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Matriarchs are honored and revered in Pueblo culture, and this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, Indian Pueblo Kitchen (located inside the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center) will be presenting a “Mother’s Day Contemporary Indigenous Experience,” as a unique opportunity to celebrate mom. The one-of-a-…

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505 Southwestern is proudly kicking off their first annual 505 Day celebration, by launching the official 505 Day Recipe Contest. To celebrate its deep New Mexican roots, 505 Southwestern is asking people to submit their most delicious recipes using 505 products for a chance to win a variety…

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I was looking for a new spring vegetable to explore (move over asparagus and spring peas) and discovered a wealth of information about radishes.

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At first I was skeptical. But, after trying spring mix, I’ve become a fan of the interesting combination of flavors and textures. Now one of my favorite spring pastimes is visiting my local farmers market and looking at all the varieties of lettuce greens at their colorful best.

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Add some nuts to your morning cereal or smoothie for a nutritious boost. It’s not just for oatmeal or granola. I like to crush a handful of walnuts and sprinkle them across my waffles.

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Make simple no-bake bird’s nest treats with your kids to celebrate spring. Drop peanut M&Ms or natural-looking candy eggs in each one. Or for Easter, substitute jelly beans, tucking the nests in Easter baskets or setting them at each table setting for Easter Sunday dinner. Either way, th…

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According to a National Center of Biotechnology Information article, the discovery of the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet is attributed to American scientist Ancel Keys, who researched the correlation between cardiovascular disease and diet for the first time.

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Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and eggs are one of my favorite ingredients any time of the day! Whole eggs are nutritious and contain almost every nutrient you need to maintain good health, and they keep you feeling full between meals.

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A few years ago, Dr. Mehmet Oz asked me to create a recipe containing foods that help to naturally reduce stress and to do a cooking demo on “The Dr. Oz Show.” I found that the following ingredients have stress-reducing properties: red, orange and yellow peppers; turkey; spinach; quinoa and …

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With heightened restrictions imposed statewide to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, The Salvation Army has removed all its iconic Red Kettles from storefronts across the state. “We were already estimating a nearly 50 percent decrease in funds raised due to economic impacts from the virus,” sa…

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In a typical year, we would be shopping all the local craft fairs now for unique holiday items and gifts. But, since 2020 is anything but typical, we’re changing the way we do things. Sandia Band Boosters hosts an annual craft fair that draws a huge crowd each year. Now, they’re taking it on…

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Prickly pear cactus is thought to be native to Mexico and is eaten as a vegetable. The cactus is called “nopal” in Spanish, and the pads or stems are called “nopales.” Preparing the fresh cactus pads takes time and care, as all of the prickly spines and thorns must be carefully removed. Afte…

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We’ve all seen people reading the labels of food, beverage and supplement packaging to look at the ingredients and nutrition facts — chances are you have, too. More than ever, shoppers are looking at labels to make sure products match up with their values, whether it’s protecting people or t…

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On November 19-22, the Friends of Folk Art, in partnership with the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, will host World of Treasures, an online auction of collectors’ quality folk art, fine art and distinctive experiences that will appeal to all tastes and budgets. More than 100 items will be o…

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Pomegranates are known as a superfood with tons of wonderful health benefits, including fighting cancer and heart disease, as well as lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. They’re also loaded with B vitamins, potassium and folic acid.

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If your vacuum has a paper filter, spray it with your favorite perfume or essential oil. It will blow into the air as you vacuum, leaving behind a pleasant scent.

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It is 8 a.m. in the Datil Well Campground. On this early September morning, the campground is almost empty. I’ve just finished a delicious breakfast of two fried eggs, sausage and potatoes. A pinyon jay is perched in a tree a short distance away. He is waiting for me to leave the table. To m…

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Every year, my small vegetable garden produces far more tomatoes than I can possibly use. As the season wanes, an abundance of green tomatoes forlornly hang on the vine looking for enough sun to turn them into red jewels. I’ve begun searching for unique ways to use green tomatoes as a vegeta…

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If you have a plant cutting you are trying to root in water, here’s a tip to keep the end from resting on the bottom of your container: Use a twist tie wrapped around the stem on one side and hooked over the edge of the container on the other.

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Old tools can be hard to identify because many are no longer used. A carved ivory leg with a little wheel at the top looks like it might be a toy or a drawing aid, but it would be odd to make a tool of ivory. This auction item, recently sold by Eldred’s Auctions, is a pie crimper, probably m…

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The Second Annual New Mexico Prickly Pear Festival is going virtual! In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, this year’s festival will be in a modified format with virtual programming, an online vendor store and drive-through market. Enjoy cooking and cocktail-making demonstrations that …

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Chuck shoulder top blade, or flat iron steaks, are perfect for the grill. The fat that marbles it keeps it moist and infuses the steak with flavor. The shape of the steak looks like the bottom of an iron, hence the name, flat iron.

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The late Dr. Paul Talalay, noted professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences at Johns Hopkins, wrote that eating your vegetables “isn’t a substitute for sunscreen, but the protection you get won’t wash off in the pool.” A sunburn is a type of inflammation, and diet has a tremendous impa…

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We’re all starting to slowly ease back into our former home, work and social routines guided by new health and safety restrictions. Many of us also are dealing with new challenges to our family budget and loss of income. If your pantry and freezer are stocked with canned or frozen goods, you…

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As the country slowly re-opens, we may be able to have family gatherings again if we adhere to the health guidelines under our “new normal.” My family has always enjoyed getting together for a backyard barbeque. This year, our time together will be even more meaningful because we have a newf…

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With social distancing orders in place in many areas across the country, you may be doing your grocery shopping with shelf stability in mind. But this factor should not be your only priority. Right now, it’s especially important that the foods you eat also support your health and longevity.

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Baking bread is just plain fun when your preschoolers shape prepared dough into adorable bear shapes. They’ll love “painting” the bears with an egg wash before you pop them in the oven. Serve them warm, drizzled with some honey for a memorable afternoon treat.

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The Downtown Growers Market is offering pre-order pick up from some of its vendors. You can browse the vendors individually, view their products and order from them directly. Pick up happens Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fusion Theater, 708 First St. NW. For more information, visit  ww…

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In addition to their high protein and fiber content, a new study finds that beans, particularly black beans, are a rich but overlooked source of antioxidants and may provide health benefits similar to some common fruits, including grapes, apples and cranberries.

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Chances are you’ve heard of the keto diet. Its popularity has soared in recent years, adding it to the list of diets many people try. The keto diet is founded on the belief that when your body is in a state of nutritional ketosis — a metabolic state in which fat provides most of the fuel for…

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Due to the health and safety concerns surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants in our area have closed their dining rooms, limiting their service to take-out and delivery. We can still support those businesses! A group of locals has created the Facebook page, “Burque Take Out &…

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Every parent knows the struggle of convincing their little ones to eat more nutritious foods. Luckily, by encouraging your kids to get involved in the kitchen, you’re helping them build a solid foundation for healthier food choices. Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner …

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Set a timer to remember to add softener to your load of laundry, and another for when the load is done. Buzzers can’t always be heard, and it’s best to not let your wet laundry sit.

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Who doesn’t love tacos? Now, you can eat tacos for a cause with the Burque Taco Club. The club’s vision is to build an inclusive community focused on philanthropy. Each month, the group gets together at a local establishment to eat tacos, meet new people and raise money for a non-profit. The…

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Pi Day is not only an annual opportunity to celebrate math, it’s also a day to honor the renowned scientist and mathematician, Albert Einstein, born on March 14.

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with stroke coming in fifth, according to the American Heart Association.

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There are plenty of local Instagram pages that showcase our city’s most photo-worthy. And occasionally you come across a gem. Albuquerque Fire Chow is a page that features the drool-inducing cooking at the local fire stations of Albuquerque Fire Rescue. Browse the mouth-watering, beautifully…

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The start of a new year means that many students are headed back to college. One of the downsides of college life is the dreaded “freshman 15” — the extra pounds that many students gain from poor eating habits. Establishing good eating habits as a college student may help form the basis for …

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Hang a mesh laundry bag where you keep your hamper. Socks go in the bag. When you’re ready to do laundry, tie a knot in the bag and toss it in. Socks stay together.

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Climate change may be one of the most daunting issues of our time, but small actions do add up to a positive difference. While complex problems demand complex solutions, one thing is simple: every individual can reduce their own water and carbon footprint through small behavior changes. Here…

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If you love breakfast all day — and who doesn’t — a visit to Bacon Jam should top your culinary to-do list. The Albuquerque restaurant (2930 Candelaria Road NE) opened early 2019, and just recently added an Edgewood location (150 Hwy. 344, Suite J). Serving breakfast and lunch, Bacon Jam add…

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It’s that time of year when we think about changes we want to make in our lives. For many people, those resolutions include a vow to eat healthy, exercise and/or lose weight.

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If you find yourself yearning for a spot of tea, check out Uptown Tea. This second location of NM Tea Co. opened recently in ABQ Uptown. In the new space, any variety of tea can be purchased brewed, by the cup, hot, iced or in tea-latte form. You’ll also find 75 varieties prepared in tea bag…

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I’m already bracing for cold and flu season. In addition to doctor-recommended prevention, I’ve decided to work on natural ways to boost my immune system, including turmeric.

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The holiday season means delicious food and parties galore. If you’ve been dedicated to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, there’s no reason to throw away all your hard work. You just need to make adjustments to your routine so you can enjoy the season guilt-free.

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You might be tempted to reserve your silver flatware for special occasion use, but it can be used daily. If you do so, it will be less likely to tarnish and require special cleaning and polishing. Hand wash gently — never put silver in the dishwasher — and store in drawers lined with a tarni…

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You know that you’re a grown-up when you fall in love with foods you disliked as a child. I never liked sweet potatoes, but we were raised to eat what was on our plates without complaint. Now, I’ve challenged myself to try sweet potatoes in a variety of ways, including baked and topped with …

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You’ve made the decision to get in shape, and whether your goal is a full marathon or simply a few laps around the neighborhood, there are a few steps to consider taking before you strap on those shoes and head toward the finish line.