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Easy Eats: Oven Baked Italian Crusted Chicken

October 19, 2014

An Easy Italian Favorite

Baked Italian Crusted ChickenThis classic Italian favorite has it all. Linguine pasta, tender, lightly breaded chicken, tomato sauce and irresistible, melted, mozzarella cheese — all in less than 35 minutes. Mamma mia! Read more…

Gluten-Free Series: Dinner Favorites

October 16, 2014
Gluten Free Shopping Now Easier than Ever

Gluten-Free Dinners for the Whole Family

If you are gluten-free, there are some dinner regulars that are not quite for you. Meals like spaghetti and meatballs with breadsticks, potatoes and gravy, or even, yes I’m going there, the quick-order, delivery pizza. But if you can resist the “traditional” versions of these entrees, there are tons of other options that are both gluten-free and delicious. Read more…

Easy Eats: Reuben Brats in a Bun

October 12, 2014

Fall Brat Recipe for Cold Weather

Reuben Brat Make these year ’round on a stovetop or electric grill if it’s too chilly to grill outside.

SERVES: 5
PREP TIME: 5 Minutes
COOK TIME: 15 Minutes Read more…

Demystifying Ancient Grains: Quinoa

October 7, 2014

Get to Know Quinoa

Quinoa“While no single food can supply all the essential life sustaining nutrients, quinoa comes as close as any other in the plant or animal kingdom.” – Philip White

Quinoa’s recent rise in popularity is no surprise. With its exceptional balance of amino acids, high ratio of protein to carbohydrate, and the fact that it is 100 percent gluten-free – this grain deserves its “super crop” reputation.

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How to Pick the Right Apples for Fall Recipes

October 6, 2014

Comparing Apples to Apples

Coborn's Blog: Apple Cranberry SaladAs any apple enthusiast will tell you, October is a month worth celebrating – it’s National Apple Month! Originally founded in 1904 as National Apple Week, the celebration was expanded to the entire month to enhance apple appreciation, awareness and industry. And lucky for us, Minnesota has tons of delicious apples to choose from. Here are some of the most popular Minnesota apples and how you can enjoy them. Read more…

Easy Eats: Rustic Cinnamon Apple Tart

October 5, 2014

Rustic Cinnamon Apple TartThe Sweet Treat Classic for National Apple Month

The perfect easy recipe for National Apple Month! Enjoy this classic apple tart combining cinnamon, sugar and apples, all nestled in a flaky pie crust.

SERVES: 8
PREP TIME: 20 Minutes
COOK TIME: 30 Minutes Read more…

Vegetarian versus Vegan

October 1, 2014

Hosting a Vegetarian- or Vegan-Friendly Gathering

Vegetarian vs. Vegan

There are many, many factors to account for when hosting a party, event or gathering – especially when it comes to food. Obviously, you want the food you’re serving to be acceptable for all, but what if you have a vegetarian or a vegan at your party? What are the general food guidelines for each?

According to a study by the Vegetarian Times, 7.3 million people in the U.S. follow a vegetarian-based diet, and approximately one million of those are vegans. Beyond that, 10 percent of U.S. adults, or 22.8 million people, claim to follow a vegetarian-inclined diet. But what does this all mean? Obviously neither vegetarians nor vegans will eat your (fantastic) steak kabobs, but will your deviled eggs be a hit or left to rot?

In honor of October 1st being World Vegetarian Day, here is a simple guide listing the do’s, don’ts and differences among vegetarians and vegans. Read more…

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