Tuesday, February 28, 2012

On the road again...

I travel a bit with my job. Have I ever shared that with you? I suppose not.

I work for a wellness company. Yes, I get to live and breathe wellness in my work-life and I LOVE it! It is such an exciting and fulfilling field to be in. And naturally, this fits with my own chosen healthy lifestyle.

But, in instances when I am on the road - perhaps, several back to back trips - I have to find ways to maintain my health despite traveling.

I consider work travel different that vacation travel. In that, when vacationing, I give myself the allowance to indulge a bit more than I normally would. Have to take advantage of the opportunity to experience a new city and culture through their food, right? It's my favorite part of vacation travel!

But, when traveling for work, I approach these days no different than being at home. Meaning, I seek out healthy food options. So, what does a gal do when traveling and hungry?

Starbucks. For breakfast anyway. Even though it's a chain (and I typically prefer small businesses), they have oatmeal on the menu. And I can add in nuts for extra protein. A good start to a full work day.

Here's to making healthy choices - on the road or otherwise!
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Friday, February 24, 2012

Roasted Rosemary Garlic

Entertaining this weekend? Roasted garlic is a sophisticated, yet simple, starter to an evening meal. The long cook time transforms the otherwise pungent raw garlic into a mild and buttery spread.

The fresh rosemary enhances the flavor even further. Crusty bread is the perfect carrier for enjoying this spreadable garlic.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

When Kelly is away, what do I eat?!?!

Allow myself to introduce ... myself. I'm Dan. Kelly's husband. Also known as hubby, babe, that guy with the crazy sweet tooth, and the CTO of The Salted Spoon.

Being married to a foodie, I've become used to a certain level of cuisine, both out and at home. So, when Kelly is out of town, it puts me into a little bit of a predicament.
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Monday, February 20, 2012

Social commentary of the foodie kind...

Last week, a man had a heart attack whilst eating a Triple Bypass Burger at the Las Vegas location of the Heart Attack Grill.

I hear this man is in the hospital and recovering. Thankfully.

When the Congress came out with ruling that pizza was a vegetable, I kept my blogging mouth shut. (I personally don't get pizza. - I don't want what is essentially a breadstick for dinner.) But, with this news, it's time to ask some serious questions.
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Parmesan Crisps

Class up soups and salads with this very easy and FLAVORFUL crispy garnish. The best part ... there is only ONE ingredient! Can you believe that?!

And this simple garnish takes less than 5 minutes!

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mushroom Soup with Parmesan Crisps

There ground cover of snow outside seems to be growing rather than melting away. Hence, a nice bowl of soup is in order.

I've always enjoyed the hearty and earthy flavors of mushrooms. The use of a variety of mushrooms adds to the depth of flavor this healthy soup.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lightened-Up Cookie Dough Cheesecake

The hubs has a sweet tooth. This is an understatement! He has a mouth full of them! And his favorite treat is Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake, to which, I make for him this time every year.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tri-Colored Pepper Chili

Can you tell I am really on a soup kick?! Looking back over the past month is certainly a glimpse into my cooking cravings.

This one's no different - cold weather inspires my desire for soup. Or in this case, chili. I love it because making a big pot of chili on Sunday means I can eat it throughout the week.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

5280: Top of the Town voting

Have you cast your vote yet for 5280 Magazine's Top of the Town?

This highly coveted honor is awarded to the best-of-the-best in Denver. It's based upon the people's choice - as it should be!

Cast votes now on all things related to Denver - but most importantly, best restaurant, burger, seafood, vegetarian dish, dining patio, happy hour and blog (wink, wink).

Denverites - let your opinion be known! Click here to Vote Now!
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Guest Post at Healthy Cooking for Me

Today, I am thrilled to be guest posting my Cinnamon Crunch Baked Apples over at my friend Ann's blog: Healthy Cooking for Me.

Ann has adopted a healthy lifestyle and blogs to share her journey.

As you know, I too share the passion for healthy eats. So naturally, we quickly became friends! Plus, she has such a positive spirit - I love that too!

I invite you to check out my healthy baked dessert - and say "Hi" to Ann on her blog Healthy Cooking for Me.

See you there - for a yummy, yummy dessert!
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Restaurant Week update

2 dinners scheduled ... hoping for 2 more!

So far, I will be dining with my foodie family - The Hubs, Momma, Sister, Bro-in-law and of course, Baby Josie.

Reservations at ChoLon Bistro & Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

Restaurant week countdown ... 17 days!!

Denver friends - where will you be eating during Restaurant Week?
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine Treats

The day for LOVE is nearly here! What sweet treat are you making for your Sweet?

This conversation heart inspired treat is both festive and easy. And the possibilities are endless - adapting words for love of all kinds. A 'Cutie Pie' treat for my niece and a 'Kiss' treat for the hubs.

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