• Embracing a new grain for a fresh take on bibimbap bowls

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Bibimbap is incredibly trendy in urban centers right now. If you're not familiar with it, you'll want to be. Bibimbap is a Korean rice bowl - white rice topped with meats, veggies, kimchee (intensely pickled cabbage) and hot sauce. Often, the meat is tossed in Korean barbecue sauce,...

  • Eat Well: Monument-based cookbook author goes nuts for almond milk

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The price is sure right: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is offering free nutrition and cooking classes. Even better, you'll get money back for attending. The store has a Passport to Healthy Eating card, which lists all the classes being offered in upcoming weeks. Each time you...

  • Traditional matcha tea gets whirled, dusted, infused in US

    By CHRISTINE ARMARIO The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    More than a thousand years ago, Buddhist monks in Japan began a daily ritual of grinding green tea leaves into powder, mixing it into hot water with a bamboo whisk, then sharing the tea from a single cup. Today matcha in the U.S. is considerably less monastic. It's being blended into...

  • You won't miss the meat or cheese in these hearty burritos

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Roasting is my default cooking method for just about any veggie. The high heat brings the natural sweetness of the vegetable to the surface and turns a simple little item from the produce aisle into a delectable treat. If 5 p.m. on a weeknight has sneaked up on me (It happens!), I...

  • LIST: Farmers markets in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    A look at farmers markets in the Colorado Springs area: Daily - Spencer's Lawn & Garden Center, 1430 S. Tejon St., 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, through November, 632-2788, spencersgardens.com Monday - Western Museum of Mining...

  • Popular downtown Colorado Springs bagel restaurant to close - for now

    By Vallari Gupte vallari.gupte@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    A longtime downtown Colorado Springs bagel and coffee shop that has been a popular place to grab a quick snack, breakfast or lunch will temporarily close at the end of business Friday. Einstein Bros. Bagels, 32 N. Tejon St., will undergo a remodeling that will keep it closed until...

  • Pump up the flavor of grilled chicken with Korean Gochujang

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    For many years, I was hooked on Thai red curry paste, a thick, unctuous seasoning that packs a little heat and a lot of savory deliciousness. It's great whisked into vinaigrettes and marinades, smeared straight up onto steaks and chicken, blended into meatloaf and burgers, even pureed...

  • Table Talk: Colorado Springs garden center offers samples of roasted chilies

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    It's getting close to chili-roasting time. Alice Robinson, who with her husband, Dan, owns Spencer's Lawn and Garden Centers, 1430 S. Tejon St., is getting ready to host a couple of Quesadilla Days, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 15 and 22. On those days she sets up several hot plates on which...

  • Dining Review: Cajun finds a home in Manitou; you may find decadence

    By Robin Intemann, robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    The availability of crawfish at BooDad's Louisiana Cafe's menu started a discussion about the tiny crustaceans that went from nostalgic to best-eating techniques. It's no wonder this was a topic of conversation: Crawfish, along with other proteins, is featured on as many as eight...

  • Gear review: GetCairn.com offers an outdoorsy surprise in every box

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    I am a sucker for free trials and surprises. Unfortunately for me, Facebook knows this. It's always promising fun surprises in my mailbox and I am not so good at resisting. "Naturebox! Eat yummy snacks!" "Plated! Grocery shop no more!" "Love with Food! More snacks!" You might...

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