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Meatless Meatloaf Recipe

    In support of the HoQ Restaurant,  a true farm-to-table place in East Village, Des Moines, Iowa, Steve demonstrated a beautiful recipe at the World Food and Music Festival.  The secret to the recipe is to build a salad ...

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Posted on: Sep 20, 2015 |  Original Post

Tweleve Cooking Tips from Chef Katie

Forest Avenue Outreach is a unique space in Des Moines’ King Irving neighborhood.  They offer outdoor cooking classes on Saturdays at 12:30 on most Saturdays in the summer.  Last Saturday, Chef Katie Porter from The Wallace Centers ...

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Posted on: Aug 06, 2015 |  Original Post

Veggie Lover’s Stir Fry

Steve offered his Stir Fry class at Forest Avenue Outreach for the second year.   We adore the work of this non-profit.  I volunteered to be a host for their Cooking in the Garden classes on Saturdays this summer.   Last year I was ...

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Posted on: Jun 27, 2015 |  Original Post

My Plate: Idaho

Remember when I discovered these beautiful state plates from Corbe Company? I pondered: What if I had a plate for every state I lived in? That would be seven states:  California, Idaho (x2), Oklahoma, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Iowa ...

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Posted on: Jun 18, 2015 |  Original Post

Collard Greens: How to Make Green Tacos

Working at the Wallace Centers of Iowa, one of my jobs is to host the CSA pickup. People get so excited when they come to pick up their freshly picked and scrubbed clean vegetables from the farm. The farm has been harvesting collard greens. ...

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Posted on: Jun 05, 2015 |  Original Post

What if …we knew how to teach kids to eat nutritious food?

I didn’t know how to teach my kids to eat nutritious food.  My grown up kids actually helped to change the way I now eat.  As young adults they both took an interest in healthy eating and cooking. Francine has shared some of her ...

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Posted on: Jun 03, 2015 |  Original Post

Learning and Laughing with Chef Amy

Somehow I missed Winefest last year.  It is “one of Des Moines’ most anticipated weekends of the year.” At least according to their website. Since I am all about discovering what is up with the local food scene, I signed up to ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2015 |  Original Post

Reading & Cooking w/ Kids: The Market Bowl

  Reading with kids is such an important part of their development.  Luckily there is an organization that helps me to do that on my lunch hour once a week.  It is called Everybody Wins Iowa.  When I read this book to my mentee ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2015 |  Original Post

The Bone Broth Trend

Bone broth is a trend that has been gearing up for awhile.  The buzz is everywhere yet we still meet people who don’t know about it.  Therefore we might as well keep spreading the idea of making bone broth at home. We are advocates ...

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Posted on: Apr 26, 2015 |  Original Post

Food Access Des Moines, Iowa

While many readers of our blog are living and loving the Good life, we acknowledge that other people do not have access to healthy food based on the location of their home or income. This is a troubling puzzle.   It turns out that our ...

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Posted on: Feb 15, 2015 |  Original Post

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