• Put stuffed mushrooms in Super Bowl snack line

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    I love mushrooms because they are meaty and satisfying, yet an entire cup has only 15 calories (and 2 grams of protein). Plus, they offer a dose of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. But the real benefit is that the deep flavor of mushrooms will make you forget you...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Jan. 21, 2015

    Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    WHAT'S COOKING CLASSES ONGOING Adam's Mountain Café - 934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Registration: 685-4370.
- Greek, 6 p.m. Monday, $45. The French Kitchen - 2515 Oak Hills Drive. Call for cost. Registration: 694-4016, tfkcc.com.
- Bread, 11 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Jan. 28 or 30....

  • Looking for big flavor without all the fat? Try soy chorizo

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Tucked away between the tofu "cheeses" and textured vegetable protein taco crumbles lies a tiny package you should consider including in your lineup of go-to good-for-you ingredients - soy chorizo. Vegetarian and vegan readers might well be nodding their heads as they read. Been...

  • Want Valentine's Day ease that still impresses? Try fondue

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Worried your kitchen skills may not be up to pulling together something impressively decadent for Valentine's Day? Fear not. A pricy restaurant meal isn't your only option. We created this delicious, yet simple pair of fondue sauces to be easy for even the most clueless cook. But we...

  • Superfood ingredients, natural baking chemistry create wholesome loaves at local bakery

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    When it comes to bread, less is more; just ask Melissa Miller. “We keep our ingredient lists tight, sometimes just five items,” she said. Miller is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and Nutrition Specialist for Great Harvest Bread Company.

  • Date night-friendly chicken that won't tie you to the stove

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Fifteen years ago, I made the first of what would become thousands of meals for my husband, Philippe. Back then, it was our fifth date, and he was visiting my tiny Parisian apartment for the first time, where we planned an evening of binging on episodes of "Friends" on the VCR. For...

  • Drive-thru review: Subway debuts new chicken strips in the Monterey Chicken Melt

    By Ken Hoffman King Features Syndicate -
    Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    This week I tried a new Monterey Chicken Melt, using new and improved Grilled Chicken Strips, at Subway. Here's the breakdown: grilled white-meat chicken strips, shredded Monterey cheese, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions on your choice of freshly baked bread. Of course, you...

  • Southern Colorado group hoping to heat up demand Pueblo hot chile

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    PUEBLO — Pueblo County is hoping to heat up demand for Pueblo Chile with a $143,000 grant to help start the process. The Board of County Commissioners accepted the grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's specialty crop program. Pueblo County economic development director...

  • Dining review: Deli near Colorado College dishes up fresh, satisfying food

    By Robin Intemann, robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Wooglin's Deli & Cafe sits in the shadow of Colorado College, but when it comes to the food, Wooglin's shines. The reality is that the order-at-the-counter eatery could fit in anywhere. It emphasizes fresh, well-prepared food that's relatively easy on the wallet and satisfying to...

  • A speedy chicken breast that packs flavorful, crunchy punch

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    This is the chicken breast recipe you've been searching for. Because it will taste nothing like those flavorless, dry breasts you've grown to tolerate. The gist is simple — chicken breasts are sliced thin, then pounded even thinner. Sure, this is a process that by way of violence...

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