Myth #1: Everyone in Colorado is either a cowboy or a hippie.
Ummmmmm, yeah, so not true! Personally, I don’t know anyone remotely like a cowboy, but I guess it’s because of all those Old West stories and stuff. There are definitely some hippies here (namely in Boulder) but I don’t have anything against hippies. In fact, I probably am kinda one, considering I love yoga and Whole Foods. Oh yeah, and I’m vegetarian/vegan. But really, most Coloradans are normal people, with lots of different interests. I’m sure there are some cowboys out there, too.
Myth #2: Colorado is bipolar.
Sadly, this is very true. I mean bipolar in the sense of the weather. It can go from sunny to cloudy in seconds (let’s not forget liquid sunshine–that’s when it rains when the sun is shining), it can thunder during a snowstorm…yeah, crazy stuff. It keeps us on our toes, for sure. There are a few things you can count on though: 300+ days of sunshine, winter temperatures rarely go below 30* F and summer temperatures rarely go above 95* F, it’s usually pretty dry and snow doesn’t stick around for many days. Apparently in other places, when it snows, that snow doesn’t melt for weeks!
Myth # 3: Everyone loves the “great outdoors”.
True for me, but not for everyone. For the most part, we love being outside and being active, in all seasons. For me personally, I love for being outside in summer, early fall and late spring. Once it gets cold, no thanks. I’d like to stay warm, if at all possible.
Myth # 4: Everyone is a profesh skier.
Hahaha, if this were true, then why have I never been in the Olympics? True story, I have never been on skis in my life. I know I’m really unusual for a semi-native, but my whole family has never been into skiing/snowboarding. I honestly prefer going to all the famous ski resorts in the summer. It’s a lot cheaper, and I’ve never been a big fan of winter.
Myth # 5: Colorado is reaaaaaaally high.
Okay, so I’m gonna ignore any drug-related references in that ( “Rocky Mountain High” anyone?) but elevation-wise, yes, we are high. Apparently, we have 75% of U.S. land over 10,000 feet in our lil’ state! The only problem with living at such a high altitude (my house is at about 8000 feet above sea level, and no, I don’t live in the mountains) is that with baking and cooking, everything has to be adjusted accordingly. So it can be a pain to find a high-altitude friendly baking recipe.
I know you’ve all been drooling over that carrot cake hummus (no? It’s just me then?) so I’ll give you the recipe right now!
Carrot Cake Hummus (makes 3 big or 6 small servings)
1/2 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup nondairy milk (I used unsweetened vanilla soy milk)
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Soytein)
2 handfuls shredded carrots
generous sprinkling cinnamon
sweetener, to taste (optional)
Mix first 3 ingredients together in a food processor until mostly combined. Add 1/4 cup water if needed to make smooth. Add in remaining ingredients and pulse until mixed well.
Enjoy with cinnamon bunny grahams, as a toast or waffle topper or with carrots. It tastes slightly beany, but I kinda like that flavor.
What is one myth or misconception about the place you live? What is the weirdest hummus flavor you’ve ever tried?I’m really getting into dessert-y hummuses. What can I say, I have a major sweet tooth!
14 thoughts on “WIAW: Colorado Myths & Carrot Cake Hummus”
Oh good to hear the soft serve is yum. Im still yet to make mine, I keep forgetting I have the banana waiting in the freezer haha.
Loving the sweet potato action going on in your lunch. ♥
Your hair looked suppper pretty today 🙂
The hummus sounds gooood!
Is the protein powder necessary in the carrot cake hummus though? Im not a fan of the stuff.
Thankssss girl 🙂
The protein powder isn’t necessary, it’s just to add a little more protein and vanilla flavor. You could definitely just add some vanilla extract or even soy pudding instead!
That hummus sounds so so good! And I like that it seems pretty simple to make, thank you for the recipe 🙂
Those lessons were fun to read… there are definitely ones around where I live too! I live in a rather rich town but I am far from wealthy.. everyone always thinks I am loaded when I say where I am from.
I get the exact same thing about being rich because the neighborhood I live in is pretty rich too but my family is definitely not as well-off as a lot of our neighbors.
ahh this hummus is so cool!!
It is really good 😀
does carrot cake hummus taste like carrot cake? holy cow, that would be so nummy!
It actually kinda does! It also has a bit of a hummus-y taste but if you like that sort of thing, then definitely make it!
Oooh love this theme girly! Nice to learn a bit more about Colarado! 🙂
And you look so gorgeous sweetie! Love your style ❤
Your eats sound really yumm! I especially love the puffin mess going on hehe..I'm addicted to them!! That hummus sounds really good..I made a banana bread one recently which was good 🙂
Awh thanks girl 😀 That means so much to me because I totally adore your style!
I’ve been meaning to make your banana bread hummus. That’s definitely the next flavor on my list! I’m really getting into dessert-y hummus flavors.
That hummus sounds really good. It’s been a long time since I had hummus. I need to make some again.
My mom lived in colorado and some of my cousins lived there for a while, so I’ve spent time there. I hate misconceptions. I live near Seattle and really it’s not as rainy here as people think it is.
I almost never make my own hummus, either, but for some reason I just felt like making some the other day!
I’ve always really wanted to visit Seattle, it seems like such a cool area!
Hey girl :**
So sorry I comment so late on this post! I read it, and thought I had commented, but obviously I didnt 😛 My mind is all over the place at the moment!
Great eats! Love your mixed up lunch. And carrot cake hummus… GiVe Me SoMe!! Sounds wonderful!
Awh no worries love 🙂
The hummus is really good!
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