Nutrition Articles

UKRAINIAN VARENIKI

Drink your sauerkraut?

Originally published in The Journal. A new product is hitting the tables at the indoor winter market—and just in time for a digestive boost during the rich holiday eating season! Adrienne Logsdon of Kiss My Cabbage is introducing probiotic sippers, which are packed with the same health benefits of her lacto-fermented sauerkrauts and kimchis. These…  Read More

Butternut Squash Gratin

Winter Squash

Originally published in The Journal on October 31, 2017. Beautiful orange, blue and speckled green squash of all shapes and sizes are everywhere this time of year—and they’re not just for decorating! Varieties like butternut, acorn, delicata, spaghetti and kabocha are bountiful at the Mill City Farmers Market, which moves inside the Mill City Museum…  Read More

Cauliflower Rice Tabouli

Cooking with Mediterranean Herbs

Originally published in The Journal on September 21, 2017. By Meet Your Vegetables Intern Karlie Weiler One of the biggest barriers to cooking is the false belief that cooking only counts if you’re making elaborate, gourmet dishes. Some of the best dishes are simple! The best way to create a sense of variety and class,…  Read More

Curried Chickpeas

Eat your colors with eggplant

Originally published in The Journal on August 11, 2017. By Meet Your Vegetables intern Karlie Weiler While it’s obvious that the amount of vegetables we eat is crucial, the color of those vegetables is just as important if not more. Eating a variety of colored vegetables provides vitamins and minerals that aren’t obtained from a…  Read More

Sausage & Lentil Soup

Lentejas: Ancient meal finds a place in modern work week lunches

Originally published in The Journal on October 17, 2017. By Meet Your Vegetables intern Karlie Weiler During my semester abroad in the ancient city of Toledo, Spain, I tasted a variety of unique foods that piqued my interest in Mediterranean cuisine. My host mom referred to one of her common dishes simply as lentejas, or…  Read More

Go wild with kombucha

Originally published in The Journal on July 27, 2017. Kombucha is one of the fastest growing popular health drinks on the market these days, but why all the hype? Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea infused with sugar and natural flavors. Because it is fermented, kombucha provides many probiotics, which are the good…  Read More

Heirloom tomatoes: What a history

Originally published in The Journal on July 13, 2017. Don’t ya know, Minnesota can grow tomatoes! Heirloom tomatoes are a farmer’s market staple around the country, but Jeff Nistler, owner of Nistler Farms and a vendor at the Mill City Farmers Market, is perfecting the crop for Minnesota’s cold climate. Jeff has constructed several high-tunnel…  Read More

Healthy Food in Disguise

Originally published in The Journal on June 14, 2017. By Mackenzie Peterson, Meet Your Vegetables Intern Summer is the perfect time to take a fresh spin on some comfort food favorites. Pasta can be one of those comfort foods that you just do not want to give up, but what if you didn’t have to?…  Read More

Stuffed Swiss Chard Rolls

All About Swiss Chard

Swiss chard, also known as Rainbow Chard and Silverbeet and botanically known as Betula vulgaris subsp vulgaris, is a leafy green originally found in the Mediterranean saline soils of Greece and Italy. The plant’s “Swiss” lineage is a complicated misnomer due to nineteenth century botanists and gardeners confusing the crop with other plants, such as…  Read More

Top 5 Sweet Potato Recipes for Winter

February 22 is National Cook a Sweet Potato Day! Did you know that in 1943 Americans ate an average of 21.5 pounds of sweet potatoes each year and now we only eat about 4 pounds per year? Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins, including vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin…  Read More