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Floods in Colorado

We live in the great state of Colorado and we would like to send our thoughts to those who are dealing with the floods across our communities. 

This is when we truly join together to make food for those in need and support one another. 

Be safe and dry! 

August is Just Peachy!

Colorado peaches from Palisade...purely delightful!

This month we are taking advantage of summer’s bounty and canning peaches and tomatoes. Love the essence of fresh fruit in the middle of those winter months. Happy summer! 

4th of July Video Vignettes: From Grilling Desserts to What's the Best Hot Dog?

This morning I had the good fortune of being on KWGN’s Channel 2 DayBreak and Colorado’s Best featuring grilled dessert recipe ideas and recommending the best hot dog to throw on the grill this holiday 4th weekend. 

Did you know that more than 150 million hot dogs will be eaten this weekend alone? That’s a lot of sodium, fat and lord knows what people are putting into their bodies. 

Spring Time is Cooking With Flavor Time!

After so much needed moisture and snow in Colorado it is finally warmer out, which means it’s officially springtime in Colorado! It also means it’s time to start cooking with fresh herbs from the garden soon. Start thinking of those wonderful fresh veggies and herbs to use in your recipes.  

Gut Check Time!


As we embark upon February, also known as Heart Month, I will be posting helpful tips and recipes as always.


Today, I am focusing on your gut and girth control. Recent studies confirm that fat around the waist is an indicator for an increased risk of diabetes and other health ailments.


So, let’s focus on your belly and figure out where you stand.


The Solution to Resolutions


A Healthy and Realistic Approach to Ensure Your Intentions are Year Round, by Dr. Richard E. Collins 

Now that the ‘New Year’ is officially here, let’s take a moment for reflection on some of those resolutions you made for 2013. I have been paying close to attention this week to my patients, my family and friends hearing how this is the year they plan to finally lose the weight, exercise more, save money or start eating with wellness

Holiday Tips: Cooking with Awareness


The holidays are about to kick off in full swing this weekend with holiday cocktail parties, dinners and gatherings with friends, families and co-workers. Like you, I have many parties to attend to in the upcoming month and so many wonderful things to celebrate this year.

The double-edged sword of red wine’s health benefits

A lot of research has been conducted on the health benefits and health risks of wine, in particular red wine. The challenge with associating health benefits to alcohol is that there is always a risk of overconsumption, which brings with it significant health risks. Like anything, used in moderation, red wine can be good for you, but how good is still under debate.

Wake up your meals with a tangy Citrus Salsa

Salsa can take many different forms, and in Latin countries, it often does. South of the border you can find salsa made from mangoes, peanuts, tomatillos, all kinds of chile peppers (from chipotle to habanera chilies), and avocado. Salsa has been around since the time of the Aztecs. The Aztecs were the first to cultivate the avocado, and used it in a sauce that was very similar to guacamole.

It’s Peach Season, and That’s Good for Your Health

Fresh summer peaches are all around our farmers’ markets and produce sections. And this is very good for all of us. Peaches contain just 68 calories and zero fat. Plus they are naturally high in vital nutrients such as calcium, niacin, potassium, and thiamine.