Eau Claire County agency prepares meals at ex-nursing home

Nutrition 03/23/19, 00:06

Kitchen staff arrive at the former Fall Creek Valley Care Center at 4:30 to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday to make nutritious meals for close to 400 seniors in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties.Meals might include potatoes peeled by hand, homemade bread and desserts made from scratch."The comments on our ...

The key to making your raw kale tender is a little massage

Nutrition 03/11/19, 11:50

We love the earthy flavor of uncooked kale, but the texture of raw kale can be a little tough.Many recipes call for tossing it with dressing and letting it tenderize in the fridge overnight. This method didn't deliver the tender leaves we were after, and the long sitting time wasn't ...

Pair earthy, hearty mushrooms with equally hearty farro

Nutrition 03/11/19, 11:49

We wanted to pair earthy, hearty mushrooms with equally hearty farro.To start, we used the pasta method (an abundance of water) to boil our farro, which ensured the grains cooked evenly and required only half an hour.We then moved on to the mushrooms, sauteing them with shallot and thyme until ...

Try a classic French soup celebrating seasonal vegetables

Nutrition 01/28/19, 10:26

Highlighting the fresh flavors of Provencal cuisine, soupe au pistou is a classic French soup composed of seasonal vegetables, creamy white beans and fragrant herbs.Celebrating colorful, early-summer produce, this soup needed to be chock-full of vegetables and simple to prepare. Leeks, green beans, and zucchini all made the cut; we ...

Can you make a flaky and crisp deep-dish pizza at home? Sure

Nutrition 01/22/19, 09:16

If you're from the Northeast, or if you haven't been to Chicago, you may dismiss deep-dish pizza out of regional pride. That would be a mistake.Real Chicago-style pizza is certainly thick, but its texture and flavor are something special: Instead of being bread-like, the crust offers the contrast of a ...

Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us

Nutrition 01/01/19, 05:52

Two major studies last year offered some insight into the role carbs play in making us fat, but unfortunately they don't settle the question of how best to lose weight in 2019.There is fierce debate on the best way to diet, and new fads emerge every year. But there are ...

Pretty holiday cookies that don’t taste like cardboard

Nutrition 12/10/18, 11:47

Making holiday cookies_the rolled, cutout, and glazed butter-cookie variety_is everyone's favorite December activity. Unfortunately, these cookies either look good but taste like cardboard or have buttery, rich flavor but lack visual appeal.We wanted a simple recipe that would produce cookies sturdy enough to decorate yet tender enough to be worth ...

Cooking and glazing a moist and cured ham? It’s in the bag

Nutrition 11/08/18, 05:48

Heating and glazing a cured ham seems effortless, but many recipes yield leathery meat in an overly sweet glaze. We wanted to guarantee moist meat in a nuanced glaze. Bone-in hams, labeled “with natural juices,” have the best flavor and spiral-sliced ones make carving a cinch, but too much time in ...

Gum, bottled water, pizza bagels want to be called ‘healthy’

Nutrition 10/30/18, 10:01

Pizza bagels, chewing gum and bottled water want to play a starring new role in our diets: Foods that can be called healthy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revamping its definition of healthy to reflect our changing understanding of nutrition science. The push is fueling debate about eating habits ...

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Roasted Squash with Salsa Verde

Nutrition 10/29/18, 10:54

Most of the time, I end up putting my energy into the main course. You, too, right? The side dishes then have a tiered level of time and effort afforded to each of them, often ending with something exciting like "rice."But sometimes it just makes sense to flip that paradigm ...

Nutrition basics: University Extension offers one hour diet courses

Nutrition 10/28/18, 22:17

RIO HONDO — Parents have the opportunity to learn basic nutrition facts, how to save money when grocery shopping and healthier eating habits. The one-hour training is part of a six-week program called Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Training focuses on eating healthy, access to ...

Pumpkins, Squash At Center Of Healthy Dish With Hearty Flavor

Nutrition 10/28/18, 08:32

This isn’t your typical pumpkin flavor.Get the idea of hot lattes and sweet cupcakes and muffins out of your head, because Chris Poremba’s Spicy Pumpkin Sauce over Butternut Squash Noodles isn’t like any pumpkin you’ve ever tasted.The Dickson City resident developed this recipe while cruising the internet for different types ...

Cooks’ Exchange: Savoring autumn’s best ingredients

Nutrition 10/24/18, 22:40

By the time mid-October arrives, ideas of recipes to prepare and enjoy at any given moment have already teased my taste buds. Suddenly shopping lists change from summer ingredients to the jewels of autumn with apples, pumpkins, and whatever else can be salvaged from backyard gardens. It’s a race we’ve ...

Make Your Own Immune-Boosting Gelatin Shots

Nutrition 10/24/18, 05:28

Easy, fun and flavorful, everyone loves fruity gelatin desserts, right? Why not try this version that’s a bit healthier? These gelatin shots are made by infusing immune boosting herbs in gelatin made with fruit juice. So if you’re looking for more ideas to give your family’s immune system a boost that’s ...

Ragu Bolognese made easy

Nutrition 10/22/18, 21:59

When one thinks of staple foods, one is inadvertently drawn to packaged dry goods stored in a pantry like rice, pasta, beans or flour. When considering staple dinners of course, one would gather thoughts that perfectly include any of those "staple" items. If I lived in a perfect world, seemingly ...

Apples to peaches, veggies and more

Nutrition 10/22/18, 21:51

WHEELERSBURG, Ohio — After 60 years and three generations, the family-owned and-operated Fuhrmann Orchards has grown from a few apple trees to over 200 acres of locally grown produce. "We grow 30 varieties of apples, over 10 varieties of peaches and nectarines, melons, pumpkins, fall squash, vegetables and more," said Paul ...