Cozy Winter Meals: Boosting Nutrition in Winter

Michigan winter can feel long and grey. While there may be less variety in food grown around the state, what is grown makes for some excellent comfort food. Potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and swiss chard, combine with other ingredients to create fabulous nutrient-dense dishes.  Check out some of the dishes below that incorporate winter seasonal ingredients. […]

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Dressing Winter Greens

As temperatures drop and snow flies, I crave colorful food. A favorite source this time of year is frost kissed, tender, baby greens. Their bright leaves are a welcome relief on grey days and their candy-like sweetness keeps me wanting to eat my vegetables. Usually, I eat these winter treats unencumbered with seasonings or dressings […]

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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

We love Thanksgiving. Over the years, we’ve shared so many recipes that are perfect for this food-centric holiday, it seemed like it was time to put them all in one spot. Check out some of our tried & true seasonal recipes.

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Quick Pickles for Fall

Spice up your autumn meals with pickled fresno chiles! Not up for the heat? Try out these recipes from Chef Andy Elliot of Modern Bird Bakery for some of our other fall favorites: carrots, kohlrabi, cauliflower, and beets.

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Roasted Pumpkin Mole

FYT Health Foods is a meal prep service based out of the Village at Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City. They performed a cooking demonstration sponsored by TLD at the Groundwork Center’s recent Farms, Food & Health Conference in late September. Here’s their recipe!

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Roman Green Beans

Forget the mushy, flavorless green beans of the past. Try out this recipe for zippy, crisp beans! Our dietetic intern, Mieko Diener, prepared this dish at a recent cooking demo at the Pittsfield Township Farmers Market.

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Crop Spot: Eggplant

Eggplant is most commonly celebrated as a staple of Mediterranean cuisine. However, did you know that it is thought to have been domesticated in Southeast Asia as early as 300 BC? Get to know how to use this purple veggie in your garden, kitchen, and diet.

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