Like everyone else who eats and drinks, I have a list of certain grubs and sips that are so foul that I won't go near them, and it is a constant source of curiosity for me that other people would -- to the point that some of the grossest edibles are actually quite popular. Here are five more terri ... More >>
The term "flavor profile" isn't usually heard in reference to brown rice -- unless "tastes an awful lot like water-logged wood chips" is considered a valid flavor descriptor. But Qdoba, the runner-up of Colorado's homegrown, fast-casual Mexican chains, is introducing seasoned brown rice as an option ... More >>
It's one thing to know that you should be eating healthier, and another to have the time and money to prepare healthy meals. Saloni Doshi and Chelsea Katz, co-founders of Fresh Takes Kitchen, are working to make healthy, affordable meals accessible to the community. Their goal is to become a viable ... More >>
This last year has brought us some terrible chain restaurant trends, including serving up sodium-soaked "healthy" meals; shrinking dessert sizes and charging the same prices; peddling fancy cocktails with more ingredients than a hair-relaxing solution; and restaurants labeling everything "natural." ... More >>
Smart Balance has been busy since it purchased Udi's Gluten-Free Foods, a spinoff of Udi's Healthy Foods, a Colorado company that got its start baking bread, for $125 million this summer. Today it will launch five new Udi's items at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, the country's premier ... More >>
Lakewood mayor Bob Murphy stood in front of Lasley Elementary students today and talked about how the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff view obesity as a national security issue, since 27 percent of all applicants for the armed forces are too obese to serve. The rest of the festivities were more upbeat, bu ... More >>
When money and ethics collide, the crash is usually fun to watch. But when you throw public school meals into that mix, you get an ugly food fight with few winners and lots of losers -- and those losers are kids who are just trying to eat their lunches and get to recess.
The NuVal system now in use at King Soopers is supposed to be "nutrition made easy," rating foods on a scale of 1 to 100. "Basically, the way scores are calculated, we look at thirty different nutrients -- both that are considered good and not so good -- to get a score," says Robert Keane, spokesman ... More >>
A few hours after lunch, students across America start to get cranky. Their blood sugar plunges, their eyes glaze over, and their stomachs start to rumble. They find a quick fix in the school's vending machines by gorging themselves on greasy potato chips and sugary sodas. Energy levels skyrocket be ... More >>
For anyone who has ever spent too much time in the grocery store, wrinkling their foreheads while reading ingredient lists and pondering the nutritional benefits of calcium sorbate or xanthan gum, NuVal is designed to help. The nutritional rating system scores most food on a 1-100 scale -- and the h ... More >>
When you think of healthy restaurants in Denver, one of the healthiest cities in the country, a couple of spots whose menus are rife with the terms "organic," "sustainable" and "local" come to mind: WaterCourse Foods and Root Down, for example. You won't find them on Healthy Dining Finder -- ... More >>
Dr. Steve Berman (left), Angela Glover Blackwell and Bill Shore discuss childhood hunger.Colorado's children suffer from two seemingly contradictory food-related health problems: hunger and obesity. That's the word from the Colorado Children's Campaign, a nonprofit advocacy organization focus ... More >>
Sean FowlerFood trucks have been the signature food trend in Denver for the past year, but across the Atlantic Ocean a Colorado native is mastering an entirely different kind of mobile gastronomy. Sean Fowler, formerly the chef at Cucina Leone and Ranelles, mans a mobile kitchen and cooks tea ... More >>
When whole wheat flour, line-caught salmon, blueberries and flax just won't do, there's another super-duper food for the most healthy of the healthy: Salba Smarts has been selling its line of products containing salba since 2006, and I've been munching my way through them. This superfood app ... More >>
Govinda's Buffet, 1400 Cherry Street, reopened this year after an almost year-long hiatus, serving up a vegetarian spread on Friday and Saturday nights. And there's more good news coming: Govinda's just announced yesterday that it will be brining back lunch hours In 2011.
When we heard that Chipotle was testing some new items at its location at 371 East Alameda Avenue, we leapt for joy, shouting, "Pride of our city! Purveyor of aggressively decent burritos all across our land! Expanding its menu! Huzzah!" Then we found out what those items were: a new "Garden ... More >>
The winning team plating the winning dishLiveWell Colorado sponsored a nine-week after-school culinary program with three Denver high schools that culminated in the winning team from Martin Luther King Jr. Early College taking home first place at the competition last Friday. The all-female te ... More >>
Gruel it is for convicted Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols.Terry Nichols has lost his drawn-out plea for more wholesome prison fare. Last Thursday, Colorado U.S. District Court Judge Christine Arguello dismissed the convicted Oklahoma City bomber conspirator's claims that he needs a diet of ... More >>
Good Housekeeping has been keeping an eye on a lot of buns lately. The ladies' magazine recently voted Boulder-based Rudi's Organic Bakery's buns the hottest of them all. Rudi's buns won out over the likes of Sara Lee and Pepperidge Farm buns in a taste test comparing eight brands of whole ... More >>
No Lunchables would be found in this congressman's childhood lunchbox.No tater tots or fruit cocktail were harmed in the upbringing of Congressman Jared Polis. No Cheetos or Little Debbie snack cakes either for that matter. In fact, Colorado's second district congressman says he brought hi ... More >>
Ellen JaskolThe Tasting Cafe: looking good, and good for you.When the Rocky Mountain News folded in February 2009, food editor Marty Meitus's job disappeared, too -- so she approached the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant and Children (WIC), administered by the Tri-County Healt ... More >>
Ellen JaskolHow do you make kids happy with healthy food? Ask Mary Meitus.Marty Meitus's longtime job as food editor disappeared with the Rocky Mountain News last February. But she's been putting her down-time to very good use: She created a pilot program for the Supplemental Nutrition Progra ... More >>
Stephanie Tourles is the author of the just-released "cook" book Raw Energy: 124 Raw Food Recipes for Energy Bars, Smoothies, and Other Snacks to Supercharge Your Body. She'll be appearing at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street, on Monday, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. to sign copies of the ... More >>
Suzanne Martin, Mile High registered dietitianGravy boats are waiting to sail you away to the land of bigger pant sizes this holiday. But Denver dietitian Suzanne Martin, a registered nurse with a Ph.D., says you can still enjoy waist-busting pleasures responsibly, and has served up some tips ... More >>
Hungry, thirsty dietitians before hitting Denver restaurants The annual American Dietetic Association Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo is drawing to a close in Denver. One of the world's largest organizations of food and nutrition professionals, the ADA focuses on the latest food-service t ... More >>
The American Dietetic Association's Food & Nutrition Conference, which kicked off Saturday, runs through October 20 at the Colorado Convention Center. One of the highlights comes at 3 p.m. today, when Michelle May, the author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break the Eat-R ... More >>
Cinnamon Chex General Mills Rating: Three-and-a-quarter spoons out of four Cereal description: The familiar Chex shape -- puffy, square grids, like graph paper made for chewing -- is present and accounted for, as are the base ingredients of rice and corn flour. Some of the piec ... More >>
GoodBelly is growing like the beneficial bacteria -- or probiotic -- that makes your belly feel good. The pet of NextFoods, a Boulder-based health-food company, GoodBelly was recently included in the Los Angeles Examiner's "Top Ten Best Food Product Introductions for 2008." The product was created b ... More >>
Boulder-based Phil's Fresh Foods has just won a $96,000 loan from Whole Food's Local Producer Loan Program. Phil's is a wholesale, all-natural burrito manufacturer; its product is stocked by local Whole Foods, Vitamin Cottage and Sunflower stores, as well as som ... More >>
On Thursday, November 20, on Whole Foods Giving Day, 5 percent of all purchases made at the Capitol Hill store at 900 East 11th Avenue will benefit SAME Cafe, at 2023 East Colfax Avenue. According to the Whole Foods website, that store "has been an integral part of the Denver community since ... More >>
A man eats fast food for a month. Guess what happens?
Mother and daughter bring international wheys to Colorado.
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