We are adjusting really well to life in Colorado.
This is a typical morning for Ernie and CK.
Chillaxin on the couch with me (and NPR playing through the stereo via the iPad).
Here is a typical view when I go out for a run.
Here’s a typical night out.
Okay, that’s not true. Last night was a special occasion - Dave’s cousin Liz was in town and we had dinner with her at The Broadmoor.
But this is typical.
I love wine.
The vegan meal I pulled together by ordering a few sides from other entrées on the menu was, err, fine.
I’ll probably just stick to the wine next time I go back to Tavern at The Broadmoor. I wasn’t there for the food, though, and we had a marvelous time with Liz. (Our apologies to the people at every table that kept staring at us each time we busted out into laughter.)
Sunday Dave and I drove to Denver (just over an hour from our place in the Springs) to attend the Neat Market that I wrote about Sunday. I was super-excited about the vegan shop-up. First things, first. I had to check out the Vegan Van.
Dave and I split the Groovy Ruby.
It was delicious! I told the awesome owner/chef Amie that I would be coming to Denver often, just to stalk her van!
We picked up a few things at the Neat Market, including these Seitan Crumbles from Linden Tree Foods.
I devoured that sample of awesome chili in no time (and the fine folks of Linden Tree Foods emailed me the recipe yesterday – I’m making it this weekend for a casual dinner party!). I also bought some of their black bean jerky
So good! No, I mean it. SO GOOD.
I met local chef and author Alan Roettinger and picked up a copy of his book Speed Vegan, which he graciously signed for me.
The Neat Market is right next door to NOOCH Vegan Market, so of course I popped in to say hello to Joshua – and to shop! I picked up these necessities.
Yes, vegan mac & cheese, gravy mix, seitan, and candy are necessities!
As I was checking out I was told that one of my Facebook friends – who I have yet to meet! – left a “welcome to Colorado” present.
Thank you, Roberta, for this gorgeous boule from Denver Bread Company!
After our vegan shopping we met a friend at Freshcraft for lunch.
I had a Colorado cider and vegan tacos (with crimini mushrooms). The cider was awesome; the tacos were just okay.
Now it’s time to get to work. Urban living near the mountains means I have traffic, and Pike’s Peak, outside my office window.
Totally lovin’ our new life in Colorado!