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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone makes a delicious meal in one pot. In Italy there are many kinds of minestrone soup. This version uses kale, a highly nutritious green leafy vegetable. Cabbage, spinach, or Swiss chard would also be good choices of greens in this soup.  Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped […]

Lentil Chili

Lentils have a mild, nutty, earthy flavor and will give any dish a boost of fiber and nutrients. Because of their hearty texture and protein content, lentils are sometimes used as an alternative for meat. Available dried or canned, lentils are highly versatile & make a great shelf-stable food. INGREDIENTS: 3.5 cups crushed tomatoes (canned) […]

Family Cooking Nights

Family Cooking Nights

Early April we partnered with Chef Loghan Call of Planted Cuisine to hold cooking classes with the families at Courtade and Westwoods, focusing on ways to incorporate more vegetables onto the dinner plate! We made vegetable tacos with cajun black lentils, turmeric amaranth rice, roasted butternut sauce and pea shoots! We engaged the whole family […]

Stay warm with Bean Chili

Stay warm with Bean Chili

This February we got record snow and chilling temps but kept our students toasty with our Michigan Dry Bean Chili taste test! Did you know that Michigan is the top producer for black beans and the second top producer of other dry beans in the country? Dry beans are a great affordable option to get […]

Rainbow Potato Salad and Veggie Roll-Ups

Rainbow Potato Salad and Veggie Roll-Ups

We brought in lots of colorful vegetables into the schools this January. Our taste tests featured Rainbow Potato Salad with purple and yellow fingerling potatoes from Lakeview Hill Farm. It was the first time many kids had tried purple potatoes as well as trying a vinegar based one! Getting creative with new recipes helps kids […]

Beet Hummus

Beet Hummus

This December, we taste tested Beet Hummus in our school cafeterias and asked our students what they thought. 70% of the students who tried it voted they LOVED IT! We partnered with Lakeview Hill Farm to source our beets, that helped turn our hummus a beautiful shade of pink. From the color to the taste […]