Canned food myths debunked

METRO The affordability of canned foods entices many people to stock up on the essentials. However, there are some people who still harbor concerns about...

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...