The Internet Kitchen: Green State

I’m not sure if you knew this or not (sarcasm) but Colorado became the first state to sell legal, recreational marijuana on Wednesday. You probably know this though if you’ve been exposed to any media at all over the last few days.

Here’s the thing: I really like that I live in the state that is blazing the trail on legalized marijuana. I think if the tax predictions are true and it’s able to be regulated effectively and people act responsibly, many states will follow.

That said, I hope that it doesn’t become all Colorado is about. There are a lot of amazing activities to do in Colorado and, to be honest, the whole legal weed thing is not even in my top 10 best things about CO list.

If you are reading this and happen to be in Colorado, support the new industry if that’s your thing. If you choose to do so, please do so responsibly. The world is seriously watching.

Whether or not you live in Colorado, please don’t let the constant weed coverage give you the impression that it’s all Colorado is about. There is still snow in the mountains, beautiful hiking and trails, and lots of friendly outgoing people.

The Poll

One of my resolutions this year is to try out some new cuisines that are a bit outside of my comfort zone. I might as well not waste time on that. I thought I would let you guys pick one for me to try out next week!

The Links

Some healthy links to kick off your new year.

Lemon Chicken with Olives and Potatoes – A one pot dish is one of my favorite things and this one pot dish features some of my favorite one pot ingredients! Looks great for a cold winter day. (@ Healthy Delicious)

Ultimate Four Layer Vegan Sandwich – Sandwiches can quickly veer off into unhealthy territory, but this one stays the course for sure. (@ Oh She Glows)

Black Eyed Pea Salad – Traditionally, black eyed peas are prepared with pork in a rich stew. This is a nice twist on the classic featuring kale and quinoa. Looks really good and refreshing. (@ Summer Tomato)

Beet and Citrus Salad – Great winter veggies and fruits smashed together in a colorful salad. This is definitely going to be on my dinner table within the next week or two. (@ Simply Recipes)

chickenbakeforposThis Week’s Meal Plan

This week’s meal plan is the second part of a multi-part series on healthy 2014 eating!

You can sign up now for Macheesmo Meals and get a free week to try out this plan and the others (there are now around 20 total) and see if you like them!


Photo by imelda.

3 comments on “The Internet Kitchen: Green State

  1. I was reading an article last night about the legalization and had to laugh at the photos of lines going around the block. Granted, I’m a loooong way since college and that was never my thing anyway, but I never thought weed would be *that* difficult to get a hold of to be worth standing in the snow for hours. I think it’s like CA–once the hype wears off it’ll be another storefront and life will revert back to normal.

  2. Ive been to CO three times in the past two years, mostly for the beautiful nature, hiking opportunities, great beer and music scene, but am certainly excited to head back another time soon =)

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