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  • Live Well: Better digest meals and life experience

    How's your digestion these days? Am I getting too personal? I only ask because mine could be better, and probably yours could, too. A properly working and healthy digestive process is the key to vitality in Ayurvedic medicine. Often called the sister science to yoga, Ayurveda is the traditional system of medicine in India, used for thousands...

  • Bulking up all those salads with Brussels sprouts

    Eating a salad a day is one of my strategies for ensuring I get at least one serious dose of raw veggies. And if you love salads as much as I do, I'm about to change your salad-
building world. Ditch the usual greens and get your hands on Brussels sprouts. Fact is, for a long time none of us knew what to do with Brussels sprouts except boil...

  • HuHot Cares Day is Monday; wear a fu manchu for free food

    HuHot Mongolian Grill eateries are hosting Huhot Cares Day, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, when 100 percent of sales will go to The Home Front Cares organization, which provides support and grants for Colorado's service members, veterans and family members who have been impacted by deployment in harm's way. Wear a fu manchu mustache Monday and...

  • Would you try a Batman burger?

    Overseas fast-food chains are cornering the geek market. KFC Japan created a slew of fried-chicken-themed computer and smartphone accessories, while Burger King Japan came out with a black burger sporting black cheese. Not to be outdone, McDonald's Hong Kong has called in the Justice League and kicked off the...

  • Drive-thru review: Skip Arby's secret menu in favor of its regular one

    It's no secret that most fast-food joints have a so-called secret menu, with items not found on the big board behind the cash register. Mostly they're mash-ups of ready menu favorites. But Arby's takes it to extremes. The Meat Mountain isn't only a couple of things - it's everything in Arby's meat locker. Let's break it down, bottoms up: bun,...

  • Table Talk: New Colorado steakhouse is 'stunning'

    There's a new steakhouse in Denver that is worth the drive: Perry's Steakhouse and Grille, 8433 Park Meadows (the Vistas at Park Meadows). The steakhouse is just the second one outside of Texas - and the 11th overall - for the Houston-based, family-owned restaurant chain, The 11,000-square-foot restaurant is stunning, with an open concept...

  • Side Streets: Food challenge spotlights pressure on working poor to eat healthy

    Over the last three weeks, I've watched the work of the good folks at Care and Share, the food bank of southern Colorado, as they have promoted Hunger Action Month, an effort to raise awareness of hunger in America. In particular, I tracked the folks who participated in the Food Assistance Challenge, in which community leaders and celebrity...

  • Colorado Springs farmers markets schedule

    Monday - Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Monday, springsfarmers markets.com. - Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., through October, wmmi.org. Tuesday - Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main St., 3-7 p.m., through Tuesday, 551-0801. Wednesday - Briargate,...

  • One simple slicing trick to bake a beautiful tart

    ver walk past a French bakery with one of those impossibly elegant apple tarts in the window, the ones with the apple slices fanned out in the shape of a flower? Nothing you could make at home, right? Wrong. It's so much easier than it looks. That's because all you really need is the ability to slice an apple paper-thin. And it turns out that...

  • A savory pear tart that can be a brunch or dessert

    We weren't sure whether this slightly sweet, slightly savory, very Italian pear tart belonged best at brunch or dessert. And then we realized it doesn't matter. Our favorite items for either occasion often are those treats that straddle the line, and this elegant autumn tart delivers that perfectly. Not a fan of pine nuts? Almond slivers or...

  • Savory turnovers that can save you time

    These hearty turnovers work well as a fall gathering appetizer or an easy weeknight meal. And not simply because they are a delicious and comforting hand pie. These turnovers also are prepped easily ahead of time. Follow the recipe up to the point of baking, then wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and freeze. When ready to serve, thaw at room...

  • The flavor of fall - pumpkin pie in a cinnamon bun

    A pumpkin pie. Rolled up in a cinnamon bun. Do we have your attention yet? That's right. We took our autumn baking to a delicious level by combining two classics, then topping them with an intensely good homemade caramel sauce spiked with flaked sea salt for added oomph and to contrast all that sweetness. When slicing the log of dough into...

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