Friday recipe: channa masala

I made the mistake earlier this week of getting sucked into the website for this weekend’s World Food Festival in …

Friday recipe: curried quinoa and cabbage salad

I’m like food author Mark Scarbrough in that 1) I endeavor to eat “real” food (i.e., foods that are not …

How “Burger Palace” Bobby shed 10 pounds

As difficult as it can be to shed unwanted pounds, I’ve always thought it would be even harder for professional …

Friday recipe: sriracha-cha-cha sweet potatoes

If you follow the Friday recipe blog at all, you know what hot-and-spicy foods addict I am. I’m not too …

Friday recipe: honoring Latino heritage

This weekend, in addition to enjoying the Beaverdale Fall Festival, you can relish the great cultural, artistic and even culinary …

Friday recipe: roasted eggplant with cilantro yogurt

I’ve talked on the blog before about the “Meatless Monday” campaign, a nonprofit initiative of The Monday Campaigns in association …

Friday recipe: tomato kimchi-chi

The home improvement projects I’ve been nagging my spouse to get done this summer had an unfortunate side effect: They …

Even more fresh local food

Starting tomorrow Downtown Des Moines will have a new way to spend their lunch hour when the Downtown Farmers’ Market …

Friday recipe: quin-WHAT?

Whenever I mention to someone that I am going to have a quinoa dish, I normally receive a “what did …

Friday recipe: summer squash burgers

I love the The Washington Post’s weekly “Lean & Fit” e-mail message, which offers news-you-can-use about nutrition, exercise, health care …

Friday recipe: blame the sauce

No matter what you eat, no matter how good or bad your dining habits are, there’s an unspoken law that …

The No. 1 poison in our food

NPR is running an interesting series, “Living Large: Obesity in America,” that explores what it means to live in a …