Farmers markets are a fantastic way to get fresh food that is locally grown at prices comprable to the supermarket.
I took a visit to the farmers market and talked to some of the vendors and shoppers to learn more about what they enjoy about the market and what types of produce is available. Check out the video and links below to find a farmers market in Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding areas:
Here's an easy way to get kids to eat fruits and veggies – zip them into juice! This way you know what you're putting into your kids bodies, and they get to be part of the fun. It's a win – win. Apple Orange Carrot Cucumber juice serves 2 adults/4 kids 1/2 red apple [...]
Become a "mindful" eater. Next time you have a meal – breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack, take at least 20 minutes to eat it. Be in the moment and actually notice what you're eating. This way, you will allow sufficient time for your brain to register you just at food. Chances are you'll notice sooner [...]
Enjoy vegetables with texture, flavor and color. When cooking vegetables, add the hardest vegetables first — the ones that will take the longest to cook (Onions, broccoli, carrots, etc.). Then, when those vegetables are ¾ finished cooking, add the softer vegetables, (peppers, tomatoes, spinach etc.). This will give you a variety of color, flavor, [...]
Here's a super gourmet way to prepare Trout. It's super easy, looks awesome, and tastes fantastic. Here's the recipe: Stuffed Trout — serve 2 2 – 8 oz. trout, dressed (this means the fish will be whole with all the insides removed. Bones should be removed) ½ T butter Salt to taste Pepper to [...]
Here's a brief overview on safely using cutting boards, and slicing vegetables. Read my post on handling raw meats with cutting boards.
Easy Spaghetti serves 4-6 2 medium spaghetti squash, cooked 2 tbsp butter 1 medium yellow or white onion, small dice 1 ½ Cup carrots, peeled, small dice 1 green bell pepper, small dice 1 bay leaf 1 lb. grass-fed ground beef 3 large cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp tomato paste + 1/2 C water, combine [...]
Here's a super gourmet way to prepare Trout. It's super easy, looks awesome, and tastes fantastic. Here's the recipe: Stuffed Trout — serve 2 2 – 8 oz. trout, dressed (this means the fish will be whole with all the insides removed. Bones should be removed) ½ T butter Salt to taste Pepper to taste [...]
Simple but important points about using your oven and stove top safely.
Marshall cooks lamb on the grill. See recipe below: Leg of Lamb serves 6 3lb boneless leg of lamb 4-6 sprigs fresh rosemary, few inches in length 4 cloves garlic, whole or sliced in half lengthwise Olive oil Kosher or sea salt Ground or cracked black pepper 1. Clean lamb as needed, washing with water [...]