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Cheesy Broccoli Soup

This time of year I’m all about cozy comfort foods that won’t derail my goals to get healthier in the new year. Soup is one of my favorite dishes to make in the winter, not only is it warm and filling, but it also re-heats well. I love that I can spend a little bit …

January 18th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Recipes

Sweetening Life’s Possibilities Through Culinary Education

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest contribution from The Floured Apron. The Floured Apron is a non-profit based in the North Shore area of Chicago whose mission is to empower women from underserved communities in Chicago with the training, knowledge, and mentoring to forge a new and more economically-secure career path. Our objectives are to: …

January 10th, 2017  |  Published in Family, In the Kitchen, Power of We, WomenShare

Butter is Better from Pasture-Raised Animals

Butter is, in the words of the Irish poet Seamus Heaney, “coagulated sunlight.”   For the first half of my life, I was deprived of that sunlight, having had the misfortune of being born in the era when butter, eggs, and cream were demonized. They clogged arteries!  Brought on heart attacks!  Made you fat! And so …

December 29th, 2016  |  Published in Grass Up!, Health & Wellness, In the Kitchen

Olive and Cream Cheese Penguins

These olive and cream cheese penguins are the perfect easy treat to add to your New Year’s party spread. With few ingredients and easy assembly, you can’t go wrong. They’re also so cute, they could be mistaken for a decoration rather than a treat! Watch our stop motion video and read the full instructions below! …

December 29th, 2016  |  Published in In the Kitchen

Food Gifts: Eggnog Bread

There is nothing more seasonal than eggnog, and the season for the luscious drink is unfortunately coming to a close. But you still have time to make it into a wonderful, yummy food gift! This eggnog bread is sure to please all of the eggnog lovers in your life, and it might even convert some …

December 21st, 2016  |  Published in In the Kitchen, Recipes

Rootstock Radio: Mindful Cooking with Cynthia Lair

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks to Cynthia Lair. Cynthia is the author of two cookbooks, “Feeding the Whole Family” and “Feeding the Young Athlete.” She is also the host of Cookus Interruptus and a professor and culinary program founder at Bastyr University. In the cooking class which Cynthia teaches at …

December 20th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Rootstock Radio

Easy Eggnog French Toast

Since starting at Organic Valley in June I have heard consumers and colleagues rave about our eggnog. I had to wait five long months so when it hit the shelves I was eager to taste. It really is as good as everyone said and now I’m trying to find ways to use in in everything, …

December 20th, 2016  |  Published in In the Kitchen, Recipes

Food Gifts: Homemade Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most classic holiday gifts one can give. Nearly every holiday food gift set contains a little morsel whether it is a chocolate bar or hot chocolate mix. But did you know that making your own chocolate bars could be as simple as mixing together a few ingredients which you probably …

December 19th, 2016  |  Published in In the Kitchen, Recipes

Eggnog Bread Pudding

Eggnog is one of my favorite treats around the holidays. I start watching for it to hit the shelves in October and am always just a little too excited when I’m finally able to purchase my first carton. I was finally, finally, able buy some eggnog last weekend and immediately started debating if I should just …

December 12th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Recipes

Year of the Turkey, part 2

  If there is one thing I’ve learned about turkeys, it’s that people are very particular about their bird. What is the best way to prepare it? Is brining the best option, or is it a complete insult?   Some swear by frying the turkey, but that could be dangerous. You could also tent your bird, …

December 5th, 2016  |  Published in In the Kitchen

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