It’s summertime and definitely time to dust off the grill, if you haven’t already. Colorado has a wide variety of products to choose from to make your next grill out perfect, but if you want to up your game, try these delicious bison burgers to wow your guests. Bison can be found from producers throughout Colorado and is a healthy, lean, nutrient-rich red meat endorsed by the American Heart Association.
As we slip into warm summer weather and the kiddos begin their summer break, we are featuring Colorado Proud yogurt pops for this month's recipe. June is also National Dairy Month, so let’s chill out with these healthy sweet treats.
“Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.” If you are familiar with Dwight Schrute from NBC’s hit TV series The Office then you know how often this character, a beet farmer, references this underutilized vegetable. We are featuring Colorado Proud beets and burrata for this month's recipe, and you won't be disappointed at how well the humble beet fits into your meal rotation.
Colorado is well known around the world for its high quality lamb, ranking third in the nation for sheep and lamb production with over 445,000 raised statewide. Colorado lamb comes from a variety of sheep breeds raised primarily in free ranging pastures, grazing throughout the summer and fall, many in the meadows and fields of the High Country.
Enhancing salads with millet makes a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal. Millet is a grain that thrives in Colorado. Often overlooked in other states, this tiny seed makes a big impact on our economy.
You’ve had them baked, mashed, and fried, but have you ever had them street style? Potatoes are a meal time staple and their versatility, diverse flavors, and nutritional value mean they can easily become a star of any meal. Potatoes contain many essential nutrients including potassium, vitamin C, fiber, B6, iron, magnesium, fiber, and antioxidants.
Even in the winter, you can still find fresh produce in Colorado. Greenhouses and high-tech storage facilities let us shop local even during the coldest months of the year. Gourds store especially well in the right conditions. Many of our Colorado Proud farmers provide winter squash, which you can find at local retailers or winter farmers markets.
Pork and hominy come together in a stew to warm the soul. Preparing and cooking stews that can feed groups of any size makes life a bit easier, especially during the holiday season. Set your table with decorative ears of dried corn and small gourds or pumpkins, and you’ll be ready to enjoy Colorado’s traditional flavors.
September brings us to the cusp of fall, so the Colorado Proud Recipe of the month is bringing a warm and savory classic. We are taking the world famous Pueblo Green Chile and adding it to a corn bread to complement your main entree.
August brings a bounty of produce for all to enjoy, especially since that's when Colorado's sweet corn is in season! Chef Jason Morse takes a classic like grilled street corn and adds a little Hawaiian style.