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Recipes & Cooking

Healthy Recipe: Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Total Time: 25 minutes Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Yield: 4 servings Serving size: ¾ cup Ingredients: 1 1/4 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, unpeeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 4 large cloves garlic, peeled and quartered 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth (optional) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Place the potatoes and garlic in a steamer basket fitted over a large pot of boiling water. Cover and.
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Free Conference on Race, Food & Justice

Food — what’s race and justice got to do with it? To answer that question, Case Western Reserve University hosts the “Race, Food and Justice” conference on April 25 and 26. The conference is free and open to the public. It marks the third year CWRU’s Social Justice Institute has partnered with local organizations Rid-All Green Partnership Project, Environmental Health Watch and PolicyBridge to raise public.
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Coit Road Farmers’ Market Open All Year

The Coit Road Farmers’ Market recently celebrated its 80th anniversary. Since being founded in 1932 by a group of farmers, the market has evolved from being a primary source of local food on the East Side to an oasis of locally grown food. The former overflow parking lot now includes a community garden, EC Grows, and a large urban farm area. The urban farm was recently.
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Youth in the Kitchen

Do you remember your first time in the kitchen? I still remember the first full meal that I ever cooked. It was Mother's Day 2001, and I was 13. I was so excited to show my mother all that I had gleaned from her and my grandmother over 13 LONG years. I went all out that day. I made T-bone steaks, roasted potatoes and veggies, biscuits, and my.
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Rec Centers, Nonprofits Combat Student Hunger

Students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District will find the Glenville Recreation Center, the Cory Recreation Center and 19 other city rec centers more than just places for fitness activities this summer. Starting Monday, June 18, the centers will be places girls and boys can go for free boxed lunches. With hunger an issue for many Cleveland youth, the free lunches will fill a need, said.
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Buckeye-Shaker City Fresh Stop to Open June 12

Want to find super-fresh, healthy and affordable eats in your neighborhood this summer? Look no farther than the new Buckeye-Shaker City Fresh Stop, a community supported agriculture initiative that promotes urban health and sustainable food systems in Northeast Ohio. Every Tuesday between June 12 and October 23, shareholders will gather at the new stop (located at 12000 Shaker Blvd.) to collect just-picked fruits and vegetables, swap.
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Coit Road Farmers’ Market celebrates its 80th anniversary

The Coit Road Farmers’ Market celebrates its 80th anniversary during market hours 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2. The celebration will include activities for all ages such as entertainment, games, information tables, health screenings and food. Founded in 1932, the market is located at the intersection of Coit and Woodworth roads near East 152nd and provides access to affordable, locally sourced food to the residents of Greater.
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Recipe of the Month: Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:  1/2 of a large head of cauliflower broken into florets (about 8 cups) 1 pound of potatoes, peeled and quartered 3/4 cup of low-fat milk 1 tablespoon of butter   DIRECTIONS: 1. Steam cauliflower for 15 minutes. 2. Transfer to blender or food processor. Add milk and puree until smooth (about two minutes). 3. Place cut potatoes in a saucepan. Add cold salted water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce.
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Chili Cook-Off Brings Neighbors Together

On Wed., March,14, Commodore Place Apartments held its first annual Chili Cook-off Fundraiser. The proceeds will go towards a summer trip that will benefit all the residents who attended the cook-off Toya A. Rogers, the new service coordinator in the apartment building at Euclid Avenue and Ford Drive, got the idea from the monthly Women's Group. "The beauty of this idea was that people that live outside.
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Recipe of the Month: Cheesy Bean and Rice Casserole

Ingredients with estimated pricing:  1 can of kidney beans = $1.19 1 large onion = 99 cents 1 cup of cottage cheese = $2.99 3 cups of cooked brown rice = $2.89 3 ounces of low-fat cheddar cheese = $1.22  Also needed: 1 garlic clove and 1 tablespoon of flour Directions:  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked rice, drained can of beans, chopped onion, minced garlic,.
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Cottage Pie (Featuring Root Veggies)

  What is a cottage pie? When I demoed this at the market I watched peoples eyes light up when I said "pie" only to turn to confusion and horror when I listed the ingredients. "Beef? Turnips? Carrots? That's not pie!"   After a moment of contemplation, some said, "You mean shepherds pie." Nope, I mean "cottage pie." Shepherds pie is made with lamb and only lamb! (OK... maybe.
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Midtown Farmers Market Adds New Food and News Stand

Customers entering Midtown Farmers Market on Carnegie Avenue will soon be greeted by the smells of fresh pastries and hot coffee at the market’s new news and food stand set to open in February. Tony Mendolera owns the market at 3400 Carnegie Ave. and knows a thing or two about the food business.  His grandfather opened a store on Cleveland's east side in 1911 shortly after emigrating.
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Recipe of the Month: Black Bean Taco Salad

Black Bean Taco Salad Ingredients needed: Great Value black beans = 68 cents for a 15 ounce can. Three cans x 68 cents = $2.04 Great Value jar of salsa = $2.29 Great Value tortilla chips = $1.68 Great Value low-fat fiesta cheese = $4.48 Total cost for six servings = $10.49 That's $1.75 per serving. This recipe encourages families to take any leftover vegetables they have in their refrigerators and toss them in the taco salad. The.
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“Are You Digging Your Grave With Your Fork?”

This year take on an oath and pledge. Make a promise to yourself to try one new healthy habit each week and stick with it.  Annually, we all make resolutions usually related to our financial, spiritual, educational or physical health. I want you to think about your most important possession: your health. It’s the most important asset you possess and it trumps everything else in life..
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The Coit Road Farmers Market Recipe of the Month

From Coit Road Farmers Market Kevin’s Daily Local … Eating well with what’s locally available Kevin Scheuring cooks great food, manages the Coit Road Farmers’ Market and advises many customers on seasonings as the Spicehound.  His specialty is to cook wonderful food every day with what is locally available. He regularly offers easy, healthy recipes in Neighborhood Voice. It seems that too many people are puzzled by the humble eggplant..
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