Friday, November 5, 2010

Colorado in the Fall

It was so nice being able to go back to Boulder. During the fall season it is absolutely beautiful. All the colors of the changing leaves are so pretty. My first night there, Shane and I made vegetable curry. 
Onions, garlic, zucchini, red bell pepper, and cashews in a coconut curry sauce over steamed broccoli and sweet potato. 

We mixed the leftover unused coconut milk with some chai and Kahlua before catching the bus to Denver to see some bands play at Hi-Dive. 
 Bhakti Chai is an awesome locally made Chai in Boulder. After looking on their website I learned they make ice cream too.

The next morning we took the bus Longmont. Shane had to go to class for a few hours so I went exploring downtown. It was still pretty early so not many of the shops were open. I did come across a  neat little bulk store. They had everything in bulk you would normally see in other health food stores as well as body care products and even dog treats. I got myself a snack and stopped for some tea before asking an elderly couple on the street if they knew of any good parks. Luckily for me it was just two blocks away. I love walking around residential areas when I'm in new places. Each house is so unique. The park was surrounded by all these adorable houses.

I spent the rest of the morning sitting under a tree, reading the paper, sipping tea, and writing... it was lovely.

I came to Boulder in search of good pizza and indeed I found some. We stopped at Pizzera Basta and shared the "cart-driver". Housemade sausage, rapini, housemade mozzarella, fennel pollen, and chilies.  It was delicious! 

Shane was such a good host he made breakfast every morning. Buckwheat crepes with steamed veggies. He topped them with pumpkin salsa which I'm going to be on the lookout for here, it was so yummy.

Boulder is known for it's many trails so I had to go on at least one hike while I was there. We took Saddle Trail which is to the right of the Flatirons. I was still getting used to the altitude change so it was very tiring but well worth it. The view from the top was amazing. I even found us on the map thanks to my awesome iPhone.  

For my last night in Boulder, we made chicken tacos. We seasoned the chicken with chili powder and lime juice. The salsa was made of onions, tomato, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice, and a pinch of salt. We ate them with Kettle's new TIAS chips. Basically wannabe Doritos but a healthy version.

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