An adventurous spirit in life and in cooking, Toni Dash loves creating and sharing approachable recipes featuring seasonal ingredients with bold flavors and unique twists on her food blog, Boulder Locavore.
The focus of Toni Dash’s blog, Boulder Locavore, is easy recipes that are achievable regardless of one’s experience in the kitchen. Whether for busy moms or busy single professionals, she believes good food should not have to take hours to make.
Being an intrepid traveler with a serious case of wanderlust, much of Toni’s food inspiration comes from her experiences on the road, which she loves to bring home and share with her readers in freshly developed recipes. Toni also loves sharing tips, tricks and shortcuts from her kitchen.
All the recipes on Boulder Locavore gluten-free, whether naturally so or integrating favorite gluten-free products Toni uses herself. Not liking to turn anyone away from her table, the recipes which are not naturally gluten-free include a gluten-free option.
Boulder Locavore began out of Toni’s experiment to see if she could exist over a Colorado winter, sourcing all her protein and produce from within a 100-mile radius. She succeeded and, in the process, discovered surprising local resources for obtaining winter food, as well as new ways of keeping food she would not have found without her dedicated quest. After many requests to share her findings, Toni started Boulder Locavore as a repository for information and resources.
As part of the early days of Boulder Locavore Toni began sharing seasonal recipes. When eating seasonally, the ingredients are the star attraction and the recipe follows. Readers all over the United States and the world began to follow those recipes which shaped the direction of Boulder Locavore to what it is today.
Toni lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, two kids and Clementine, her English Bulldog.
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