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Colorado Recap #1: Denver

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Now that I am somewhat back into the swing of things, let’s start recapping my trip to Colorado!  My boyfriend and I visited Denver, Fort Collins, Boulder, Silverthorne, and Breckenridge in the span of a week.  We were busy, but we had a ton of fun.  We ate lots of delicious food (a lot of it unhealthy, but that is okay!), we drank many cold beers, and we experienced so many of the great things that Colorado has to offer.

Let’s start with a recap of our first two days in Denver.ColoradoThe boyfriend and I started out on our 8 hour adventure across the entire state of Nebraska and into Colorado bright and early on Saturday morning.

Colorado 9Jeremy and I stayed at his aunt and uncle’s house in Denver.  Our first night there we went to dinner with them at True Food Kitchen.

True Food Kitchen ColoradoI ordered the tempeh “TLT” sandwich (which was huge!) with sides of kale and sweet potato hash.  We also split a rhubarb crisp with ice cream for dessert.  Everything was super delicious!

Colorado 8After dinner!

Colorado 10About an hour later, Jeremy and I headed to the Cherry Cricket for a drink.

Colorado 15On Sunday morning, we headed to two Farmer’s Markets.  The South Pearl market was our favorite.

Colorado 13I ordered a vegan protein green smoothie that was so good.  Now I wish I could learn how to recreate it at home!

Colorado 14I even shared… but just a little bit!

Colorado 16We also bought two fresh tomatoes: a pink one and a purple one.  We decided that the pink variety was the tastiest.

WatercourseAfter our Farmer’s Market experiences, we ate lunch at Watercourse Foods.  I received recommendations for this all vegan restaurant from several people, so I knew that I had to try it out!  We shared the seitan wings (half buffalo, half bbq) with ranch dressing…

Watercourse 2… and the Green Chili Burger with coleslaw and pickles.  Both were absolutely delicious and my meat-eating boyfriend loved them too!  I drank lots of water with this meal.  Both dishes were spicy!

Colorado 22Jeremy’s aunt and uncle have an amazing front lawn/patio area.  We thoroughly enjoyed it with a few beers (on several different occasions).

Great Divide ColoradoSunday evening we headed to Great Divide for a couple of beers and a brewery tour.  While I definitely enjoy beer, you are going to notice that my boyfriend really enjoys it.  He loves craft beer the way that I love good vegan/vegetarian food!

Hops and Pie ColoradoOur dinner plans for that evening included another highly recommended restaurant: Hops and Pie.

Hops and Pie Colorado 2We both ordered the smallest size pizza- a “personal” pizza.  I say “personal” because they were huge and each contained 8 slices.

I think Jeremy’s had red sauce, goat cheese, artichokes, caramelized onions, and brisket on it.  Whatever it was, he sure seemed to like it!

Hops and Pie Colorado 3I went a little more non-traditional with my pizza and ordered their blackberry bbq sauce, goat cheese (they ran out of the vegan cheese I was originally planning to order), spinach, artichokes, caramelized onions, tomatoes, and pineapple.  It definitely had the sweet/savory thing going on, which I really loved.  Next time I think that I would add the seitan chorizo for some heat.

There is Saturday and Sunday for ya!  Lot of delicious eats, refreshing drinks, and good times for all!  I’ll be back with my second Colorado update later this week.

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