Nutrition Tip of the Week: Early Summer Vegetables in Season

Summer is a busy time for everyone, but especially for farmers and gardeners! So many things are growing, and there are more fruits and veggies ready to eat every day. The cooler weather veggies, and the fast-growing veggies are ready first like asparagus, broad beans, broccoli, spring cabbage, kohlrabi, lettuce, salad onions, peas, early potatoes,Continue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Early Summer Vegetables in Season”

Recipe of the Week: Asparagus Pasta Salad

Spring is officially here! Lots of new vegetables are starting to grow and one of the easiest to eat is asparagus! Its crunchy and green tasting when its raw, like fresh peas, and cooks quickly on the grill, in the oven, or in a frying pan. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you canContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Asparagus Pasta Salad”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Making pasta in Italy

Pasta has been around for so long that nobody really knows when it started; its been recorded in history as far back as the Ancient Greek diets, as well as recorded in China for centuries before that. It can be made with any number of starchy plants like flour, rice, barley, and buckwheat. Italians makeContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Making pasta in Italy”

Recipe of the Week: Spinach Pesto Pasta

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and in the USA, that means GREEN THINGS ALL DAY! Today’s easy pasta recipe is bright green, full of flavor, and quick to make! You can use any shape of pasta, whether its a fun shape or a long noodle, and you can add in any and all veggies you’dContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Spinach Pesto Pasta”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Chinese Noodles // Veggie Chow Mein

It is National Noodle Month and National Nutrition Month and celebrating both of these means Captain Create is floating his balloon around the world looking for healthy and tasty noodles to share with you! Today he is exploring Chinese Noodles, which were first recorded in their history during the Eastern Han Dynasty, which was approximatelyContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Chinese Noodles // Veggie Chow Mein”

Recipe of the Week: Easy Bruschetta

It is Holiday Party season, and Captain Create loves to make easy appetizers or snacks to share. Today’s recipe is a no-rules recipe based on an Italian tradition of eating things with bread and olive oil. Bruschetta can be anything from fresh or roasted tomatoes, to a whole bunch of vegetables, to tomatoes, olives, andContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Easy Bruschetta”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Massachusetts’ Cranberry Bogs

Captain Create is learning about a truly American food this week in the state where they were first recorded to be grown for market. He’s in Massachusetts learning about the cranberry! The Algonquin, Chippewa, and Cree people gathered wild cranberries where they could find them in what is now Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Wisconsin,Continue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Massachusetts’ Cranberry Bogs”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Celebrate Diwali

Today in India it is the first day of Diwali, a five day festival to celebrate the “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”. This festival is celebrated and is known worldwide as one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. The first day of the festival, celebrants prepare byContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Celebrate Diwali”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Try a Turnip!

Way back in the springtime we planted turnips in Grandpa’s Garden. All summer these tiny humans helped in the garden by watering and pulling weeds, and now we get to eat all the things they grew. One of the seeds they planted grew up into this giant turnip! How do you cook a turnip? TurnipsContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Try a Turnip!”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Celebrate National Taco Day!

There are no rules when you make tacos, and every family has their own secret family recipe… What do you add to your tacos? You can add an entire rainbow of veggies to keep your body healthy and moving. October 4th is National Taco Day (sometimes it is even on a Tuesday!) and Captain CreateContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Celebrate National Taco Day!”