Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring Break Highlights #1

A walk downtown yielded a few pictures (didn't get too far due to windy conditions - brrr!)
The historic Brown Palace Hotel




From my kitchen: pb baked oatmeal, coffee. . .
Carrot Ginger Soup and Sunflower Bread
From restaurants: first, local art for sale at City O' City.
The best breakfast burrito ever.  I took half home and enjoyed it for lunch.
Tofu scramble, pinto beans, potatoes, cashew ricotta, spicy green chile.
Did I mention it was amazing?
The Very Vegan personal size pizza from Pizza Fusion.
It's a good thing I'm back to daily workouts, because I've had some decadent meals!  See you Thursday for Spring Break's next round of highlights.

12 comments:

  1. What a fun and delicious looking day. The Brown Palace Hotel is so cool looking! And you know, I'm totally down with *very vegan* pizza. Glad you're having a good break.

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    1. The inside of the Brown Palace is even more amazing; it's really beautiful. The pizza was good! I'm slowly heading towards the vegan cheeseless pizza though, because I really love piles and piles of veggies on the dough.

      Thank you! It's been so nice to have some time away from the usual grind.

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  2. Fun post! I especially love the cow! Have you ever been to the Pearl Street mall in Boulder? Your picture of the 16th Street mall reminds me of it.

    I'm excited to see that you got a personal pizza! How was it? That burrito sounds & looks absolutely delicious.

    Hopefully the wind calms down and it gets a little warmer so that you can get out more. Winter sure is hanging on this year!

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    1. Why, yes I have! I spent a lot of time there during college. I'm fairly certain I only ate and drank there, not really sure I ever purchased anything material. Ha!

      It was pretty good, but not nearly as amazing as the burrito. ;)

      We quickly landed in the 50s and low 60s, so it was nearly hot compared to where we were in the beginning of the week!

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  3. What a pretty city! I love the shot of the hotel. We have a couple of those cows around town here too. Funny. Now I see what you mean about enjoying the armchair travels!
    And yes, the burrito looks incredible.

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    1. My camera and these photos do not do it justice. I'm hoping to have a "real" camera this summer, then I walk around town and show you what it really looks like. ;)

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  4. Yay! I love your spring break so far! Looks like a great start! Bummer it was too cold but you got some great photos while you were out! The hotel is so cool!

    Love the baked oats and yay for the mug! I love the way it photographs! I'm going to have to get one for myself I think! The sunflower bread and soup look great but that burrito! Holy moly that thing looks amazing! I'm such a huge fan of burritos and that one sounds so perfect! The pizza looks great too! Definitely some great spring break eats!

    Hope the second half of your week is as great as the first!

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    1. The Brown Palace is quite the place. They still serve a High Tea on certain Sundays, but I wish they included some vegan crumpets and scones.

      It's a beautiful mug, and I definitely think you should get one for yourself. :)

      I have been spoiling myself with deliciousness! These last two days I've been better about eating at home (with the exception of one meal - which you'll see!) so my workouts are actually effective, and not compensating for increased calories. Ha!

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  5. That pizza sure looks like the real thing. Glad you're able to get out from being snowed under.

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    1. It's borderline hot now - gotta love spring! The pizza was pretty good, but can't hold a candle to the burrito. During your future visit, go to City O' City for breakfast and WaterCourse for lunch. City's breakfast is phenomenally better.

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  6. Top notch pics - the light is so pretty. Almost as good looking as that breakfast burrito! None of the ones I make at home ever come close to restaurant ones - they must have some secret ingredients I don't know about!

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    1. Thank you, Joey! I know - restaurants definitely have a secret or two, but I intend to buy some tortillas and green chile and see what sort of burrito I can achieve!

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