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Prairie Fare Column and Blog

Prairie Fare: Do Microwave Ovens Zap Nutrients in Foods?

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Dec 07, 2017.

Cooking in a microwave can help preserve nutrients in food.

Prairie Fare: Always Compliment the Cook Who Uses Planned-over Food

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 30, 2017.

Don’t let leftover food go to waste; turn it into planned-overs.

Prairie Fare: How Much Do You Know About Frozen Food Storage?

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 22, 2017.

Freezing is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to preserve food if you have the proper equipment.

Prairie Fare: Make Good Use of Leftovers This Holiday Season

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 16, 2017.

Take steps to avoid food waste.

Prairie Fare: Are You Among the 1 in 3?

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 09, 2017.

An estimated 84 million Americans have prediabetes, and most don’t know it.

Prairie Fare: Warm Yourself With Some Soup

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 02, 2017.

Soup is high in liquid, which means it usually is lower in calories than other foods.

Prairie Fare: Tasting Cookie Dough is Hazardous for New Reasons

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 26, 2017.

Flour and some other grain-based foods have been linked to foodborne illness outbreaks.

Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare Celebrates 20 Years

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 19, 2017.

The column has covered topics from apples to zucchini and everything in between.

Prairie Fare: October is National Pizza Month

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 12, 2017.

Well-chosen toppings can make your pizza a healthful menu option.

Prairie Fare: All Eyes on Squash

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 05, 2017.

Squash are nutrition all-stars.

Prairie Fare: Does Your Stomach Ever Interrupt Your Work?

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Sep 28, 2017.

Eating breakfast has many benefits for people of all ages.

Prairie Fare: Enjoy More Apples This Season

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Sep 21, 2017.

Apples are tasty snacks and good for your health.

Prairie Fare: September is National Family Meals Month

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Sep 14, 2017.

Children who eat with their families tend to do better in school, eat more nutritiously and avoid risky behaviors.

Prairie Fare: In a Pickle Over a Side Dish?

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Sep 07, 2017.

Pickles can be made from almost any vegetable or many fruits.

Prairie Fare: Ovens Are for Baking, Not Canning, and Other Food Preservation Tips

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Aug 31, 2017.

To avoid foodborne illnesses, use research-tested recipes and follow them carefully.
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