Thoughts on the Annual Holiday Gift Frenzy

This week’s post is not related to the usual topics, we’ll just say that up front. We figured in the midst of the holiday shopping frenzy we’d reflect on gifts and family, since we consider the MNCOME team something of a family and strive to...

An Easy, Delicious Vegetarian Dish: Paella

During our weekly cooking with ALMAS (Anglos Latinos Motivados a Superarse–Latin Americans motivated to succeed), a student group at Henry Sibley High School, we tried a dish called “Yaya’s Vegetable Paella.” * Paella is a Spanish rice...

Happy Thanksgiving from your MNCOME team

We notice that Christmas is starting right after Halloween in the consumer world these days, and that means we have to be more conscious than ever to think about being thankful. This isn’t just because we’re on a pious high horse. Being thankful can remind...

Fare For All: Providing Fair Access to Fresh Produce

One of the biggest challenges in making changes to the way we eat is accessing the fresh produce and healthy foods we need. They can be expensive!  Farmer’s markets are a great way to buy fresh foods for cheaper, as well as support local farmers. However,...

We’re Sweet on Sweet Potatoes

Although sweet potatoes tend to be associated with the Thanksgiving holiday, they are in season for all of November and December and available at grocery stores throughout the entire year. This is great news because this under-rated food should make more...