Cooking for One

At different times in our lives we may find ourselves cooking and eating alone. Whether you’re a college student, on the other end of a break-up, or a new empty-nester, you may be having a hard time transitioning to cooking for just yourself. Working up the motivation to cook for yourself can be hard. This… Read more

Prep School: Using Dry Beans and Lentils

If you’ve stayed away from cooking dried beans or other dry legumes like lentils or split peas because you think it is complicated, think again. Yes, they take some time, but the most effort required is filling up a pot with water and letting it simmer on the stove. Beans and legumes are economical, the dried varieties are usually… Read more

Winter Squash

To me, there are very few good things about winter. It’s cold, the sun doesn’t shine, and everything is white. However, one thing I do love about the winter season is the sense of coziness that comes along with it. The perfect winter day consists of getting all cuddled up under a blanket, watching a… Read more

How Food Bankers do Thanksgiving

What do you picture when you think of Thanksgiving? A table surrounded by family? A living room filled with friends? A quiet evening with loved ones? What about the food? Do you have mashed potatoes that are lumpy or smooth? Turkey or ham? What about green bean casserole? What foods can you not live without?… Read more

Fun Meals for the Whole Family

Wouldn’t it be a dream to have your whole family help you cook dinner? Sharing meals together as a household is a great way to strengthen relationships and communication. By creating a fun and interactive meal that everyone can participate in, families can bond in a very meaningful way. Here are some ideas on how… Read more

Prep for No-Cook Nights

It’s September, the days are getting shorter, school and sports are back in session and days are feeling busier. Preparing dinners every night of the week can feel like just one more thing on your to-do list, but present you can help future you save time by preparing a few items to keep on hand… Read more

Food Safety from Package to Plate – Hamburger Edition

Practicing proper food safety helps to prevent foodborne illness. Foodborne illnesses are caused by pathogens (bacteria, viruses) that are either naturally present on food or may get on food through outside contamination. Symptoms of foodborne illness include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, fever, and/or jaundice. These symptoms can appear as soon as a few hours, or… Read more

Keeping Summer Food Fun

At this point in the summer you’ve probably heard “I’m bored” more than once from your kids. Summer camps are getting boring, games are getting boring, tv is getting boring, and every meal you make is boring. While we can’t help you convince your kids that they should get off the couch and go play,… Read more

Prep School: Freezing Fruits and Vegetables

Summer is (finally, thankfully) here in New England and the fruits and vegetables of the season are starting to fill the market shelves. An abundance of ripe seasonal produce means grocers and farmers need to move it or lose it, and this means deep discounts for you when compared to prices the rest of the… Read more

What’s in Season: Summer Produce

Eating seasonally is a great way to save money, support your local community, and get the freshest, most delicious produce available. This summer try your hand at eating seasonally and reap the benefits. Not sure what’s in season? See this guide below for details. Don’t forget to bring this list with you to the local… Read more