Food Fundamentals

Food Fundamentals

So many Sauces

Oh sauces, how they elevate our foods! While they seem rich and a little indulgent, when they are made from whole foods, they boost both nutrition and flavor. Sauces can …

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So Many Onions

Onions are a member of the allium family, which includes onions, scallions (green onions), shallots, leeks, chives, and garlic. Onions are one of the most common food staples in households …

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Celebrating Soups and Stews

There is something soothing about a hot soup or stew, especially during the winter months. Soups and stews are a part of the cuisine of almost every culture, so exploring …

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So Many Sweet Potatoes

What is your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes? I absolutely love stuffed sweet potatoes such as Southwestern Sweet Potatoes (see recipe below). I also love sweet potato wedges baked …

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So Many Autumn Harvest Foods

There is nothing quite like walking through a farmers’ market surrounded by big old trees in bright hues of yellow, orange and red. The cool fresh air, the crunchy leaves …

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So Many Potatoes

Potatoes are the most popular vegetable on the planet. On average, Americans eat 126 pounds of potatoes a year. Yet, despite our love for potatoes, they are one controversial vegetable! …

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All About Squash – Brenda’s Nutritional Information

Autumn is squash season, and for many of us that means pumpkin pie and butternut squash soup. However, for the people of South and Central America, squash has served as …

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Birthday Bashes and other Plant based Parties

So Many Kids in the Kitchen is 1 year old, and oh what a year it has been. Anu, Ava, Ella, Maxwell, Mia, and Nora have become role models for …

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Celebration Foods

Happy 1st Birthday to the “So Many Cooks in the Kitchen” team!  Congratulations! You made it to this milestone with SO MANY resounding successes. You are an outstanding resource for …

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Fighting Disease with Flavorful Herbs and Spices

The inexpensive jars of herbs and spices sitting in our cupboards have a history that is beyond extraordinary. Herbs and spices have been used for flavoring foods, and for treating …

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Keeping Cool in Hot Weather

What is your favorite way to cool down in the hot summer sun? While jumping into a cool lake is an appealing choice, lakes are not always handy. It is …

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Making the Most of Desserts

Ah, dessert, a part of the meal we too often relish and regret all at the same time. It is little wonder when we think of the ingredients that are …

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Picnic Foods

Family picnics make for some of the best memories of all. A picnic on a sunny day brings the benefits of fresh air and sunshine. Sunshine allows us to make …

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Picnics Make Summer Fun

Summer is all about spotting wildflowers in the woods, jumping in the lake, singing around a campfire, watching hummingbirds at the feeder, and of course, having picnics. Whether you are …

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So many Green Foods

Every shade of green you can imagine can be found in whole plant foods. The green color in plants is because of a pigment called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll makes foods appear …

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So Many Lovely Foods

Have you ever heard the expression, “we eat with our eyes”? While everyone knows that we really eat with our mouths, the expression captures the essence of why food presentation …

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So Many Packed Lunches

Do you bring lunch to work most weekdays? While it can be a bit of extra work, packing along your own lunch has its rewards. First, bringing your own lunch …

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So Many Potatoes

Potatoes are the most popular vegetable on the planet. On average, Americans eat 126 pounds of potatoes a year. Yet, despite our love for potatoes, they are one controversial vegetable! …

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So Many Snacks

To snack or not to snack, that is the question. Snacking is a surprisingly divisive nutrition topic. Some believe that snacks are a necessary part of a healthy diet. Others …

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So Many Tomatoes

Sometimes memories are etched into our hearts because of an experience that was just too good to forget. One such experience for me was a garden party at a friend’s …

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