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Friday recipe: party pork

If you peruse our Friday recipes with any regularity, you know I lean toward healthy and tasty, with big emphasis on the latter. If it doesn’t taste good, don’t bother, I say. And as I’ve gotten older and wiser, I’ve learned great flavor and good nutrition can be best friends on your plate. Oh, but […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: salmon/chickpea slam-up

Oppressive. Searing. Parched. The Midwest is put-a-fork-in-it cooked, fried and burned, thanks to weeks of daily-high three-digit temperatures and lack of rain. The smidgeon of a shower we received in central Iowa last night did little to counter the fact Iowa is three inches behind the normal July rainfall of 3.6 inches, according to the […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: reuben salad

In some instances, bacteria are a good thing. And much about these microbial creatures is unknown. That’s why the National Institutes of Health has launched a comprehensive Human Microbiome Project (HMP), with “the mission of generating resources enabling comprehensive characterization of the human microbiota and analysis of their role in human health and disease.” Bacteria also […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: broccoli salad

Our refrigerator’s vegetable drawers are typically crammed full of my favs – cabbage, which I eat plain or as a substitute for chips and crackers; Brussels sprouts, waiting for my magical Sriracha-and-mint sauce treatment; lettuce and cucumbers, for my spouse’s salads; a chunk of fresh ginger, a heavenly accompaniment, which fresh garlic, for roasted vegetables; […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: edamame spinach dip

I have a cousin who often called me a “dip” when we were kids, but these days I don’t take offense. I’ve discovered several go-to dip recipes over the years, from roasted sweet potatoes smashed with a packet of dry ranch dressing mix or a can of drained kidney beans whizzed up with bottled sun-dried […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: go Greek this weekend!

One of my very favorite annual events in Des Moines takes place this Saturday and Sunday: the Greek Food Fairof the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, just up 35th Street from the DMU campus. I love this wonderful tradition because of its very friendly people, the fun and festive atmosphere, the music and dancing […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: Memorial Day sides

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. I am often reminded of their sacrifice not just from reading the news, but also from seeing many of our students in military attire. I am humbled by their selfless service to our country. As many businesses, schools and […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: backyard barbecue chicken salad

We continue to celebrate May as National Salad Month with our new pals at Noodles & Company, a franchise that feels like anything but. And we really celebrated yesterday at our local Noodles at Valley West Mall when Pete, the general manager and market training manager, and Christina, assistant manager, provided a tasting to some […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: spinach and fresh fruit salad

I like May for all sorts of reasons, including for its various “holiday” statuses. Did you know, for example, that May is National Foot Health Month, Mental Health Month, Correct Posture Month and Share a Story Month? For all you foodies out there, May is National Strawberry Month, Chocolate Custard Month, Egg Month, Artisan Gelato […]

— Barb Boose