Health department has fun with 'Holiday Dessert Makeover Contest'

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/nov/21/245249/ Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department intern Bonnie Erickson organized a “Holiday Dessert Makeover Contest” for the staff as part of Fall Wellness Week at the department. The goal was to make the desserts healthier by cutting down on sugar, fat and/or calories. **There were eight entries:** • Chocolate cake — ...

A Season for Onions!

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/jun/26/236788/ One of the most nutritious and versatile early summer crops is often overlooked as farmers market patrons focus on the shorter harvest crops like zucchini, sugar snap peas and broccoli. Maybe it is the lack of urgency that keeps people from lining up to purchase the season’s first onions ...

Healthy Suggestions of the Week - New Recipes

HCA Intern

Hi everyone, This week we have some new healthy suggestions for you that we think you will truly enjoy. Both of these recipes are not only good for you but they are also easy to make! Please let us know how you like them as we always appreciate any feedback ...

Kids Cook Monday, Eggplant Chips

Kris Adair

Audrey and I recently discovered this amazing way to enjoy eggplant. I have to admit I was never much of a fan of the eggplant but with this preparation method I love it! And so does Audrey. We watched a short video on how to make the chips and Audrey ...

Easy Lunch Recipe

Jamie Greer

I've decided to make this a regular blog topic, but am feeling nervous about that decision, as I'm already embarking on the end of my own recipes. Egad! (Translation: give me yours and I'll review them!) This recipe is newer to me, but already a favorite. I've been really loving ...

Exactly What is “Braising Mix”?

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/llc/photos/2012/mar/21/231888/ The thing with shopping at a Farmers Market is that often the farmer’s tables are filled with items you will never find in a typical grocery store. This is a good thing and a bad thing for many reasons and depending on who you are, it can be an ...

Farmers Markets Boast Tasty Collaborations!

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/llc/photos/2012/feb/28/230840/ When it comes to almost anything, cooperation is usually a more productive avenue than competition and when it comes to local farmers markets, cooperation is the key to success. Farmers learn early on that cooperation with fellow farmers will produce much more palatable results than competition. Farmers often share ...

Black is Back at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market - Indoors!

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/llc/photos/2012/feb/21/230436/ Black Spanish radishes have long been a late winter staple in European countries, often making their appearance on the market table during that sullenly barren time when winter reserves have been depleted and spring crops have yet to bloom. Traditionally eaten by the slice with a swig of strong ...

Energy Bites, Two Ways

Emily Glover

I love studying journalism, but it can make for some hectic weeks leading up to finals. With papers, newspaper assignments and occasional tests, I get pushed pretty darn near the edge — and I’m not even sure what the edge is. I don’t have enough time to think about it. ...

Ginger Snap Pumpkin Pie

Emily Glover

My ideal Thanksgiving dinner is pretty simple. Give me some mashed potatoes, asparagus, butternut squash and corn casserole and I’m happy. Add on some apple pie and I’m in Thanksgiving heaven. It should be noted that nowhere in that perfect day is pumpkin pie. I’ve just never been a fan ...

Spicy Ginger Holiday Sweet Potatoes

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2011/nov/09/224522/ *Note: This recipe is part of a monthly Go! column called Delicious/Nutritious. [See the full post][1] on Lawrence.com.* I truly look forward to sweet potato season all year. In fact, I could probably eat them every meal of every day until my skin turned so orange you’d think I ...

My favorite homemade bread

Sarah Henning

http://wellcommons.com/users/shenning/photos/2011/nov/9/224517/ On days like this one — clear and sunny and way too chilly — I absolutely love to bake my own bread. There's something about the smell and feel of a loaf or a pan of rolls straight from the oven. For a long time I was totally freaked ...

Chocolate Chip and Granola Cookies

Emily Glover

There was a time that I was convinced that if I really, truly wanted something, then that something would find a way to allude me. Whether it was making the cheerleading team, getting into a certain college, having some boy ask me out or making perfect cookies, things just never ...

Baked Apple Fritters

Emily Glover

http://wellcommons.com/users/pursuitofhealthfulness/photos/2011/nov/4/224148/ (Adapted from [Health Magazine][1]) Ingredients: — Dough 2 t active dry yeast 1/2 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any milk) 2 1/3 C whole-wheat pastry flour, divided 1/4 C sugar 2 T honey 2 T buttery spread, melted 1/2 t salt 1 T milled flax-seed + 3 T ...

Butternut Squash Pot Pie

Karrey Britt

Here is an [awesome recipe from Emily Glover's blog][1] "Pursuit of Healthfulness" that I wanted to share: http://wellcommons.com/users/pursuitofhealthfulness/photos/2011/nov/6/224300/ **INGREDIENTS** **Crust:** 1 C whole-wheat flour 1 C all-purpose flour 1/4 t salt 1/4 t thyme 1/4 oregano Pinch of pepper 1/4 t sugar 1/4 C cold buttery spread, diced 1/4 C ...

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