Honoring Hunger

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

Some people don’t give hunger much thought. For these individuals, it’s just a passing feeling that waxes and wanes throughout the day; a comfortable feeling that’s easy to manage. For others, it brings about feelings of uncertainty (“Should I be hungry?”) or guilt (“How can I be hungry? I just ate.”). This tangled space of questions is where I love to work, and an area I think many of us can relate to. I believe that this junction where the how and when to respond to hunger exists is where a lot of positive change can happen.

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Honoring Hunger

If You Like Pina Coladas

by in Recipe Reviews

Recipes

And who doesn’t? Pineapple and coconut are an awesome combination, which is why this super simple treat will delight you one those spring temperatures finally start creeping around the corner. For a more adult flavor, swap out the vanilla extract and use rum extract instead.

If You Like Pina Coladas

University of North Dakota Dares to Cook

by in Guiding Stars News

Elizabeth Caton

Our partners at the University of North Dakota Dining Services just hosted a student cooking competition, “Chopped” style. In the final cook-off, the leading teams were given beef tenderloin and had to prepare dishes including one fruit, one whole grain, and one vegetable from a carefully chosen list as well as the secret ingredient: radishes. We were delighted to support this fantastic effort by donating prizes.

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University of North Dakota Dares to Cook

Seriously Good Cookies

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We strive to give you our best recipes in all our reviews, but we all know that when it comes to desserts, sometimes our hands are just a bit tied by the need to keep the sugar low. This recipe, however, will knock your socks off. The soft muffin-top like cookies are beautifully spiced and just sweet enough and packed with nutrients from the oats and pumpkin.

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Seriously Good Cookies

Frost Better

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Recipes

We’ve taste-tested this frosting with and without cocoa powder, and if you’re not a fan of chocolate frosting, good news! Without the cocoa, this recipe is, well, maybe not the most festive color, but it’s a darn tasty vanilla frosting that smacks of brown sugar. If you’re aiming to make sure your sweet treats bring some nutritional benefit to the table, this is one frosting you’ve got to try.

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Frost Better