• Desserts
  • Thoughts on Halloween Candy

    Happy Halloween! Autumn is the favorite season for many of us, and for good reason. With fall comes the beautiful foliage, apple orchards, the return of everything pumpkin, plus one of our favorite holidays—Halloween! Kids especially love Halloween for the costumes, parties and of course, the candy. And while adults enjoy seeing their precious little […]

  • health
  • Nourishing vs. Eating

    We need people to start realizing that eating and nourishing are not the same thing. Think about it.  If you eat a donut and drink a soda, you have eaten and drunk, but you certainly have not nourished or hydrated yourself. Nourishing is about consuming the right vitamins, minerals and fiber to help your body […]

  • Kids
  • Open letter to Rep. John Kline

    courtesy hastings star-gazette jane lightbourne, chef marshall o'brien

    Dear Rep. Kline, After reading the StarTribune article, “Rep. John Kline moves to loosen new school lunch standards,” I had to ask myself “Are you trying to solve the right problem?” Rep. Kline’s position was focused on calorie limits and wasted fruits and vegetables and trying to solve those problems by slowing down the new […]

  • American
  • Slow Cooker Meals

    Thanks for tuning in today! Below are the crock pot/slow cooker recipes featured, enjoy! Crock Pot Lasagna Serves 8 Preparation time: 20 Minutes Cooking time: 6-8  hours (overnight) Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups mushrooms, sliced 1 cup green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped 3 cups spinach, loosely packed, chopped […]

  • Kids
  • Hastings Star-Gazette

    courtesy hastings star-gazette jane lightbourne, chef marshall o'brien

    Chef works with schools to promote healthy living Promoting healthy and smart eating at school can, hopefully, reach to the home, said O’Brien.   “We want to help change what is happening at home,” he said. “Let’s have more nutritious meals at home.”