Super Fuel at Food 4 Fitness Cafe

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Super Fuel at Food 4 Fitness Cafe Since I've been in Austin, I've discovered some really GREAT places to get the kind of food I cook at home - which, if you're familiar with my clean eating style is called "fitness food." :) It's no wonder that I ended up falling in love with Food 4 Fitness Cafe, located right next door to my favorite Austin gym - Castle Hill Fitness. This awesome green smoothie looks (and tastes) EXACTLY like one I would make at my house - I actually got to custom make … [Read more...]

Healthy, Allergy-Friendly Restaurant of the Month: True Food Kitchen

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The first time I ate at True Food Kitchen, I said "If I had a restaurant, this is exactly what I would want it to be like." I was so impressed, I went back again a week later. True Food Kitchen, located in the heart of Cherry Creek at the corner of Second and Detroit, fuses a clean and urban relaxed vibe with the absolute best quality healthy food, created and served in combinations I use in my own cooking. To me, healthy food is nutrient-dense and whole, and healthy cooking combines whole … [Read more...]

Healthy, Allergy-Friendly Restaurant of the Month: Linger


LINGER: Inspired space, creative menu, unbeatable views. I have to hand it to Justin Cucci, owner of Linger, creating a restuarant inside of an old mortuary is not a feat just anyone could pull off. Not only is the space inspired, the design clean and eclectic with an open kitchen, multi-level seating and really cool artwork, the staff is as friendly and helpful as their sister restaurant Root Down (reviewed previously). I've been to Linger before in the evening, and was really looking … [Read more...]

Inspired Cuisine at Rioja from the talented Jennifer Jasinski

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Rioja A great gourmet dining experience any time of year, for lunch or dinner - check out Rioja located in the heart of Larimer Square in downtown Denver. Home to Denver's own very talented Jennifer Jasinski, who was one of the elite few finalists for this year's James Beard Best Chef Southwest award, I always enjoy dining at Rioja. Probably one of the better cocktail concoctions I have ever had, the Pome-ginger Martini is one I'm willing to bend my drinking policy on (I only have a … [Read more...]

Betty Rocker’s Top 10 Healthy Restaurants in Denver

Betty Rocker's Top 10 Healthy Restaurants in Denver

Betty Rocker's Top 10 Healthy Restaurants in Denver (updated 3/10/15) I love cooking, as you know but I get so much inspiration and enjoyment from dining out. I love it when it's done well, and my favorite places combine a great atmosphere with fresh food, friendly service and an inspired menu. Dining out when you're on a specific diet like paleo, gluten-free, lactose intolerant or trying to eat clean can seem daunting, but I've found it easy to do at each of these great venues. My … [Read more...]