grows roses and cantaloupe!  They have now started making honey as well! So next time you are at the Boulder Farmer’s Market, make sure to stop on by the Honeyacre tent! Thanks Cindy!  Read More

Five Points: Where Food Culture & Gentrification Intersect

January 13th, 2015

With the recent opening of Ink! Coffee on Larimer and 28th, Denver’s River North Art District (RiNo) continues its food and coffee supremacy. RiNo, which is technically a part of the Five Points neighborhood, is already a nationally recognized food hub. The new location from the Aspen-based Ink!—one of Colorado’s biggest coffee chains—will most likely only fuel RiNo’s status as a popular culinary center. Ink! will be competing with two other coffee shops on Larimer Street—Huckleberry and Crema. On nearby Brighton Boulevard, coffee lovers will find two other options: Wystone’s at Industry... Read More