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Back to School: Quick and Easy Recipes for the Whole Family

2 Comments 20 August 2013

Whether you can believe it or not (we certainly can’t), fall is right around the corner, as is the back-to-school season, the busying of schedules, and the demise of well thought out, delicious and nutritious family meals. As much as you might try, when the school years starts back up and time is of the essence, it’s hard to stick to getting well-rounded meals onto your family’s table morning, noon and night. For today, we’ve compiled a list of relatively simple, tasty, and good-for-you meal options to cover sun-up to sun-down. Even a few sweets made it into the round-up, for those who can’t finish a meal without one (like me).

For Breakfast:

Zucchini Hash with Soft Cooked Eggs from local food blog Delicious Dishings.
This recipe is comfort food at it’s finest, and with just a few simple ingredients it’s easy to prepare but packed with flavor. Use zucchini or summer squash, whatever you have on hand, and perhaps even a sprinkling of chopped bacon if you so choose. Over-easy eggs can be used in place of the soft-cooked eggs for an even easier preparation.

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Scenes from a Cooking Day

No Comments 11 April 2013

Since Local Root opened, we’ve wanted to get a working kitchen in the store. We do a lot of product testing, cooking and baking, and thought it would be so fitting to be able to do that right in the store! And while we haven’t been able to build out a full kitchen just yet, we have been able to get something together that allowed us to hold our monthly cooking day at the store last Friday.

On cooking days, we have a chance to test out new merchandise, try out recipes from our selection of cookbooks, and get a little creative in the kitchen. Last Friday I opted to test out our pasta maker, which we made into a delicious spring-inspired dish, and to try my hand at a Julie Childs crepe recipe.

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How To Make Homemade Stocks

No Comments 06 March 2013

Whether you’re a cooking novice, or a seasoned chef, homemade stock is one of the greatest tricks you can arm yourself with. Homemade stock can elevate a simple dish to a whole new level. Many recipes call for it, but the store-bought boxed and canned kinds are bland and often taste like little more than salted water. Making stock from scratch is really easy, and completely worth the little bit of effort it takes.

There are several different ways to make stock, depending on what kinds of ingredients you’ll be using, and what type of stock you’re making. I’m not going to give you a concrete recipe here today, but are instead I’m going to introduce a couple of different techniques, and then at the end I’ll be sure to share a few of my favorite “recipes” with you – though the truth is, in all of the times I’ve ever made stock, I’ve never followed a recipe! It’s all about using what you have on hand, and making something delicious from that.

Homemade Vegetable Stock

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Recipes for a Happier and Healthier New Year

No Comments 03 January 2013

We share plenty of recipes on this blog, but admittedly – they aren’t all so figure friendly. Food is primarily supposed to be fuel – and while delicious indulgences are wonderful, and definitely necessary to lead the happiest life possible, it’s great when you can marry great flavor with waistline friendly recipes.

To usher in the New Year, we dove back into our archives to pull out some of our healthier features, that won’t leave you wanting in the flavor department, but will hopefully leave you less a couple of those holiday pounds!

Spinach Frittata This traditional breakfast egg dish gets kicked up a few notches in taste and nutrition with the addition of spinach and goat cheese.

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