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How to Prevent the Holiday Weight Gain

How to Prevent the Typical Five Pound Holiday Weight Gain Do you realize the typical American gains between one to five pounds over the holiday season? While this is not an issue for active people who lose this weight fairly easily once all the festivities subside, many individuals only end up losing a fraction of […]


Sweet Tangy Brussels Sprouts

Sweet Tangy Roasted Brussels Sprouts Serves 4   Ingredients: 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved if large, and washed 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles 1/2 cup apples, cored and chopped small 1/4 cup chopped roasted pecans 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar   Directions: Preheat oven […]

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Seasonal Eating

Brrr. That chill in the air can only mean one thing…winter is near, or already here. Winter brings about many changes. A change in wardrobe from fall jackets to heavy winter coats; a change in time (hopefully you are adjusting to the end of daylight savings); and a change in day to day activities with […]

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Blended Seasonal Soup

Savor Delectable Seasonal Vegetables with Hearty Soups Looking for another way to use up those tomatoes and other fall produce from your garden? Autumn is the perfect time to incorporate seasonal vegetables into your diet by preparing a simple pureed vegetable soup. Pureed soups are nutritious, warming and comforting—especially on those cool fall days. They […]


Beet recipes for people who hate beets

On a recent post on our facebook page, we had numerous people who mentioned not liking beets! Beets are one of Chef Marshall’s favorite vegetables, so we decided to put together a couple different recipes for you to try. Many people don’t like beets, because, well they kind of taste like dirt, or earthy.  But with […]

Fennel with Roasted Red Pepper Chef Marshall O'Brien

Fennel with Roasted Red Pepper

Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 cups fresh fennel bulb, thinly sliced 1 cup roasted red pepper, diced 1/2 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 2 teaspoons fennel fronds 1/4 teaspoons salt Directions: Cut fennel into manageable sized chunks then thinly slice. Toss all ingredients together, and let sit over night in refrigerator. Serve at room temperature with crackers, […]

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Seasonal Foods

Thanks for tuning in today, another fun segment. Here's the recipes and more information below. To learn about Loon Organics visit    To purchase local produce from Loon Organics at the Mill City Farmers Market on Saturdays, visit here   KMSP-TV   Below are some typical produce available based on the season in […]

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Tips for Tomatoes

Given their flavor and juiciness, you really can’t beat the deliciousness of tomatoes. Here are some tips to consider when buying and storing these gems.

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Cooking Team Building – Hotel Style

Here's recipes from the Catco Parts Holiday Cooking Team Building November 15th, 2011 Held at the Marriott Southwest. Chicken saltimbocca  serves 5-6 5 to 6 small boneless chicken breast OR (3 large breasts, serve ½ prepared chix breast) 3 oz prosciutto ham 4 oz provolone cheese 6 Fresh sage leaves Salt/pepper Paprika Toothpicks (non-colored) Sauce: […]

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Summer Sizzling on the Grill

By Marshall O'Brien, written for Produce for Kids The weather is heating up and summer is right around the corner. It’s time for outdoor cooking once again. When it comes to getting kids involved with cooking, grilling offers a great opportunity to experience fruits and vegetables in refreshing new ways. Asparagus, zucchini, and yellow squash […]

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