• Cooking

    A Locavore Christmas: Whole Grain Christmas Cookies

    There’s a new post up today on Simple Good and Tasty with 9 yummy Christmas cookie recipes I’ve been itchin’ to share with all of you. My last installment of Great Grains for 2012 showcased some new recipes to dress up your holiday cookies with whole grains. We’re all so overloaded with rich, sweet, salty, and syrupy foods this time of year. While these treats make the holidays oh-so-merry, it’s nice to put a dash of healthy in there too. Add one of these to your baking list this weekend – then hop over to Facebook and share your family’s reaction when you shared your secret weapon for extra-special Christmas…

  • Books,  Cooking,  Foodies,  Local Products

    Spoonriver Cookbook & Giveaway

    Don’t let anyone to fool you. Learning to cook like a gourmet genius is hard work. Learning to love vegetables and whole grains if you’re not a fan takes even more. Ever wish there was a cookbook that could help you do both? Meet The Spoonriver Cookbook. Written by Twin Cities local food pioneer Brenda Langton, this book is a must-add to all Minnesota locavore cookbook shelves. Langton is the award-winning chef and owner of Spoonriver restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. The new cookbook adds to a large body of work promoting local and sustainable food, begun in the co-op movement of the 1970’s. Not only do the recipes and photos…