• A trick for keeping spring lamb burgers from tasting gamey

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    No meat says spring quite like lamb. And while healthier cooks tend to limit red meat, happily there is a place for lamb on the healthy plate. Animal proteins bring saturated fats to the table, but only about half of lamb's fat is saturated. And lamb is full of protein, which means a...

  • Eat well: Vegans in Colorado Springs have plenty to look forward to this year

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Everything is coming up vegan these days, and that's just fine with JL Fields, a local vegan lifestyle coach and Gazette dining critic. She recently sent a press release about VegFest Colorado, a health and environmental fair June 20-21 at Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. I...

  • WATCH: California woman eats three 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes in Texas

    Associated Press
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    AMARILLO, Texas — A competitive eater has conquered three 72-ounce steak dinners in about 20 minutes during a food challenge held at a restaurant in Amarillo, Texas. Dozens of people gathered outside The Big Texan Steak Ranch on Sunday afternoon to watch Molly Schuyler eat the...

  • Kraft Mac & Cheese shedding the dyes

    Associated Press
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK — This is the last year that the original version of Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the U.S. will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic colors. In January, Kraft says its macaroni and cheese will be colored using paprika, annatto and turmeric. There has...

  • Feeling peckish for pesto? Don't limit yourself to basil!

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Fresh herbs are one of nature's best low-cal flavor sources. And as the weather warms up, we'll transition from buying herbs in cute little clamshells costing a couple bucks each to scooping large bunches of soft-leaved herbs into our carts for pennies on the dollar. Or perhaps you...

  • Ben & Jerry’s teams up with Colorado brewery to make ice cream-flavored beer

    Fox 21 News
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A Colorado brewery is coming out with a new beer that is guaranteed to satisfy ice cream lovers’ taste buds too. Colorado’s New Belgium Brewery is teaming up with Ben & Jerry’s to bring an ice cream inspired beer. “We’re big fans of New Belgium Brewery,...

  • Table Talk: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center reopens popular dining spot

    By teresa Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    The Garden of the Gods Gourmet catering and events culinary team is once again in place at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. "We are not only going to be once-again running the restaurant (Café 36), but we are now their exclusive caterer for a period of at least two years,"...

  • A warm chicken curry dinner for a cool, wet spring evening

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    A warm curry for a cool spring evening? Sounds about right. This weeknight-friendly chicken curry — rich with spices and coconut milk — is a perfect dinner on a chilly, wet spring night. Warm seasonings and buttery roasted potatoes round out the dish that comes together in just 35...

  • What the heck is Bubba's 33? It's coming to Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Texas Roadhouse, a national restaurant chain that's enjoyed success for years with a location along Powers Boulevard, is bringing a new restaurant concept to the busy corridor on Colorado Springs' east side. Bubba's 33, which touts itself on Facebook as a "sports bar, American...

  • Dining review: Fast, fresh and friendly at Colorado Springs Neapolitan-style pizza restaurant

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Thanks to sports, especially basketball and football, I'd come to think of seconds as fragments of time that create the illusion of lasting indefinitely. Duca's Neapolitan Pizza has made me rethink how quickly they really do pass. It takes longer to put on the fresh toppings than it...

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