Recipe for a Chesapeake Bay treat in the desert

| October, 2015 | Features, Food

You may not be able to travel the 2,000 miles east to Chesapeake Bay, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the tantalizing food traditionally served around its entire perimeter. Here is a recipe for traditional Maryland Eastern Shore crab cakes you can prepare in the shadow of the Organ Mountains. Close your eyes as you nosh on them — wit

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Little change seen in fast food portion size, product formulation

SWS Report | January, 2015 | Food

Two new reports from researchers at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University show little change in fast food portion sizes and product formulation between 1996 and 2013. Led by Alice H. Lichtenstein, D.Sc., director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at the USDA HNRCA, the researchers analyzed the calorie, sodiu

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Seven ways to feel full without overeating

SWS Report | November, 2014 | Food

Not feeling full after or between meals can result in overeating. In the October issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), contributing editor Linda Milo Ohrwrites about studies that show eating certain nutrients and foods may help curb appetite and keep one feeling fuller longer. These include: 1.

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Farm and Ranch Museum chile talk includes food tasting

SWS Report | October, 2014 | Community Calendar, Food

This month the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum offers its very popular Ghosts of the Past living history event as well as a talk on the history of the chile pepper and fall crafts for the kids. Fall is a wonderful time to visit the museum and explore both the indoor and outdoor exhibits. Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Culture Series: How Foods from t

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Chuckwagon cook-off highlights Cowboy Symposium

Bud Russo (SWS Writer) | October, 2014 | Community Calendar, Food

You won’t find herds of cattle moving through dusty grasslands. You won’t find a lanky — or maybe stout — cook preparing meals over a cow-pie fire for a bunch of hungry drovers. What you will find is a meal prepared by upwards of twenty teams of competitors in the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Chuckwagon Cook-Off, Saturday, October 11.

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Men Who Cook raises over $50,000 for Mesilla Valley Hospice

| September, 2014 | Features, Food

In August, Mesilla Valley Hospice held their annual fundraising event, Men Who Cook, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Guests were able to sample delicious food created by dozens of guest chefs, bid on a wide range of antalizing silent auction items, and dance to live music, all to help the bottom line of the hospice. According to Execu

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Signature Table at St. Clair serves up delights

Cassie McClure (SWS Writer) | August, 2014 | Food

When I dolled myself up and asked my husband to do the same, he grumbled. We would be the only ones dressed up he told me. Then, we got to St. Clair Winery & Bistro just as someone walked out in short and flips flops, I got shot a pointed look from the man in a snazzy suit next to me. However, as we gave our names to be seated for St. Clair’s Si

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Quality, not quantity, counts most in exercise and diet

SWS Report | July, 2014 | Articles, Features, Food, Health

If your goal is to lose weight and maintain optimal health and fitness, the quality of your exercise and diet regimen matters more than the quantity, says Skidmore College exercise scientist Paul Arciero. And he has the results to prove it. In a paper published by The Journal of Applied Physiology, Arciero and several colleagues report the c

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Evening market returns for summer

SWS Report | July, 2014 | Articles, Features, Food, Travel

Hot summer days are turning into hot summer nights downtown at the Farmers’ and Crafts Market. The cooler evenings in Las Cruces are perfect for outdoor activities, so the market down on Main Street is looking to turn up the heat. Their second Evening at the Market, part of a summer series, will take place this Wednesday, June 11 at 5 to 9 p.

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