Friday recipe: soy protein chili

As temperatures here in Des Moines dip, I think it is time to bust out the dutch oven and cook up some hearty (and healthy) soups. I received this recipe the other week from the fabulous crew in the Wellness Center and even got to sample it while there. It is perfect for those cold […]

— Nicole Branstad

Fa-la-la-la-la

What better way to spend the holidays than listening to our Des Moines University choir sing carols. ENJOY MORE! Joy to the World/Deck the Halls O Come All Ye Faithful/Carol of the Bells O Holy Night/O Magnum Mysterium

— Nicole Branstad

Friday recipe: healthy party egg rolls

I love egg rolls and spring rolls and cinnamon rolls – wait, cross out that last one; there’s enough temptation in the air this season without bringing on the gooey. Egg rolls and spring rolls, on the other hand, can be both relatively healthy and utterly delicious with the right mix of flavorings and prepared […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: roasted cauliflower with sauce

Anyone who thinks the Internet is a death knell for printed cookbooks hasn’t been in a book store lately. Or, actually, on the Internet, where I found T. Susan Chang’s delightful reviewof her top 10 cookbooks for 2012. Chang, who regularly reviews cookbooks for National Public Radio, tagged her picks as “a year of contrarian […]

— Barb Boose

How can we care for rural America?

For a future issue of DMU Magazine, I plan to explore the joys and challenges of rural medicine. Numerous studies, including those published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, show that rural America is underserved: While about 20 percent of the nation’s […]

— Barb Boose

Fight for your right

Human Rights Day presents us with an opportunity to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of all human rights by everyone. This year, the spotlight is on the rights of all people to make their voices heard in public life and be included in political decision-making. Make your voice count! […]

— Nicole Branstad

Friday recipe: “rad” stuffed peppers

Can I just say that this week’s recipe has everything to love and nothing to dislike or feel guilty about eating? Its combination of vegetables, lean ground turkey and seasonings to your liking will have your taste buds tingling with pleasure. This recipe came to us courtesy of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists during […]

— Barb Boose