Diabetics may benefit from compounding by pharmacist

NARIO RENE CANTU and DIANA F. RAMIREZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Professional compounding by a pharmacist is an effective option for treating conditions or...

Easy three-ingredient dip for Sunday’s big game

If you are invited to a Super Bowl party on Sunday but don’t want to show up empty-handed, this easy slow cooker beer cheese...

Hang out in The Yard: New 17th Street bar is all outdoors

Looking for a low-key hangout on 17th Street in downtown McAllen? The new bar, The Yard on Dallas Ave. (more on the name later),...

Slow Cookin’ with Pete: Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with this enchilada casserole

If anyone wants to invite me to a Dia de los Muertos party or potluck, I’ll bring the perfect dish — slow cooker enchilada...

Slow Cookin’ With Pete: Pizza mixed with quinoa makes for tasty slow cooker meal

Last week I was looking for a carb-free meal for my slow cooker. I came across a pizza recipe without the bread. Essentially, it’s...

Slow Cookin’ with Pete: A healthy, protein-packed recipe perfect for meal prepping

Using a slow cooker has been my way of meal prepping. I will make two slow cooker meals a week which will last me...

Local high school athlete enjoying benefits of meal prepping

BY HENRY MILLERDONNA — When Miranda Sandoval approached her mom Monica Galvan about healthy eating, she knew her commitment level in athletics had reached...

Slow Cookin’ with Pete: Salsa verde honey-lime tacos

Slow cooker recipes introduced me to the world of chicken tenders. Before I started using the appliance, I never thought about cooking the smaller...

Genius in a Bottle: Get to know Spain through its wine

BY CARLOS CARDENASImagine sitting at your desk at work, eyelids heavy, the 2 o’clock hour approaching. Your mind wanders. Another coffee? Energy drink? Lament...

It’s as easy as chicken, salsa and cheese

After a crazy week of rain and flooding, I needed a simple, stress-free slowcooker recipe, preferably one with five ingredients or less.I found this...