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Delicious & nutritious
Serves 2 1½ avocados1 tsp. serrano minced1 tsp. garlic minced1 tsp. red onion finely diced1 tsp. cilantro finely chiffonade½tsp. lime juice½tsp. Evoo Begin by mashing the avocados. Add all other ingredients and stir to combine. Garnish with extra cil
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Traditional Mexican Fare
Yield: 1 plate 0.6 c. corn kernel1.8 tsp. garlic, minced1 Tbsp. shallot, minced1 tsp. butter4¾ tsp. epazote (thinly sliced)6 tsp. slurry5 tsp. water1 Tbsp. butter, tempered4 tsp. mayo (my favorite is McCormick)¼ c. cotija cheese1 Tbsp. salt ½ lime (j
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Denver Life Magazine
PUBLISHER/CEO Shawn C. Miller VICE PRESIDENT Kristin N. Miller EXECUTIVE EDITOR Kerrie Lee Brown EDITORIAL ASSOCIATE Mara Welty Callie Miller, Gigi Ragland, Peyton Garcia, Bre Patterson, Nickolaus Hines, Erin Malcolm, Megan Holt, Elizabeth Mehert-Ab
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An Evening Of Parisian Pairings
Sitting in LeRoux with an amuse-bouche of truffle mushroom soup in front of me, I’m immediately reminded of the restaurants that I, as countless others before me, fell in love with on trips to France. The walls are a deep ocean blue, and a chandelier
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Tacos Tequila Whiskey Recipes
Yields 4 Tacos You can purchase a pre-made coleslaw mix or make your own. To make your own you will need: ½ head white cabbage1 carrot, peeledsalt and pepper to taste Slice cabbage as thin as possible. Grate carrot using a box grater. Mix in bowl and
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Spice It Up
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Lotions And Potions
The Osmia skin health company incorporates an idyllic blend of consciously-sourced ingredients inspired by the natural beauty of Garfield County, a Rocky Mountain region shadowed by the twin summit of Mount Sopris. The company’s collection of clean b
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Lucas Chandler
“I originally got into cooking as a way to better fuel myself for bike races. I moved to Colorado to get a culinary nutrition degree and went on to become the personal chef for Carmelo Anthony while he was still playing for the Denver Nuggets. Once m
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The iconic Oxford
After a whirlwind day at the office, I was naturally looking forward to spending a night at the city’s oldest and most revered hotel. Located in the heart of Denver’s lively LoDo historic district, The Oxford Hotel has a history as rich as the people
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Drink With Pups
1. ODYSSEY BEERWERKS, an award-winning craft brewery, is known for the unique monikers it gives its brews, like the Sweet Stout O’ Mine Oatmeal Milk Stout. Dogs are welcome both inside and outside as long as they are leashed. odysseybeerwerks.com 2.
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Pick Your Protein
• Small slices of spitfire pork that’s often topped with pineapple. Al pastor came from the shawarma that Lebanese immigrants brought to Mexico in the 1930s, and it quickly became a popular, ubiquitous style in Mexico and the United States. • This st
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Taste
When you visit Italy, it’s hard not to fall in love with the finer things in life, including a life-long partner. Lindsay DiDonna, food stylist and owner of Ornery Olive Charcuterie Company in Highlands Ranch, has always been an entertainer, so makin
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Edible Arrangements
by Mimi Council & Kimmy Fasani The cookbook made for Colorado. Since most bakers craft their recipes near sea level, Chefs Mimi Council and Kimmy Fasini created an entire set of sweet treats for high-altitude bakers. While the book also features sea-
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Arts
With wine in hand, Elysia Myers transfigures libation into landscape. Her art business, Elysia Myers Wine Art, launched in 2017 and now features an assortment of abstract designs and florals, in addition to greeting cards and ruby mountainous terrain
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Margarita Musings
VERACRUZ SOUR: Adding a topping of red wine to a Margarita may surprise some, but it will take your cocktail to the next level. “The bitterness from the red wine really meshes well with the sweetness of the tequila,” says bar manager Aaron Farkas. Fo
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Condiment Compliments
Merfs Condiments, a Denver staple sired by Southern connoisseur Kelly Schexnaildre, is the epitome of fruitful experimentation. Its medley of uncommon hot sauces blends fresh ingredients (mango, strawberry, peach, and lime) with an arsenal of picante
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Alex Astranti
“I’m originally from a small village called Pietra de’ Giorgi, located approximately one hour southwest of Milan. There’s quick access to Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont, regions known for their amazing culinary products. I credit my mother and grandmoth
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Heart Of The Home
In most homes, the kitchen wears many hats—it’s the most logical spot for eating and entertaining, the ideal location to have a glass of wine with friends, and the perfect place to gather with family. It’s the heart of the home. But, according to Chr
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TACOS! Yes Please…
• The slow-cooked pork in this taco gets its flavor from ancho chile powder, hatch green chile powder, onion, and carrots. It’s topped with a fresh pico de gallo, Cotija cheese, and a chipotle crema that’s acidic, creamy, and has just enough spice to
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Wander
Award-winning contemporary adventure photographer Dylan H. Brown gravitates toward the impermanent beauty of the Southwest. “The Colorado Plateau is very unique to the world,” says Brown. It’s raw and everchanging. “I like that transition from the mo
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Abstract, With A Splash
2 oz. rosemary-infused Spring44 Gin1 oz. lemon juice½ oz. simple syrup½ oz. fresh strawberry puree A drizzle of balsamic reduction Combine gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and puree into a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Double strain the cockta
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Taco Hot Spot: Tacos Tequila Whiskey
This Denver staple has won a lot of awards, including best tacos, best Mexican restaurant, best cocktails, and best desserts. “We look at the tortilla as the canvas for our art. We take traditional Mexican ingredients, cooking techniques, and traditi
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Culinary Genius
“I was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. After dropping out of law school, I decided to go to culinary school and got my first job as a kitchen manager. A year later, I applied to a J-1 Visa program at Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, MS. Tha
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The Art Of Cheesemaking
Jackie Chang never planned to make cheese for a living until she found herself there—and it felt like destiny. As head cheesemaker at Longmont’s Haystack Mountain Cheese, Chang works 12 hours a day to carefully craft all-natural gourmet goat cheeses
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Hikes And Bikes
Peddling up a steep Swiss Alp on a bike was a breeze—almost too easy. Certainly, I am no Olympic athlete, nor am I conditioned to speedily cycle up hills. The secret to easily tackling the arduous climb of an Alp trail without breaking a sweat? Ridin
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Feeding The Frontline
After Covid-19 struck the food industry, restaurant layoffs and shutdowns were commonplace. Peter Newlin, the Chief Executive Officer of Birdcall (a Colorado-based chicken restaurant) knew there was more to do than wait to reopen. With the help of ma
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Style
Since its founding in 1981, Arte has combined a passion for design and a drive for technological innovation into elegant wallcoverings that complement a range of interiors, from sumptuous classic to minimalist avant-garde. With hundreds of designs in
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Peter Newlin
In 2018, owners Philippe Failyau and Peter Newlin ventured from the top of the Baja California Peninsula in Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas by car. They stopped at as many restaurants and roadside taquerias as they could along the way, soaking up the archi
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Tasteful Thai Duck Rolls
Yield: 1 serving 6 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar3 Tbsp. Kikkoman soy sauce4 ½ Tbsp. cane sugar3 Tbsp. fish sauce Combine ingredients and simmer on medium heat for five minutes 2 oz. sliced duck breast1 cucumber (batonnet)2 scallions (julienne)2 leaves of ba
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Perdida Kitchen Recipes
Yields 8 Tacos ¼ c. ancho chile powder¼ c. hatch green chile powder1/8 c. kosher salt1 ½ lbs. boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch chunks¼ ea. yellow onion, julienne1 ea. carrot, peeled and cut in 2” pieces1 c. water Preheat oven to 350°F. Heavily
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