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.
One of the first things you’ll see grown locally at your farmers market, radishes! What to do? Dara has a top 5 for your spring plates!
The greatest sign of spring? Seeing asparagus in the grocery stores and Farmers Markets! Here are Dara’s Top 5 ways to use it!
Now that Spring is around the corner, you’ll start seeing Snow Peas! Here’s what Dara thinks you should do with them.
Is there anything to do with arugula besides put it in fresh green salads? Why yes, yes there is! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Recipes!
Spaghetti squash is having a moment. The easiest thing to do is roast it and toss with butter and cinnamon sugar. But there’s more! Here are Dara’s top five spaghetti squash recipes!
I’m going to call cheesy potatoes the best food of Easter! be they Au Gratin, Pave or Hasselback, potatoes and cheese is just a good thing. What are the best? Here are Dara’s Top 5!
I know people who make corned beef just to get the leftovers for hash. But hash is in-and-of-itself fantastic, so here are a couple non-corned beef recipes too!
Have your friends over for green drinks on St. Patrick’s Day, they will be amazed. Because you found the classy green drinks that are not ridiculous! Like these!
What are the best oven-fried— or rather, baked till it gets to taste like be fried—fish recipes? These! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Fish and Chips.
What can we possibly cook this winter that we haven’t cooked a hundred times so far? Oven pork ribs! You can make some darn good barbecue in your oven, and once you master that, the world of fancy oven barbecue spreads at your feet.
Are you looking for some fresh ideas, some new flavors to this important wintertime standby? Dara has oven roasted chicken recipes to warm up your home!
We did guacamole last year. We’re doing nachos this year. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Nacho recipes perfect for the “big game”!
We’re all about lentil soup this winter. A cup of dried lentils has scads of protein and fiber. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Lentil Soup Recipes!
It’s stil eating-healthy month, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. So let’s celebrate the fun superfood, the pomegranate.
Let’s talk turkey. OK, turkey burgers. Not the dry, crumbly, and basically horrible ones either. The moist and tasty ones! Here they are, Dara’s Top 5!
Are you wanting to eat light, cleanse, get out of the holiday cookie universe and back into something healthier? Dara has Parsley Salads this week! Here’s her Top 5.
Happy New Year! What better way to celebrate eat-healthy week than to dive right in to the heart of the beast—celery! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Recipes.
Want to throw a part but not worry about stocking a full bar? Punch! Yes, that’s right, Punch is back and Dara has her favorite five!
It’s one of Dara’s favorite things about the holiday season, Pound Cake! Here are her Top 5 Recipes.
They’re genius and they’re perfect for Christmas. Do your cookie making early with these Top 5 Slice And Bake Cookie Recipes from Dara!
Fear not, you are not the first human to confront the leftovers of a 20 pound turkey. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Turkey Leftover Recipes!
With Thanksgiving coming up, Dara takes on a side-dish that she thinks you can up-level! The Green Bean Casserole. Here are her Top 5!
Can you feel it? Thanksgiving, the Superbowl of food, is almost upon us. What’s your favorite part? Dara’s favorite is Mom’s Stuffing. Here are her Top 5!
It’s the height of carrot season, and so it seems filling to celebrate the fact that there’s so much more to do with those little orange and yellow buddies than slice them into salads. Yes I’m talking about cooked carrots!
Happy Halloween! Did you know that pumpkins aren’t just for decoration? Of course you know that. Dara has her Top 5 Pumpkin Recipes this week!