There are more than 200 varieties of chiles and peppers. Capsaicin is the compound found in peppers and chiles which gives them their heat. Fresh Peach Salsa (Makes Four Servings) Ingredients 3 fresh peaches, peeled and diced 1 tablespoon of honey 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet onion 1 jalapeño or Serrano […]

Intimately touched by his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis and the loss of her mother to lung cancer, Curtiss now channels his professional skills and time toward raising awareness and supporting organizations that are on the frontline in the fight against cancer. Learn more at www.pinkribboncooking.com.  From Chef Curtiss: Simple, delicious and perfect for spring. Makes 16 […]

Spring is a great time to get in shape. And while some decide to train for a marathon, many people are starting from scratch and can’t even think of running 26.2 miles! The 5K is a popular race because the distance is something that almost anyone can tackle with a little training in just nine […]

Makes 10 cups of chili Ingredients 1 ½ quarts tomatoes, diced 1 cups Jacob’s cattle beans* ½ cups black turtle beans* 1 cup carrots or winter squash, chopped 1 cup parsnips, chopped ½ cup onion, diced 1 tbsp. fresh garlic, minced 1 ½ tbsp. maple syrup 1 ½ tbsp. chili powder 1 tbsp. oregano ½ […]

Monday: Take the stairs Climbing the stairs gives your body an aerobic workout by increasing muscle activity, breathing, and heart rate. This can help you lose weight while improving heart health, increasing healthy HDL cholesterol levels, and increasing energy. You can’t get that by riding the elevator! To find out how many calories you could […]

Beans are a good source of protein, vitamin B9 (folic acid) and the mineral potassium. They also contain vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin) and C and the minerals magnesium and iron. Ingredients 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained (15 oz.)* 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (15 oz.)* 1 can black beans, rinsed […]

It’s hard to change the way that you eat. How can you incorporate healthier foods into your diet when you don’t know which foods are healthy? Or, maybe you can pick out healthy foods, but they taste like cardboard to you. Let’s discuss some quick and easy tips to add more (delicious!) fiber to your diet. Hold […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects nearly 1 in 10 adults. If you don’t have IBS yourself, chances are you know someone who does. You also probably know that IBS is not fun and hard to predict. IBS is different for each person and can include any or all of the following complaints: upset stomach, bloating, […]