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.
Here it is, one of the most glorious weeks of the year, local strawberry season! Let’s go beyond shortcake shall we? Here are Dara’s Top 5!
Walking through the farmer’s market this week, what do my wondering eyes did appear? So much lettuce. But what can you do with lettuce besides make a big green salad? You can make lettuce wraps, that is, you can use the lettuce like a taco shell and put stuff in it. Stuff like what? Like this!
It’s Rhubarb season. They’re stacked like cord-wood at the Farmers Market. It’s good in more than just pie however! Dara gives you 5 savory ways to use it!
It’s definitely Spring Onion season. Here’s what you can do with them thanks to Dara’s Top 5!
After Dara’s Asparagus recipes a couple weeks ago, you wanted more ideas! So here they are, Asparagus Salads. Enjoy!
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!