Win March Madness with Baskin Robbins’ Warm Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches – Giveaway

Warm Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

March 11, 2016

You only thought March Madness was about basketball.

No, no. March Madness is literal, a mental state of being – a place in time where you are so sick of winter, you are *this close* to losing your mind. The back-and-forth teasing of warm, sunny, summer-promising days in the midst of an inevitable return to winter chill and drear, pushing you ever-closer to utter insanity.

I’m beyond ready for summer – long days, hot sunshine, grilling on the porch, licking up melty ice cream cones. But no, we get none of that right now. Stuck in the doldrums, somewhere between hot and cold, I wait for the day I can throw my coats back in the closet for a few blissful warm months.

For me, it’s still too cold for ice cream. I need those sweet, sweet 90 degree sweat-drenchers to get me in a mental space for a frosty dessert.

Usually.

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303 Day Bison Green Chile Beer Chilaquiles with Wynkoop Patty’s Chile Beer

Bison Green Chile Beer Chilaquiles

March 3, 2016

I don’t know if 303 Day was just made up yesterday or if it’s been a thing for a while now.

But guys, with this blue-sky, sunny Colorado patio-weather day, I’m not complaining. We’ve got it pretty good here, and if Denver wants to celebrate, I say she’s earned it.

Let’s celebrate 303 style. Wanna crack open a beer with me?

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Seared Togarashi Tuna Steaks & Winter Citrus Salad

Seared Togarashi Tuna Steaks & Winter Citrus Salad

January 26, 2016

Guys. We have nearly made it through the wilderness of healthy-eating January. Take a moment to congratulate yourself for every hearty pile of kale, every serving of whole grains and every lean protein eaten over the past several weeks – they’ve been doing the Lord’s work, atoning for past indulgence with a cleansing wash of nutrients. I have to say, though, this year it has felt more like a gift than a penance.

With salads and grain bowls, oatmeal and juices, we have been reborn. Maybe I’m just getting old and persnickety, but after a year or two of tweaking my eating habits, I’m actually starting to like such adult concepts as more-vegetables-than-starch on a plate or fruit for dessert. I know, I KNOW.

Somebody take my temperature.

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Simple Roasted Salmon with Stir-Fried Bok Choy and Roasted Cabbage

Roasted Salmon with Stir-Fried Bok Choy

January 22, 2016

This recipe is one of my favorite fall-back dinners, for when I’m drawing a blank but want something reliably tasty and healthy without reinventing the wheel.

Usually my weekly menu plan looks something like this: one fancy-pants bloggable meal, one salad-plus-protein, one oops-I-forgot-I-needed-to-start-dinner-so-what-can-I-make-fast-’cause-I’m-getting-hangry, and a mix of leftover compilations to fill in the gaps (and in the interest of realness, usually one night of our favorite neighborhood Indian food buffet). We probably eat this dish at least once every couple of weeks, and I’d like to say it’s because of the heart-healthy Omega 3 fatty acids or wholesome ingredients, but its mostly because of the ease of prep and how quickly everything comes together.

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Bison Ribeye, Chile Oil Sweet Potato Purée and Blistered Shishitos with Coconut Milk Drizzle

Bison Ribeye, Chile Oil Sweet Potato Purée and Blistered Shishitos

January 19, 2016

It’s been fish and veggie-centric in our house the past week or two, as we ask our bodies to forgive the horrors visited upon them over the holidays. Bowls of greens such as Abby Salad with smoked salmon, seared tuna with mixed citrus and avocado salad and power greens with prosciutto, ricotta and grapefruit have brought peace and equilibrium to our nutrient-starved forms. With balance restored, it’s time to introduce some heartier fare back into the rotation.

Steak night.

Sometimes there’s just no beating the primal lure of a sizzling hot, juice-drizzling, salted slab of meat. But, worry not, steak night can be done in a way the doesn’t wreck your newly- formed good habits! When indulging with one ingredient in a meal, it always makes sense to counter with healthy, filling accompaniments that won’t tip the scales.

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