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Why You Should Shop at Farmer’s Markets

April 18th, 2018

Spring is in the air, and with warmer weather comes one of my favorite times of year: Farmer’s Market season! If you’ve never shopped at a farmer’s market before, you may not be as excited as I am. Luckily for you, I’m here to tell you why you should be! Get Seasonal The food you buy at farmer’s markets is fresh and local, so the selection changes based on what is ready to harvest. This is a great excuse to try new recipes and eat like our ancestors did. Variation is good for your body and keeps cooking exciting! Support Your Community Farmer’s markets specifically... Read More

Top 3 Benefits for Juicing Raw Cannabis

March 31st, 2018

Cannabis can be consumed in several forms. You can smoke it, vape it, eat it, and apply it topically to your skin to be absorbed into the blood stream. One way to take advantage of the health benefits of cannabis is to add the plant to your diet. A lot of people think about eating hemp foods, or hemp protein powder when they think about consuming cannabis for nutrition. Another way, growing in popularity, is to juice raw cannabis leaves like you would any other fruit or vegetable. Health and Wellness The health benefits of juicing raw cannabis come in many forms. First, you have similar nutritional... Read More

All the Good Bites and Beets

March 6th, 2018

A simple google search brought me to 3303 30th St, in Boulder. I gave Blooming Beets a chance, and in return they opened up a menu of opportunities to me. I finally felt a love for food all thanks to them. It is one of the few places I have found that is a paleo only restaurant; I was endeared to it on this aspect alone. Then, throw in the fact that they can do an AIP menu on request, proudly display who they get their food from, are completely gluten and grain free, and support local vendors, I wanted to forever be bragging about Blooming Beets. I will rave to friends, family, and the internet... Read More

Asher Advocates Sustainability in Boulder Brewing Community

March 3rd, 2017

Just down the street from the larger Avery Brewing Company sits Asher Brewing Company, a company that focuses not only on making excellent craft beer but on implementing a model of sustainability that reflects the brewery’s environmentally friendly mission. This microbrewery uses 100% wind power to create their organic certified beers using locally sourced ingredients when possible. When I visited just this past week, the overhead lights were off since there was plenty sunshine coming through the floor to ceiling windows, helping keep the taproom energy efficient. If all of that weren’t enough,... Read More

4 Reasons Why The Cup Espresso Cafe Is The Best Cafe in Boulder (Or Possibly The World)

March 3rd, 2017

In a college town like Boulder, Colorado, local coffee shops are a must for study and hang out. And while downtown Boulder is chock-full of trendy coffee lounges promising the best cup of this or the most breathtaking latte art, I’m here to make the case that The Cup Espresso Cafe on Pearl Street is undoubtedly the best coffee shop in this town. Here’s why: 1. The Flavor is Fresh Coffee drinkers know that a stale coffee bean makes for a rancid, cow dung taste post-brew. While some coffee chains hide an old bean by adding sweeteners and artificial flavors, The Cup Espresso Cafe guarantees... Read More

Why We Love Joey’s Handheld Pancakes

June 27th, 2016

One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday morning is to pay a visit to the Boulder Farmers Market. I love sampling the wide variety of local honey, salsa, and delicious vegetables, but never would I think to stumble upon something so unique as Joey’s Handheld Pancakes. Joey’s Pancakes are a lovely local business that boasts delicious homemade and “unordinary” pancakes made from fresh almond milk, greens, organic grains, coconut oil, and sweetened with fruit. They are pre-made and packaged with delight, available only at local Alfalfa’s grocery stores and the Boulder... 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

The Top 6 Juices to Order at Wonderpress

April 4th, 2016

All of the juices at Boulder’s local and organic pressed juice bar, Wonderpress, are absolutely amazing. The list isn’t long enough, but I’ve done my best to narrow it down to the 6 juices and nut milks at Wonderpress that you can never go wrong with. If you are new to pressed juice and other drinks, you may not know what to order or where to even start. Drinking some green-colored liquid that is apparently infused with kale and celery doesn’t sound too appealing, right? Well have no fear, this handy guide will help anyone, newbie or long-time juice drinker to navigate the... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 23rd, 2016

Meet Ella, Paul and Clara! On the most amazing sunny Colorado day, I met Paul as he pushed two of his four kids on the swings at one of Boulder County’s beautiful parks. As are most of the residents here, Paul was super friendly and chatted openly as he played with his sweet girls. Paul and his wife moved from Oregon 18 years ago after college and have since made a home and are raising their family in Lafayette where they homeschool their children ages six, seven, ten and thirteen. They love the community here and enjoy visiting the museums, hiking and sledding together as a family. Paul works... Read More

Startup of the Month: Wu Mountain Tea Company

October 20th, 2015

It’s that time of the week again, and to kick things off I’m implementing a new topic. Once a month I will be blogging about an up and coming startup in Boulder. For the first “Startup of the Month”, I will be focusing on a recent tea startup called Wu Mountain Tea. Wu Mountain was co-founded by University of Colorado Student, Dylan Rothenberg. Dylan, President of Wu Mountain Tea, originally went to China as a Boren Scholar to study Chinese, and ended-up living and working in the famous Tea Markets of Gungzhou where he learned to source tea for a European premium tea distributor.... Read More

Boulder-Born Bobo’s Oat Bars Goes Big, Stays Big

June 23rd, 2015

“Bobo’s Oat Bars are very moist and delicious. When people hear that they are gluten free and vegan that do not expect to have such a tasty product. Most granola bars are crunchy, but not Bobo’s!” Organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, and fit for athletes… ok Boulder people this one is definitely for you. This week’s budding Boulder business is Bobo’s Oat Bars. Actually Bobo’s is not so “budding” because they are currently ranked No. 2 in the United States behind Kind Bar, and are sold across the country, even into the far-off other country up north (Canada…). You... Read More

Earth Day and the Organic Question at Asher Brewing

April 26th, 2015
Asher Brewing Gunbarrel

Late April is always a fascinating time in Boulder, because you have two holidays that many of us truly enjoy. First up, always on the 20th of every year, is the hallowed “420”, which, to many (CU’s Administration, for example), is just a major headache. To those who actually have a reason behind celebrating 420, and aren’t just smoking their friend’s glass to seem counterculture, 420 is an important symbol for national legalization and recognition of every person in prison for the “crime” of possession of cannabis. I guess you can tell which side of... Read More

Organic Cannabis: Why wouldn’t you?

January 21st, 2015

I, like all other people, have my opinions on political and social arguments. Same sex marriage, a woman’s right to choose, fracking. Most of these things, I chose to vote on when the time comes, leaving my personal opinion out of conversations at work, The Pearl Street Pub, and the dinner table. However, the one topic I will speak for, anytime, anywhere, at any dinner table is the importance of growing and producing organic food. Purple Peppers,  Gala Apples, and Palisade Peaches. Pesticide free and grown with love. These are all things we hunt for at the farmers market every year, waiting... Read More

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Food Labels

November 9th, 2014
A picture showing cage free eggs

Your Guide to Food Packaging and Labels Have you ever walked into the grocery store and wondered what all of the different labels on your food packages really mean? It can be difficult to navigate your way through the store to healthy products when you are unsure of what all the different labels, certifications, and names are really implying.  The purpose of this post is to try and help clarify some common terms and labels associated with different foods that you might see at your local grocery store. There are many different types of foods that are labeled in many different ways. I believe that... Read More

Fall Weather Home Cookin.

October 2nd, 2014

October is definitely my favorite month. It’s not my birthday month, nor has any noteworthy life event happened to me during the pre-Halloween season, but I just love it! I love how it makes me feel. Everything is cozier, sweeter and comforting. As the days get cooler and nights grow longer, I wave goodbye to roof top drinks and backyard grilling. I turn to one of my favorite cooking methods: the crockpot. I all but forget I own multiple slow cookers/crock pots between April-August but once September hits, I use any excuse to use it? Oh, it drizzled this morning? Crock pot. Oh, you feel... Read More

The Farm to Your Table

September 17th, 2014

We’re lucky here in Boulder County to be blessed with amazing food all year round.  Better still, we’re lucky to have some of the best Farmer’s Markets I’ve experienced in my life.  Something about walking down the street, smelling vendors serving hot food, seeing all the gorgeous produce and getting to talk to farmers, vintners, cheesemakers and chefs gets me excited. The Boulder County Farmer’s Markets run for almost half a year, from early April to the last weekend in November, making for an excellent opportunity to see the full range of seasonal produce.  Many of the vendors, from... Read More

Farmer’s Market Recipe: Rustic Cordon Bleu.

June 10th, 2014

Summertime in Boulder is one of my favorite things! It rains enough that the whole city turns green with lush trees and grass and wildflowers. With the warmer months comes the Boulder County Farmer’s Market. As a kid, I spent Saturday mornings with my mom at the local Farmer’s picking out flowers and honey sticks. I feel that nostalgia every time I’m there which is why I’ve become so adamant about going to ours every Saturday morning. It’s a great place to pick up brunch and enjoy it on the grass after meandering through the stalls. Lately, I’ve been obsessed... Read More