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Why it’s so hard to kick refined sugar

With Halloween just around the corner, watch out for the sweet and tempting villain we love to hate – sugar. It’s the time of year when loads of candy, chocolate and anything loaded with sugar...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

There’s a tangy sharpness to this chicken, yet no knife is required

There are plenty of people who cannot get behind the “Zen” of kitchen prep work, and I can understand that even those who do find the chopping somewhat meditative would be hard-pressed to feel that...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Why make chili using a sheet pan? Flavor

I love my sheet pans, I do. Just about every Sunday, as I’m sure I’ve said before, I spend most of the afternoon rotating them in and out of my oven, as I roast vegetable after vegetable. I use...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

California company recalls vegetables over listeria fears

SALINAS, Calif. – A California company has voluntarily recalled packaged vegetables distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada because of possible bacterial contamination. Mann Packing of Salinas...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Best farmer friends

Max Fields and James Plate have been best friends since kindergarten. Together, they moved from Denver to Durango and began farming on a plot of land at the Old Fort in Hesperus. The farm incubator...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

11th Street Station provides platform for Durango’s food truck scene

Where do you go out to dinner when someone in your party wants pizza, another craves a burger and someone else is a vegetarian? Pleasing everyone’s palette is never an easy task. As a reflection...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

These poached pears get a little boozy kick

Tea makes a lovely poaching liquid for fresh or dried fruit. It provides a potpourri of flavor options, including the warm, aromatic spiciness of chai, the heady floral essence of jasmine and the...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Honolulu store owners say thieves are targeting cans of Spam

HONOLULU (AP) – Cans of Spam have become a common item that’s being stolen from Honolulu stores and then sold on the streets for quick cash, according to authorities. Ra Long, who owns a...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Disabled chefs serve as model for change in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco – A remarkable restaurant in Morocco’s capital offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy a full, fresh meal for just $6. But what’s most remarkable are its chefs: all are...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

The 7-day green juice gummy bear cleanse is a real thing

The gummy bear cleanse sounds like a joke, and for one day, that’s all it was. On April 1, 2016, Rosie O’Neill, co-founder of the boutique candy brand Sugarfina, decided to play an April Fools’...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Venison sandwiches coming to Arby’s in Cortez

Arby’s, the fast-food chain made for meat lovers, plans to release venison sandwiches nationwide, and elk sandwiches in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. The venison sandwich will be available...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

What you need to get started making good cocktails at home

Rachel Duggins got interested in cocktails early, from watching old movies in which the glamorous witty women and debonair men always seemed to have a drink in hand. When she was little, her family...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food