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I recently participated in a health fair at Phoenix School in Roseburg. I wanted to give the kids a dessert that was dairy, gluten-free and a little healthier than the usual sweets they love.

  • Kathy Bates OSU Extension
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Over the past two months, third graders from many of Douglas County’s elementary schools have been participating in Oregon State University’s “Growing Healthy Kids” curriculum. This seven-part series uses gardening as a way of exposing children to a variety of vegetables and fruits. The ulti…

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When Barbara Anderson and family relocated from Southern California to the Roberts Creek area of Dixonville, she had no idea the adventures that awaited her. A longtime gardener, self-proclaimed “hippie chick” and avid bird watcher, Barbara found herself in her own little paradise.

  • Beth Schultz
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I found a kale salad at the Umpqua Valley Farmers Market two weeks ago. It was the best kale salad I have ever had. It is not something offered every week from OmGrown Family Farms, so I asked the owner Aimee if she would share the recipe with The News-Review. She was thrilled to do so!

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Oftentimes, I hear people say they want to eat healthy but are confused with the overwhelming amount of information about what is and isn’t healthy. I’m going to sum it up for you in 500 words.

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I love pasta! I always have and I always will. When I realized pasta did not love me, I had to find a replacement. I found spaghetti squash and we have developed a great relationship. Even my kids like it.

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I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and someone posted how they made pancakes out of just mashed banana and a couple of eggs. When I first heard of this recipe I thought no way! You cannot make pancakes out of just banana and eggs. Then I saw someone else rave about it so I tried …

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Growing up, there was no lack of church potlucks and family gatherings where all manner of recipes were shared. Lined up on those tables were a plethora of dishes ranging from sweet to savory, including new creations and the old standards as well.

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I adore recipes that are passed down from one generation to another. And not specifically just within one family, but ones that can be shared between friends and even strangers too. That is how I happened to find this amazing meal and it is a family favorite of ours that we indulge in often.

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Simplicity is my favorite ingredient. It goes well with everything. It’s always fresh, nourishing and contrary to popular belief — it is not boring.

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Root vegetables are often overlooked veggies we see at the market this time of year. What do they taste like? Are they sweet and crunchy, earthy and spicy? Which part has more nutrients, the leafy green tops, or the colorful roots? How are they prepared? Well, look no further. I’m here to an…

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Bone broth is being touted as the new cure all. People are drinking it to get rid of cellulite, heal leaky gut, improve joint pain, and grow long luminous hair and nails. It sounds like the perfect drink to improve your health. Bone broth is made by taking any animal or fish bones, adding an…

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This may be the best cheesecake I have ever had in my life — and much to my surprise, I made it.

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After my husband and I were married, we moved to a small town in Northern California. My husband was working as a youth pastor. Food and fellowship was something that the small community enjoyed.

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Working outside the home, I find myself on tight schedules in the morning. I, as well as my daughter, seem to have just enough time to get ready and rush out the door to school each day.

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I started making spaghetti squash in an attempt to curb my daughter’s pasta obsession in the hope that she wouldn’t notice the swap with the healthier alternative.

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When I was a kid, my sister and I would watch the Food Channel and attempt to cook our own versions of some of the recipes we would find there. That was long before finding a recipe on the Internet was as easy as it is today, so we had the luxury of a pen and paper to jot down the ingredient…

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I really love, appreciate and enjoy using my Crock-Pot. The one I currently use I found at a yard sale for $5 and it had never been used. It isn’t fancy, but many meals have been fixed in it for our family.