Food

Oven Roasted Rack of Lamb is the star of Easter or Passover dinner

If you’re looking for a showstopping centerpiece for your upcoming Easter or Passover feast, look no further than our Oven Roasted Rack of Lamb with Mint Pistachio Pesto. This succulent main course is full of big flavor, stunning to behold and, even better, it’s surprisingly easy to ...

Sweet Potato Hash is the perfect Easter side dish

This week’s recipe for Sweet Potato Hash was inspired by a desire to bring the colors of spring to our table this Easter. With its bright colors and savory nature, this side dish is the perfect complement for roast meat dishes, especially last week’s featured recipe, Oven-Roasted Rack of ...

Is that soy in your Whopper? Plant-based meat sales rising

From soy-based sliders to ground lentil sausages, plant-based meat substitutes are surging in popularity. And carnivores — not vegans or vegetarians — are among the biggest consumers. Growing demand for healthier, more sustainable food is one reason people are seeking plant-based meats. ...

Rethinking pasta primavera to make it taste like spring

You'd never know that pasta primavera, a pseudo-Italian dish that appears on virtually every chain restaurant menu, actually has roots in French haute cuisine. The usual reproduction — a random jumble of produce tossed with noodles in a heavy, flavor-deadening cream sauce — tastes nothing ...

Enjoy the freshness & color of spring with Rainbow Layer Salad

Happy spring! Spring is a season of freshness and color, and my new Rainbow Layer Salad with Buttermilk Herb Dressing is a dazzling and delicious way to celebrate its arrival. With its showy presentation, this big-batch salad is designed to appeal to every palate, making it perfect for ...

What my DNA told me: Avoid fast food, eat vegetables

NEW YORK (AP) — Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they're tips supposedly tailored to my DNA profile. The suggestions come from 23andme, one of the companies offering to point you toward the optimal eating and exercise habits for your ...

Pair earthy, hearty mushrooms with equally hearty farro

We wanted to pair earthy, hearty mushrooms with equally hearty farro. To start, we used the pasta method (an abundance of water) to boil our farro, which ensured the grains cooked evenly and required only half an hour. We then moved on to the mushrooms, sauteing them with shallot and thyme ...

Shopping to reduce food waste is easy on the wallet too

An expired date on an egg carton. Browning avocados. The Chinese takeout from last week. They're all foods likely destined for the trash. If you're hoping to reduce household food waste, experts say there are two key things to do: Eat what you have, and buy only what you need. Practicing ...

Dining Out: Elevation meets, exceeds lofty ambitions

The first impression visitors to Elevation at the Minot Country Club might have upon entry is a sense that one has been transported away to a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains. The views from the huge windows are spectacular, scenic – even in the waning days of winter. The view inside ...

Words With… Mike Miller Owner, Elevation

Native North Dakotan Mike Miller began his career in the food and beverage industry 20 years ago, with his experience in North Dakota, Minnesota, California and Arizona. Throughout his travels and experiences, he gained knowledge and experience on all parts of the restaurant industry. He also ...

Granny Jela draws millions in Serbia with online cooking

JAGODINA, Serbia (AP) — What to cook today? Serbs looking for ideas are increasingly turning to the Balkan country's 69-year-old hit chef Granny Jela, who has put her life-long experience to good use and launched an online cooking tutorial. Her real name is Jelena Petrovic and her YouTube ...

Advice on salt, hidden in an array of foods, gets specific

NEW YORK (AP) — It can be hidden in bread, pizza, soup and other packaged foods and restaurant meals. Now, advice to watch out for salt is coming with a more specific reason. A report released Tuesday by the National Academies of Science ties the recommended limit on sodium to a reduced ...

A silky-smooth soup with a big dose of healthy greens

When considering uses for sturdy greens like kale and Swiss chard, a smooth pureed soup may not immediately come to mind. But we had high hopes for a silky-smooth soup that delivered a big dose of healthy greens packed with essential nutrients. First, we built a flavorful foundation of sweet ...

Making tender kale without overcooking or having it swampy

Kale is among the most nutrient-dense of all vegetables, but it can be difficult to turn the hearty green tender enough to enjoy. We wanted a simple approach to producing an abundance of tender kale without overcooking the greens or leaving them awash in liquid. We started with a generous 4 ...

How to roast broccoli florets and get them crispy browned

Roasting might just be the best way to cook vegetables. Roasting is a fancy term for cooking food in a hot oven. The intense heat causes excess moisture to evaporate, leaving a crispy, browned exterior. And all that browning makes food taste better. Roasting is a great way to cook ...

Try a dish with bold North African-influenced spices

Espinacas is a traditional tapas dish found in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia consisting of tender stewed chickpeas, delicate wilted spinach, and bold North African-influenced spices. We set out to develop an adaptation of this dish that could work as part of a larger meal. For the ...