• Recipe: Seitan Swiss Steak

    The Gazette -
    Published: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Seitan Swiss Steak - Yield: 4 servings 
3 heaping tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
4 seitan cutlets or 1 package (8 ounces) prepared 
 seitan strips
1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup half-moon slices yellow onion
1⁄2 cup chopped celery
1 can (15...

  • Mushrooms on the Super Bowl snack line? Yes, deliciously so

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Jan 13, 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...

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

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

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

  • Local bakeries mill world’s best wheat, bake from scratch daily

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Sponsored content Rebekah Neill’s average workday starts at about 2:30 a.m. “At 5:30, bread hits the table and we knead for two hours,” she said. As Head Baker for Great Harvest Bread company’s two Colorado Springs locations, Neill knows it takes time and attention to make good...

  • Colorado Springs couple bring a taste of Detroit to the city

    teresa J. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    If you have Michigan connections, you may also have a fondness for Detroit Coney dogs. Those who have longed for a taste of that classic tube steak topped with meat sauce will have their wishes answered Monday at 11 a.m. with the opening of Rock City Sliders and Coneys, 405 N. Union...

  • Turning bean burritos into a Super Bowl party finger food

    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    There is something magical about a burrito, that combination of crispy tortilla edges that turn doughy soft at the center, all concealing a delicious blend of beans and meat and melted cheese. Splash that sucker with some salsa, sour cream, perhaps a spoonful of guacamole, and that's a...

  • Party like you mean it this Super Bowl with homemade jerky

    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Sure, you'll have some guacamole and some chips and some chicken wings. And a plate of nachos isn't a bad idea, either. But how about something to set your Super Bowl spread apart? How about some homemade beef jerky? Because while it may sound daunting to season and dry your own meat,...

  • In the Super Bowl of pizza, this DIY beats take-out any day

    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Make pizza from scratch for a Super Bowl party? Come on! Why bother when you can snap your fingers and have it delivered to your door? Here's why: Homemade pizza tastes better than anything you can buy and it takes much less time and effort than you would think. Making the dough takes...

  • Dining review: Downtown restaurant offers traditional Italian fare, creative spins

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Usually a name is just a name, but Panino's made me wonder which came first: the restaurant's moniker or the sandwich it's known for? A panino is the singular of panini, a grilled, usually stuffed Italian sandwich. At Panino's, a myriad of possible fillings is rolled into a thin...

  • Heat up cool nights by cooking burritos

    By Linda Gassenheimer Miami Herald -
    Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015