Vegetables

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Basic Roasted Vegetables

Recipe courtesy Rachael Perron, Kowalski’s

03/26/2013

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Good Question: What Causes Cravings?

For most Americans its Chocolate, then Pizza. Salty snacks, then ice cream. Almost all of us report craving food. Researchers do think that every craving starts with a cue.

02/04/2013

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Minnesota Organic Conference To Open In St. Cloud

The 12th annual Minnesota Organic Conference is expected to draw more than 500 people to St. Cloud. The farmer-focused conference runs Friday and Saturday at the River’s Edge Convention Center.

01/11/2013

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Drink Fruits, Veggies To Lose Weight

Want to lose weight? Detoxify your body? Or maybe it’s hard for you to eat all five servings of fruits and veggies every single day. If so, you might want to try hitting up a raw juice bar.

10/10/2012

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Easy Ways To Lower Your Daily Stress

Some stress can be a good thing because it’s your body’s way of preparing for a challenge. But a steady stream of stress can be bad for your health.

08/10/2012

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Thefts Increasing In Twin Cities’ Community Gardens

Growing your own fruits and veggies takes a lot of time and hard work. But some gardeners in the Twin Cities are going out to pick their veggies only to find someone else beat them to it.

08/01/2012

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Best Vendors At Maple Grove Farmers Market

It’s that time of year for fresh goodies from our neighborhood farmers to start popping up in farmers markets around the state. Here are some local Maple Grove Farmer’s Market vendors that are considered the “cream of the crop.”

06/27/2012

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St. Paul Offering Incentives For Kids Eating Fruits, Veggies

It can be hard to get kids to eat fruits and vegetables, but there are some new incentives on the menu at schools in St. Paul.

01/31/2012

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Simple Tips For Keeping Your Family Healthier

January is Family Fit Lifestyle month — a time where families are encouraged to have a healthy start to the New Year.

01/23/2012

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Yes, You Can Get Kids To Eat Vegetables

Children and vegetables can be like oil and water. So when 3- and 4-year-olds are grabbing slices of green pepper by the handful, it’s easy to wonder how they grew to love eating their veggies.

10/27/2011

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Twin Cities Residents Prepare For The First Freeze

Mary Ann Crolley is like many Twin Cities gardeners trying to beat the potential first freeze Wednesday night.

09/14/2011

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Vegan Dishes Get Their Own Competition At The Fair

The State Fair offers no shortage of food options like meat-on-a-stick, fried food and goodies made from butter, but there aren’t many to choose from at the fair if you’re vegan.

08/31/2011

Germany Debates Effects Of Value Added Tax

Have An Endless Summer

Delicious food and drink recipes to enjoy summer produce now and all year long

08/22/2011

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Conditions Aren’t Ripe Yet For Berry Season

This week is supposed to be the kick-off for the opening of fruit and vegetable stands and the arrival of local produce to farmers markets.

06/15/2011

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Real Meals: School Lunches Getting Healthier Next Fall

Black bean salad, Hawaiian chicken wrap with spinach, roasted beets and vegetables, sounds like a restaurant menu doesn’t it? It’s actually some of the things that will be on the lunch menu for Minnesota school kids next fall.

06/15/2011

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‘U’ Expert: Europe’s E. Coli Outbreak Could Happen Here

A Minnesota disease expert says the deadly E. coli outbreak in Europe could happen here.

06/01/2011

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Want A Green-Thumb? Here’s How To Start A Garden

Fresh summer vegetables always seem to taste better when they come from your garden, and gardening expert Susie Bachman of Bachman’s has some great advice on getting started.

05/26/2011

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Pricey Produce: Costs Double, Triple Because Of Weather

When you walk down the grocery aisle, you’ll find lots of pricey produce.

01/04/2011

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Best Unusual Farmers’ Market Foods And Recipes

The farmers’ market holds a cornucopia of good eats. Besides the mounds of fruits and veggies brought in from local vendors, there are meats, cheeses, herbs, spreads, baked breads, desserts and fresh-cut flowers.

Each week holds something new for food finders, and each stand holds something different from the next. You will never run out of garden-fresh goodies to buy!

But have you ever spotted something that you wouldn’t normally purchase? Something unusual that has you wondering, how do you cook that? Or even, what is that?

Well, I know I have. And for many other Midwestern taste buds, meat and potatoes and the staple vegetables (corn, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) are what we are accustomed to on our plates.

So, that’s why I’ve hit the streets of the Minneapolis Farmers’ Market on Nicollet Mall and put together 10 of the best finds at the farmers’ market and some recipes to get you thinking about ways to use them in your everyday cooking. By the end, we hope you’ll be able to tell your rhubarb apart from your rutabaga.

CBS Minnesota–11/05/2010

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