All About Food

​Take it easy: A fast and simple quiche recipe

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 15th, 2019

Quiche - photograph by Sabrina Hornung

Quiche is a great addition to any brunch. It’s almost like a wardrobe staple that you can dress up or dress down. I made one for my 90-year-old grandma for mother’s day last weekend. She’s a good critic when I try out a new recipe because she will tell me exactly how she feels about it. She attended a Swiss cooking school in her youth and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to navigating one’s way around the kitchen. I held my breath as she took her first bite. I would never…

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​Mother’s Day Breakfast

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 8th, 2019

By Teresa Farrell, Registered and Licensed Dietician at Essentia Health
tara.ekren@essentiahealth.org

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s a great opportunity to show your mother just how much you love her. A good way to start the day is a healthy yet special breakfast, made just for Mom. A special breakfast need not be complicated. Even if you cook very little there are easy ways to make it special. With a little creativity and an attractive presentation, Mom will…

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The Power of Plant-Forward Eating

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 24th, 2019

By Megan Myrdal
meganmyrdal@gmail.com

Throughout your life someone has likely told you to eat your vegetables, but has anyone ever told you to eat more plants? If not, you heard it here -- EAT MORE PLANTS. A diet rich in plant-based foods, including fruit and vegetables (produce), as well as whole grains, beans and other legumes, nuts and seeds and plant oils, is decisively associated with good health for ourselves and good health for the planet.

Nutritionally, eating more plants provides…

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​It is the best of times

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 24th, 2019

The snow has finally receded under the heat of the spring sun, leaving us with a soggy brown mess. But it is our mess and soon under that same sun will come greener pastures and some delectable food.

I have never been one to succumb to the siren sound of asparagus in the dead of winter. Asparagus from Peru! Pick up a Peruvian cookbook from the library and tell me how many recipes for asparagus are in it, exactly.

Like a masochist waiting for the next crack and sting of the whip, I wait…

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HPR speaks with the Sioux Chef

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 24th, 2019

SXC team at Beard House - photograph provided by Dana Thompson

By Ben Myhre
benmyhre35@gmail.com

When Colonial Americans forced Indigenous Americans onto reservations, many Native American food traditions were lost. Dana Thompson and Sean Sherman, of Minnesota-based The Sioux Chef, seek to revitalize Native American Cuisine and that heritage. They have a goal of empowering Native communities all over North America by reconnecting people to their traditional foods.

The Sioux Chef is a Twin Cities-based catering company who travel all over the world…

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​Central North Dakota dairy farm offers unique service

by Ryan Janke | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 24th, 2019

Photograph by Lea Black

In central North Dakota, just south of I-94, sits a little storefront in the small town of Sterling. It is owned by Blaine and Kathy Goetz, and has been providing a unique service since 2008.

Kathy will tell you, “we just bottle milk,” but if you dig deeper, you will see that the story of Bessy’s Best is much richer than that.

Blaine and Kathy were dairy farmers for nearly 30 years before they opened Bessy’s Best. They milked around 250 cows and it was a business they shared with…

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​Local food stories- What do they mean to you?

by Nikki Berglund | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 24th, 2019

Photograph by Nikki Berglund

I am currently obsessed with Barbara Kingsolver’s book “Animal Vegetable Miracle” and it’s really got me thinking about some things. Although she is mainly known for her fiction, this book is a non-fiction account of her family’s decision to eat locally for an entire year. It is a thought provoking read that tempts one into pondering this challenge for themselves, which is much easier said than done, especially considering where we live!

Although my husband and I took the…

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​The frozen pizza king of Jamestown

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 10th, 2019

Photograph by Megan Kitsch photography

After three years Jon Beyer aka “Jonny B” has become the face and the beard behind Jonny B’s Brickhouse in Jamestown North Dakota. Besides the largest selection of craft beers between here and Bismarck, wood-fired pizzas and tasty burgers, he’s found another way to make dough via frozen pizzas and now he’s bringing his ‘za to Fargo.

High Plains Reader: What prompted you to get into the pizza business?

Jon: I've been making pizza at home my entire life and perfecting my dough…

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​Chicago deep dish with Ramshackle Pantry

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 3rd, 2019

Chicago's deep-dish pizza

By Ben Myhre
benmyhre35@gmail.com

Chicago Deep Dish Basics
This is a very thick pizza pie that carries significant weight in yummy pizza goodness. Besides the thickness, the order of ingredients is a bit different than a traditional Margarita or NY style pizza. The cheese in a Chicago Deep Dish goes under the tomato sauce. The reason for this is that this hefty pizza needs ample cooking time and if the cheese were on top, it would burn.

As the name implies, it was created in Chicago. Uno…

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​‘Creativity of necessity’

by Ryan Janke | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 6th, 2019

Amy Thielen in the kitchen

In rural Minnesota, outside of Park Rapids, Amy Thielen was attempting to light her wood-fired oven. It is in her brand-new kitchen that she hopes to teach cooking classes out of, which is a far cry from what it was when she and her husband first moved in back in the late ‘90s.

“The house we live in is kind of rustic,” Thielen said. “This whole house is handmade. My husband built the original part [by hand]. It was a one-room cabin. We had no running water or power or anything.…

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