Let Us Eat More Lettuce

Let Us Eat More Lettuce
It can be challenging to get your kids to eat more vegetables. Monica Irwin, creator of Veggie Buds Club, shares some fun snacks and activities that will get your kids eating more lettuce. Lettuce Stamps (use the base of a head of romaine lettuce, dip in washable paint, and stamp on paper) Lettuce Hide & Seek (place 3 lettuce leaves...

Amp Up Your Grill Game

Amp Up Your Grill Game
You can’t have a proper backyard camp out without pulling out the grill.  Our self-proclaimed “Grill Master” (and our boss) Mandy Tadych shows us some products and tricks to kick your grill game up a notch. Olive Grove Burgers Recipe & Deal Click here for the Rosemary Smoked Burger recipe. Olive Grove Olive Oil Summer BBQ...

Tasty Go-To Meals

Tasty Go-To Meals
Having easy yet tasty go-to meals is essential during the summer.  One way you can simplify your meal prep is by buying those pre-packaged salads.  Coborns registered dietitian shares creative and healthy ways to use those salad kits. Recipes: Braised Summertime Romaine Crostini Sweet Kale Crostini Blueberry Walnut Salad with...

Minnesota Ice

Minnesota Ice
On Tuesday, March 17th, Minnesota restaurants had to close their doors to the public.  It wasn’t just those establishments that took a financial hit – all of their suppliers did too.  Elizabeth met up with Minnesota Ice and found out how, instead of wallowing in their own misfortune they decided to reach out and help other businesses.

DIY Marinades

DIY Marinades
Marinades are a great way to add extra flavor to your vegetables, chicken, kebobs, or just about anything on the grill.  Chef Jessica Tijerina shows us how easy it is to make marinades at home. Mexican Marinade Yield: Marinade for 1-pound meat, meat substitute or vegetable 1 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced 1 chipotle...

Fruit and Vegetable Wash

Fruit and Vegetable Wash
How do you get your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables? The answer is easy…make them taste better!  Washing your produce in Fruit & Vegetable Wash not only gets your produce tasting better, it extends its shelf life too. Elizabeth spoke to the inventor of the Fruit and Vegetable Wash and President and Owner of Life’s Pure...

Preserving Your Produce

Preserving Your Produce
With longer periods of time between shopping trips, the produce you buy could start going bad.  The cooking show Keeping Up with Coco and Lala has creative ways to use more of those veggies and tricks to make the produce last longer.

Tik Tok Taste Test

Tik Tok Taste Test
There is a new trend where people are making pancake cereal .  People make mini pancakes put them in a bowl with butter and maple syrup and sometimes add berries and milk.  Another trend…Cinnamon Roll Pancakes!  Producer Brittany tests both of these out. Recipes: Mini Pancake Cereal Recipe *option buy store bought pancake...

Smart Snacking

Smart Snacking
You may be taking a few more trips to the kitchen than usual lately.  There’s nothing wrong with grabbing a snack, but it’s important to think about what you are putting into your mouth.  Coborn’s registered dietician Amy Peterson explains how to snack smarter. Almond Butter Cookie Dough Caramel Almond Butter Dip Build You Own...

Immunity Boosting Foods

Immunity Boosting Foods
Kelli Hanson chats with certified wellness expert and health coach, Nicole Nelson about was to give your immune system a boost. Nicole is the author of Living Well with Nic.  She shares some quick recipes that contain some immune boosting foods. Immune-boosting Tonic Recipe - 1.5 cups water - 1/4 tsp ground turmeric - 1/2 tbs fresh...

Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Recipes
If you haven’t already, you’re going to want to get aboard the Instant Pot train.  Bradley Traynor of the Colleen & Bradley Show on myTalk 107.1 is a huge fan of using the Instant Pot and shows us how easy it is to use. Weekly Dish Instant Pot FB Group It’s a public group, open to everyone who loves their Instant Pot. ...

Minnesota Hero Snack Packs

Minnesota Hero Snack Packs
Thumbs Cookies – a long time favorite of Twin Cities Live – is part of a snack pack being put together to give to front line health workers.  The Minnesota Hero Snack Pack contains products from 15 local small food producers.  A donation of $25 provides snacks for up to 10 workers!  Click here to donate.

All things Sourdough

All things Sourdough
You may have a bit more time on your hands these days since so much of it is being spent at home. One of the projects Elizabeth is tackling during this time is her own sourdough starter.  She was inspired by Amanda Paa, a food writer, recipe developer, and photographer. Read a few sourdough books and the sourdough posts on Amanda's blog to...

Product Sampling

Product Sampling
For now, gone are the days of sampling all the products at the grocery stores.  Because of that, small Minnesota businesses are hurting because they depend on those samples to get people to buy their products.  TCL reporter Kelli Hanson has their backs and is doing the sampling for you in her own kitchen! Kakookies Started as a...

Snacktivities

Snacktivities
Monica Irwin, creator of Veggie Buds Club, has solutions for the age old questions, “Can I have a snack?” and “what can I do? I’m bored!”  It’s what what she calls snacktivities. Exclusive Deal: Use Promo code TCL15 for 15 percent off any subscription or shop product until April 5th. Carrot Tower: Slice 1-2 carrots into...