Gluten-free on the go

If you’re looking for a fast, gluten-free lunch on a budget, Rice Monkeys on Main Avenue is there for you. A single order of Vietnamese summer rolls includes two enormous rice-paper rolls (they’re...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

Linda’s is truly local

Some business owners measure success in dollars and cents. Not Linda Illsley. The owner of Linda’s Local Food Café calls 2013 an incredible year, but not because she raked in the well deserved...

DATE: May 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

Natural Grocers completes remodel

If you’re tired of stepping over boxes and around construction workers at Natural Grocers, you can shop in peace – the expansion is finished. The Colorado natural foods chain added 3,500 square...

DATE: May 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

Wine fest a success

Neither rain nor snow nor sleet can keep Durangoans from a good party, and the Durango Wine Experience proved it. People braved the elements to attend the festival’s grand tasting event – the...

DATE: May 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

Help stamp out food insecurity

For many people in Durango, food is a hot topic, with conversations ranging from where to get the best local and organic products to which diet trend – dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo – is the...

DATE: April 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

Eating local starts now

Have you started your garden yet? Spring is upon us, so let the planting begin! Backyard gardens are sprouting up all over town, but for those who may lack a green thumb, there are other options...

DATE: April 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

Exploring ayurveda

“Ayur-what?” That may be your first reaction when you hear the word ayurveda, but this traditional form of Indian medicine is becoming much more mainstream in Durango with the establishment of a...

DATE: April 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

Skip the grill and try these sauteed lamb chops

Lamb chops don’t always have to be grilled. If you want a fast, savory dinner, try this recipe for thin lamb chops sautéed in a parmesan batter by the fabulous Italian chef Marcella Hazan. The...

DATE: April 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

Kind Snacks are a healthy pick-me-up

It’s rare that you find a company that bases its advertising on what’s not in its product rather than what is, but Kind Snacks does just that. On the front label of its tasty little protein bars,...

DATE: April 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

Lamb is delicious, but is it good for you?

Lamb may have a delicate flavor, but it packs a nutritional punch. A 3.5 ounce lamb chop clocks in at 213 calories, 9 grams of fat (3 saturated), and 28 grams of protein. That compares to 313...

DATE: April 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

Sneaky sources of hidden dairy

If you thought gluten is in everything, you’re right. But here’s the bad news – dairy is, too. So, if you’re allergic to milk and its by-products, or merely intolerant, it’s wise to read the labels...

DATE: March 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

Allergy or intolerance – which is it?

Drinking milk can give your system fits, everything from gas to nausea to diarrhea. But that doesn’t mean you’re allergic to dairy. While the symptoms may seem like a typical food allergy, nine...

DATE: March 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner