Page 1

Highlands Ranch APRIL 2018

THE BEST OF HIGHLANDS RANCH, LONE TREE & CASTLE PINES HighlandsRanchLifestylePubs.com

L

I

F

E

S

T

Y

L

E

The Good Earth

SPRING INTO SEASONAL FLAVOR

IT’S HIP TO BEE-KEEPING

BUILD A BACK YARD HAVEN


She stole his heart on day 1. We saved hers on day 215. Here, we have the best pediatric cardiac outcomes in the region. Juniper’s life almost ended before it began. At just two weeks old, doctors discovered a life-threatening heart disease. Only Children’s Hospital Colorado had the expertise to keep hope alive. Her multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists, including cardiologists, surgeons, nurses, therapists and more, collaborated to provide an innovative treatment that ultimately saved her life. Pediatric cardiology is just one of our wide variety of nationally ranked specialties, which proves there’s no other choice when it comes to your child.

Children’s Hospital Colorado complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. • ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-720-777-1234. • CHÚ Ý: Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn. Gọi số 1-720-777-1234.


Experience the kentucky Derby in Style Join us for our 4th Annual Parker Derby Party Saturday May 5, 2018 beginning at 1pm

20 18 Break out the bowties and hats and come dressed to impress! Enjoy drink specials, costume contest, prizes and more! (720) 389-8105 19420 E. Mainstreet Parker, CO 80138


LIFESTYLE LETTER

APRIL 2018 PUBLISHER

Brendan Harrington | Brendan.Harrington@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

The Bimmers and the Bees I WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD WHEN I WAS INTRODUCED TO THE NOTION OF "GOING GREEN" (WE DIDN'T CALL IT THAT IN THE 70'S, BUT I DIGRESS.) I remember crushing aluminum cans with my dad on the asphalt of our driveway. When you're seven, the world and its resources seem endless, so it didn't really occur to me that the primary objective in recycling was to conserve resources—not necessarily to recoup the onecent-per-can at the recycling center (which I thought was really cool until I realized how many cans it would take to buy a new bike).

Jodi Michael Horner | Jodi.Horner@LifestylePubs.com ACCOUNT MANAGER

Susan Wist | Susan.Wist@LifestylePubs.com MARKET AREA ADMINISTRATOR

Susan Humphrey | Susan@HungryEyeMedia.com MARKET AREA COORDINATOR

Robin Snyder | Robin@HungryEyeMedia.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Megan Forgey, Susan Gerstenzang, Greg Glasgow, Yvette Marquez, Jodi Michael Horner

Whether we're just striving to recycle or own a self-sustaining, off-the-grid hobby farm,

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

most of us have made positive strides in applying the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Brian Johnson Photography, Chayce Lanphear,

There's always more we can do, but motivating ourselves though guilt is probably more self-defeating than triumphant. So triumph—and go green by doing what makes sense to you; you'll have more energy to do more for the planet when you're not burdened by guilt! And, fortunately, there are many ways to "go green." This issue celebrates the progress we've made as a community in preserving our environment while at the same time, being true to the fact that we live in the modern world. Our feature, "It's hip to BEE-keeping" (p. 20), takes us back to the basics with sustainable beekeeping, while author and chef Yvette Marquez sources local springtime freshness to create delicious Southwestern recipes (p. 28). A luxury eco-SUV truly does exist—a Bimmer, no less—in the BMW X5 xDrive40e (p. 26), and we spotlight a local youngster's genius invention in "A Salient Solution" (p. 14). 

Raemi Vermiglio, From the Hip Photo

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER CHIEF SALES OFFICER CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DIRECTOR OF MARKETING ART DIRECTOR OPERATIONS DIRECTOR EDITORIAL MANAGER EDITORIAL AD MANAGER AD COORDINATORS

For many of us, spring is a season of growth and change. In that vein, this letter heralds the first official issue for me as editor of  Highlands Ranch Lifestyle, and

LAYOUT DESIGNERS

I consider it a privilege.  I’m forever thankful to outgoing publication director, Robin Bond, for her expertise and for giving me wings. Welcoming spring, its changes and everything "green"!

PUBLISHER SUPPORT EXECUTIVE ACCOUNTANT APPLICATION ARCHITECT WEB DEVELOPERS

Steven Schowengerdt Matthew Perry DeLand Shore Brad Broockerd Sara Minor Janeane Thompson Nicolette Martin Victoria Perry Lindsey Howard Chad Jensen Cyndi Harrington Alicia Huff Adella Wrisinger Jessica Soetaert Cyndi King Dana Rudolph Emily Stout Hailey Stepanek Melanie Carlisle Randa Makeen Michael O’Connell Scott Lavigne

Jodi Michael Horner, Editor Jodi.Horner@LifestylePubs.com Follow us on Facebook @HighlandsRanchLifestylePubs and on Instagram @HighlandsRanchLifestylePubs

ALABAMA | ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | FLORIDA | GEORGIA | IDAHO ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MICHIGAN | MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA NEVADA | NORTH CAROLINA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON | SOUTH CAROLINA TENNESSEE | TEXAS | UTAH | VIRGINIA | WASHINGTON

HighlandsRanchLifestylePubs.com

514 W 26th St., Kansas City, MO Proverbs 3:5-6

ON THE COVER Zesty vegetables come together for our springtime recipes by Yvette Marquez. PHOTOGRAPHY BY RAEMI VERMIGLIO 4

Highlands Ranch Lifestyle | April 2018

Highlands Ranch Lifestyle™ is published monthly by Lifestyle Publications LLC. It is distributed via the US Postal Service to some of the Highlands Ranch areas’ most affluent neighborhoods. Articles and advertisements do not necessarily reflect Lifestyle Publications’ opinions. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced in any form without written consent. Lifestyle Publications does not assume responsibility for statements made by advertisers or editorial contributors. Information in Highlands Ranch Lifestyle™ is gathered from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed.


Designing projects... that are

uniquely yours.

LANDSCAPE DESIGN. OUTDOOR LIVING. MAINTENANCE. Call today for a free consultation.

|

DenverEliteLandscaping.com

|

303.795.1717


INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2018

FEATURES 14 A Salient Solution One Highlands Ranch STEM student creates a water testing triumph

20 It’s hip to BEE-keeping Everything old is new again

26 Eco-straordinary SUV The BMW X5 xDrive40e

28 20

28 Spring into Southwestern Flavor Lentil soup & salsa-topped tilapia

26

14

DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

8

Good Times

12

Around Town

14

Giving Back

16

Renovate & Refine

26 Driver’s Notebook 28 Culinary Creations 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


IMPACT & INNOVATION PROJECT CU.R.E. STRENGTHENS HEALTHCARE FOR PATIENTS & EMPOWERS MEDICAL PERSONNEL IN UNDER-RESOURCED COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD

delivering HEALTH & HOPE to the world

C.U.R.E. CARGO Project C.U.R.E.’s Cargo program delivers semi-trailer sized cargo containers carrying medical supplies & equipment donations to under-resourced hospitals, clinics and community health centers in developing countries. IN 2017 PROJECT C.U.R.E. DELIVERED 180 CONTAINERS VALUED AT $65.7 MILLION TO 45 COUNTRIES.

PROC.U.R.E.

C.U.R.E. CLINICS & VOLUNTEERS

Working with hospitals and medical manufacturers nationwide, Project C.U.R.E. collects life-saving equipment and supplies through our ProC.U.R.E. program.

At the heart of Project C.U.R.E. are our volunteers! Volunteers represent many backgrounds, including nurses, doctors, students, young professionals and retirees, among many others. These volunteers sort and pack, provide administrative support, and can travel with us on our regular C.U.R.E. Clinics trips. Our Clinics trips need medical professionals, including physicians, OB/GYNs, pediatricians, surgeons and nurses.

Donations from hospitals provide environmentally friendly ways to redirect surplus or retired products. IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD, THE SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT EMPOWER HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS & ELEVATE THE LEVEL AND QUALITY CARE FOR THEIR PATIENTS.

LAST YEAR, 62 MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS PROVIDED FREE CARE FOR MORE THAN 10,000 PATIENTS & TRAINED 154 NURSES.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HELP AT PROJECTCURE.ORG.


GOOD TIMES 1.

2.

Colorado Miss Amazing Pageant

3.

6.

Colorado’s Miss Amazing pageant provides opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment. The 2018  queens were crowned on March 4. Preteen: Lilly Hinsley, Junior teen: Bianca-Marie Ross, Teen: Anna Stotts, Junior Miss: Cynda Murrow, Miss: Hillary MacAdam, Senior Miss: Angie Kassem.

4.

5.

7.

8.

1-3 Photography provided by CO Miss Amazing. | 4-9 Photography provided by Brian Johnson Photography 8

Highlands Ranch Lifestyle | April 2018

9.


GOOD TIMES 1.

2.

Chinese New Year Celebration The Chinese New Year Celebration and Cultural Fair was held Saturday, February 17 at Southridge Rec Center. Traditional music, Dragon, Lion and folk dances, and martial artKung Fu demonstrations marked the Year of the Dog. A Cultural Fair and Taste of China featured traditional folk art displays, Chinese shops, and Chinese New Year refreshments.

1. Professional performers at the Chinese New Year celebration. 2. Performers included talented students from Great Wall Chinese Academy.

Complete CryoSpa Ribbon Cutting Complete CryoSpa  has opened  in Highlands Ranch!  CryoSpa technology is used for  decreasing fatigue, reducing soreness and inflammation, boosting immune system, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, chronic pain and inflammation, weight loss management and many anti-aging skin treatments. Find them at 2209 W. Wildcat Reserve Parkway, 303-471-CRYO & CompleteCryoSpa.com

10

Highlands Ranch Lifestyle | April 2018


ENERGY PROTEIN WITH CAFFEINE BOOSTED PROTEIN WITH FRUITS & VEGGIES DAILY DETOX WITH FERMENTED TURMERIC

Available in select stores.

Available exclusively at select King Soopers!


AROUND TOWN

INTERNATIONAL WINE TOUR HIGHLANDS RANCH -  The Highlands Ranch Community Association and Davidsons Beer, Wine

figurines, coins, shoes, textiles, mosaics, ceramics, jewelry and a three-ton stone from the Western Wall in Jerusalem, believed to have fallen in 70 A.D. 

& Spirits present a NEW wine event for our 2018

Timed tickets will be required and advance res-

beverage tasting line-up! Join us Saturday, April 21 as

ervations are strongly encouraged. For tickets and

we take you around the globe trying different wines!

information, visit DMNS.org/DeadSeaScrolls or

Let your senses take a journey as you join us for an evening celebrating wine from around the world. From the sunny climes of Argentina, to the cold, wet regions or France and Germany, this tasting expe-

call 303.370.6000.

DENVER ZOO SEEKS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

dition will explore the grapes and vineyards that

DENVER - The Denver Zoological Foundation

started it all. You definitely won't want to miss this

(“Denver Zoo” and “the Zoo”)—one of the nation’s

exciting adventure partaking in the global commu-

leading zoos and a cherished community institu-

nity of wine! Stamp your passport as you make your

tion for more than 120 years—seeks a President

way around the globe trying outstanding wines!

& Chief Executive Officer. This is an exciting

Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 week of the

opportunity to provide vision and leadership to a

event. Ticket price includes a commemorative wine

highly respected organization with a rich history,

glass, appetizers and unlimited tastings of wines

outstanding staff team, and dynamic aspirations

from across the globe! All ticket sales are final, no

for the future. Accredited by the Association of

refunds will be given. Must be 21+ to attend.

Zoos and Aquariums, and known for its high

You may also purchase tickets at any HRCA rec-

quality animal care and welfare, exhibits, educa-

reation center or call 303-791-2500. Tickets will be

tional programming, and worldwide conservation

available at the door, if not sold out. All ticket sales

efforts, Denver Zoo welcomes more than two

are final and no refunds will be issued. For general

million visitors annually.

information call 303-791-2500.

The position calls for an experienced and stra-

Saturday, April 21 • 4 - 7 p.m.  •  Southridge

tegic leader who is passionate about Denver Zoo’s

Recreation Center (4800 McArthur Ranch Rd.) • $50

mission. The CEO serves as a civic and cultural

in advance, $55 at the door, if not sold out • Must be

leader in Denver, one of America’s fastest growing

21+ to attend. ID's will be checked. • No Children.

cities; as an important colleague in the nation’s

"DEAD SEA SCROLLS" NOW OPEN IN DENVER

professional zoological community; and as an advocate on behalf of animals worldwide. Skills in strategic planning, fundraising, collab-

DENVER - "Dead Sea Scrolls," the exhibition that

oration, communication, community engagement,

has captivated millions around the world, opened

public-private partnership, and inspirational staff

March 16 at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

management are required for this role. Candidates

The regional premiere of this exhibition is a

who have served as a non-profit CEO reporting to

once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see authentic

a board are strongly preferred, and a background

Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient manuscripts that include

in zoos, conservation, or science-based cultural

the oldest known biblical documents dating back

leadership would be a distinct asset.

more than 2,000 years. Ten scrolls will be displayed

Confidential inquiries, nominations and applica-

when the exhibition opens. Due to strict preserva-

tions can be submitted via the links on this page:

tion requirements, 10 different scrolls will arrive

IMSearch.com/search-detail/S6-493

halfway through the run to replace the 10 initial scrolls. This will make it possible to see a total of

Karen Wilcox is leading this search with Natalie Leonhard and Carmen Delehanty.

20 scrolls while the exhibition is in Denver. Each

The Denver Zoological Foundation is an equal

rotation includes a scroll that has never before

opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool

been on public display.

of candidates in this search.

In addition, more than 600 authentic artifacts from

12

the ancient Middle East will immerse guests in historic

We are always accepting submissions for announce-

traditions and beliefs that continue to impact world

ments you’d like to see included in our Around Town

cultures today. The authentic objects include inscrip-

section. Submissions are accepted via the Contact

tions and seals, weapons, stone carvings, terracotta

Us tab at HighlandsRanchLifestylePubs.com.

Highlands Ranch Lifestyle | April 2018


BRENT D. BAILEY, DDS & Associates Many come from out of state to see Dr. Bailey at Colorado Precision Dentistry and Orthodontics. If you live in Colorado, you really need to visit Dr. Bailey and his awesome team. We offer free opinion appointments, so call today.

General Dentistry | Orthodontics Cosmetic Dentistry | Implants 66 W Springer Drive Suite 204 Highlands Ranch 303-791-0472 copdo.com

April 2018 | Highlands Ranch Lifestyle

13


GIVING BACK

a salient solution ARTICLE SUSAN GERSTENZANG PHOTOGRAPHY RAEMI VERMIGLIO

A HIGHLANDS RANCH STEM STUDENT CREATES A WATER TESTING TRIUMPH GITANJALI RAO’S EYES DANCE AND A SMILE LIGHTS UP HER FACE AS SHE CLUTCHES AN UNASSUMING BRIGHT BLUE BOX. A 12-year-old Lone Tree resident and 7th grader at STEM School Highlands Ranch, Rao was named “America’s Top Young Scientist” and awarded $25,000 last October in a contest sponsored by 3M and Discovery Education. The box is Rao’s winning invention—and it just might hold the key to transforming how water is tested for lead. “I’d been following the Flint water crisis and was appalled by how many people were affected. I decided to take action and create a solution,” Rao says. She knew that the mainstay of water testing— strips—aren’t very accurate, and more reliable tests require samples be sent to labs, which costs time and money. Named Tethys after the Greek goddess of fresh water, Rao’s design relies on a carbon nanotube sensor to detect lead—making it more accurate than strips— and a processor that measures the resistance amounts. Within seconds, results are sent over Bluetooth to an app on the user’s smartphone. Rao has big plans for Tethys. She hopes to expand the contaminants it tests for and she envisions a day when every home has one. She also has big plans for herself. While she enjoys fencing, baking and traveling, this young scientist has gene editing next on her radar. “I want to change the world,” she says.  

Gitanjali Rao holds Tethys, her water testing invention that garnered her the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.” 14

Highlands Ranch Lifestyle | April 2018


Tethys, the water testing kit invented by 12-year-old Gitanjali Rao.

April 2018 | Highlands Ranch Lifestyle

15


RENOVATE & REFINE

Backyard Pizazz HOT TUB? CHECK! OUTDOOR KITCHEN? CHECK! SEATING FOR EVERYONE? CHECK!

ARTICLE GREG GLASGOW PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE HIP PHOTO

COLORADO’S 300 ANNUAL DAYS OF SUNSHINE CALL FOR BEING

are versatile and can be added onto any size home. They allow home-

OUTSIDE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. A permanent outdoor extension

owners to entertain guests all year around, without weather restrictions.”

lets you do just that, says Peter Van, president of Littleton-based Elite

Outdoor extensions also let you spend more time with your fam-

Landscape & Outdoor Living, by expanding your indoors to the outdoors.

ily and guests. Built-in kitchens—which can include grills, range

“The custom structures are built to match your existing home and roof

hoods, sinks, refrigerators and other cooking appliances, as well as

so the two spaces flow seamlessly together,” Van says. “The structures

space to prepare meals and fix drinks—eliminate the need to run

16

Highlands Ranch Lifestyle | April 2018


back and forth between the house and the patio. Custom heaters

Working with a smaller space? Include a variety of seating

allow homeowners and guests to enjoy the backyard all year long.

options, Van says. “By providing a lot of seating options, a small

And fire bowls and fire pits make great spaces for sunset conver-

space can be transformed into a big, inviting space. You can

sations or a relaxing glass of wine in the evening. “Fire pits and fire

include custom built-in seating around the perimeter of a patio,

bowls come in all different sizes, shapes and styles,” Van says. “Fire

stools at the custom outdoor kitchen bar or seating at your

elements remain at the top of every homeowner’s wish list.”

grand outdoor table.”

CONTINUED >

April 2018 | Highlands Ranch Lifestyle

17


RENOVATE & REFINE

(CON TI N U ED)

PEOPLE SHOULD CONSIDER SEVERAL COMPONENTS WHEN PUTTING TOGETHER PLANS FOR THEIR BACKYARD, VAN SAYS. HERE ARE THREE STEPS TO FOLLOW: 1.    Plan your outdoor space. Whether you intend to do the project yourself or hire a landscaping company, create a basic plan for how your landscaping will be used and how it will look. Elite Landscape & Outdoor Living provides designs to bring your vision to life. 2.    Consider your budget. Think about how much you want to spend, what it will be spent on, and how much landscaping costs. As with other aspects of home improvement, you get what you pay for. Beware of highly discounted projects—you want to make sure you are on the same page with your contractor and avoid any hidden costs after you've signed your contract. Quality versus quantity is a rule of thumb with a home improvement project. 3.    Prioritize your needs versus your wants. A master plan will keep you disciplined and focused. Elite offers help with planning, designing, installation and maintenance. 18

Highlands Ranch Lifestyle | April 2018


April 2018 | Highlands Ranch Lifestyle

19


IT'S HIP TO BEE-KEEPING

IIII

ARTICLE MEGAN FORGEY AND JODI MICHAEL HORNER | PHOTOGRAPHY CHAYCE LANPHEAR

20

Highlands Ranch Lifestyle | April 2018


SANDY LANPHEAR SHARES HER BEEKEEPING LEGACY WITH NEWCOMERS GROWING UP, SANDY LANPHEAR NEVER DREAMED THAT SHE WOULD ONE DAY BE A PARKS RANGER WORKING TO FOSTER COLORADO’S NATIVE BEE POPULATION. Lanphear works as a park ranger for Highlands Ranch Metro District and remembers “chasing swarms” when she first started—she and other rangers were in charge of handling swarming bees. (Swarming is a defensive mechanism, Lanphear explains, that is merely a way for bees to start new colonies.) The petite Highlands Ranch resident got her start in beekeeping by following in her dad’s footsteps (he took up the hobby in the 1980’s). When she started beekeeping with her father, Lanphear’s work mostly consisted of delivering bees to people who wanted them for a variety of reasons. At the beginning, Lanphear says, “we had more bees than we knew what to do with, so my dad had so start buying hives because he couldn’t make them fast enough.” When she started on her own in 2004, Lanphear envisioned beekeeping as a quiet hobby that would simply fill her spare time.  But Lanphear’s commitment to everything she puts her mind to led her to found the Highland Beekeeping Club and to start a nature camp with the park rangers. Before she knew it, a part-time position as receptionist at Metro District turned into a full-time position as a park ranger—mastering beekeeping and becoming a native plant master along the way.  “Most people want to be more environmentally friendly,” says Lanphear. “I think people want to dabble a little bit, whether it be wildlife or farming, and beekeeping is a good way to stick your toe in.” Doing what she calls “Bee PR,” Lanphear works to lessen the stigma of fear surrounding bees.  “Everyone wants to be green and not be scared of bees,” says Lanphear, “But they understandably are.” Lanphear gets to work with the Scouts , helping them earn their bug badges by completing projects like building a native bee home and placing it on their land. Lanphear also applies her expertise by helping local schools build their gardens and to better understand their pollinators. CONTINUED >

April 2018 | Highlands Ranch Lifestyle

21


IT’S HIP TO BEE-KEEPING Honey comb with a heat lamp behind it.

22

Highlands Ranch Lifestyle | April 2018

(CON TI N U ED)


WHAT WE CAN DO: • Folks looking to start their own hive can order a queen by mail. She'll arrive in a wooden queen cage and comes with a couple of “royal attendants” that take care of the agoraphobic queen. • Choosing native flowers to grow always helps local bees to find a home, as does setting out homes built to attract native bees. • Lanphear stresses the importance of knowing what kinds of herbicides and pesticides go into your garden. • Support farmers that practice organic farming methods, which greatly benefit the environment and, in turn, help bees to flourish.

CONTINUED >

April 2018 | Highlands Ranch Lifestyle

23


IT’S HIP TO BEE-KEEPING

(CON TI N U ED)

“I THINK PEOPLE WANT TO DABBLE...BEEKEEPING IS A GOOD WAY TO STICK YOUR TOE IN.” Redefining Your

Outdoor Living | Hardscapes Stucco/Masonry | Lighting Landscape Design | Construction

24

Highlands Ranch Lifestyle | April 2018

Outdoor Living

303.346.0837

fourelementslandscape.com


Every first Monday of the month is our Injectable day! Enjoy 10% off all day on your Juvederm and Restylane! Get 4 or more syringes and receive 20% off the total! • Body Contouring with Juvashape, • Skin Resurfacing with Co2, & RF needling • Dermapen & PRP • Professional Skincare • MedSpa Facials & Corrective Peels •Botox, Xeomin, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra & more Celebrating Our

10 Year Anniversary

Clear Sky Medica l

Wellgevity & Aesthetics

Call today to schedule your appointment.

303.790.7860

Panorama Falls Building 9085 E. Mineral Circle, Suite 260 Centennial, CO 80112

www.clearskymedical.com

TM

Katia Meier, MD has been an expert injector and laser skin rejuvenation specialist since 2005. Her unique blend of knowledge, artistic talent and skills make her the go to person for results that look natural yet effective. Clear Sky Medical, now celebrating its 10th year of successful medical aesthetics and anti-aging medicine, has a variety of modalities to offer to rejuvenate your face and also improve your wellbeing, health and energy through Bio-identical Hormone therapy, medical weight loss and other advanced anti-aging therapies! April 2018 | Highlands Ranch Lifestyle

25


DRIVER’S NOTEBOOK

An Eco-straordinary SUV THE BMW X5 XDRIVE40E ARTICLE SUSAN GERSTENZANG | PHOTOGRAPHY BMW USA

FINANCIAL SENSE Up to $5,000 in a Colorado tax credit is available

THE 2018 BMW X5 XDRIVE40E HAS REVVED UP THE LUXURY

for hybrid purchases and federal tax credits may

HYBRID MARKET. It’s a BMW—which means yes, it’s a pleasure to

also apply; a generous warranty and other lease

drive—but it’s also a fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid.

incentives make this car an affordable choice.

“This vehicle doesn’t sacrifice what BMW is known for. It’s still really fun to drive and has the performance and safety features expected in a BMW,” says James Kurtenbach, Marketing Director at Schomp BMW in Highlands Ranch. Kurtenbach says that although demand for hybrids is high, some buyers shy away because of the stigma that they are small, slow and need special charging stations. The X5 xDrive40e casts these misconceptions to the side of the road.

TAKE CHARGE Plugs into a regular home outlet with a special adaptor; it can also be charged at the EV charging stations which  becoming more prevalent around the Denver area. 

26

Highlands Ranch Lifestyle | April 2018

SPEED Acceleration from zero to 60 in 6.5 seconds.


EFFICIENCY The X5 xDrive40e logs in 56 MPGe, more than double the fuel-efficiency of similar gas-only SUVs.

PERFORMANCE MATTERS Perfect family-size vehicle with the performance and superior all-wheel drive technology BMW is known for. 

April 2018 | Highlands Ranch Lifestyle

27


CULINARY CREATIONS

ARTICLE YVETTE MARQUEZ | PHOTOGRAPHY RAEMI VERMIGLIO

SPRING INTO SOUTHWESTERN FLAVOR WITH LENTIL SOUP & SALSA-TOPPED TILAPIA

28

Highlands Ranch Lifestyle | April 2018


CITRUS, MANGO, AND AVOCADO SALSA This citrus salsa is made with some of my favorite tropical fruits: mangos and avocados. Spoon it over pan-fried tilapia or just set it out as an appetizer with tortilla chips and watch it disappear. Makes 3 cups  + 1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and chopped  + 1/2 cup diced red onion  + 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and chopped  + 1 cara cara orange, peeled, segmented, and chopped + 1 mandarin, peeled, segmented, and chopped + 1 to 2 serrano or jalapeño peppers, finely chopped + 3 tablespoons lime juice + Salt to taste  1. Combine the chopped mango, red onion, avocado, orange, mandarin, and chile peppers in a bowl. Add the lime juice and olive oil and toss gently. Add sand chile peppers in a bowl. Add the lime juice and olive oil and toss gently. Add salt to taste. Set aside and let all the flavors come together at room temperature. 

PAN FRIED TILAPIA Growing up I did not eat much seafood, but as I grew older and started eating it more often, I quickly fell in love with it and made up for lost time. This recipe is quick and easy to make. The flavor is delicate yet complex enough to entice the palate. The citrus, mango, and avocado salsa pairs well with the simply prepared tilapia, making it a memorable and healthy meal. 4 servings + 1 pound tilapia fillets + 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour + 1 teaspoon garlic powder + 1 teaspoon ground black pepper + 1⁄4 teaspoon salt + 3 tablespoons salted butter + Citrus, Mango, and Avocado Salsa 1. Rinse tilapia fillets and pat dry with paper towels.  2. Mix flour, garlic powder, pepper, and salt in a shallow dish. Dip fillets in flour mixture and coat both sides.  3. Heat butter in skillet over medium heat until hot. Add floured fillets to skillet and pan fry for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden.  4. Place fillets on a platter and spoon the citrus, mango, and avocado salsa over fish before serving. 

CONTINUED >

April 2018 | Highlands Ranch Lifestyle

29


CULINARY CREATIONS

(CON TI N U ED)

LENTIL SOUP

My grandma made lentil soup often, especially during the Lenten season. This earthy soup is healthy and hearty with the addition of carrots, celery, tomatoes, and spinach. 8 to 10 servings + 2 cups raw lentils + 10 cups water + 1 tablespoon salt + 1 tablespoon olive oil + 1⁄2 cup chopped carrots + 2 stalks celery, chopped + 2 vine-ripened or roma tomatoes, chopped  + 1⁄2 cup chopped yellow onion  + 1 clove garlic, chopped + 1 cup coarsely chopped spinach  1. Sort the lentils by removing any stray beans or foreign peb-

bles that are sometimes present. Rinse lentils in a colander with cool water. 2. Over medium heat, in a large stockpot, bring the water to a boil and add the salt. After the water begins to boil, add the rinsed lentils and lower the heat. Cover and simmer until the lentils are almost tender, about 15 minutes.  3. While the lentils are cooking, heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add carrots, celery, and tomatoes and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Reserve.  4. Add sautéed vegetables and simmer for 15 minutes. Add spinach and mix. Salt to taste.  5. Ladle into a big bowl and serve with your favorite bread. 

“This earthy soup is healthy and hearty with the addition of carrots, celery, tomatoes, and spinach.” 30

Highlands Ranch Lifestyle | April 2018


April 2018 | Highlands Ranch Lifestyle

31


APRIL

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

5 UNLISTED - LADIES' NIGHT OUT

seeking decorating ideas, or your

about our big, beautiful planet and

Landscape is in need of improve-

ways you can take care of it. Check

ment, then head over to the Home

out Earth-themed StoryTimes, gen-

Improvement Expo Great prizes, give-

erate power with energiLAB, enjoy

Unlisted - An Artisan and

aways and Demonstrations! Free and

meet & greets with winged and

Boutique Market

open to the public.

scaly friends from Nature’s Educators. Visit mychildsmuseum.org or

Sip, Shop, and SAVE, with bargains from many of our 100 local vendors! We're open late just this one night, and refreshments will be served!

17

Find fantastic goodies for yourself

VOLUNTEER FAIR

and friends!

Southridge Rec Center

+ This event is FREE and open to

The Volunteer Fair is an opportuni-

the public

ty for volunteers to meet face-to-

+ No ticket necessary

face with nonprofit organizations

+ No dress code requirements-- come

seeking help. The Fair is free to

as you are!

nonprofits and persons who are

TheUnlistedMarket.com

looking for an organization where they can donate their time. It’s also

Age One: $11 Ages 2 - 59: $13 60+: $11

25 SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE: THE MUSIC OF MILES DAVIS AND ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

FIRST AND THIRD THURS OF EACH MONTH FROM 7-8:45 PM

an opportunity for nonprofit organi-

Lone Tree Arts Center

zations to showcase their volunteer

The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-

needs – all under one roof. Make a

star award-winning band compris-

difference in your community.

ing eight of the finest performers/

GREAT BOOKS: EVENING

Eastridge Rec Center

arrangements and original com-

Highlands Ranch Lions Club is

positions inspired by the artistry of

Highlands Ranch Library—

proud to sponsor and coordinate

jazz legend Miles Davis.

James H. LaRue

the 9Health Family Fair at Eastridge

Box Office: 720.509.1000

Adults meet monthly to discuss sig-

Recreation Center. Certified health

nificant works of fiction, philosophy,

professionals volunteer their skills

political science, poetry and dra-

and their time will perform the low

ma. Meets upstairs in the Kuni Lexus

cost and free screenings. Screen-

Study Room.

ers do not diagnose but will let the

POTTERY SALE

Contact: 303.791.7323 or Email: an-

participant know at the time of the

Southridge Rec Center

swers@dclibraries.org.

screening if they need to see their

Selling pottery pieces that are cre-

doctor for further evaluation.

ated by our HRCA pottery students.

14 & 15 HOME & GARDEN EXPO

32

contact: 303.433.7444.

composers at work in jazz today.

21 9HEALTH FAIR AND FAMILY FAIR

Each year the group focuses on the legacy of one artist that has had a significant impact on music. This year the ensemble performs new

30

Items on display in the lobby at the

22

Southridge Rec Center. Credit cards accepted. All of the art work that you see is

Eastridge Rec Center

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Everything you need for your home,

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

tery studio! Stop by the studio at

inside and out! If you are investigating

Experience our Healthy Planet Hero

Southridge and take a look at our

window, paint, or basement finishing,

Stations where you can learn all

beautiful studio!

Highlands Ranch Lifestyle | April 2018

created on site in HRCA’s own pot-


MAY 4 TASTE OF HIGHLANDS RANCH

shred your sensitive and confidential papers. Limit -three- small bags or small boxes of confidential paper. Addi-

Eastridge Recreation Center

tional small bags/small boxes are $5

Enjoy wine, beer, and spirits provid-

each. Residential only.

ed by Davidsons Beer, Wine, & Spir-

TVs $50 up to 42". For TVs over 42"

its, and sumptuous cuisine from over

please bring directly to Techno Rescue.

30 area restaurants. The ever popu-

For information on the Douglas

lar outdoor beer garden will be back

County Household Chemical Round-

once again with additional seating

ups, call the Roundup Hotline at

and music! $Tickets are 35 in ad-

303.846.6249.

vance; $40 day of event, if not sold out. Must be 21+ to attend. ID's will be checked. No Children. 

MAY 5 COMPUTER/ELECTRONICS RECYCLE AND PAPER SHRED

We are always accepting submissions for events you'd like to see included

NE Corner of Lucent and

in our Calendar section. Submissions

Highlands Ranch Parkway

are accepted via the Contact Us tab at

XpresShred will safely and securely

HighlandsRanchLifestylePubs.com.

April 2018 | Highlands Ranch Lifestyle

33


LOCAL’S CHOICE

03

01

02

04

GREEN, GO!

05

HITTING THE ROAD IN GOOD CONSCIENCE WHETHER IT'S A JAUNT DOWNTOWN OR A JOURNEY ABROAD, JOIN THE TRAVEL  SAVVY ELITE BY TOTING ECO-FRIENDLY GEAR.

06

09

07

08

ARTICLE JODI MICHAEL HORNER 1. ALLBIRDS WOOL FOOTWEAR This B-corporation uses significantly less energy to produce footwear  from ZQ-certified  merino wool and castor beans.  Men's, Women's and Kids shoes available. Pictured: Women's walking shoe, $95, Allbirds.com. | 2. VORTEX LED DYNAMO CRANK FLASHLIGHT This flashlight runs on a rechargeable battery that’s hand-cranked—saving countless batteries from being tossed into landfill. $30, Amazon.com. | 3. WEWOOD WATCHES An eco-friendly, fashionable line of watches created from reclaimed and recyled wood and materials. Pictured: Women's Date watch in army, $130, We-Wood.com. | 4. RAREFORM This company takes vinyl billboards and repurposes the vinyl into a plethora of carrying devices. Pictured: Weekender Duffle, $64, Rareform.com. | 5. RECOVER BRANDS Clothing that’s made entirely out of recycled materials. Men's, Women's, Youth and Accessories available. Pictured: Women's V-Neck Recover Sport Tee, $29, RecoverBrands.com. | 6. INCASE Incase collections are made of an environmentally-friendly material, called Ecoya—eco-dyed yarn—which conserves the release of CO2 and COD compared to typical textile fabrication methods. Pictured: EO Roller, $300, Incase.com. | 7. WASARA ELEGANT DISPOSABLE PLATES Joanne Hudson carries a stylish line of biodegradable disposable dinner ware by WASARA. Pictured: Coffee cup, $10 for a set of six, JoanneHudson.com. | 8. SUSTAINABLE DINNERWARE Hand crafted from fallen palm leaves; no chemicals or binders, and fully compostable. 4.5" Square Bowls - 8 oz, $15 (25 count), LeafWare.com. | 9. THE ENVIRONMENTAL TOOTHBRUSH This toothbrush is nearly 100% biodegradable with its bamboo handle, nylon bristles, and cardboard box (there is a polypropylene inner wrapper). The Environmental Toothbrush, $7, Amazon.com. 34

Highlands Ranch Lifestyle | April 2018


This Feels Like Home Our Mission

We create communities that feel like home where residents thrive and relationships grow.

ARIZONA | COLORADO | ILLINOIS | INDIANA | KANSAS MISSOURI | NEW MEXICO | NEW YORK | OHIO | OREGON | TEXAS

This Feels Like Home.® Independent Living, Assisted Living, Transitional Memory Care, Memory Care SpectrumRetirement.com | (888) 516-2188

SM

Highlands Ranch, CO April 2018  

April 2018 Issue of Highlands Ranch Lifestyle

Highlands Ranch, CO April 2018  

April 2018 Issue of Highlands Ranch Lifestyle