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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
Bulgur Tabbouleh

Blog Special: Summer Sides – Part 2, Tabbouleh with Bulgur

Welcome to the next post in our whole grain series, this time highlighting bulgur wheat. Bulgur is a pre-cooked cracked wheat that is high in fiber, vitamin, minerals, and protein. Along with all these nutritional features, bulgur cooks quickly. Often used in side salads, bulgur can also be used in cooked dishes like soups, chili, burgers, and even desserts. Also try bulgur in place of similar...

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Barley Parmesan Verde

Blog Special: Summer Sides – Part 1b, Barley Parmesan Verde

Barley is a whole-grain that has a chewy mouth-feel. High in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and protein, this grain adds heft and creaminess to recipes. Beef and barley soup might be a recipe you are familiar with, but we are using barley as a side dish in this blog special. In this post, I have included a "made up" recipe of mine. Those kinds of recipes tend to come from...

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Kool Kiwis

Posted by Caitlin Huth - kiwi

What is a food you never grew up eating, but now enjoy a lot as an adult? There are several for me, but just to name a few:  pears, asparagus, cauliflower, and kiwi. I have had strawberry-kiwi flavored drinks, but never a fresh kiwi until several years ago. I am so glad I tried kiwis, with their sweet, but a little sour, taste and little crunchy black seeds. Nutrition...

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Tomatillo 1

Blog Special: Summer Sides – Part 1a, Salsa Verde

Posted by Caitlin Huth - tomatillos

Our blog specials are back with a series on whole grains! But before grains, I want to talk about salsa verde – or green salsa. Salsa verde is made from tomatillos and contains similar ingredients to tomato salsas. Tomatillos are small, green fruits with a tart taste. You will find them covered in a papery husk that peels away easily. They are different from g...

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Meet Mangoes

Posted by Caitlin Huth - mango

Moving into summer, let's go tropical! I shared about pineapple several years ago, and mango is another tasty favorite of mine. All fruits and veggies have their own unique flavors, and I compare mango to the taste and texture of a peach, but a different kind of sweetness. Nutrition...

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Veggie Chow Mein - INEP

Best of Broccoli

Posted by Caitlin Huth - broccoli

Similar to my previous post on green peas , I think broccoli is another food that folks tend to like or dislike. I am a fan and grew up eating broccoli, but know that the way broccoli is cooked can really change its appeal. (I used to microwave broccoli in the shared kitchenette in my dorm college – very mushy. And my floor ma...

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cider vinegar

How is Vinegar Made?

Posted by Caitlin Huth - vinegar

If you have never called into an Extension office to ask a question, know that you can - and should. Our educators are able to provide evidenced-based answers to many questions. It happens occasionally that a question is beyond the scope of my knowledge. In those cases, I learn something new myself searching for an answer. So, for any others out there who want to ask "how is vinegar mad...

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