Colorado may be known for its outdoor adventures and its, ahem, other green offerings, but the state also has a bustling food scene you can discover from the comfort of your own home, thanks to the state’s food bloggers.
From local flavor to international delights, Colorado food bloggers have got their culinary bases covered.
Check out some of the best the state has to offer.
Oh, Lady Cakes
This food blog may be called Oh, Ladycakes, but don’t expect creator Ashlae Warner to censor herself while sharing her incredibly beautiful homemade recipes. Denver-based, Warner cautions that you probably won’t find as many cakes on her site as you’d expect, given the name of her blog.
She explains, “As for the moniker ladycakes, my better half gave it to me when we first started dating (over 10 years ago) (we’re married now) and I happen to think it’s the cutest thing in the world.”
Elana Amsterdam, creator of Elena’s Pantry, is a veteran in the health food space. She offers keto and paleo recipes on her site while overcoming her own health obstacles like celiac disease and multiple sclerosis.
Toni Dash of Boulder Locavore is trying to make your life in the kitchen easier with her blog. “I strive to create food that is neither pretentious or pedestrian, but instead interesting recipes that are easy to make,” she says on her site.
Started in 2010, Boulder Locavore takes a gluten-free focus that works for a busy lifestyle.
The Real Food Dietitians, aka nutritionists Stacie Hassing and Jessica Beacom, share diet-friendly recipes and meal plans on their popular blog. They focus on food that is big on flavor but low on ingredients. While Hassing resides in Minnesota, Beacom is a Colorado local.
Half Baked Harvest is one of the most popular food blogs in the world, not just in Colorado. Creator Tieghan Gerard doesn’t just share yummy recipes, she’s also a photography and social media pro. Her home in Colorado also plays a big part in her story, since she lives in a converted horse barn. She even has a section on her site dedicated to her home.
Lauren Grier’s blog, Climbing Grier Mountain, has a focus on delicious, easy-to-follow recipes. She even includes history and trivia about her dishes as she goes.
“Lauren’s passion is to help readers learn to love to cook, just like she did as a newly married twenty-something who didn’t own a spatula but braved her way through many kitchen crises,” her website explains.
Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack of Muy Bueno may live in Colorado now, but she grew up in El Paso, Texas. Her blog brings together three generations of traditional old-world northern Mexican recipes. Get ready because Marquez-Sharpnack also serves her recipes with “a heaping spoonful of heartwarming family stories.”