Eat Smart. Play Hard. Together.

Accessibility


2014 Mag Cover

Tell us what you think about the magazine for a chance to win a prize.

2014 Magazine Survey

Password "eatsmart"

| Share

Prairie Fare Column and Blog

Prairie Fare: Mix Up Some Quick Bread

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 20, 2014.

Quick breads are mixed and baked immediately.

Turkey Time Quiz

By Julie Garden-Robinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 19, 2014.

I paged through a grocery store ad the other day as I wrote my grocery shopping list. The ad featured all the ingredients to prepare a sumptuous Thanksgiving meal. I recall being tempted by an ad one year. The entire … Continue reading

Cleaning Up Before Winter

By Julie Garden-Robinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 14, 2014.

  One fall after setting two bags of trash at the curb, I went back into our house as usual. When I ventured outside later in the day, I discovered our trash can had grown by three bags. This was … Continue reading

Prairie Fare: Be Sure Turkey Time Inspires Memories, Not Nightmares

By rmattern from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 13, 2014.

Regardless of how you decide to prepare your bird, ensure a successful and safe turkey dinner by taking some precautions.

Taking the Heat Off Time Issues in the Kitchen

By Julie Garden-Robinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 07, 2014.

When I glanced at the clock high on my office wall a few years ago, minutes were flying by like seconds. The hands were spinning around the dial. I thought I was hallucinating. Then I realized that a campuswide time … Continue reading

Prairie Fare: Do You Know the 3 R’s of Kitchen Conservation?

By rmattern from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 06, 2014.

We can reduce waste in many ways in our kitchen and potentially save some money in the process.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side of the Menu

By Julie Garden-Robinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 31, 2014.

  I had chili at a friend’s house several years ago. At the end of the meal, I was informed it was venison chili. They looked at me strangely, waiting for my reaction. I’m not sure what they expected. I … Continue reading

Prairie Fare: Hand Washing Really Does Cut Illness Rates

By rmattern from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 30, 2014.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refers to hand washing as the single most important means of preventing the spread of disease.

Family Meals Are Worth the Effort

By Julie Garden-Robinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 24, 2014.

  Through the years I have learned a lot of things during our family meals. When my son was 9, he enjoyed quizzing our family about animal trivia from his world record book. I learned the cheetah is the world’s … Continue reading

Prairie Fare: Take Steps to Prevent Kitchen Fires

By rmattern from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 23, 2014.

Kitchen fires are the most common cause of home fires.

Try Halloween Treats With a Twist

By Julie Garden-Robinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 17, 2014.

  Lately, large displays of Halloween treats greet us as we shop for groceries and other necessities. That means that little goblins with flashlights and plastic jack-o-lantern buckets will be haunting neighborhoods and shopping malls collecting goodies. However, kids in … Continue reading

Prairie Fare: Onions Add Flavor, Potential Health Benefits to Your Menu

By rmattern from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 16, 2014.

Most people consume about 20 pounds of onions per year. In fact, we are eating 70 percent more onions than we did just a few years ago.

Have an Apple a Day This Fall

By Julie Garden-Robinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 10, 2014.

  Our apple tree is producing abundantly this year. Fortunately, we have many ways to use apples. We’ve had fresh apple wedges, baked apples, applesauce and apple crisp. After the second pan of apple crisp in a week, my family … Continue reading

Prairie Fare: Just What is “Gluten” Anyway?

By rmattern from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 09, 2014.

Wheat has gluten and rice does not.

October is Popcorn Poppin’ Month

By Julie Garden-Robinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 04, 2014.

  Popcorn has been “popular” in my house from the time my kids were young. Every time the aroma of popcorn filled our kitchen, my children came running for bowls of the fluffy, crunchy snack. I kept my kids in … Continue reading

Prairie Fare: Feeling Guilty About Throwing Food

By rmattern from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 02, 2014.

According to a 2014 report from U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, about 31 percent of the 430 billion pounds of food available is lost annually.

Don’t Take Your Bones for Granted

By Julie Garden-Robinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Sep 26, 2014.

  If you’re like me, you might take for granted things that aren’t causing you any pain at the moment. Think about your bones. If you aren’t wearing a cast, you might ignore the 206 bones in your body. I … Continue reading

Prairie Fare: Trip to Museum Inspires Culinary Explorations

By rmattern from Prairie Fare. Published on Sep 25, 2014.

Garden-Robinson takes a tour of Mary Todd Lincoln's childhood home and is inspired to make some cornbread.

Is Brown Food Healthier?

By Julie Garden-Robinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Sep 21, 2014.

In our Scandinavian household, neutral-colored food was abundant while I was growing up. Yah, sure, we Scandinavians still get teased about our somewhat drab-appearing traditional foods and some of our expressions, too. You bet I liked the taste of brown-shelled … Continue reading

Prairie Fare: Stressed-out Days Can Affect Nutrition and Health

By rmattern from Prairie Fare. Published on Sep 18, 2014.

Stress can affect your ability to concentrate, leave you feeling sad, reduce your energy level and cause sleep issues, as well as many other symptoms.

Prairie Fare: Common Kitchen Practices Aren’t Always Safe

By rmattern from Prairie Fare. Published on Sep 11, 2014.

Many common practices in kitchens, such as thawing on the counter, aren’t necessarily safe ones.

Prairie Fare: Potatoes Are Appealing

By rmattern from Prairie Fare. Published on Sep 04, 2014.

The complex carbohydrates in potatoes provide energy to fuel our muscles and brain.

Prairie Fare: Conquer the Midmorning Slump with Breakfast

By rmattern from Prairie Fare. Published on Aug 28, 2014.

Eating a balanced breakfast has many benefits for adults and children.

Prairie Fare: Try Some X-ray Vision Carrots for Dinner

By rmattern from Prairie Fare. Published on Aug 21, 2014.

What is special about carrots that leads to their “starring role” as a vision protector?

Prairie Fare: Have You Tried Eggplant?

By rmattern from Prairie Fare. Published on Aug 14, 2014.

Eggplants have been eaten for centuries. Spaniards called it "Berenganias" or the apple of love.
Creative Commons License
Feel free to use and share this content, but please do so under the conditions of our Creative Commons license and our Rules for Use. Thanks.