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Sweet surrender: Why it’s so hard to cut back on sugar

Sunday, February 7, 2016

By now you’ve gotten the memo that cutting back on sugar is one of the best things you can do for your health. It’s something even the most ardently opposed diet gurus agree on, and it was one of the big take-home messages in the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans released in January. Beyond adding empty calories and spiking blood glucose, which can contribute to weight gain and the myriad …

Spicy sauces add an optional flavor

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Getting a healthy meal together quickly can be a challenge. Getting a healthy tasty meal together even more so, especially if you have some finicky eaters in the family. My solution? Take some time on the weekend every now and then to put together delicious, heart-healthy condiments to perk things up. Set them …

3-star chef Benoit Violier found dead in apparent suicide

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Swiss police say 3-star chef Benoit Violier, whose restaurant near Lausanne recently topped a list of the world’s best, has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. He was 44. Police said in a statement that Violier was found dead in his home late Sunday afternoon in the municipality of Crissier. An …

Startups seek meat alternatives for the masses

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat. Veggie patties have been around for decades, but Brown and others want to make foods without animal products that look, cook and taste …

Perfect chicken every time

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

We’ve all suffered through cardboard-dry chicken breasts. We do it because periodically we commit (or recommit or re-recommit) to healthy eating. And boneless, skinless chicken breasts are a fine and filling lean protein well suited to the job. …

Judge upholds rule allowing more Hawaii bigeye tuna fishing

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A federal judge has ruled longline fishermen in Hawaii may continue catching more bigeye tuna, or ahi, than the maximum set by international regulators. U.S. District Judge Leslie Kobayashi issued the ruling last week, rejecting environmental groups’ claims …

Chocolate makers: We were honest

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A scandal is roiling the world of fancy chocolate: Did two brothers misleadingly sell remelted chocolate and sprout beards to cultivate a hipster appeal? The headlines began after a site called published a series about Rick and …

Pair swipes $3,700 worth of baby formula from Utah stores

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Police are looking for two women they say stole thousands of dollars’ worth of baby formula from Utah stores. KSL-TV reported that surveillance cameras at Lee’s Marketplace in Logan captured the thieves in the act a few weeks ago. Logan Police Capt. Curtis Hooley says the pair also …

Zatarain’s recalls Red Beans and Rice

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Zatarain’s recalls red beans and rice Zatarain’s is voluntarily recalling its 8 ounce boxes of Red Beans and Rice Original because the product may contain undeclared dairy ingredients that could prompt serious or life-threatening allergic reactions. In a news release, the Gretna, La.-based company said the product may …

Budweiser maker buys Breckenridge Brewery

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

One of Colorado’s largest and oldest craft breweries is promising beer lovers that nothing will change even though it’s being bought by beer giant Anheuser-Busch, a brand many of them love to hate. Under a deal announced last week, the maker of Budweiser said it was acquiring Breckenridge …

Don’t resist the urge to use cauliflower in unconventional ways

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Truth be told, I was prepared to hate most efforts to transform cauliflower into something it wasn’t. What’s wrong with straight up seasoned and roasted cauliflower? Why do we need to turn it into steaks and cutlets, mash …

Want to eat healthier? Move sides to the center

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Like millions of you, I am a home cook. I get dinner on the table for my family day after day. I plan the main dish, the vegetables (I always serve two so any pickier kiddos have a …

Arizona-based Four Peaks brewery bought by Anheuser-Busch

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

On Friday, a growing Tempe, Ariz.-based craft brewer became the latest microbrewery bought by a beer giant as major industry players move into the niche market that has captured more than 10 percent of beer sales in recent …