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Teresa Farney

Food Reporter

  • Table Talk video: Cut fat, calories from guacamole with peas

    Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    This tasty mixture is a light alternative to traditional guacamole, with about half of the calories. Teresa J. Farney, The Gazette MOCK GUACAMOLE - Yield: 1 2/3 cups 1 1/2 cups frozen peas2 tablespoons water1/3 cup fat-free sour cream1/2 mashed ripe avocado1 tablespoon lemon...

  • Did Gordon Ramsay drive Colorado restaurant owners to make drastic changes after 'Kitchen Nightmares?'

    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Gordon Ramsay came to Colorado. He growled at restaurateurs. Now the results of the host of Fox television's "Kitchen Nightmares" season six is scheduled for airing. You can see if Ramsay's grumbling actually rejuvenated the struggling eateries with all the behind-the-scenes drama....

  • Food companies create soy-free tofu, egg-less mayo and reduced calorie chips

    Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Innovative food companies continue to release products targeted at helping those with unique dietary needs. Here are some that have caught my eye. Let's say you're a vegetarian who relies on tofu as a source of protein. Then one day you find you have an intolerance to soy, the base of...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant owner offers a passport to wine dinners instead of loyalty card

    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Move over, loyalty cards. Say hello to the passport. The Blue Star, 1645 S. Tejon St., has taken the idea of a loyalty card to another level with 10 monthly wine dinners featuring cuisines of the world. Will Merwin, the chef at the eatery, kicked off the series in March with foods and...

  • On Food: Colorado Springs cooking instructor to take group on culinary tour of France

    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    How does an autumn excursion to France sound? You could join Blandine Brutel on her "Culinary Trip," a 14-day tour from Paris to Lyon. Brutel, who runs the The French Kitchen cooking classes in Colorado Springs, grew up in Lyon and will be returning to France with a dozen lucky...

  • Table Talk video: Slow-Cooker Root Beer Ribs

    Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Add a tasty twist to pork ribs with a brown sugar chili sauce everyone will love. Teresa J. Farney, The Gazette Slow-Cooker Root Beer Ribs - Yield: 6 servings 2 racks St. Louis-style spare ribs, (2 1/3 to 3 pounds each), cut into 3- or 4-rib sections1/4 cup dark brown sugar,...

  • Colorado Springs Broadmoor Resort set to open two new restaurants

    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Excitement is building for the opening of two eateries at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., in May: Ristorante del Lago (in the former Charles Court) and the Healthy Epicurean (in the former Julie's), both located in the West Tower. There have been several sold-out monthly wine dinners at...

  • Table Talk video: Raw Blueberry-Chia Jam

    Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    This is the marriage of two super foods: Blueberries, which are high in antioxidants, and chia seeds, which contribute essential fats, protein and fiber. Visit or scan the QR code with your mobile device to watch a demonstration. Teresa J. Farney, The Gazette RAW...

  • Chefs are turning to pressure cookers to prepare less tender cuts of meat, dried beans and grains.

    Published: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    oday's chefs are rediscovering the magic of pressure cookers. And why not? You can turn a piece of meat that's as tough as an old boot into a silky mouthful of yummy in a matter of minutes. But time isn't the only benefit. The process of pressure cooking retains much more of the...

  • Colorado author is a pioneer of gluten-free cookbooks

    Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    I'm a gluten glutton and don't pay much attention to the foods that contain it. But, for the small percentage of people with celiac disease or wheat allergies, gluten can be a real problem. Denver-based cookbook author and personal friend Carol Fenster knows a thing or two about the...