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Fruit Salad with Lemon Honey Dressing

July 11, 2014
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Happy Friday everyone! Last weekend we had a bunch of great friends over for a potluck & I served this simple summery fruit salad. Think i’ll do the same this weekend. What makes fruit salad so fabulous are the colorful, fresh, seasonal ingredients & it’s a lovely way to satisfy sweet teeth with healthful ingredients!

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Quinoa “Mac” & Cheese

June 30, 2014
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Happy Monday! Hope you had a super weekend. I was all festive at the Telluride Wine Festival & it was ahhhhhmazing! We had perfect bluebird weather & lots of fun people in town to celebrate summer & wine. I came up with this Quinoa “Mac” & Cheese last week when I was in Beaver Creek. It was a […]

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Perfectly Roasted Beets

June 22, 2014
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Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start. OK. We are not talking the Sound of Music here. Just learning some basic cooking skills that take no effort at all. Let’s bake Perfect Roasted Beets. Why perfect? Ahhhh. Because they are….

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Red, White & Blue S’mores Berries

June 8, 2014
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This all happened by accident. You know when you are working on one thing (another recipe in this case) and then you come up with something completely unexpected, brilliant & delicious?! Thats how these S’mores Berries happened. All of the ingredients (4) were mise en place for something else and….

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Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon

May 26, 2014
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Howdy! I hope you are having a nice long weekend. Today (Memorial Day) we honor & pay great respect to those who have given there lives to serve & protect our beautiful land. A heartfelt & sincere thank you to our military & their loved ones. Today (and everyday) I give thanks to them. Here […]

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Raspberry Lovers Quinoa Breakfast

May 21, 2014
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I scream, you scream we all scream for this….Raspberry Lovers Quinoa Breakfast. OK, so what if that doesn’t rhyme. I’m just really excited about this recipe! Lets make some sweet quinoa…

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Baileys Poptails

May 16, 2014
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Why sip your cocktail when you can lick it? Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have some fun adventures planned this weekend. Make these Baileys Poptails part of your plan. I will….

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Rhubarb Honey Compote with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

May 12, 2014
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Ahhhhhh. We got a whole lot of fantastic flavors here. Love the tang of Rhubarb? How about sweetening up the deal with pure honey? You can make my compote & pour this glorious sauce over Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. Heaven found.

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Piña Colada Steel Cut Oatmeal

May 7, 2014
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Let’s get this straight….Pina Colada Steel Cut Oatmeal is really for breakfast. Don’t let a bit of dark rum fool ya, the alcohol cooks out folks. It’s not some kinda way to get your drink on first in the morning. This oatmeal is packed with tropical flavor, it will whisk you away to the islands. […]

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Cauliflower Steaks with Pine Nut Dressing

May 5, 2014
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Happy Monday! I’m so excited for my great pal Georgia Pellegrini. Not only does she lead ladies on the finest of outdoor adventures….but she also has an amazing new cookbook/lifestyle manual called Modern Pioneering. Thumb through the pages of this hearty book and you will find more than 150 recipes, projects & skills for a […]

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Papaya Pleasure Smoothie

April 25, 2014
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Happy Friday folks! What are your weekend plans? We will be hiking & playing outside a whole bunch. We will also be serving up lots of healthy & cleansing eats. It’s the time of year for all kinds of spring cleaning…from organizing the home to getting the body bikini ready! I recently received The Blender […]

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Strawberry, Avocado & Asiago Spring Salad

April 23, 2014
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This salad is life changing. In this Strawberry, Avocado & Asiago Spring Salad fresh flavors come together in each & every bite. Lately I’ve been back to craving somewhat lighter foods ~ lots of salads all the time. After all, it’s almost time to run around in a bikini right?!

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Roasted Golden Beet & Carrot Soup with Quinoa

April 16, 2014
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Hi folks! I have a simple soul warming soup for you today. This Roasted Golden Beet & Carrot Soup with Quinoa is super easy to prepare & very nourishing. This soup is warming in the chilly months & it’s exactly what the Easter bunny craves (carrots), therefore great for warmer months too!

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Chocolate Nest Easter Crinkle Cookies – Gluten Free

April 6, 2014
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Well howdy! Hope you all had a great weekend. Last Friday was like the only time ever I’ve missed a blog post. I was way too busy partying at the fabulous Taste of Vail parties. I’m back now with these super fun Easter Chocolate Nest Crinkle Cookies. They are not only amazing ~ but also […]

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Blackberry Lemon Cake Bars – Gluten Free

March 30, 2014
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I’ve been experimenting a whole lot with baking here in Telluride. I’m trying to come up with amazing cakes, bars & treats that maintain the integrity of using whole food ingredients. It has been a really fun journey & challenging at 10,000 feet. These Blackberry Lemon Cake Bars are exactly what I was looking for – […]

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