Friday recipe: SPUDnik Wars are on!

Every August, my father’s side of the family has a reunion on a lovely little campground in northwest Iowa. Some …

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 …

Friday recipe: Thai melon salad

NPR’s health blog, “Shots,” recently reported that a study published in Nature magazine indicates that diets rich in “fiber, fruits, …

Friday recipe: fresh corn and avocado Pico de Gallo

I recently learned about FarmPlate, a self-described “revolutionary online community that connects farmers, fishermen, foragers, food artisans, restaurants, markets, distributors …

Friday recipe: Greek tzatziki-style coleslaw

I dream of few condiments as fondly as I do Greek tzatziki sauce. It marries the spark of mint and …

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 …

Friday recipe: broccoli salad

Our refrigerator’s vegetable drawers are typically crammed full of my favs – cabbage, which I eat plain or as a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Memorial Day: picnic season’s official start

While our DMU campus is buzzing with commencement and the festivities of celebrating the work of our faculty and students, …