Without the help of a guide or map, it is easy to lose one's way. With this in mind, the Northwest Colorado Food Coalition is developing a map of the Yampa Valley food system
The United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses to increase awareness of the nutritional benefits and sustainability of growing and eating dry peas, lentils, dry beans and chickpeas — otherwise known as pulses.
Some call it “crisper remorse” — that guilty feeling you get when you have to throw away spoiled produce. It’s frustrating to realize the produce you have purchased at the farmers market or received from your CSA share has taken on a life of its own in the back of your refrigerator.
Understanding the sugar content of your food is about to get easier. The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that, among the many changes to their revised nutrition label, foods will now have an extra line to show how much “added sugar” has been added to the product.
Salad bowl garden
Steamboat’s growing season of 39 frost-free days, combined with clay soils and desiccating winds, presents its own set of problems for gardeners.
We have always known that the digestive tract is home to a world of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Only in the past few years did we fully appreciate the role this invisible population, also known as the gut microbiome, plays in our digestion and health.
If your goal is to achieve a healthy weight, build muscle and not feel hungry while you do it, I have a plan for you. Recent research has shown that increasing your morning protein intake could be the answer.
Chocolate as a health food may seem like wishful thinking, especially around Valentine’s Day, when chocolate is everywhere. Believe it or not, some research supports the idea that chocolate provides health benefits.
There is one winning weight management strategy upon which most experts agree — record everything you eat and drink.
As our seasons shift and nighttime temperatures cool, green chilies heat up local menus and roadside stands. Green chilies are a hot commodity in Colorado, because they contribute unrivaled character to cuisines, making them a mountain town mainstay this time of year.
In the produce department, I am often faced with quandary: Should I spring for the organic or save some money and buy the conventionally grown fruits and vegetables?
Homegrown herbs add healthful zest to a variety of recipes.
“I was shocked to see the numbers of those little grasshoppers in micro climates – up against warm buildings,” he said. “They’re not supposed to be hatching in April at 7,000 feet," – CSU Extension entomologist Bob Hammon
With the trails drying, native wildflowers are entering full bloom.
Investing in a pressure cooker can take a lot of the wait time out of mountain cooking.