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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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  • Becky @ Olives n Wine June 24, 2014, 6:25 am
    So this has nothing to do with Denver or your post, but I'm really loving the curls and waves in your hair lately! It's so pretty on you - show me your ways! Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...#41 Treat Yourself TuesdayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 24, 2014, 9:57 pm
      Thank you, Becky!! And unfortunately, I don't really have any "ways." It is natural. I just shower, put a little mousse in it, and let it air dry. Apparently I was blessed with curly hair, though I often wish it was straight! ;)
  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate June 24, 2014, 7:04 am
    I am definitely pinning all of those restaurants for when we head there in September- thanks so much for sharing! Scott loves craft beers too- I think he will be in heaven there!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 25, 2014, 9:46 am
      They have AMAZING restaurants and bars/breweries. I think you two will definitely enjoy it!
  • Linz @ Itz Linz June 24, 2014, 7:34 am
    yum! so many good eats - especially those pizzas! Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted...1000 Meter Swim WorkoutMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 25, 2014, 9:47 am
      They were awesome! I definitely stuffed my face... but no regrets! ;)
  • Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat June 24, 2014, 8:49 am
    Sounds like so much fun! Your eats look fabulous, especially that pizza! Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat recently posted...20 Weeks – HalfwayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 25, 2014, 9:48 am
      It was AWESOME! Plenty more good eats where that came from. Be on the lookout :)
  • Ashley June 24, 2014, 9:24 am
    I've always wanted to visit Denver (and just Colorado in general!) ... and this is not helping : ) haha Looks like you had a ton of fun ... and ate some awesome food! Ashley recently posted...Crockpot Pineapple Chicken SandwichesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 25, 2014, 9:49 am
      It is a beautiful place with tons of fun things to do and SO much delicious food! You definitely need to go as soon as you are able to!
  • Lish June 24, 2014, 11:38 am
    Yay for Denver :) I am glad you had such a good time here and you went to a bunch of my favorite places. CO is definitely the place to be for craft beer!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 25, 2014, 9:50 am
      I had an AMAZING time! I cannot wait until the next time that I am able to go back. It is truly a wonderful place.
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl June 24, 2014, 12:49 pm
    Yum! Everything looks so delicious, especially those pizzas. And I'm lovin' the hair! Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl recently posted...PB & J Smoothie + MixMyOwn GiveawayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 25, 2014, 9:51 am
      Thank you, Kim! I have FINALLY accepted the fact that my hair is curly so I am going with it ;)
  • Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie June 24, 2014, 1:14 pm
    Wow what a fun trip! I'm so jealous you got to go to True Food Kitchen! I've heard amazing things! Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted...June 2014 PopSugar Must Have ReviewMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 25, 2014, 9:52 am
      I had actually never heard of True Food Kitchen, but it just recently opened and his aunt and uncle suggested it. I am so glad that they did! I loved everything that I ate there.
      • Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie June 25, 2014, 9:55 am
        They're apparently a West Coast chain. I've read a lot of blog reviews and all of them are glowing. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted...7 Minute WorkoutMy Profile
        • ClnEatingVegGrl June 25, 2014, 10:00 am
          It was definitely VERY good and I loved the whole food concept they follow!
  • Lucie@FitSwissChick June 25, 2014, 1:55 am
    I love this recap!! All this delicious food - I am drooling over those pizzas. And you look gorgeous with the curls!! Lucie@FitSwissChick recently posted...WIAW#66 – Being a lazy bumMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 25, 2014, 9:53 am
      Thank you Lucie! It was a wonderful time and I would definitely say that I ate well! I loved the pizza and their non-traditional topping options!
  • Mollie @Sprinkles of Life June 25, 2014, 8:47 am
    Loving your curly hair, Hannah! So glad to read your recaps! We're heading to Boulder next month so this is making even more excited!! Mollie @Sprinkles of Life recently posted...Blend Retreat 2014- What We DidMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 25, 2014, 9:59 am
      Ahh, that is wonderful! I will be recapping our evening in Boulder soon, so be on the lookout!!
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health July 9, 2014, 1:09 pm
    I'm loving all of your Colorado recaps! You and I are pretty much foodie twins so I will be bookmarking all of these restaurants if I ever get to visit. :) Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...A Work In Progress…My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 9, 2014, 8:42 pm
      You should definitely get there some day if you can! It is a GREAT place for foodies!!

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