Springtime Potato Asparagus Salad

This potato asparagus salad just screams springtime!  It's a perfect side dish to celebrate the beginning of grilling season. Throw your favorites of the grill, invite some friends over and serve it all up with a yummy potato asparagus salad.     I LOVE potatoes.  I mean I REALLY ADORE READ MORE

Roasted Beet Salad

We love beets this time of year. They are a perfect bridge into early summer, and are super easy to grow in our springtime garden. This roasted beet salad with shaved fennel and arugula is a great lunch on the go or even better as a compliment to an evening's READ MORE

Best Ever Minestrone Soup

  This vegan minestrone soup is the PERFECT way to celebrate spring. Jam packed with so many new veggies, it tastes just like spring should; while being warm enough to battle the still cool evenings that April brings.     Spring has definitely sprung in the Rocky Mountains!  The READ MORE

Seared Baby Bok Choy with Thai Peanut Sauce

This seared baby bok choy with peanut sauce is a great addition to any asian dinner or it can easily stand alone with a side of steamed rice or noodles.  A perfect Vegetable-centic meal for Spring time; Fresh and delicious.     Crispy, crunchy, aromatic. We eat ALOT of READ MORE

Vegan Coconut Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Vegan Coconut Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies... Sounds like a mouthful, in more ways than one!  Your family will NEVER believe how much nutrition is packed into these sinfully delicious coconut chocolate oatmeal cookies.     Oatmeal is NOT my favorite food.  It's a texture thing, I just can't get READ MORE

Colorado Bourbon Mule

Who doesn't love an ice cold cocktail in a frosty mug this time of the year as the weather is getting warmer and we're returning to patio gathering and back porch sitting.  This Colorado Bourbon Mule fits the bill.  This take on the classic moscow mule features two of READ MORE

Buffalo Blue Cheese Smashed Potatoes

These Buffalo Blue Cheese Smashed Potatoes cover all of the gluttonous cravings that creep up every now and then. They're crispy, creamy and spicy. They are a riff on a VERY popular side dish we had for years at Restaurant Kelly Liken. I think people cried when we took READ MORE

Pina Colada Green Smoothie

I admit it, I drink a green smoothie almost every morning for breakfast.  It's just a super fast way to fit in a ton of nutrition with little to no effort.  It seems though, like green smoothies can be so focused on packing in the nutrition that we forget READ MORE

Citrus Avocado Salad

This citrus avocado salad is one of my favorites, It's been on the journey to perfection in my family for generations. The creamy avocado and ripe citrus speak of all the winter bounty while lightening and brightening what can be a pretty heavy food season.     I come READ MORE

Slow Roasted Pulled Pork

We had a super fun family staycation with my sister and brother in law and their kids last week. We made our favorite pulled pork recipe, perfect for a hungry crowd after a day of skiing with the kiddos.   Pulled Pork is always a good idea for a READ MORE
Kelly Liken, one of Colorado’s most promising and influential young chefs, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her mother was an outstanding cook, constantly exploring new recipes and seeking out fresh products at the local farmers market, which led Kelly to develop her love for cooking in high school. Read More