Colorado nutritionist says to keep eating veggies for good health

By: teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com

Dietitians often promote the value of vegetables such as beets, spinach, celery, radishes and lettuce. But these veggies contain something that doesn't sound so healthy: sodium nitrite.

Sodium nitrite is an...

Colorado Springs bakers make king cakes for Mardi Gras

By: teressa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com

Each year during Mardi Gras, thoughts turn to celebrating, feasting and fasting.

Front and center is the fact Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday - the first day of Lent and, for some, the end of...

Table Talk: Colorado Springs Chinese tea store expands with food offerings

By: teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com

Yellow Mountain Tea House, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., is the place to go to learn about traditional Chinese teas, herbs and foods. Owner Tanya Baros is extremely knowledgeable about tea and its healing powers. She can...

Colorado Springs chef tells how to make Peyton Manning fave

By: teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com

On Super Bowl Sunday, will Peyton Manning be eating a chicken Parmesan sandwich?

Thanks to a pair of popular ads by Nationwide Insurance, the Denver Broncos quarterback is forever linked to the dish. If you...

Colorado Springs hot wing eateries gear up to score a touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday

By: Teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com

Next to Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is considered to be the biggest eating day of the year in the U.S. And chicken wings are a favorite go-to snack for the big game.

According to the National Chicken...

Citrus clout: 4 orange varieties that can help you during cold and flu season

By: Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com

One of the pure treasures of winter is a big, juicy orange.

Years ago, when seasonal food wasn't always available everywhere and anytime, winter meant citrus.

Citrus, well known for its vitamin C...

Colorado Springs-area gumbo cooks duke it out for bragging rights

By: teresa J. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com

Time to plan for throwing on your Mardi Gras beads and heading to Soda Springs Park, 35 Park Ave., Manitou Springs, for the Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6. For a buck, you get two samples...

On Food: Colorado Springs Asian community celebrates Chinese New Year with special foods for good fortune

By: Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com

Food and symbolism often are interconnected in cultures around the world.

And this is the Asian community's time to gather, reflect and create lavish, meaningful spreads.

Spring Festival, also known...