Making fun foods more fun!

Can’t shake that craving for tacos or cheesy pizza? We can help. What: We will learn to make healthy, calorie-reducing tweaks to our favorite “fun foods” so we can enjoy them more often. This class is for both kitchen newcomers and experienced home chefs who want new...

Zucchini and goat cheese pizza

The latest recipe from the MNCOME kitchen is a test drive of a zucchini and goat cheese pizza (recipe courtesy of the Vegetarian Times). We chose this recipe because pizza is a favorite, but all the cheese and oil can make it heavy and full of calories. This version,...

Homemade hummus

A classic technique when trying to eat healthier is improving snacks. “Hummus and carrots” is the classic switch out while working on these improvements. We want to up the game in this MNCOME Kitchen post: make your own hummus. It is not hard at all, and...

Our February cooking class

Our cooking class convened again earlier this month, led by Jessica Quinonez-Weislow, RD, CDE. The focus continued to be easy ways to maximize flavor in cooking (we mean easy– we hold this class in the break room at MNCOME’s building, without a full...

Whole wheat cheddar jalapeño scones

The holidays come and go, but the need for delicious, warm food lasts all winter. We looked through a copy of Good and Cheap, a cookbook by Leanne Brown that features nutritious, cheap-to-make recipes. It was designed for those with limited income, meaning it’s...
Moroccan potato, carrot, and chickpea stew

Moroccan potato, carrot, and chickpea stew

The latest recipe we tested is a Moroccan potato, carrot, and chickpea stew, courtesy of The Vegetarian Times.   This was the perfect meal for a wintery, cold weeknight: hearty, flavorful, and done in 30 minutes. Ingredients   2 Tbs. olive oil 1 large russet potato...