All About Food

Emotional eating & dealing with a feeling

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 14th, 2018

By Melissa Martin, Ph.D.
Melissamartincounselor@live.com

Emotional eating refers to a range of behaviors in which individuals eat for reasons other than physiological hunger; and eating is an attempt to self-soothe emotions. The mood determines the food. Individuals eat to try to manage uncomfortable emotions such as grief, worthlessness, hopelessness, anger, anxiety, guilt, or loneliness. Eating is used to escape emotional pain.

When eating, the “feel good” chemicals called…

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​The Robinson Lions and Carol’s Kitchen: It takes a village

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 14th, 2018

A peek at Carol’s Kitchen - photograph by Sabrina Hornung“It takes people to step forward. There’s about 25 members in the Robinson Lions Club and we put these events on to keep the town alive,” said Clyde Trautmann as he sipped his drink at Hanson’s Bar.

Trautmann is a Robinson native, Lions Club member, and organizer of their annual fishing derby. He went on to say that the older he got the more community-minded he had become. His father was a Lions charter member in 1975. “We’re just trying to keep a little life in this town…

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​Dude, where’s my ramen?

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 7th, 2018

At the Slurp RamenBy Nathan Roy
bardsdream@gmail.com

The sun sticking around longer during the day sure is nice. Brrr is it ever cold though, as we approach midwinter (Spring’s around the corner, y’all). Meanwhile, what better way is there to stave off cold than with a hot meal?

I once saw a film called "The Ramen Girl," starring the late Brittany Murphy and couldn’t stop watching. It portrayed ramen as a metaphor of life. After seeing the film I thought damn it would be cool to have a ramen joint…

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‘I go by Flash’

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 31st, 2018

Wendel “Flash” Krous - photograph by Sabrina HornungWhen asked what brought the former truck driver and Driscoll native Wendel “Flash” Krous into the bar business he said, “Friends, if you can call ‘em that, they talked me into doin’ it. I bought an old gas station. They used to come down and drink in the shop, where I had my truck. They said you should open a bar and now they all bitch, ‘cause I charge ‘em. Right, Norm?”

Norm -- the unofficial “mayor” grinned as he sipped his beer and said, “Too much!” and the…

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​Mason Lewis: the chef behind Nichole’s savory side

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 26th, 2018

Mason LewisConsistently kicking it in all the local polls for “best dessert” and “best bakery” in town, year after year, Nichole’s Fine Pastry is now also becoming a go-to place for delicious and innovative evening meals, with its new Bistro Menu and the mastermind behind the non-dessert menu, Mason Lewis.

In this first in a series highlighting local chefs and cooks, HPR caught up with Fargo native Lewis and chatted about his passion for creating food and particularly his work at…

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Wild ideas to increase your intake of greens

by Erin Oberlander | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 17th, 2018

Do you eat enough vegetables? Almost no one does. The current USDA nutrition guidelines for adults recommend 2.5 to 3 cups of vegetables to be eaten daily. Other nutrition sources indicate this number can be upwards of 6 cups of vegetables daily for optimal health.

This means, at any given meal, half of your plate needs to be vegetables. And vegetables are not to be confused with starches, such as corn and potatoes. Broccoli, cauliflower, celery, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and zucchini…

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​A night at The Crossing

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 17th, 2018

Scott and Patty Hoff - photograph by Sabrina HornungThe night I visited Ashtabula Crossing was the same night as the Winter Solstice. A stark contrast to the blue skies and lush green grass I remembered from summers past. As North Dakotans we can switch from barefootin’ to snowbootin’ in a matter of seasons with little fuss--as long as the fishing is decent.

Despite the layer of snow cover and inches of ice covering the lake, the restaurant is a year-round destination for locals and fishermen alike. “Evenings like this we get a lot…

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​Just opened: Wild Terra Cider and Brewing

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 13th, 2017

Wild Terra Cider and Brewing - photograph by Logan MacraeOn the Corner of University and Northern Pacific sits a building that has just been revitalized. Once a horse barn, this large picturesque structure now houses Wild Terra Cider and Brewing. When the new owners Breezee and Ethan found the structure in Downtown Fargo, the inside was “rustic.” The long rehabilitation process has now paid off.

The once dilapidated interior is now a splendor of architectural feats. When people said they were crazy for proposing the remodeling, Breezee and…

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Cooking from the heart of German Russian Country

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 29th, 2017


GRHC and Prairie Public release documentary and cookbook

The kitchen is often said to be the heart of the home -- in fact, some of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned in life were in a kitchen and from a German grandmother. Growing up she taught me a thing or two in the kitchen, never measuring and never missing a beat.

“Gutes Essen” is German for “good eating.” “Gutes Essen-Good eating in German-Russian country” is also the name of Prairie Public’s latest documentary…

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Wine cellaring 101: your guide to aging wines

by Megan Bartholomay | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 29th, 2017

There’s a common misconception that all wine gets better with age. And there are lots of cliches and dumb birthday internet memes with Leonardo DiCaprio toasting you with a glass of Champagne saying something along the lines of, “Like a good wine, you’re only getting better with age.”

Um, not true. A good wine? How about a great wine. A freaking amazing one. In fact, would you believe that only 1% of all wines in the world are meant to be aged? Well, believe it, baby.

So, what…

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