Recipe Box

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Local Food + Local People = Local Recipes

Welcome to our recipe box! We've been talking with food business owners all over Colorado to learn their favorite ways to prepare their locally-grown and raised foods.

These recipes highlight Colorado businesses, producers and growers who support the Eat Local First movement by producing local food, growing/ranching local food, or serving local food. Two new recipes will be released each month through May 2014. Collect all 19 and use the seasonal produce guide to help you understand the best time of year to grow/buy local produce for these recipes.

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Recipe List 



New Recipe!Kale Almond Pesto 

Recipe by 
Brien Darby, Horticulturist at Denver Botanic Gardens

About this Recipe
A delicious, fresh spin on traditional pesto. The finished product can be enjoyed served over pasta, or a top crackers as a tasty appetizer.

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New Recipe!Garlic Greens with Bacon Lardons

Recipe by 
Beau Green, Executive Chef at Denver Zoo

About this Recipe
This dish is inspiried by Chef Beau Green's grandmother and her love of cooking. A perfect blend of fresh greens and savory bacon goodness! 

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New Recipe!Ghost Pepper Salted Colorado Stout Pretzels

Recipe by 
Mike & Janet Johnston, Founders of Savory Spice Shop

About this Recipe
Colorado craft beer and local food unite in this amazing recipe! Perfect for those fall days and football parties.

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New Recipe!Autumn Avocado & Broccoli Salad 

Recipe by 
Megan Tucker,
Prepared Foods Sous Chef at Whole Foods Market - Capitol Hil

About this Recipe
An perfect blend of flavor and nutrition, this dish is not only healthy, but easy to throw together and oh so yummy! Enjoy with brown rice, or add it as a filling for your favorite sushi rolls. 

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New Recipe!Parmesan Potato Wedges

Recipe by 
Chris Clarke, Resident Foodie at Door To Door Organics

About this Recipe
Classic and delicous, these Potato Wedges are sure to please just about anyone. Perfect for entertaining!

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What's In Season?

Shop smarter! Find out what's in season right now in Colorado.

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You've seen it at the market, but do you know how to eat it? If not, you're not alone! Find some answers to you food mysteries here.

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