Wow! I didn't post a single recipe in August! Moving and being sick and starting a new job really just zapped my energy a lot more than I had hoped or expected. But I finally have a 3 day weekend with no plans and I feel like I can finally get my feet under me again. We've been pretty busy doing lots of fun things like checking out local restaurants and pre-season football games. Today I felt like I should ride my bike (I'm training for a triathlon) and go to the farmer's market, but it's a rare rainy day in Arizona. Thankfully, this rain gave me permission to just relax, which was honestly a relief.Read More
Since I live in Denver, I decided that it was time to put together a Foodie Travel post for this great city! The ironic part is that I cook so much, I never feel like I know where to go out to eat. This means that my husband and I tend to frequent the same places over and over. Buuuut, when it got down to it, and I started making a list, I realized there are some really amazing places here, and you should visit them on your next trip.
Denver is a great city to visit year round. The winter is fairly mild, but of course all the winter sports enthusiasts will be happy to head up to the mountains for skiing and snow boarding. But in rest of the year, Denver has some super fun neighborhoods to wander around, and some amazing hiking is just a short drive away.Read More
Who doesn't love Austin? If you've heard of what an amazing city it is, you really need to go. It totally lives up to the hype! It is one of my very favorite cities in the US. The food? The music? The outdoor activities? What's not to like? If you're heading there on fall break, I've put together a few of my favorite places for tasty eats. Check out the list, book your tickets, go eat!
Of course this list is not exhaustive, there are way too many amazing places for me to include everything. These are just places I love!Read More
Have I mentioned lately how much I love developing recipes for Edible Baja Arizona? There are just so many unique ingredients in Baja Arizona that inspire me to create new, delicious things. This recipe was inspired by two different ingredients. The first was tepary beans. You won't find those in a typical grocery store. They are small beans local to the Baja Arizona area, traditionally grown by Native Americans for centuries. Fortunately, the good people at Ramona Farms continue to cultivate these unique, traditional foods. I had the opportunity to meet some women from Ramona Farms at the Slow Food Nations festival in Denver. It was so wonderful talking to them, and getting tips abut how to prepare their delicious foods! I've incorporated those tips into this recipe! Before we get to that, my other inspiration for this recipe.Read More
It's no secret, I love Tucson. I think it is tucked away in the very southwestern corner of the US away from view, so it's often missed. But, if you love food and sunshine, it is WELL worth a trip! While Arizona summers often get a bad rap, I really think it's gorgeous year round. Ok, maybe not August...but where is it nice in August?Read More