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Yearning for Simple Solutions

March 26, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

Sometimes I think, “It would be so nice to have a simple answer to a simple question.” If someone asks me the seemingly simple question, “Are vegetables better cooked or raw?” I’d like to be able to just say one or the other. But the fact is that the answer is not simple. Now having […]

Beyond Mush

February 6, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Sometimes I ask Vic what he wants for breakfast; and he comes back with “mush.” It is without doubt not a term that entices my appetite. It’s probably one of those terms that are tied to his childhood. But since it’s not tied to my childhood, it sounds, well ….. mushy. A month or so […]

Substitutions and Wild Creativity

November 14, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Today, a granddaughter and a few of her friends are coming over for a little cooking lesson. I’m going to involve them in three recipes; a stir-fry (same technique used to make fajitas); minestrone soup; and a super easy soup. I chose the recipes; recipes that will help them learn techniques that can be used […]

Herbs and Spices for Flavorful Food

October 10, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

As I begin typing this post, I realize that I’m headed for Greece, where herbs and spices are integral ingredients in making food quite wonderful. This article won’t get posted for about a month, but I’m in one of my moods to share a bit about the use of herbs and spices. On April 25, […]

What’s in Your Ground Meat?

August 29, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

It was late in my cooking experience when I learned to use a food processor; but I’ve gradually gotten up to speed. One of my most recent experiences is using the food processor for making ground meat. Are you wondering why I’d waste my time doing such a thing when the butcher does it so […]

Creativity in the Kitchen

August 8, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Let’s imagine that you have not been gifted with music talents; nor do you write books; and on top of that you can’t draw worth beans. Maybe you have a gift for creativity in the kitchen; this gift can be a main ingredient in healthy, tasty dishes. You may be able to make recipes that […]

Juggling Fat

June 27, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’ve seen a big giggly chunk of animal fat, you know that the thought of juggling fat sounds like a difficult task. Seriously, I realize that you don’t want to juggle fat (and neither do I); but I do want to help you balance the types of fat in your diet. In addition, I […]

Oranges Red and Redder – It’s Not All in a Name

February 28, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

I don’t really think it’s all in a name; but it is an interesting argument. If you want an orange and want to reap some extra nutrients you may decide upon the Blood Orange. It seems that they could have come up with a better name right? Blood? Really? Maybe they could have chosen something […]

The Super Bowl Fruit

February 7, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Whether you watched the Super Bowl or not you’ve probably heard some of the firsts that happened yesterday: first quarterback to win five times; first head coach to win five trophies; first time Super Bowl ever went to overtime; first team to come back by such a huge deficit and on and on. Football is […]

Thoughts on the Food Budget

November 29, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

This is the time of year when many families are juggling gift buying and ordinary demands – like the food budget. Because of this challenge, I decided to write about a not so holiday-like issue – the food budget. I guess that I should proclaim my bias from the get-go. I’m writing about how the […]