How did the weekend treat ya? Hopefully well!
Our weekend went really fast and actually felt pretty darn full!
Friday night we had a little get together with friends at our apartment. There were tons of yummy appetizers and of course…the selfie stick 🙂
Saturday, Brian and I went to obedience school for Bernie, did Saturday errands and then went to a party for the family I nanny.
Sunday, I was so happy to get outside to enjoy the beautiful Aspen trees with an early morning hike!
Bernie’s yawn is a bit dramatic…
We hiked in the Golden Gate Canyon State Park up the Horseshoe Trail to Frazer Meadow, which I think was a 4 mile out and back. There wasn’t too much of an elevation gain, and the trail seemed pretty easy/moderate compared to some that we have been on before.
We got there around 8:30am, which was great because we beat the crowd! When we got there we were among few people on the trail, but as we headed back to the car we saw a lot of people just starting out.
While the Aspen trees weren’t quite as vibrant as the trees we saw in Vail last year, it was still a beautiful hike 🙂
Meg and I have been internet friends for a couple of years now, and I just recently started listening to their podcast on my long runs. When I found out they had a talk about the four pillars of health and happiness this weekend just 30 minutes from my house, I had to go! It was amazing to meet them in person and hear what they had to say about nutrition, wellness, happiness and overall health. I soaked it all up like a sponge 🙂
After the seminar, Brian and I had dinner in Boulder at one of my favorite restaurants…Zeal!
We started with the fermented veggie plate appetizer (suggested by Meg…and so good!)
Then we each ordered a “bowl.”
I got a pretty boring but delish “build your own” bowl of brown rice, all the veggies and shrimp.
Brian ordered the Beef Braise and told me that it tasted like Irish Stew…needless to say, he loved it!
We then came home to get ready for the week and relax 🙂
One thing I want to mention is a fun blog collaboration I am a part of!
A few months ago, Mollie from Parsley and Pumpkins reached out to me asking if I would collaborate with 45+ other bloggers to create a cookbook that focused on how to cook, prepare, and store VEGGIES. I honestly didn’t have to think twice about my response and immediately said yes! I have always been a veggie lover and I adore learning new ways to incorporate veggies into my diet, so not only was I excited to contribute but I’m excited to check out what the other bloggers had to share!
The cook book is called The Casual Veggie and it will be for sale beginning October 19.
I am seriously so excited to see the finished product! There are recipes for honestly every veggie I can imagine, with over 165 recipes in total.
As it gets closer to launch date, I’ll be sharing more details about the cook book on the blog, but I just had to give a little shout-out today because October is ALMOST here and I’m pretty excited about the project 🙂
For now, that is all I have to share with you!
I hope you all have a wonderful Monday 🙂