• RE:treat, Off the Cuff: Vegan Chocolate Pudding

    1 week ago.

    Every now and then, I see a vegan recipe that inspires and gets me thinking I could live a vegan lifestyle. I love the notion of veganism: no animal welfare issues or red meat health hazards. It’s all about plant-based living…

  • SMRC: As Good As the People Who Run It; How the Fling Helps

    4 weeks ago.

    Double your giving! A local family foundation has gratiously challenged the nonprofit with a $20,000 match for the 2015 Chocolate Lover’s Fling. Scroll to bottom of post for links to donate and make an even bigger difference. Can you picture the face…

  • How Much Do We Eat on Superbowl Sunday?

    4 weeks ago.

    Super Bowl Sunday is all about consumption: we eat up Clydesdales and cuddly pups; gyrating half-time babes; oh yes, the machinations of two outstanding teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots in a balls out (fully inflated) effort to win XLIX – and lots…

  • Great Recipes to Jumpstart your Day

    1 month ago.

    If you are reading this post in the morning, a cuppa and doughnut at your fingertips, you may want to check out this blog by Cole Mellino that appeared in EcoWatch. We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal…

  • Mediterranean Diet: Why It Makes Sense

    1 month ago.

    We know all about it. Just shy of the stroke of midnight you added “dieting” to your list of New Year’s resolutions – before dashing to the 'frig for just one more bite of Brie or piece of chocolate. But if you are serious about…

  • RE:Treat, Off the Cuff: Healthy Ski Snacks

    2 months ago.

    Chicago native Lucy Perutz grew up skiing in Telluride with her parents on family ski vacations. Having very quickly realized she was way more Telluride than Second City, after graduating college in Vermont two years ago, Lucy decided to make our box canyon her permanent…

  • Cinnamon: Is It the New Tumeric?

    2 months ago.

    Miracle food, including spices like tumeric. Claims abound. Some even verified. Found this compelling story in Eco Watch about cinnamon, coveted for its flavor yes - and also for  its many medical benies. Cinnamon is a highly delicious spice. It has been…

  • The Day After: Thanksgiving Leftovers Recycled

    3 months ago.

    The party’s over. But the leftovers from the banquet, which some argue are better than the main event, demand your attention. You could make soup, anything from turkey noodle to, why not?, turkey gumbo. You could also make epic sandwiches:…

  • Re:treat!: Homemade Almond Milk

    3 months ago.

     RE:treat! offers yoga-inspired lifestyle adventures in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado and beyond. The philosophy is simple: a yoga vacation should be satisfying at all levels. Attendees should never be starved for food or fun. Throw a bit of lux into the mix and…

  • Pumpkin Recipes for Halloween & Beyond

    4 months ago.

    With all due respect to Starbucks et. al., aren’t we over pumpkin lattes by now? A favorite food writer and taste editor Alison Speigel from the Huffington Post, thinks so. And then she offers 39 great ways to get creative with pumpkin, and…

  • Casserole Recipes Worth Giving a Second Chance

    4 months ago.

    Leaves are falling with the temperatures. Winter is around the corner. And winter means comfort food: meat loaf, chile, roasts, mac and cheese – and casseroles. Casseroles? Really? Aren’t they so 1950s? According to this article by Alison Speigel in HuffPost…

  • Becoming Local: The Telluride Difference

    5 months ago.

    When I ride the Gondola into town, it’s only a matter of time before I’m identified as a “local." Usually, it happens by the second tower. Then, the inevitable two questions follow. “You live here? Do you know how lucky…

  • ​Drink Boxed Wine

    5 months ago.

    Brian Barrett, Editor in Chief, at Gizmondo offers up 8 very compelling reasons why, if you’re not already, you should be drinking boxed wine. Any possible objection you have to boxed wine is wrong, and I am here to tell you…

  • 10 Outstanding Texas Wines That Are A Good Value

    5 months ago.

    From the Dallas News comes this article which outlines the 10 most outstanding Texas wine values. Revving up for Texas Wine Month in October, the wine panel looked for outstanding Texas wines that are good values. We sampled a cross-section…

  • Don't Blame Big Food For Our Health Problems, Just Stop Buying Crap

    5 months ago.

    Dr. Will Clower, an award-winning author, argues in this article in MindBodyGreen, that we shouldn't blame big food for our health problems, we need to just stop buying crap. The obesity epidemic is so profound that over 65% of Americans now range…

  • The Ten Best Delis in North America

    5 months ago.

    Telluride has a great dining scene... but I do wish we had a traditional Jewish deli.  There's nothing like it.  ShalomLife has put together their list of the top ten delis around North America. When you’re hungry and have a craving…