Food Network Celebrity Chef Susie Jiminez

09-13-17 Food Network Celebrity Chef Susie Jiminez

In today’s health-conscious culture it is common to hear about what we should not to eat. Food becomes a burden and the culture, flavor and passion that surrounds food and shared meals is lost. But food should be joyful, fun and balanced! Today, celebrity chef Susie Jiminez shares her story, her love of food as well as helpful tips and tricks for creating balance and YUM in your world!

It seemed natural for me to become a chef growing up with a family that migrated to pick the seasonal crops every year. The love and passion for food is present every day since my life does revolve around what I’m going to prepare for my husband, friends and family. But the inspiration I get from a memory, a conversation or looking at something makes me happy to have found my calling.

One thing you realize as a chef is that you never stop learning. I continue to learn from those around me, whether is visiting a different place, listening to someone story about their upbringing or tasting something that makes me want to re-create, it’s just never ending. The best part is, I get to bring it to you to get inspired by.
Filming for Food Network, Utilisima, Sportsman’s Channel, Aspen82 and Grassroots has allowed me to create a stage to inspire others with new innovative ideas.

My monthly food column in The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reaches the valley and they get to read a story with a recipe. My local radio show Spice It Up with Susie Jimenez on KNFO gives me one hour to talk about not just the culinary world in the valley, but upcoming events. It also gives other the ability to promote themselves and their services by having organic conversations about what they are trying to do in the culinary world. Now Spice It Up Catering has allowed me to share and inspire others.

Be a Powerful Tool with Ky Gabriel

09-06-17 Be a Powerful Tool with Ky Gabriel

Ky Gabriel has been on an Eastern spiritual path since she was two years old.  She grew up with the practices of meditation, chanting mantras and yoga and has fully embraced this path as a student and a teacher.   She has been working with malas (prayer beads) for 35 years in her personal practices and has a deep reverence and passion for their place on the spiritual path.  Helping students to understand that they are a powerful tool in addition to being a beautiful talisman to wear is part of Ky’s approach to teaching.  Ky leads workshops in the Denver/Boulder area and along the front range of Colorado and may be available to travel to other areas. She also has online options. Consider creating your own mala with her, the experience is fun, rewarding and deeply enriching!  Her work and information can be found at

Baseball Memories From a Two-Year Old with Cathy Byrd

08-30-17 Baseball Memories From a Two-Year Old with Cathy Byrd 

Cathy Byrd is a residential real estate broker and mother of two young children who never had aspirations of becoming a writer until her two-year-old son began sharing memories of being a baseball player in the 1920s and ’30s. A Southern California native, Cathy received her B.A. from UCLA and her M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Cathy had an exciting 10-year career in sports marketing, working for the World Cup and Olympic Torch Relay Organizing Committees and serving as vice president of the Magic Johnson Foundation. The most likely place to find Cathy in her free time is at a youth baseball field.

Adrenal Fatigue-Reaching Your Breaking Point

08-23-17  Adrenal Fatigue-Reaching Your Breaking Point

Most of us try hard to bed all things to all people. We try hard, sacrifice and go without sleep, good nutrition and proper relaxation, but at what cost? This week’s show explores Adrenal Fatigue, and how our bodies, minds and spirits all have a breaking point. Although we can all push through short-term stressors, chronic, long-term, low-level takes a very damaging toll on our bodies. Learn the signs, causes and solutions to Adrenal Fatigue and what you can do to stay in optimal health no matter what life brings your way.

Have you heard the idiom, “It was the straw that broke the camel’s back?” This illustrates the point that while we can take a lot, at some point, we all reach our breaking point. Whether that means losing our temper, getting sick or sliding into depression, none of want to reach our breaking point. Just like the camel, many of us are burdened slowly, adapting to our ever-increasing load, until one day when a seemingly innocuous little straw is placed on our back, and we break for what seems an insignificant reason.

The parable of the frog in pot of boiling water illustrates a similar point. Put a frog in a pot of boiling water and it will panic and struggle to get out. Put a frog in a pot of tepid water, slowly turn up the heat, and the frog will sit quietly, allowing itself to be cooked alive.