Off The Menu With Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is the Twin Cities’ premier expert on food, a critic at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. She brings WCCO’s tradition of nutritional information to new heights, Saturdays from 11 a.m. – Noon. If you have something to say on a topic, call-in at 651-989-9226 or text 81807.
Recent Articles & Blog Posts
St. Patrick’s Day is this coming Tuesday. Forget the Corned Beef and Beer. Well, don’t forget that. Just don’t forget the Irish Soda Bread! Here are Dara’s Five Favorite Recipes!
Before we get everything greening up and the Farmer’s Markets start hopping, Dara has one more winter staple to get in your meals: Winter Squash. Here are her Top 5 Recipes!
What can you do with a good jar of pickles? A lot more than you think you can. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Pickle Recipes!
It brings a great, complex sweetness to your savory dishes, it’s wonderful used in salads and can add a nice zip to your cocktails, not to mention being very high in vitamin C. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Grapefruit Recipes!
It’s Valentine’s Day! How about some foods that are aphrodisiacs? You should make them for dinner because it’s Valentine’s Day! What a lovely way to say you love someone.
Another “superfood” but this one is extra special because it’s also super on your wallet! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Lentil Recipes!
Confused by Gluten? Feeling like Paleo is the way to go? Or are you just not sure who to believe? You’re not alone. Here’s why I changed my attitude towards food and why you should care!
There are two types of guacamole eaters in this country—those who would love guacamole every day, and those who only love guacamole during the Super Bowl. Here are Dara’ Top 5 Guacamole Recipes!
What’s better to warm up the dead of winter than Tacos! But you can do more than adding that seasoning packet to the skillet of ground beef. Here is Dara’s Top 5 Taco recipes!
Could Cauliflower be the “Star Food of 2015”? Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl thinks it might and she shares her Top 5 ways to use it here!
Looking for ways to eat more healthy greens? You’re not alone. It isn’t about New Year’s Resolutions, it’s about finding ways to delicious-up food that’s good for you! Here are Dara’s top 5 recipes for Frozen Kale!
I was trying to think of the single Christmas food that is most historical and most contemporary—and I came up with shortbread! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Shortbread Recipes!
I wanted to pull together something Christmas(y) in the sustainable seafood realm for this week so of course: Oysters! They’re delicious and here are my top five ways to eat them!
What is “Friendsgiving”? Besides being a great meal with great people at Wise Acre Eatery and Food Should Taste Good, we found a little inspiration for ourselves during this holiday season.
I feel absolutely confident saying the food trend for 2015 is coconut! We’re going to see it everywhere! Here are my top five coconut recipes to get you ready for the next big thing.
We all could use a pick-me-up and some good mood boosting once in a while. This week Dara breaks out her Top 5 Foods to Boost Your Mood! So turn that frown upside down and enjoy!
Local bees are very important. They make the fruits, they make the seeds. Without them we would have no wildflowers, no apples, no oranges. So I like to usE good honey in all sorts of recipes. Here are Dara’s Top 5!
The best thing to heal you when you’re sick is: Simple soups, especially broths. These are not complicated foods! But they do require time and attention. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Healing Soup Recipes!
It’s chili season! Here’s a different riff, done in a more classic, Mexican way (in other words, no beans). Check out our recipe for Chili con Carne!
Dara talked a lot about fragrance on Saturday’s Off the Menu Show on WCCO Radio. It got her thinking about recipes that will make your house smell amazing. Here are her Top 5!
Lately I find myself buying ground lamb as often as I buy ground beef—I like the flavor, I like supporting local grass-pasturing lamb producers, and I really like the flavor. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Ground Lamb Recipes!
After talking with a chef for a brewery last week, Dara got a bunch of questions from listeners excited to cook with beer at home. Here are her top five beer recipes on tap here (insert groan)!
The garden tomato season is finished. Done. Kaput. Over! And if your garden is anything like mine there are still lots and lots of green ones to deal with. What to do with them all? Plenty! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Green Tomato Recipes!
We wanted to give you all kinds of good ideas for filling your house and your life with those good apple pie smells and flavors. Here are Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Apple Pie recipes!
It’s peak pickling cucumber season right now. They are stacked up everywhere in pyramids and heaped in bushel baskets. But what to do with them? Here are Dara’s Top 5 Cucumber recipes!